American Daily Home Improvement
Have you ever read an about us page for a home improvement website? Well, this is one of them. Unlike other pages of this nature though, our about us page will focus on the differences between home building in America vs. home building in Australia. We will focus on educating you on your options, which will come in handy when you start building your own home.
America vs. Australia: Home Building Differences
- While asbestos is not used in modern home building in both America and Australia, the latter still uses celluloses fibres for insulation of homes to this day, something that is uncommon in the US.
- In order to do any home improvements in Australia, you need to be more wary when dealing with any homes built on or before 2003. That is when asbestos materials were officially banned. You are therefore likely to encounter the materials in older homes. In the US, building with asbestos was banned much earlier, which means homes built after 2000 are much safer to handle when it comes to home improvement.
Building Techniques and Costs
- There is no doubt that the cost of living in the US overall, is higher than that of Australia. What this means is that building costs are also higher. That is why in America, home improvements are done with an aim to reduce costs and improve value of the home.
- In America, prefabricated homes are quite popular. They are much easier to build and end up costing less. In Australia, prefabricated buildings are available. However, they have not taken root like in the US. Homeowners have the luxury of exploring other building options, which are much cheaper in Australia than in the US. The use of bricks for construction for example, is quite common in Australia, but not in the US.
- The green building movement is quite established in Australia compared to the UA. This is because the country has been using natural building materials for much longer. Australia also has plenty of sunshine, which makes solar power, which is green, much easier to use.
- A body that provides joint laws for all stakeholders within the construction industry creates and regulates laws regarding the building sector. It is known as the Society of Construction Law of Australia.
- In America, in the USA, there is a different regulatory body for architects and contractors. They go by the names American Institute of Architects and Associated General Contractors of America.
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Both America and Australia have advanced home building techniques, materials and laws. Our website will help you make home improvements regardless of the designs of your home; be it American or Australian.