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Square Metre Rates

April 14, 2019

m2 – The perfect marketing tool Ahhh the good old square metre rate. You see them all the time, group home builders love them and I can understand why, they…

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Chippie Time Mangement

April 7, 2019

I was yakking to a builder the other day – as I am inclined to do! He was looking in general, a bit harassed. His phone kept ringing, and he…

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Unforeseen Building Works

March 31, 2019

The Stuff That Bites! How often do you reckon unforeseen works creeps and bites you on the backside? Its all well and good to measure all the bricks and sticks….…

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Lean building methods

My Home Renovation: Part 6

March 16, 2019

Lean building methods… Oh, I am ALL about those. Especially when I’m the bill payer!!!! Because we have such a lot of renovation to do, and a budget to be…

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Lost Another Tender?

March 9, 2019

So you lost the job you priced… Well, it was probably the QS’s fault that you lost it, right? Because that’s why you use a quantity surveyor right, so that…

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How To Fund Your QS

March 2, 2019

When Money Trickles Out The Door I’m aware that one of the road-blocks around having a QS help you with your pricing, is cost. We are bloody expensive. We are…

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My Home Renovation: Part 5

February 23, 2019

Time Management & Reno Management I don’t think there are very many people out there who are in business, who would say that they don’t have quite a bit on…

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Back Costing Made Simple

February 18, 2019

why back costing is painful I’ve been doing a bit of back costing lately… on my own home renovations! I have DEFINITELY overspent on some of the sparkly things….. One…

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