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Building an extension for my mother-in-law

I love my mother-in-law but I never planned on living with her permanently. I have been enjoying her living with us now that we have kids but I feel like we all need some extra space so I am getting a granny flat built at the back of our block. This should allow us to have some extra space to make sure everyone has the privacy that they need whilst we can still be a family. This block has some tip on the process of building a granny flat including how to choose a contractor and how to get the council approval for the build.


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Building an extension for my mother-in-law


Is Your Home Ready for Residential Demolition?

Demolition is commonly used by properties where the lot is worth more than the actual building on top of it. For a country like Australia, with many older buildings in the centre of cities, demolition is quite a common practice to build new and better buildings in spaces where old, rundown houses and estates have been left for years. However, before you start your residential demolition you need to ensure that your home is ready for it, and there is a bit of legwork you have to complete before the demolition crew moves in.

Why Acoustic Panels Make Up A Small But Very Important Part Of Your Office Space

Creating an office space brings with it a lot of challenges, from trying to keep everyone motivated to focusing them on the task at hand and providing a comfortable place to work in. While there are many different parts that make up a successful office environment, one part that is often underestimated are the acoustic panels. Sound plays a key role in allowing people to concentrate and work, and a loud and airy workplace is a recipe for disaster.

The Steps to Follow When Starting a Construction Project

Before your city allows you to set up a building, local authorities have to ensure that you have to meet certain safety, environmental, and design standards to get a building permit. You will need the permits when handling first time constructions, extensions, and any other major changes, especially if they are at the ground level. Some of the projects that will need permits to include commercial fit-outs, residential buildings, garages and carports, swimming pools, water harvesting tanks, retaining walls, and fences.

Best Tips for Troubleshooting Noise in Commercial Freezer Rooms

The noise coming from a commercial freezer room might be trying to tell you something. All fridges produce some sort of noise or humming, but the loudness separates an ordinary noise from that which should be cause for concern. Besides, when a refrigerator is too silent, then the compressor might be faulty. Most fridge manufacturers indicate a list of noises that are regarded as normal, and thus, might not require you to call a repair technician.

Four Tips for Planning the Perfect Fit Out for Your Fashion Store

Are you setting up a fashion store? Besides knowing what's trending in the world of fashion, you need to design your store correctly. When clients walk into a clothing store, their first impression is what they see. If you have an appealing layout, you'll be more likely to draw them in and encourage them to make a purchase and not just browse through. Therefore, have these tips in mind as you plan the perfect fitout for your store!

Why You Should Insulate Your Older Home

If you live in an older home, you may love its authenticity, character or quirkiness, but may nevertheless need to bring it up to date in certain areas. You will undoubtedly want to renew the wiring and add much-needed outlets, but you'll want to ensure that it is as energy efficient as possible as well. What can you do to insulate this type of building to the best effect? Walls

Could That Old Popcorn Ceiling Hide Something Dangerous?

An older, undeveloped home can be a fantastic challenge for those who love to renovate and do not mind getting their hands dirty. This property may have been vacant for some time or have been occupied by an elderly person and may have been largely untouched for a generation or more. Of course, it may take a lot of work and effort to bring it up to modern standards and to get rid of old-fashioned or out-of-date decor.

Floor Grating for Processing Plants: How Much Do You Know?

Floor grating is a popular choice for ordinary flat surfaces such as walkways, staircases and flooring. The grating is common in commercial and industrial facilities, where you need lots of square footage of flooring. You can extend the customised grating for additions such as staircases used to access basements and raised production platforms. Modern grating materials come in various styles to deliver aesthetic appeal, excellent ventilation, resistance to slipping and other desired attributes.

Factors to Consider When Subdividing Land

Subdivision is an essential part of the housing sector. As an investor in construction, you may buy land and subdivide it for sale. You could also build housing units for sale. For any of this to happen, you need to divide the property. Here are essential considerations to make when subdividing land.   Zoning Laws  Many laws focus on the construction and subdivision of land. There are specific laws on zoning in different parts of Australia.