Tips for building a new home

Choosing a new home builder who will go the distance

Mark Bryson - Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Recent news reports about building companies in Victoria collapsing is worrying news for their clients and those considering building a new home.

Watersun Homes is the latest company to go into liquidation, bringing to a halt 300 construction projects and resulting in 90 staff losing their jobs. 
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Baths and what to look out for!

Mark Bryson - Friday, October 07, 2016

With so many homes being built fast and cheaply these days, we are often spotting design oversights that can really effect the quality of a home.  
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The Berstan difference in wet areas

Mark Bryson - Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Did you know waterproofing wet areas is one of the largest problems home builders face and can be the single most common area for problems down the track.  
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First home buyer advice 5

Mark Bryson - Friday, April 10, 2015

One of the first mistakes first home buyers make is to search for the cheapest prices. 
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New home builder wall fail

Mark Bryson - Tuesday, January 06, 2015

New home builder wall fail.
A client came in last week with a problem and with photos showing a failed retaining wall. I was asked by the client to inspect the wall and I found the builder had not installed any drain behind the wall. Another issue was the lack of crushed rock behind the wall and just earth was behind the wall. These two items are essential for the construction of a successful retaining wall. The crushed rock is used for several reasons easy flow of water to the drain and an ability to move unlike earth which just compacts over time. The drains are also required for the water to egress easily and be moved away from the wall. I wrote a report and the matter will be going to VCAT to get sorted out. 
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Choosing the wrong builder

- Tuesday, April 08, 2014

There are many horror stories and the worst part about it most are true!  
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