Articles by Jarrod Brown

Cracking jokes on the job could save your project time and money

Banter with the boys (and girls) behind the tools could actually be the key to shaving down the country’s blown-out project timelines.

By Jarrod Brown 4 Min Read
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Architects revive hope for home builders with old-school design competition

Plans to build much-needed homes in the country's most expensive market will

By Jarrod Brown 5 Min Read

Do robo mowers make the cut? Here’s the pros and cons

Can robotic mowers replace your old-school Victa to become the ultimate backyard

By Jarrod Brown 7 Min Read

Sydney remains Australia’s most expensive city to build

The NSW capital remains Australia's most expensive city to build in with

By Jarrod Brown 4 Min Read

Build yourself a low-maintenance lawn with smart sprinklers

Weekend warriors are taking back their downtime by outsourcing lawn maintenance to

By Jarrod Brown 5 Min Read

Why 300,000 tradies have this safety app in their back pocket

One Aussie tech company is trying to save tradie lives and stamp

By Jarrod Brown 5 Min Read

Slash $12k off your power bill by turning your car into a “battery on wheels” in 2025

Homeowners could soon see their energy bills slashed by thousands of dollars

By Jarrod Brown 4 Min Read
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“Tax time is not a race”: Tradies warned to wait to lodge returns

As the financial year finally comes to a close, tax agents are

By Jarrod Brown 4 Min Read

10 deductions tradies can’t afford to miss this tax time

Accountants are warning tradies not to leave money on the table this

By Jarrod Brown 7 Min Read

Construction costs push productivity off a cliff

Inflation figures are once again heading the wrong way, causing billion-dollar construction

By Jarrod Brown 5 Min Read

“Footy’s not forever”: Broncos player locks in carpentry as plan B

Brisbane Broncos player Cory Paix has revealed that, despite becoming an NRL

By Jarrod Brown 4 Min Read

Construction’s largest union is facing a nasty breakup

Disgruntled tradies are looking to split from Australia's largest union after a

By Jarrod Brown 4 Min Read

Tiny ‘pocket parks’ are bringing big benefits to Aussie cities

Green shoots are sprouting from the country's dense concrete jungles as inner-city

By Jarrod Brown 5 Min Read
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Property investors: Don’t let your tax return be a fixer-upper

Rental property owners are being put in the spotlight this EOFY as

By Jarrod Brown 5 Min Read

Skills shortage sees salaries spike for construction workers

Australia’s current affordability crisis is forcing construction business owners to boost employee

By Jarrod Brown 5 Min Read

Cashed-up tradies blow pay bump on cocaine

New research has exposed Aussie tradies as the latest cash cows for

By Jarrod Brown 4 Min Read

New changes could plug up leading cause of building defects 

Engineers are calling for changes to the National Construction Code that could

By Jarrod Brown 4 Min Read

Union calls bullsh*t on tradie shortage

The mighty CFMEU claims to have exposed the country's tradie shortage as

By Jarrod Brown 6 Min Read

How to finish your home build on time and under budget

Tradie shortages, material costs and new regulations have seen thousands of construction

By Jarrod Brown 7 Min Read