Stormwater – Kerb Discharge

Stormwater Outlet - kerb

If you are going to build on an existing block you will probably have a planning permit condition that stormwater must discharge to an approved point.

If there is no surface water system one option can be to discharge to the street.

This is normally by constructing a proper kerb outlet like the photo below:

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Virtual Build?

Virtual Build

I recently saw an advert for ‘MyPlace’ a ‘Virtual Build Information System’ by Burbank.

What Is A Virtual Build Information System?

MyPlace is a virtual construction site which provides a visual aid in the progress of your home’s construction. It lets you check out what’s happening on-site of your new home without having to leave [read more...]

Ghost House 2

ghost 2a

Here is another Ghost House where nothing seems to have moved for a long time.

As you can see it was going to be a big house.

After being exposed to the elements for years it’s probably only fit for demolition.

I have heard people say you should aim [read more...]

6 Reasons To Have A Pool

swimming pool

I recently posted on 6 Reasons Why I Won’t Have a Pool and got some comments back. . . . . . so here are some Alternative Views.

Heat Relief – Dive in to cool off on a sweltering day. One suggestion I received was have a TV installed so you can [read more...]

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Choosing a New House – Book Launch

choosing a house-cover

 

Today I am launching the latest anewhouse GUIDE

 

 

Aimed at making sure you consider a wide range of issues Before You Pay The Deposit for your new home!

Posts from this Blog and Much More.

100 pages packed with advice, including Comprehensive Checklists.

In pdf format so you can read it on [read more...]

Building for Investment

“What make a new house a better rental property?” . . . . A quick answers is probably along the lines of ”Would I be happy living in it.”

Do you want capital growth or regular rent income is something you need to also consider.

Here are a few things to think about when considering [read more...]

How Adverse Possession Can Affect Buying A Block

Site Measurement

Did you know its still possible to take over ownership of someone else’s private land?

This makes it important to check the Land Title Plan dimensions against the actual site dimensions for the following reasons:

If the actual dimensions are bigger it doesn’t mean the seller owns the ‘extra’ land unless they can demonstrate [read more...]

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Investment Property or New Home

Guest post by Callum Scott of Scott Finance

Are you building for yourself? . . . or will it be a rental property?

Over the last part of the 20th century home ownership has been around 70% but has now slipped to 67.5%.

Why has this happened and will this trend continue?

Is [read more...]