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.
If the cost of improving your home increases its resale value by less than the cost of the work, you have “over-capitalised”. We explain what you should be considering when taking on home improvements and what to avoid.
Part two of our series looking at ways to make your home renovations more sustainable includes advice on buying solar panels, installing energy efficient appliances and fixtures, as well as water use and re-use.
There are 5 main points to focus on when designing and building your renovation with the environment in mind: Passive Design Principles, Materials, Waste, Energy and Water. In this two-part series we share some ways to make your home renovations more sustainable.
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.