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 …

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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 …

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Construction Insurance Owner Builder

It can be very confusing when seeking out which insurance should I buy to protect my Owner builder project? A lot of noise out there to confuse you, from underhanded claims of experience to fudging what is actually covered. So, after 30 years’ experience in helping Owner Builders to successfully build their projects, we have compiled these KEY FACTS questions. …

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Home and Contents policy cover when renovating/extending!

Home and Contents Insurance is designed to cover an existing home against damage, loss or burglary. It is not designed as construction insurance. Home and contents insurance policies will, usually, cover the homeowner for a limited amount of renovation work. If the value of the work is over $20,000 (what a builder would estimate the job value) then you won’t …

Best Owner Builder Insurance

What does that mean? If you are buying Owner Builder Construction & Public Liability Insurance. By 30 year Industry expert Phil Graf. Well, it can mean a number of things, cheapest price, best value for money, more benefits than any other policy. So the answer to the question, what is the ‘best owner Builder policy’ will depend on what you …

BuildSafe Top 3 Tips Building During the Session

Here are BuildSafe’s three tips to give you peace of mind before the holiday period: Bushfires: If you are planning to start on your project over the Christmas holidays – ARE YOU INSURED?Insurer have generally a 7-14 day cooling off period when issuing a policy in fire season – that means you have NO cover for the first 7-14 days …