Tips for building a new home

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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New home builders overcharging

Mark Bryson - Thursday, March 26, 2015

A client came to me over the weekend and claimed a major new home builder in Melbourne was over charging for fly-screens.  
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Landscaping headaches.

Mark Bryson - Tuesday, February 03, 2015

I having noticed lately many new home builders are not doing any landscaping in their home and land packages.  This leaves the landscaping to the home owner with many significant problems about to arise from this.  Many landscapes I have seen lately are installed incorrectly and will cause many serious problems for all concerned in the not to distant future.  Some of the issues are listed below: 
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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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Knock it down and Save!!!

Mark Bryson - Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Is your home old and run down? Have you outgrown the style of your house? Like your neighbourhood but not your house? 
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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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