Avoiding Regulation nightmares

Establishing a business from scratch or taking over a new premises is a daunting process.  All keen with energy, and dreams of starting up your own business can be quickly extinguished when presented with the many steps needed to be taken. AS1428 Compliance Footpath Trading Liquor Licensing Building Modifications Car Parking Variations Emergency Service Plans Food Services Plan Often a new lease on a premises will have a rent free period to negotiate a new fitout.  XtheT can work with you to get the most out of this window of [...]

Sustainable Building Design can save the world

The interest and awareness in sustainable design has grown tremendously over the last decade. People are familiar with the language that is used to describe a sustainable build; its efficiency, embodied energy, and footprint. It is now widely understood that a environmentally sustainable design is about creating a building that minimises its impact on the environment, using resources effectively and efficiently.   We are now at a tipping point where the economics of investing in a sustainable design makes sense for the pragmatists as well as the ideologues. The turnover of property has slowed compared to the heady days a [...]

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How to choose the right building designer

If you are planning a new build or simply modify the present one, should you hire an architect to design your project or should you work with a building designer? Let us look at both sides for you to help you decide. Both architects and building designers are employed to design buildings. Architects are required to study for 4 years, in addition to articles for registration to the requisite state architecture board. Building Designers study for 3 years and register as a ‘Architectural Draftsperson’ with the relevant State Building Registration Board. Both professions are required to relevant insurances to practice. [...]

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