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VBA inquiry into domestic building continues

Friday, 23 December 2016

Victorian Building Authority CEO Prue Digby today confirmed that the authority has been undertaking an inquiry to determine whether there are systemic problems with building…

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Time to tap into rainwater tanks

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Household rainwater tanks have made a massive comeback across Victoria over recent years.…

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Check decks and balconies for a safe summer outdoors

Thursday, 15 December 2016

With warmer weather and the holiday season approaching, the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) is urging homeowners to inspect the integrity of their decks and balconies.…

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Assessment of the NCC's Fire Hose Reel requirements for new (Class 5) office buildings

Thursday, 15 December 2016

The ABCB has recently published the Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) titled Assessment of the National Construction Code's fire hose reel requirements for new (Class…

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Updated WaterMark Schedule of Specifications and WaterMark List of Approved Users

Thursday, 15 December 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, 15 December 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, 15 December 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, 15 December 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, 15 December 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, 15 December 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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