Modular construction: What are the advantages?

Modular construction or “offsite construction” is today seen as the new affordable housing. Modular construction is the construction of prefabricated buildings off work sites. These modules are then transported and assembled on site. Modular buildings offer a wide range of structures such as houses, apartment buildings, offices, etc. The Affordable Housing Working Group encourages the [...]

Architectural drafting checklist to help you define your needs

When it comes to building a house, every person has different tastes, expectations and needs. We have developed a checklist to help you envision your perfect home. You can also refer to our post Tips on how to help you decide your house design. Grab a paper and pen and tick the items that are most [...]

Practical Completion Inspection: how to do it right?

Once the construction is completed, you will attend an inspection with the builder for a Practical Completion Inspection (PCI). The inspection will allow you to go through the house with the builder and ensure all work has been done properly. Go through our key points below to do it right! Check the whole property: as [...]

Renovate or demolish, 5 key points to consider

You are planning on buying an old house and are still undecided on whether you want to renovate it or completely knock it down and rebuild a new one. Here are some tips to keep in mind before you make your final decision. Cost First of all, consider the price for both options. To do [...]

Why renovating is more expensive than building?

Many people think that renovating is cheaper than building. Surprisingly here, we think that building from scratch is actually more affordable, faster and a smoother process than renovating. Find out below some things you should know about the renovation. Demolition The demolition has a significant impact on the cost as it involves a lot of [...]

Have you heard about SIPs?

SIPs or Structural Insulated Panels are the “all-inclusive” structure you need for your next project! SIPs construction has become more and more popular because of its building method and the use of environmentally sustainable building methods. Read below a list of some reasons why you should consider the SIPs construction for your next project. Description [...]

Tips to pick the optimal block of land

As you search your perfect patch of land, it’s important to keep in mind that it is not always as clear-cut as it seems. Location, size and shape are critical, but there are also many other factors that need to be taken into consideration. The following tips compiled by our building designer are some of [...]

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Renovations: what to do and not do to add value

If you have an upcoming renovation project and want to increase the value of your property, read below the 5 best things to do and what to avoid. Doing an extension is definitely a good way to add value, although, it can be turned into a nightmare if it’s not handled well. Before you delve [...]

The 5 best tips to maximise your renovation

To help make sure you have everything you need to know before you delve into the renovation of your house, our building designers from Green Start Design have selected 5 keys points you will need to consider first: Budget Ask yourself the type of renovation/addition you would like; consider its size, the materials and what [...]

Understanding the steps in the construction phase

When delving into the building phase, we think it is important to familiarise yourself with the construction phase to help you gain a better understanding of what is happening, when and how. The base This is the first stage of the construction process: the foundations. This time consists of mainly earthworks such as digging and [...]