Getting Started

Building a new home or having a renovation is an exciting time when you can incorporate all your ideas on design, living areas, construction techniques, textures, materials and colours.  However, dreams do depend on a budget.

There is a lot of jargon in the building industry and we hope that our tips will help you to have a better builder/client relationship and a successful building project.

Construction Methods

There has been a real revolution in the styles and fabrics of homes available in South Australia.  The past five years have seen the advent of SIP (Structural Insulation Panels), pre-cast tilt up slab designs, and rendered AAC/Foam designs.

It is fair to say that the majority of homes being built in SA are larger homes on smaller blocks of land, and we are seeing an increase in two-storey high density living.  There are a wide range of methods of building.

Essential Documentation

There is so much documentation when you are building from Plans, Specifications, Finishes, Footings, Contracts and Insurance.  We have produce a guide to help you understand.

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