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Be informed and empowered about the building process and the service a building surveyor provides.

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Considering an outbuilding conversion? What you need to know.

Thinking of creating more space and converting your unused shed or garage into a home office or a bedroom for […]

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Building surveyors and the courts

Two recent judgements involving building surveyors serve as a confronting reminder of the legal obligations of building surveyors. In the […]

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Occupant wellbeing – the next frontier for the built environment

Building performance describes how well a building addresses its requirements for sustainability and occupant safety, health and amenity. Traditionally, building […]

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How to minimise the potential for a building dispute

Each building project is unique, bringing people together from different organisations and with different expertise to achieve a one-off, long-term, […]

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Let there be good light

Traditionally, lighting has been about visibility and safe movement within a building, but light distribution and patterns can have broader […]

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Are you offering short-term accommodation?

If you’re offering short- or medium-term accommodation, you may need a permit. Consumer Building and Occupational Services are planning to […]

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Building for bushfire

Living near the trees is pretty special, but it also means a bit more attention is needed to ensure your […]

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Smoke alarms in homes – better than nothing

You may have been hearing conversation in the news about smoke alarms and their effectiveness. There are two types of […]

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Building Confidence – Shergold and Weir 2018 report

In 2017, Peter Shergold and Bronwyn Weir were commissioned by the Building Ministers Forum to report on the effectiveness of […]

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Site plans for Class 10 buildings

Did you know that you can draw the site plan for your Class 10 building yourself? Pretty cool, but there […]

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