Home renovation costs – Avoid falling into the renovation money pit.

Posted by on Feb 25, 2013 in Blog, How to/ Tips | 2 Comments
Home renovation costs – Avoid falling into the renovation money pit.

Renovating. I love the challenge of taking an existing house that isn’t working and transforming it into something that does. In working with an existing house, its framework and walls creates restrictions that add a great deal of difficulty to such projects. It’s not after all a blank canvas. I see all to often though, […]

Housing Affordability. Or lack there of.

Posted by on Feb 18, 2013 in Blog, Opinion, Planning | No Comments
Housing Affordability. Or lack there of.

“One Melbourne or two?” The title of a report released last week revealing half the amount of jobs available for those in outer Melbourne compared with those inner; less schools, less access to public transport, and one third the number of hospital beds… The direction of peak hour traffic has long told us this; did […]

How to avoid your new house or renovation going over budget. Part 2

Posted by on Feb 11, 2013 in Blog, How to/ Tips | No Comments
How to avoid your new house or renovation going over budget. Part 2

Following on from last week… Design changes during construction: The construction of a new home is a lengthy process: a renovation can take six to twelve months to complete, and a new house a year or more. Within that time clients are a mixture of excitement and concern. With so much money involved, naturally thoughts […]

How to avoid your new house or renovation going over budget. Part 1

Posted by on Feb 4, 2013 in Blog, How to/ Tips | 2 Comments
How to avoid your new house or renovation going over budget. Part 1

Heard of someone’s new house going over budget? Scared this might happen to you? Building or renovating your new home is a lengthy and expensive undertaking due to its size and complexity. It presents ample opportunity for pricey mistakes and cost overruns. Nobody likes to pay more for something than they should, and given the […]