The Guide - Building

Helpful bits about building


Watch Your Build

The key to managing your new home build is to keep a close eye on everything, all the time.


This is probably the most important thing. Communicate with your builder, your bank, everyone, all the time.


Zoning laws determine what land can be used for, and control the structures that can be built in each area.

Home Insurance

This protects the home itself, the bricks and mortar, the tiles and tin roof.

Contents Insurance

This covers your possessions, the things you have inside your new home from your laptop to your family jewels.

Lenders Mortgage Insurance

Protection for the lenders to allow customers to build when they have less than the required deposit amount.

Stamp Duty

A government tax (and extra fee) imposed on the transfer of property, including real estate and home loans.