Now you would think that putting up a retaining wall would be a relatively easy process. However, this is not always the case, speak to your building certifier first.
Let’s look at a hypothetical situation for a minute: Six months ago you purchased a carport kit to set up in your driveway and increase the market value of your house — a little weekend DIY. The plan was a success and the house has now sold. However before the contract could be finalised, you have been slapped with an Unlawful Building Work Notice, effectively cancelling the sale. Why has this happened and what should you do?
If you don’t fully understand the construction costs associated with building in a Bushfire Prone Area, the unplanned budget increases can feel like you are watching your money burn.
As most of us all know, easements come in all shapes and sizes, and varying categories. But what do they mean for your property? If your land is affected by an easement, you are generally restricted with what you can do. This often means you can be prevented from building in or over the land in the area. So, what should you do?
Everyone loves a home with a great view and this generally means your house must be built on a sloping site. Therefore it is important to determine any structural issues early on in the planning stage, or else things could go down hill very quickly.
The 2011 floods devastated Queensland. Many properties were destroyed and lives were lost. This tragic event made us realise our vulnerability, and prompted a change in laws for building within a flood hazard area.