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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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How do you know if your building products are safe and fit for purpose?

Apartment fires in the Lacrosse Building in Melbourne in 2014 and particularly in Grenfell Tower in London last year, have […]

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What is meant by building compliance?

Building compliance refers to the alignment of a building with the relevant rules, regulations and codes. This includes the products […]

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Building classification

You may have come across references to Class 1a houses or Class 10a outbuildings. Building classification is used to define […]

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