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Estimating the Costs of Your Build

Oct 20, 2017 · Rob Schneider

Estimating the costs of your build will differ depending on the location, the quality of the work and other factors.

Renovation Costs

How Much Do Bricklayers Cost?

Oct 12, 2017 · Rob Schneider

If you want to have bricklaying done, it helps to have an idea of what you can expect to pay for the services of a bricklayer before you get quotes.

Renovation Costs

Cost of Building on a Sloping Block

Sep 1, 2017 · Craig Gibson

Building on a sloping block has logistical challenges and can be an expensive project. Read our article to find out the practicalities and potential costs involved.

Building on a Sloping Block

Aug 29, 2017 · Craig Gibson

Building on a sloping block can present some unique challenges but it is possible to work around any potential issues. Read our article to find out what to look out.

Guide to building costs in Australia

Jul 27, 2017 · Richard Kempthorne

Wondering how to calculate building costs? It is not easy even for experienced contractors, learn more here with our building costs guide for Australia

How much does foundation repair cost?

Jul 21, 2017 · Richard Kempthorne

You can put some renovations off until next year. Others, like foundation repairs, just can't wait. But how much does foundation repair cost? Find out here now.

The hipages dream cubby

Aug 1, 2017 · Hannah Fester

A hipages dream cubby built by tradies from the winning drawing.

Scientists have developed transparent wood to replace glass

Jun 21, 2017 · Rob Schneider

Researchers in the United States and Sweden have created transparent wood, which is a stronger material than glass.


How to build with secondhand building materials

May 11, 2017 · Rob Schneider

There is no reason for old materials to end up in landfills when they could be used in building projects around the house.


How to build a cyclone proof house

Apr 13, 2017 · Rob Schneider

A truly cyclone proof house will be built from the ground up to withstand cyclonic winds, rain and turbulence.

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