Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Building Doesn't Need to Be Hard

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Building Doesn't Need to Be Hard

Article excerpt

THE Building Boost is great news for anyone looking to build a new home.

Building a new home can be a complicated process, but it doesn't have to be.

Over the next few months, we'll supply information on the building process to help make the process as smooth as possible.

Now that you've made the decision to take advantage of the Building Boost and have a new home built, your first step is finding a licensed contractor.

The most important thing to remember when choosing your builder is that they must be licensed with the Building Services Authority (BSA).

Any contractor performing building work over the value of $3300 must hold a BSA licence.

This will ensure they are qualified and will protect you under the BSA's insurance scheme, which insures your home against major defects for six years and six months.

One way of ensuring your builder is licensed is to use a Master Builder.

Building with a Master Builder gives you peace of mind they are appropriately licensed and have the support of Master Builders, who provides members with access to practical training, advice and up-to-date information to help them raise their professional standards. …

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