How to Avoid a Renovation Nightmare
How to Avoid a Renovation Nightmare It’s not uncommon for Mr Right to be called out to renovated properties to either undo or redo work that has been recently completed. If you are planning a renovation, here are some tips from the trade to ensure that you don’t end up in this situation. It’s all […]
Why is there a 50% difference in my building quotes?
Why is there a 50% difference in my building quotes? If I had a dollar for every time I’ve been asked this question I’d probably be writing this blog post from my new holiday house in Byron Bay… While this is a malaise of many industries, rightly or wrongly it is an accusation more often […]
Top Three Bathroom Makeover Mistakes
Top Three Bathroom Makeover Mistakes Are you thinking of a bathroom renovation? Be warned. While the ever-growing number of home makeover television programs and glossy magazines feature shiny people re-modelling tired bathrooms into gleaming wet rooms, careful planning and expert advice is essential. Here are my own top three bathroom renovation pitfalls to avoid, which […]
How to Get Good Building Advice!
How to Get Good Building Advice! Recently a friend needed to get some advice regarding a water leak in a renovated house in Melbourne. There was a problem with the tiled balcony which sits over the top of two bedrooms. The house was extensively renovated a few years before and all appeared OK – no […]
Mini Renovations – an inexpensive way to add value to your home
Mini Renovations – an inexpensive way to add value to your home So – you’ve been in your new home for a year or two now. You’re enjoying the wonderful sense of home ownership. The bank may still own a large slice of it but at least you are on the way to owning your […]
Submarines Don’t Leak – So Why Do Buildings?
Submarines Don’t Leak – So Why Do Buildings? Before I get sprung – I have to confess – the title was borrowed from a recent article about leaking high rise buildings in Hong Kong. The article makes the point that the problem of leaking buildings in modern construction is not limited to Australia. I have […]
Beautiful Kitchen Upgrade
Beautiful Kitchen Upgrade We recently worked with a lovely couple to upgrade their kitchen. We discussed what they wanted, then provided them with an outline, a detailed breakdown of how it could be done and an estimate of the costs. The end outcome was better than expected and came in within budget. I think the […]