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Tips for designing your outdoor space

Adding an outdoor space to your home is one of the most popular renovations people in Australia do, as it allows you to enjoy the great outdoors all-year round. However, there are a few things to take into consideration when designing your new space to ensure it is not only functional but complimentary to your existing home. [...]

By | August 2nd, 2017|Builder, Decking, Pergola, Timber, Uncategorized, Verandah|0 Comments

The difference between hardwood & softwood timbers

You may have heard the terms "hardwood" and "softwood" when speaking of timber, however the difference is not as straightforward as it may sound. The terms "hardwood" and "softwood" do not indicate the softness or hardness of particular timbers. There are hardwoods that are softer and lighter than softwoods. The differences between the timbers relates [...]

By | May 3rd, 2017|Builder, Timber|0 Comments

What is Composite Decking?

Composite Decking is decking boards made out of recycled products including: recycled timber fibres recycled plastics natural minerals; and polymer resins. There are various brands of composite decking available for you to use in your new decking. These include: Modwood EKO Decking Tech Wood Plastic Timber Future Wood; and Next Gen Decking Advantages of Composite Decking the decking [...]

By | March 15th, 2017|Builder, Decking|0 Comments

Do you know what a BAL rating is?

If you've live in the suburbs surrounded by open landscapes and are interested in building a new outdoor structure or extend or renovating your home... your builder may ask "do you have a BAL rating"? For most people, they've never heard of this before. What is a BAL rating? A "BAL" rating stands for Bushfire Attack [...]

By | March 1st, 2017|Builder, General Carpentry|0 Comments

Pergola vs Verandah – What is the difference?

What is the difference between a pergola and a verandah? A pergola is: A flat or pitched roofed structure (is open-aired, shade cloth roofing or shade batons) Can be attached to your home or built as a free-standing structure Can be built with treated pine or merbau timber A verandah is: A flat, pitched, double pitched or gable roof structure [...]

By | February 5th, 2017|Builder, Pergola, Verandah|0 Comments

How do we build?

Happy New Year! Today on the Builders Blog, we have a different type of post for you. We're sharing with you, one of our time lapse videos that we record on the job site to show you how we build! This video shows us building a deck, verandah, seating and plantar boxes in the Berwick Waters [...]

By | January 17th, 2017|Builder, Decking, Verandah|0 Comments

What is a Registered Building Practitioner?

A Registered Building Practitioner is an individual who is registered with the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) to carry out building works, both residentially and commercially. There are 9 categories of building practitioner registered through the VBA including: Residential Builders Commercial Builders Building Inspectors Building Surveyors Draftspersons Engineers Demolishers Quantity Surveyors Erectors or Supervisors of temporary structures All [...]

By | November 14th, 2016|Builder|0 Comments

Building Contracts… what are they?

A building contract is a written legal document to be completed should you: be building a new home plan to repair or renovate your existing home plan to extend your existing home or plan to add outdoor areas such as decking, verandahs, pergolas  to your property From 1st September 2016, your builder must provide you [...]

By | October 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is an “owner builder” and can you be one?

An owner builder is someone who is capable of supervising and taking on building works on their own property and land. An owner builder could: intend to use their own skills or expertise to build, renovate or extend a house intend to supervise and manage sub-contractors to complete building works be a registered builder who [...]

By | October 3rd, 2016|Builder|0 Comments