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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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Building work – what is it and does it need a CLC?

Building work is any work that involves constructing, erecting, altering, adding to, repairing, underpinning or demolishing a building, and includes […]

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The difference between planning permits and building permits

There are three types of permits you might need if you want to build something: Planning, Building or Plumbing. We […]

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What are protection works and do I need them?

Protection works are the measures put in place to protect adjoining properties, the people on adjoining properties, the people on […]

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The inherent risk of stairs

Stairs are seemingly innocuous building elements, possibly because they are encountered so frequently. However, they are often found to contribute […]

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What does a building surveyor do?

A building surveyor needs to “survey” the design and construction of building work to make sure the finished building is […]

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Temporary Occupancy Permits for events

A Temporary Occupancy Permit is required for events where an existing building or temporary structure (e.g. a marquee or stage) […]

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