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Updated WaterMark Schedule of Specifications and WaterMark List of Approved Users

Thursday December 15 2016

On Tuesday 15 November 2016, the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) announced the release of updated versions of key documents for the mandatory Watermark certification…

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Installing brick ties in garage boundary walls

Thursday December 15 2016

The VBA Pro-Active Inspection team have recently identified issues with brick veneer garage boundary walls that have been constructed prior to the timber framework (stud…

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External multilayer gas piping

Thursday December 15 2016

Multilayer proprietary pipe is a popular choice of material for gas consumer piping. However, the VBA has become aware that practitioners are at times failing…

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Do not use composite pipe externally in bushfire areas

Thursday December 15 2016

With bushfire season approaching, the VBA would like to remind all gas fitters about the restrictions around using composite pipes in Bushfire Prone Areas and…

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Working on sites with a recycled water service

Thursday December 15 2016

For plumbers working on a site that has a recycled water service, knowing the source and nature of the water supply that you are working…

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New VBA site signs for registered building practitioners

Thursday December 15 2016

Following the successful launch of new registration and licensing stickers, the VBA is pleased to launch new VBA site signs registered building practitioners.…

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Performance Solutions in Access Survey

Monday December 12 2016

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is currently undertaking a major project in relation to the Increased Use and Quantification of Performance.…

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CFA benefits from Bendigo Magistrates Court decision

Thursday December 1 2016

Bendigo CFA benefits from court order over builder's failure to obtain a building permit…

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Favour for friends turns into $5,000 fine for unregistered builder

Thursday December 1 2016

Unregistered builder fined $5,000 over kitchen renovation favour for friends…

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Prosecution a warning to do due diligence before buying a property

Thursday December 1 2016

Prosecution a warning to do due diligence before buying a property…

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