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Tour de Cure – Community Partner

As clients of BuildSafe Insurance Brokers, you allow us the opportunity to invest invest back into local communities and partner with great community organisations and charitable events. For the consecutive third year, we are supporting Lindsay and the Peter MacCallum Foundation as he rides 375kms across Tasmania.  Lindsay was going to embark on his journey, but before he did he …

Fire

Fire into Bushfires…Be Prepared this season

Fire into Bushfires! In our series on Fire and the precautions required now that summer has arrived. This great article on Bushfire Preparedness by Zurich Insurance highlights. Don’t forget, if you are Owner Building, renovating, extending that you have Construction & Public Liability Insurance in place, make sure you are covered now – Click here Protect your Home & Investment! …

What Insurance do you need when Renovating

What Insurance do you need when Renovating?

While everyone wants the perfect job, renovations cost money & homeowners need to make sure that they are fully covered while their home is being renovated. The T.V Shows on renovating gives the impression that anyone can do it successfully, but the one thing that is NOT mentioned is Insurance. A recent article by Allianz Australia highlights the fact that …

Adjoining property protection

Adjoining Property Protection

Adjoining Property Protection. As everyone is becoming more risk adverse, building surveyors are requiring owner builders to provide an insurance policy verifying protection of neighbour’s property. If building work is close to, or adjacent to adjoining property boundaries, then an owner may be required to carry out protection work in respect of that adjoining property. This is to ensure that …

Foundation

10 Fun Facts About Your Home Foundation

10 Fun Facts About Your Home Foundation. It’s interesting how little awareness there is about the foundation of your home. After all, it’s kind of the glue that holds everything together. That’s why, today, we’re partnering with Restumping Melbourne to share ten fun facts about one of the most important parts of your home. Foundation problems are caused by changes …

Construction and public liability insurance

Pick the right provider – Construction Insurance!

Selecting a company to supply you owner builder construction and public liability insurance is an important decision with heavy costs in time and money if you make the wrong choice. Before you select a company and insurer, make sure they can answer YES to these critical questions. Are your sub-contractors not excluded? Is the policy extendable up to 24 months? Do …

why owner build

Why wouldn’t you Owner Build?

After reading this article about the ‘tricks’ builders are getting to why wouldn’t you owner build. Appoint a Project Manager and save the builders margin. Dodgy building materials Owner Builders need to be aware when purchasing building products in Qld that non confirming products brings new responsibilities, especially if they import the product directly. The expectations that this legislation will …

insurance contracts

Building Contracts Important Things to Watch For!

A lesson for homeowners & owner builders to check all contracts & sign off on variations.Plus check to see if the builder has Renovaters Home & Contents insurance to protect your existing home,renovation ,contents & public liability. If you are about to enter into, or have already entered into, a building contract in relation to a residential building, there are …

gutters

Check your Gutters!

If you are an owner builder  & renovating ,check to ensure your plumber is registered ,and do so when building a new home as well… If the sound of rain on your roof is followed by the sound of a waterfall cascading down the side of your house, you could have a guttering problem. Properly installed and maintained gutters and …

Owner Builder Study Guide and Insurance

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, and problems with structural steel prone to failure are all creating liability concerns across the region. In Australia’s regions of …