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Home Extensions: The Ultimate Guide – 2021 Edition
By Josh Dodd / 23 Jun 2020

Home Extensions: The Ultimate Guide – 2021 Edition

From making a space more aesthetically pleasing to offering improved functionality and extra room, to adding significant value, it is little wonder that more and more Australians are looking to...

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Cost to build … explained!
By Josh Dodd / 23 Apr 2020

Cost to build … explained!

Before I get stuck into the specific considerations that need to be made when figuring out your construction budget, I wanted to discuss the not-quite-so-cheerful topic of builder fail rate!

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What’s the difference between a quote and an estimate?
By Josh Dodd / 24 Feb 2020

What’s the difference between a quote and an estimate?

What's the difference between a quote and an estimate? If you’ve had any experience dealing with the world of construction, you’ve probably heard the terms "estimate" and "quote" being used.

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Builder’s jargon demystified
By Josh Dodd / 21 Feb 2020

Builder’s jargon demystified

If you’ve already had experience of the building process, you’ll already know it’s a jargon-heavy space, particularly when you take a glance through your contract.

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Should I speak to a builder before drawing up my plans?
By Josh Dodd / 8 Oct 2019

Should I speak to a builder before drawing up my plans?

Yes, it might cost you a couple of hundred bucks to get a professional builder out to give you advice, but the chances are that you'll save money in the...

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How Do I Communicate With Builders?
By Josh Dodd / 12 Aug 2019

How Do I Communicate With Builders?

Maybe you are looking to do some smaller jobs or organise some parts of your renovation yourself. If so, it helps to know exactly how to communicate appropriately with the...

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How Much Will My Bathroom Renovation Cost?
By Josh Dodd / 2 Mar 2019

How Much Will My Bathroom Renovation Cost?

The cost can seem quite high but comparatively to house prices a bathroom renovation is a worthy investment into your biggest asset.

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Should I Let My Builder Choose The Tradesman For My Project?
By Josh Dodd / 2 Mar 2019

Should I Let My Builder Choose The Tradesman For My Project?

Short Answer: It's generally in your best interest to allow the builder to organise your renovation for you. Let's look at some of the main reasons to let the builders do...

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How much will a new KITCHEN cost?
By Josh Dodd / 2 Mar 2019

How much will a new KITCHEN cost?

A lot of work goes into a kitchen renovation from designing your perfect look all the way through to renovation completion. The cost of a kitchen can seem quite high however,...

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When do I need to choose all of the finishes for my renovation?
By Josh Dodd / 2 Mar 2019

When do I need to choose all of the finishes for my renovation?

While it may appear there is no rush to decide on the colour and style of your bathroom tiles before you sign a building contract it’s important to realise every...

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