• Side Return Extension: Transforming It into a Unique Space

    25 January 2016

    Side return extensions are standard in traditional or contemporary terraced houses where a strip of land is left on the side of the original buildings to create a form of an L-shaped garden. If you live in such a house, you may have realized how unnecessarily dingy and dark this passageway is. Nonetheless, you can transform this unused space into a spacious and vibrant room with natural lighting by extending sideways.

  • Choosing Between Screw Piles and Bored Priers When Restumping Your House

    15 January 2016

    Having your house restumped can be a tedious task that demands careful planning and that might make your house impossible to live in for awhile during the restumping process. Restumping is an alternative to underpinning and replaces the wooden piles in your house's foundation to level and stabilise it. Wooden piles are outdated as foundation material, as wood is being replaced with sturdier options that are incapable of rotting, like steel or concrete.

  • Tips for Using a Portable Generator During a Power Outage

    6 January 2016

    When there is a power outage, it helps to have a portable generator at home in order to get power for the things you really need. However, there are also some fire and electrical dangers of using a generator, so you need to be sure you know how to use it safely and effectively. Here are some important things to keep in mind when using a generator during a power outage.

  • Property Surveyors are a Key Addition to Your Land Buying Team

    29 December 2015

    If you're buying a piece of land with the intention of building your dream home, an office, or an industrial building, a licensed surveyor can help ensure the property is in order, with the correct boundary lines, size, ownership, etc. A surveyor can be as important as your real estate agent in the transaction. Without a surveyor, you could run into difficulties in the future if you decide to divide the land, sell, or expand or if you have neighbours who dispute the property line.

  • Want a New Home on Your Existing Land? Consider a Knockdown Rebuild

    17 December 2015

    Do you have an old home you don't like but you love the piece of land it's on? Do you love living in the area and don't want to move? Consider a knockdown rebuild. You can have the home of your dreams on the piece of land you love. Renovating vs. Knockdown Rebuild While renovating is a popular option among homeowners, it can be quite costly when compared to a new rebuild.