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A guide to approved tradesmen negotiation: an owner builder's view
Easy wooden farm gate construction
Waterproof shade sails added sun and rain protection to my kit home
Wood heaters are the best option for a high cost power future
Seems the sleepers are resting in the soil. What is the moisture content of that particular area as the wood will begain to rot and or the screws will
This wooden pergola dresses my kit home nicely: includes wooden pergola plans
They start at £54,000... but you'll need to buy the land first The Wee House Company homes are available as studio, one-bed and two-bed properties A studio
Quebec's Minimaliste, the firm behind the Sakura tiny house, recently completed another towable dwelling that can handle very cold weather. The difference
Sheila Marler, founder of custom home agency Owner Builder Network, answers questions about custom home building. Why would someone build a home rather
A new house in a Melbourne suburban street has demonstrated that affordable Passive House construction looks within reach in Australia. Until now passive
Ask many Aussies about prefabricated homes and they will conjure up images about substandard stock from the 80s or 90s noted for its lack of character.
Many people dream of retiring to the country, moving into a new home, and living a peaceful, agrarian life. Tim McGraw even wrote a song about it. If,
Choosing the correct kit-home can be daunting: here are 3 Easy Steps to get started
All DIY kit homes require a starting point, let's work through the starting issues
A burgeoning U.S. prefab market has much to learn from Japan. In the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a massive post-military industrial compound of warehouses converted
Can't afford a house? If you're in Queensland, you can use the $20,000 first-home buyer grant to put towards building a granny flat instead. As bizarre
Whether you’ve always wanted a cabin in the woods or if you pine after the ski chalets in glossy magazines, there’s no fighting the allure of the log cabin.
Satisfying everyone from diehard outdoorspeople to high-maintenance glampers, yurt camping may be the perfect middle ground for keeping everyone stoked
Master Granny Flats, a renowned Sydney based real estate company, has announced their unique, custom design granny flats to be built throughout the Sydney.
Thank you Ezy Homes! I'm a mid 50's woman from Melbourne with absolutely no experience in building. Not only did the team at Ezy Homes help me design
An innovative Australian company is tackling a number of our pressing problems in one flat-packed prefab package – supporting regional communities and
My colleague’s husband has worked as a builder in Brisbane for the past 15 years. When he heard we were working on a project about the future of the construction
Residential building customers in New South Wales are being forced to cough up with thousands of dollars in payments over and above what they believed
Developers, general contractors and subcontractors swap stories that sound too good to be true about prefabricated construction: a student housing project
You’ve probably watched “Tiny House” on HGTV. Now developer Kelvin Young has announced he is throwing the option into the mix here in Charlotte. This type
Auckland Council likes to make a song and dance about sustainability. Get free advice on how to make your business more sustainable; Conserve energy, reduce
Balgownie builder gives granny flats a Japanese makeover as land costs soar, kids stay at home. House prices are at record highs, renovations cost a fortune
The requirements for owner-builder applications have been reformed. The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) will now accept construction induction cards
Long before you could buy a flat-pack bedroom set from IKEA and spend an afternoon sweating and swearing as you put it together at home, Americans were
My idea of planting grass seed when broadcasting fails