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Details emerged last night of the governments Homebuilder stimulus package. In a nut shell: $25,000 grants for new homes or to renovate an existing property 2 income caps – Individual $125k, couples $200k Enter into a building contract between June 4 to December 31 Work must commence within 3 months...

Project planning and Gantt charts:  Project Planning is everything in the building industry & is often overlooked with most builders and sub-trades operating on a reactive basis week to week. Not only is this unprofessional but it slows the job down, is inefficient & therefore...

Mind maps & planning – It is imperative in running a successful building business that the builder be organised. What tasks can be performed at the same time and what tasks require a current task to be completed before that new task can commence? Sub-trade and...

Waterproofing.  Did you know that waterproofing makes up about 1% of the national construction industry but problems resulting from failure to do it properly are responsible for nearly 80% of rectification works?  You get one chance to waterproof properly and if you get it wrong...

This architect designed home entry is not only striking but will stand the test of time in terms of design, energy efficiency and function. I might be biased but these pictures speak a thousand words.  These photos show a one off entry design that is not...

There are good and bad operators in all trades but this air conditioning contractor is causing plenty of expensive building related headaches with their sloppy workmanship. Apart from being aesthetically very unappealing, the penetrations shown here are not sealed above ground level. This creates entry points...