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Planning a successful build

If you’re building or renovating, find out how to meet your legal obligations as a homeowner, owner-builder or building professional. Once you’ve scoped your project thoroughly, you’ll be able to work out whether you need any consents or specific tradespeople. Protect yourself and your contractors with contracts and insurance.

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