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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! …

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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 years old, tired and need of a makeover. As the homeowner, you can get very excited in the redesign of …

Owner Builder Study Guide and Insurance

Owner Builders study guide to successful building

Owner Builder’s study guide to successful building! Certificate of Consent! Owner Building is the way to save money when building a new home or renovation. Be prepared, understand your responsibilities, invest the time and money and you will make it a success. The Certificate of Consent program is there to help Owner Builders to successfully navigate the building process. A …

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Owner Builder Insurance Policy – Part 3

Part 3 Owner Builder Insurance Policy, this is the final part of our series explaining what you (Owner Builder) need to understand. Read carefully the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) compare and assess policies based on the standard of cover that will protect you and your family in the event of a claim. Under Insurance, escalation and increased cost of working …

Owner Builder Study Guide and Insurance

Owner Builder Insurance Policy – Part 2

Part 2 explaining Owner Builder Insurance Policies. Our theme of Check, Check, Check before you buy, to make the wrong decision could cost you and your family hundreds of thousands of dollars in the event of a claim. Are sub-contractors covered? As an Owner Builder all you want to ensure is that if any of your sub-contractors is sued and …

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Insurance Owner Builder Policy – Part 1

Part 1. Owner Builder Construction and Public Liability can be as confusing as any type of insurance and as you are building to improve your family’s lifestyle, it is important that you understand what you are covered for. In this 3-part series, we will explain insurance terms, so you can access whether the policy that you are accessing will protect …

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Be a Handyman with Buildsafe to the rescue

Be a Handyman with 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. …

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NEW Protective Works changes to the Building Act

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 …

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 …