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Owner Building Step 1: Realising that Owner Building is a Real Option

Owner Building Step 1: Realising that Owner Building is a Real Option In the introduction to our 10 part series on being a successful owner builder we outlined some of the benefits of choosing to be an owner builder. From quality control to cost savings to satisfaction of a job well done, the theme of this edition is plain and simple: …

10 Steps to Successful Owner Building: A How-to Guide Brought to you by Buildsafe

Buildsafe is championing the responsible owner build movement. We believe that through perseverance and hard work, you can be a successful owner builder, and we offer an entire line of policies dedicated to protecting owner builders across our country. Being an owner builder is not a flippant decision to make lightly, you may have to give up your job for …

Hiring an Unlicensed Tradesman is Playing Russian Roulette with your Home

Embarking on a home improvement project entails a huge financial outlay, and so it’s understandable why homeowners want to shave a few bucks off the bill whenever possible. But when the risks of a cost-cutting measure outweigh the benefits, it’s time to take a step back and re-assess priorities. A new survey released by Fair Trading reveals the startling reality …

Will owner builders in NSW be 2nd class?

The days of looking up to the man who built his own home with his own hands may be gone if a NSW Building Association is able to pass a law which effectively labels any renovation you do as 2nd Class. Rules and regulations being pitted against the owner builder by the NSW Association may relegate the owner builder to …