Blog

[wpseo_breadcrumb]
Keys on building contract and blueprints

What Do I Look For In A Building Contract in NSW?

Whether you’re renovating your current home or building a new property, having the right building contract is essential to ensure everyone understands their rights and responsibilities. Home building contracts come in different forms depending on the size and type of project. It’s important to understand these different building contracts and

View More
hand stamping documents approved

Do I Need Approval To Do My Home Renovation?

In this article I will discuss some of the approvals you will need to obtain before you are able to start building that dream renovation. However, if your project is only minor and only internal changes, it might be classified as “Exempt Development” which does not require Approvals. If your

View More
Woman deep in thought banner crop hand on face look up

What to Consider When Commencing Your Home Renovation Journey

Starting any challenge is always difficult, but none more so than a home renovation. If you aren’t already involved in the industry, immersing yourself in the world of construction can be daunting and difficult. However, by asking the right questions, you can ensure a smooth and successful building journey.   The first

View More
Builder handyman labourer renovation bathroom

Sell, Renovate or Knock Down and Rebuild?

In this article I will explore the options available if you want to create a better home for your family. Are there better alternatives than renovation? Can’t face the hassle of renovation? Renovating your home might not be the only solution or even the best solution. If you can’t stand the

View More
Smiling family with agent signing documents banner crop

How Do I Find The Right Designer?

Who will I engage to design my dream home? Once you have decided that renovating your home is the right solution for you, you will want to find the best/right person to help you design the most useful, cost effective, and beautiful home renovation. The right person will help you navigate

View More
Smiling woman and male partner sign contract

Gender Trends Shifting In The Property Market

Women across Australia are taking over the reins when it comes to the property market, with findings from Westpac’s annual Home Ownership Report showing women are now significantly more likely than men to be considering a range of housing actionsin the next five years (71% vs men 61%). The research

View More
second storey addition grey rendering street view bushes

HIA Affordability Index Shows Affordability is Improving

Housing affordability is improving across most Australian capital cities, helped by recent falls in property values. The Australian Housing Industry Association’s (HIA) Affordability Index rose by 0.2% in the March quarter, largely reflecting price declines in Sydney. “Affordability improved in most of Australia’s capital cities during the first three months

View More
Single storey extension with landscaped front yard and mail box

Wood Waste, The New Building Material

Wood waste could become the building material of the future, creating stronger, more watertight homes with a lighter footprint on our environment. Researchers from the National University of Singapore have come up with an innovative way to turn biochar from sawdust into cement, as an alternative use for the large

View More
second storey addition grey roof behind bushes

Renovation Planning Workshop – 20th August

Need more space at your place? Address: Unit 17, 380 Eastern Valley Way, Roseville NSW 2069. Parking is available on site. When: Tuesday 20th August 7pm If you’re thinking about any large scale renovations, then this workshop is right for you. We’ll take you through the 7 steps required to make

View More
seven step process consultation

7 Essential Steps for Home Extension Success

Need more space at your place? Address: Unit 17, 380 Eastern Valley Way, Roseville NSW 2069. Parking available on site. When: Tuesday 18th June 7pm If you’re thinking about extending your home, then it’s imperative that you attend this workshop. You will learn vital information about the 7 steps required to make

View More
Construction progress of a major renovation with red tarp

Road and Rail Infrastructure Spend Further Planned in NSW

Unprecedented investment in road and rail projects across NSW will be taken to the next level, with $55.6 billion allocated across the next four years to invest in transport infrastructure, easing congestion and keeping the community moving. This includes $32.2 billion for public transport projects and $23.4 billion for road projects. Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said this

View More
Blog |

Average Household Wealth Passes $1 Million

Average household wealth passed the $1 million mark in 2017–18, a rise of 37 per cent compared to just over a decade ago, according to an Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) report released today. ABS Chief Economist, Bruce Hockman, said in 2017–18, average household wealth was $1.02 million compared to

View More
Blog |

House Values Stabilise in July

National dwelling values stabilised in July, with five of the eight capitals recording a slight rise in value. The latest CoreLogic Hedonic Home Value Index results, released this week, show that nationally, total home values remained unchanged from the previous month. Values in the combined capitals rose by 0.1 per

View More
FH Home Extension Workshop October

Home Extension Workshop October

Thinking of starting your renovation? Book a seat at our Home Extension Workshop for information about the planning and design process, getting approvals, construction, and more. Seats are limited, so book now by completing the form with your details. Roman Pazniewski, our Managing Director, along with a few guests will

View More
Epping new home front

What’s changed for first home buyers?

The past twenty years have brought many changes to our daily lives, such as the impact of social media, wireless technology, a greater awareness of the fragility of our planet – and even first home purchasing. Research conducted by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) has revealed that

View More
Blog |

Major Builder Wins Echuca-Moama Bridge Project Contract

Stage three of a contract that will see a second river crossing built between Victoria and New South Wales at Echuca and Moama has been awarded, with construction set to begin in 2020. McConnell Dowell Contractors will undertake the construction works and deliver new bridges over the Murray and Campaspe

View More
Pymble kitchen L shaped white island kitchen sink window

Confidence Returning to Housing Market According to the HIA

According to HIA Chief Economist, Tim Reardon, the cuts to interest rates have more than offset the rise in home prices to ensure an ongoing improvement in housing affordability. HIA’s Affordability Index is calculated for each of the eight capital cities and regional areas on a quarterly basis and takes into account

View More