Why Do I Need A Soil Test Before I Build?

February 20, 2020

We’re often questioned by clients about the amount of dollars seemingly needing to be spent before the design process even starts on your new dream home, including the expense of a site survey and soil report.


5 Tasmanian Timbers To Use In Your Home

January 10, 2020

Grown in some of the most unique forest environments in the world, Tasmanian timbers are renowned for their durability and elegance. When it comes to building a home, there are a wide variety of species to choose from - each one sought after for its own specific strengths and character.


Understanding a Builders' Margin

November 19, 2019

For any business to run successfully, they need to be generating revenue. From car dealers who buy at wholesale and then receive a commission after sale, to supermarkets that add a margin onto produce, most consumer products and services have a markup that's included in the final price.


Why a Square Metre Rate Isn't Worth the Paper It's Written On

October 21, 2019

Many years ago, the square metre rate gained popularity in the building industry as a way of giving clients a ballpark figure of what a home would cost to build. While still used by volume builders across the country today, when it comes to a custom home that’s unique to your needs, a square metre rate simply won’t cut it.


What’s the Difference Between an Architect, Building Designer and a Draftsman?

September 27, 2019

While it’s common for many house designs to be described as architectural or a building designer to be referred to as an architect, these are not the same thing.


How to Decide on a Home Style

August 26, 2019

Building your own home is a huge endeavour, with plenty of decisions to be made. One of the most important is the type of home you’re going to build. At Construction4U, we separate our designs into three main categories: practical, stylish and smaller.


Golden Rule #1 – Avoiding Budget blowouts

July 15, 2019

When it comes to transforming designs into an actual home, it can be hard to establish which builder is going to do your vision justice. From budgets to buildability, there’s plenty to look for. With over 60% of projects never getting built, here’s how we set ourselves apart from the pack & stop you being one of those statistics.