Tips for building a new home

Wall framing temporary bracing

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
A client asked me a question last weekend how do you stop the wall frames from falling over? Temporary bracing is the answer and these braces take the up any movement in the structure until the permanent bracing can be secured.  See photo of the temporary bracing and you will see the bracing is at 90 degrees to the wall framing creating the support. The weight of the wall is transferred to the foundation with the frame sitting on the
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Has your home seen better days!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
I drove passed this old treasure in Warrandyte over the weekend and I couldn’t resist taking a photo. If your home is a little passed its use by date why not consider a knock down rebuild same location just a brand new home. With land in estates going up in price every year it would make sense to stay where you are and avoid the inconvenience of re-establishing you and your family in a new neighbourhood. Design we will create
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What is the standard R rating for new home builds

Friday, August 01, 2014
The standard R rating on new home builds is a 6 star rating making the home more energy efficient than earlier built homes pre energy rating changes.  The R rating is achieved by using a combination of building materials and items such as insulation, solar hot water units, double glazing, home orientation, rain water tanks with plumbing to toilets and laundry just to name a few that could be used in your new home build.
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