Australian Home Builder Tips

Specifier Australia provides a list of resources for anyone looking to build their own house in Australia. We help you find the right architecture, engineers and builders for your project.

The process of building a house in Australia is more complex than one would imagine. There are many different types of licenses or qualifications needed to build each type of property, not to mention the new laws and codes that come into force all the time. Building regulations have become more complex and restrictive over the last few decades. All of this will be a surprise to someone new to Australia looking for friendly, simple solutions to building their dream house in their chosen location.

Building a house in Australia can be very complex and it is not recommended that you attempt to do this without the assistance of a licensed builder. Australian home builders face a myriad of regulations that vary widely between states, territories and local governments. Licensing and registration requirements also differ depending on whether the proposed building work will be carried out in new or existing homes.

Our home building tips and knowledge hub will help to take the confusion out of building a house in Australia. To build a house in Australia there are numerous government agencies that your project needs to comply with including The Australian Building Code (ABC) governs the requirements for all building work.

Builder Call Out Fee

There are certain jobs that only a construction company can complete. Construction companies are hired for longer-term projects, which generally have a higher price tag than many other occupations. Whether you’re constructing a new home from the ground up, renovating an existing structure, or adding on to it, there’s more…


Prefab Homes Prices Australia

A modular home may be a money-saving alternative if you’re searching for a new house. Read more…


Building Inspection Cost

Before you buy or sell a house, it’s a good idea to find out whether there are any underlying flaws, safety concerns, or other problems. Read more…


What is a Tradie

A skilled manual worker in a specific trade or craft is known as a “Tradie” (trade specialist). Read more…


Home Kits Prices

When you think of a kit home, you probably imagine it being sold like a car, with an asking price. Read more and find out…


Granny Flat Cost

Granny flats are becoming increasingly popular among older Australians and their families. It is a viable alternative to aged care institutions. Read more…


How Long does Treated Pine Last?

The life expectancy of treated pine lumber can vary depending on a number of factors. You can read here about all the factors that impact the last of treated pine timber.


Difference Between H2 and H3 Timber

The main difference between H2 treated timber and H3 treated timber is formaldehyde. Here at Specifier, you can read about the differences between H2 and H3 treated pine timber.


Steel Frame vs Timber Frame (Cost & Pros and Cons)

Steel frame vs timber frame, advantages and disadvantages, steel framing construction, costs and durability vs timber framing.


Owner Builder Costs Calculator

We present you the career of being an owner builder, the estimation of costs to build a house or a duplex and the cost of builder insurance.


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