BUILD – Always Sign a Contract – Engage a Contract Builder

It happens more than you'd think...Believing that they can save some money on GST or home warranty insurance, people try to do business through the back door by not signing a contract (ie. engaging a contract builder) - we even get people asking us "how much for cash?" The reality can be pretty … [Read more...]

INSPECT Use Your Building Inspector

This doesn't apply to all building inspectors, but we are special: We believe you get better value when you come along to your building inspection.  While you're there, ask us questions about your new property. Some people have big plans and know what they want immediately, but in case you're not … [Read more...]

INSPECT Before You Sell…Pre-Sale Inspections

A pre-sale inspection sets you up for success! Before you go to sell a property, you do a lot of different things in preparation: you declutter your house and maybe tidy things up, you get a few different agents in to give you an idea of price and how they plan to market the home, you talk to your … [Read more...]

MAINTENANCE Building Inspectors Inside! Part 3

Once you've gone around outside of your property the natural thing to do is go on in. The main things we building inspectors look for inside the property are MOISTURE and MOVEMENT related. MOVEMENT: Movement is common to most buildings - you hear people call it "settling" and it happens over time … [Read more...]

MAINTENANCE – Home Maintenance Made Easy!!

The next 3 posts are going to be about home maintenance. Because we're passionate about property we believe maintaining your asset is the name of the game!!  A lot of home owners out there don't really understand that it's easy to prevent your home from deteriorating slowly over time. It's not just … [Read more...]

DESIGN It In Time For Christmas!

Next Christmas, that is.  Christmas only comes once a year...and the big question we ask ourselves every November is why do we wait until Christmas to do things? We're all equally guilty in this particular phenomena. Why is it in everyone's nature to procrastinate all year long and then try to get … [Read more...]

BUILD – Cool Building Ideas

A Cool Building Idea makes the holiday Last weekend Dwell took a mini-break to North Stradbroke Island. Every time we go there, we enjoy all the beautiful things on offer, the beach, the scenery and the peacefulness. We also enjoy the architecture - you always see something new, or something old … [Read more...]