At Linear, we are committed to improving not just our standards, but are committed to raising the standards of the entire Residential Building Industry.

We believe it starts with educating the public into the various aspects of the planning, designing and build process.

Because a better-informed customer will not only assist the build process.

A better-informed customer will raise the standards within the entire Building Industry as they will expect and demand these higher standards.

What are Latent Conditions and how should you manage them?

What are Latent Conditions and how should you manage them? Latent conditions are a physical condition on or near the site taht could not reasonably have been anticipated by a competent contractor at the time of tendering.
There are several ways a competent builder may deal with these in the contract. Either
• Exclude them from their scope of works
• Or include them within the contract works, either taking the contractor’s risk and cost these into the contract sum. Or nominate a provisional sum to cover these works. The provisional sum for want of a better description, is an allowance which is best guess at the time of tendering that will cover the cost to attend to these works.

When is the best time to engage your builder?

When is the best time to engage your builder? This might sound counterintuitive, but the best time to engage your builder is during the start of the design process. Builders calibrating with architects and engineers during the design development help de-risk a project. As there skill set allows them to provide options that may successfully impact on the build of the project.
This is the position of Joe Adsett of Joe Adsett Architects (Brisbane's premier architecture practice) advocates.

If you're interested in a great podcast in property development, I can not recommend highly enough Property Developer Podcast -

When Is the best time to use PC Items and Provisonal Sum Allowances?

When is the best time to use PC Items and Provisonal Sum Allowances? There is a lot of needless anxiety when it comes to utilising PC Items and Provisional Sums. We detail how effective these are during the design development, so as to ensure the project is sync with its budget. This enables the project to proceed with certainty before going to the gretaer expense of additional detailing. ...

What are PC Items and Provisonal Sums

When seeking a tender from your builder, due to a lack of detail it may be necessary for the builder to adopt Prime Costs Item Sums and Provisional Sums. We cover what these are and how they are implemented in the tender and potentially inserted into the the contract. ...

What to look for when choosing a builder

In need of a builder, but don't know where to start looking? We cover the essential items that you should review and the process to follow in choosing the best builder for you. We detail items you should research before you engage your builder. ...

Why it's in your interest to pay your builder for a quote

This may sound strange, but Linear Design + Construct Director Michael Pinter explains why it's in your best interest to pay your builder for a comprehensive quotation. Michael details the high level of risk associated with seeking free quotes ...

How do you know if your builder is organised?

How do you know if your builder is organised? A good start is to ask them what construction programming tool do they use? See when a builder employes the use of a construction program, it allows them to forward plan, and be pro-active in identifying possible upcomming issues. Instead of being reactionary to issues that would have been identified a lot earlier with a liitle research. ...

Home Owner's Tip on the House Design Process #Shorts

Home owner 'Ashleigh', talks of his varied experiences in undertaking the traditional house design process of engaging an architect then going to market for the builder. As opposed to his experience of engaging the builder up front (pre-construction) to collaborate with the architect during the design process #Shorts ...

Number #1 Tip on how to save on your home build #Shorts

Hove to save a tonne of money on your new home build or renovation through collaboration between your architect and builder during the design development #shorts ...