Fire… Bushfire!

Further in our series on Fire and the precautions that you should take now that summer has arrived, this interesting article on Bushfire Preparedness by Zurich Insurance highlights this issue. And don’t forget, if you are Owner Building, renovating, extending that you have Construction & Public Liability Insurance in place. Protect your Home & Investment! Click here to read the …

What Insurance do I need when Renovating?

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 if you DIY, owner build or use a Registered Builder you need to have the correct Insurance in place to protect your biggest investment – Your …

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 …

10 Fun Facts About Your Home’s 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 in the condition of the soil that …

Choose the right provider for Owner Builder Construction Insurance!

Selecting a company to supply you owner builder 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 they have $20,000 in …

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 …

Building Contracts Important Things to Watch For!

A lesson for homeowners & ownerbuilders 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 some …

Owner Builder Cashes Out!

If you are thinking of owner building,this is what you can achieve when you plan your project,buy at the best price & choose the right trades but most importantly manage the project to get the outcome you desire.And as a bonus you are adding to your wealth by saving the builders margin. KATRINA CREER, Hills Shire Times October 18, 2017  …

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 …

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 …