Whilst many people have viewed 2016 as something of a disaster, our office rather enjoyed it…! It was a big year for awards at Adam Hobill Design. In April, we had success at the local ACT BDA design awards, winning […]
September 2016 saw the convening of the 2016 Building Designers Australia National Conference and Design Awards presentation on the sunny Gold Coast. What a perfect time of year for us Canberra folk to head north and catch some sun after a […]
We don’t know what we don’t know, which is a little scary when it comes to reviewing and comparing building quotes. You’re about to commit a lot of money to a building project so you’ll need to get your head […]
By overlooking the detail of these items in your drawings, you are more exposed to unforeseen costs.
The stage at which you seek quotes from builders can be both exciting and daunting. For many homeowners, it’s a very stressful and confusing stage of the building process as they wade further out of their depth in an effort to select the ‘right’ builder. The ‘right’ builder will be different things to different people, however the high-priority considerations are generally the cost of the project, quality of work and the builder’s reputation.
Unfortunately, your drawings alone are simply not enough for builders to quote your project. Sure, they’re great for telling builders how big the house is going to be, where the kitchen and bathroom are located, and what the walls and roof […]
Building & renovating is one of the biggest investments you are likely to make and there is too much at stake for you to get it wrong.
So this might be a first, a designer writing about the issues you might experience when working with a designer or architect. However, it makes perfect sense really… who better to point out a few things that we as a […]
Building and renovating is not something that we do very often, so it goes without saying that choosing a builder can be a tricky decision with significant consequences if you get it wrong. By avoiding these common mistakes you’re more […]
I was recently lucky enough to be invited to participate in a panel discussion at Googong with television celebrity and interior designer Tara Dennis, and some of Canberra’s best architects & interior designers to help homeowners with some of the […]