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Defective Buildings and the VBA

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

The issues highlighted by the story in the Sunday Age (25 Sept) demonstrate the need for the Government's ongoing reforms for the protection of consumers…

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Water Temperature for Personal Hygiene Purposes

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Hot water temperatures must reach the right levels to ensure hygiene but the VBA has seen a recent increase in the number of systems installed…

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Keeping Compliance Certificates and Associated Documents

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Plumbing practitioners need to be aware that Section 221ZM of the Building Act 1993 requires a copy of every signed compliance certificate to be kept…

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Site Excavation Endangers Neighbouring Houses

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Work on a Templestowe construction site came to an abrupt halt recently after heavy rainfall caused a site excavation to become unstable…

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What You Need To Know About Five Year Re-Registration

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Maintaining a high professional standard is vital to build confidence in the building industry. The move to replace existing open-ended registrations with a five yearly…

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Box Gutters Alert to Building and Plumbing Practitioner

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Too often the VBA finds box gutters installed that aren't the right size, don't terminate correctly or have other problems that make them non-compliant; which…

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Building Amendment – Specific Use Bushfire Protected Buildings

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Research and understanding of bushfires is generating significant improvements in safety and as that knowledge and expertise advances so do the regulations required to ensure…

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New Building Appeals Board website

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

The new Building Appeals Board website has been launched…

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August 2016 edition of VBA Mail

Monday, 5 September 2016

The August 2016 edition of VBA Mail is available to read online…

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ABCB Advisory Note - Fire Performance of External Walls and Cladding

Friday, 2 September 2016

At its meeting on 19 February 2016, the Building Ministers' Forum agreed to the development and implementation of a range of measures to help address…

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