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 …

Don’t ‘Chance it’ when Renovating

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 years old, tired and need of a makeover. As the homeowner, you can get very excited in the redesign of your home but have you considered Insurance to protect …

The Owner Builder’s study guide to successful building!

The Owner Builder’s study guide to successful building! Certificate of Consent! Victoria leads the way in helping Owner Builders Owner Building is the way to save money when building a new home or renovation. As long as you are prepared, understand your responsibilities and invest the time and money to make it a success. The process of completing the Certificate …

Buildsafe to the rescue

Magnificent Owner built home sold in Mc Rae. When you approach the home that Kerrin and Terry build, it is as if the front door is inviting you to come in. Owner builders Kerrin and terry lovingly built this beautiful weatherboard home to take advantage of the views of port Phillip bay. With the fittings all first class, they were …

NEW Protective Works changes to the Building Act

These changes were implemented in June and following is an outline of those changes, including copies of the new ‘Approved Statement’ that an Owner needs to provide an adjoining property owner and Forms 6,7,8,9 which are new or have been amended. Owner Builders and Builders need to be aware of these changes in their planning process prior to the granting …

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 …