When things go wrong with your project

Project failures, project management, errors, mistakes, when things go wrong, fixing mistakes

How ironic that I wrote last week about whether to do the National Census or not and turns out most people couldn’t do it anyway. The site crashed and no-one could log in. What a major stuff up!! Perfect timing to talk about what to do when things go wrong with your project. The Census […]

10 steps to hiring and working with tradies

hiring, working with tradies, tradespeople, tradesmen, trades, steps to

Have you ever put off work that needs to be done around the house or a bigger reno project simply because you hate the idea of working with tradespeople? You wouldn’t be the first person. Tradespeople, or tradies as they are affectionately called, can be known to be a challenge to work with. Even the […]

How much is Sweat Equity really costing you?

DIY could be costing you more than you think

Are you itching to undertake a renovation project just so you can inject some of your own ‘sweat equity’. You know, getting down and dirty, getting on the tools, saving a few bob by  doing it yourself… good ole DIY? Doing the work yourself is a sure fire way to save money while also feeling […]

Comparing Quotes – What do you compare?

Comparing quotes

When getting quotes, it’s usually standard practice to get at least 3 quotes. But now that you have 3 quotes how do you compare them? Not all quotes are created equal. There are generally 3 main areas you need to compare with all your quotes to work out which one to choose. 3 Main factors […]

Renovating an Investment Property – 3 things to watch

Renovating a property is one of the fastest ways to increase the value and create equity in your property. Renovating can range from a quick cosmetic reno to a full structural alteration. But it doesn’t matter how big or small the renovation is there are few things you need to watch closely to ensure your […]