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10 Reasons to join EnviroDevelopment!

SSKB has recently become a proud Professional Member of EnviroDevelopment. EnviroDevelopment is a scientifically-based branding system designed to make it easier for purchasers to recognise and select more environmentally sustainable developments and lifestyles. SSKB joined EnviroDevelopment because they have established themselves as the industry leader and outlined below are the top 10 reasons why you…

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Urban Beauty or Create A Rooftop Heaven

Urban Beauty or Create A Rooftop Heaven Unutilised roof space looks ugly and uninviting, but it does present the perfect opportunity to create beautifully designed rooftop gardens. Unutilised roof space A professional landscaper, who is experienced in working with roof spaces, can create a fantastic communal space, which is not only pleasing for the eye,…

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The WOW factor

Standing on the sustainable decking material at Ridges Peregian Springs on the Sunshine Coast, looking over the heated pools, tennis courts, BBQ area and gym I thought to myself “WOW”. FKP, an SSKB client, aims to open their new recreational facilities shortly.   The facilities are a stand out feature of the strata scheme with fees…

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Do you know what your Marina means to your Strata Scheme obligations?

Has your Strata Scheme budget taken into account any Marina component of your development? There are many models that a Marina can be established under and identifying which model relates to your scheme, is crucial for disclosure of outgoing costs to purchasers. Some models have costs associated with the legal rights, which identifies whether your…

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Carbon Tax and its impact on new developments in QLD

It is no doubt amongst industry experts that The Gillard Government’s controversial Carbon Tax will have a negative impact on new developments in Queensland. Brickworks’ Managing Director, Lindsay Partridge, said to the Sydney Morning Herald that the Carbon Tax could cause long term damage to new development. “The end result will be an exodus of…

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First CMS Reverted

First CMS Reverted Recently the First Community Management Statement (CMS) to be reverted back to old entitlements was registered at the Titles Office. The Titles Office was caught off-guard when the amendments to the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 took effect on 14 April this year and consequently, all of the new CMS’s…

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Energy Efficiency: A new model for existing strata-title buildings

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and VDM Consulting are pioneering a study that seeks to identify ‘best practice’ energy efficiency measures.  This study is of significant interest to strata title and building owners, as well as to developers as it outlines effective, and energy efficient retrofit solutions to existing buildings.  From a developer’s point of…

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Residents Only: End user apartment market

Despite the realities of the GFC, the end user apartment market seems to be holding its own. Particularly, residential-use as opposed to mixed-use developments located on the waterfront are a rarity these days, hence why high demand is apparent. The allure of quiet enjoyment and ownership to a rare product in this type of market…

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