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Austen Building Group: Your Partner in Building Resilient Homes

28 April 2023

As a homeowner, protecting your investment from natural disasters is crucial. Insurers play a large role in the financial protection of your investment, but the emotional toll and stress that comes with being displaced from your home and lengthy repair periods is often understated. With the unpredictable weather patterns and increasing frequency of extreme weather events, it’s essential to ensure that your home is resilient and can withstand the elements. That’s why the Queensland Government have launched the Resilient Homes Fund, providing funding assistance to eligible homeowners for home raising and flood-resistant retrofitting.

At Austen Building Group, we are a QBCC registered builder committed to building resilient homes. We are proud to be involved in the Resilient Homes Fund and are ready to assist homeowners in completing their home raising and retrofitting projects.

What is the Resilient Homes Fund?

The Resilient Homes Fund is a Queensland Government initiative that provides funding assistance to eligible homeowners to raise and retrofit their homes to make them more resilient to natural disasters. The fund aims to help Queenslanders build safer and more resilient homes and communities, reducing the impact of natural disasters.

How can Austen Building Group assist you?

As a QBCC registered builder (QBCC South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding Register), we are experienced in home raising and retrofitting. We offer a range of services, including house raising, under-house excavation, and resilient retrofitting, to help homeowners protect their investment and increase their property’s value. Our team of experts is committed to delivering high-quality workmanship, ensuring your home is built to last, along with providing advice on innovative flood-resilient design to ensure your peace of mind next time mother nature strikes South East Queensland.

Our services include:

House Raising: Raising your home is an effective way to protect it from flooding and storm surges. We have experience in raising homes of all shapes and sizes and can provide expert advice on the best approach for your property.

Under-house excavation: Excavating under your home can provide additional living space, but it can also help to protect your property from floodwaters.

Resilient retrofitting: Retrofitting your home involves making modifications to enhance its resilience. We can install features such as substituting for flood resistant materials, flood vents or drainage, and other strategies to protect your home from natural disasters. These are just some examples of services provided for resilient retrofitting, however each home has different requirements on how it can be more flood and surge proof.

Why choose Austen Building Group?

At Austen Building Group, we understand the importance of building resilient homes and future-proofing South East Queensland homes for natural disasters. We have extensive experience in home raising, renovation and retrofitting and are committed to providing high-quality services to our clients. Our team of experts is dedicated to delivering exceptional workmanship and ensuring your home is built to withstand the elements. Our involvement in this fund is inline with our mission ‘to build a positive future for our business, our clients and our employees’ — which extends beyond the bounds of aesthetic changes and into life-changing transformations that alleviate the stress of storm seasons in Queensland.

In conclusion, if you’re a homeowner in Queensland looking to make your property more resilient to natural disasters, the Resilient Homes Fund is a great opportunity to receive funding assistance. As a QBCC registered builder involved in the program, Austen Building Group is here to help you complete your home raising and retrofitting projects. Contact us today to discuss how we can assist you in building a more resilient home.

To learn more about your eligibility, click the link and head to the QLD Government’s available web resources.

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