For many homeowners planning to extend or add a storey to their home, one of the reasons to stay put is that they get on well with their neighbours. Here's how to keep them onside as you plan and build your renovation.
We outline the 5 preliminary activities we think you'd be wise to do once you've decided you'd like to expand your home because you are running out of space.
Getting your Development Application approved by your local council can be tricky and time-consuming. We explain why it makes sense to entrust the DA process to experts who will negotiate the approval on your behalf.
With increasing pressure in NSW to help solve the hot-button topic of housing affordability, there is now some recognition that making the process of approving home alterations and additions easier is part of the solution.
Are you planning on renovating or extending your home? Under a new proposal to amend NSW Planning laws you may be legally required to involve your neighbours before submitting your DA to council for approval. These are the first major planning changes for NSW in the last 30 years.