Posted on June 24, 2019

How much does a house extension cost?

24Jun
Modern Queenslander Feature at Moorooka Extension

How much does a house extension cost? There is so much hype around home improvement, in part fuelled by shows like The Block, House Rules, Selling House Australia, Grand Designs Australia and of course, 9Life, which features home improvement shows from around the world. There is, however, one key aspect missing from the majority of… Read more »

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Posted on April 19, 2019

The New National Construction Code 2019, Summary of changes.

19Apr
National Construction Code 2019

The New National Construction Code 2019, Summary of changes. As many of you will know, the new National Construction Code, formerly known as the Building Code of Australia, is due to take effect in May 2019. In an effort to fully understand the new code, I recently attended an HIA seminar to learn more about… Read more »

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Posted on April 19, 2019

Builder or architect who do I talk to first?

19Apr
Sketch to Completed House Extension

Why Choose Your Builder Before Your Architect or Draftsman? Popular TV shows such as The Block, House Rules and Grand Designs have created a buzz around the extension and renovation industry. With excitement levels peaking, clients will often go straight to an architect or draftsman to design their dream extension, which they almost always fall… Read more »

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Posted on February 20, 2017

See my latest update photos for a previous featured house renovation in Brisbane by Update Renovate

20Feb

I wanted to show you the before photo again of this house renovation where Update Renovate built a new second story addition so that you can see the amazing transformation of this home.     Before                                                                      After In the lower level Update Renovate has built a beautiful new kitchen with a very generous area of bench… Read more »

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Posted on February 20, 2017

Brisbanes Update Renovate has a great home renovation project on the go.

20Feb

Just to recap I have included the before photo to refresh your memory on this project before Update Renovate started the house renovation.      Before                                                                       After These next photos show Tim and Luke using the secret nailer to put down the Spotted Gum flooring which will look stunning when its been polished.  The plasterers are… Read more »

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Posted on February 20, 2017

Exciting new home renovation project underway in Brisbane by Update Renovate

20Feb

This latest home renovation project in Brisbane by Update Renovate is called a “Build-in-under” which will incorporate 2 new bedrooms with built-in-robes, bathroom, wet bar, laundry, storeroom and rumpus room downstairs. Upstairs the renovations include a new open plan living and dining area. This home renovation project also includes the building of retaining walls and… Read more »

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Posted on February 20, 2017

This second story extension in Brisbane is looking fantastic!

20Feb

Dave, Lachy & Phil must have missed the office mouse they wanted to know why I hadn’t been to visit and to see how well the home extension and renovations were going.  I couldn’t believe the transformation since I was last there when they had only just started removing the roof tiles to begin the… Read more »

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