What to Know About Building on a Steep or Sloping Block
Building on a sloping block can result in a striking home with beautiful views that perfectly encapsulate your surrounds. However, this type of site comes with many challenges and a sloping block build is not for the faint of heart. Before committing to this type of project, it's important to know what's involved, how it's different to a level build and what this means for your lifestyle and budget.READ POST
Who’s the Best Custom Home Builder and Renovator in Hobart?
It takes a lot of hard work to become a builder. To then become a highly rated builder is even more of a challenge. At Construction4U, we pride ourselves on delivering high-quality homes with a friendly and highly collaborative service we believe is unmatched in the local area.READ POST
Beating the bottleneck: What you can be doing now to build your dream home or renovation in 2020
During these uncertain times, we understand it might feel strange or risky to begin the process of building your new home. But if you’re in the financial position to do so, you can use this quiet time to really knuckle down and focus on the planning and design stages of building your home.READ POST
Estimate vs. Quote
Knowing the difference between an estimate and a quote can save you time and money in the long run and can help mitigate any legal risks or business pitfalls. Many people misunderstand and believe that estimates and quotes are simply two different names for the same thing. What we will uncover is that both estimates and quotes are quite different with distinct pros and cons.READ POST
Why Do I Need A Soil Test Before I Build?
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.READ POST
5 Tasmanian Timbers To Use In Your Home
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.READ POST
Understanding a Builders' Margin
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.READ POST
Why a Square Metre Rate Isn't Worth the Paper It's Written On
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.READ POST
What’s the Difference Between an Architect, Building Designer and a Draftsman?
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.READ POST
How to Decide on a Home Style
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.READ POST
Golden Rule #1 – Avoiding Budget blowouts
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.READ POST