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What insurance is out there to protect me? Structural Defects Insurance

Builders constantly asked us this question, as they are very concerned that if a Structural Defect occurs in 5,8,10 years after completion of the project and they may have retired, they will be sued!! 10-year Latent (Structural) Defects Insurance answers… Continue Reading…

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Why your Builder needs to offer Latent Defects Insurance!

Has Your Builder Offered Latent Defects Insurance to protect you if a structural defect occurs in the next 10 years? Building or renovating or extending your home is a big investment, but what protection do you have if a structural… Continue Reading…

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Home Renovating Insurance – Don’t Chance It!

Home Renovation Insurance is becoming more and more popular. Now that home prices are coming down, people are more reluctant to sell so instead of moving they are more inclined to renovate, especially where the home may be over 30… Continue Reading…

Owner Builder Study Guide and Insurance

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Defective Imported Building Products

What to watch for when building your home, read on! The increasing prevalence of leaky, toxic and downright dangerous buildings has put defective building products in the spotlight in Australia and New Zealand recently. Below-standard plasterboard, inflammable exterior cladding material,… Continue Reading…

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Employees, subcontractors and contractors

Wake up call to all builders and owner builders, in the event of an accident onsite and how the court apportioned the percentage of liability. Please read. Article by Vidal Hockless and Sophie Nauwelaers, Kott Gunning CASE SUMMARY: COOTE V TERRY’S CRANE HIRE &… Continue Reading…

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What to watch out for when purchasing a home or apartment!

Original article on The Age  Melbourne’s surging population in recent years has had a number of ramifications. The impact is being felt on the transport and health systems, and the transformation of the city skyline through at times short-sighted development.… Continue Reading…

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The Uninsured Handyman: A risky venture that’s not worth the gamble

If you turn on the telly these days, it’s plain to see that DIY home improvements are all the rage across Australia. But contrary to what reality shows would have you believe, not everyone is born with natural do-it-yourself abilities.… Continue Reading…

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3 Vital questions you MUST ask your builder before renovating!

Its great, you are about to start, the renovation is going to look great, BUT…….. Is your home insured? Sure, the builder has insurance & you have home and contents insurance BUT are you insured while the renovation is being… Continue Reading…

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Should you Hire a Draftsman over an Architect, and Vice-Versa

The words “draftsman” and “architect” have become synonymous to the lay man, but for those in-the-know they are hardly one and the same. Both professions play important roles in the Australian building industry, but it’s extremely important to have a solid… Continue Reading…

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Small Construction Companies Keep Australia on the Move

<meta name=”robots” content=”noindex”> The building industry is a vital cog in the machine that fuels the Australian economy. The construction sector employs 9% of the total national work force and pumps nearly $200 billion back into the economy (Australian Bureau… Continue Reading…