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Gas safety alert: Rheem 5-Star gas storage water heaters

Thursday June 30 2016

Energy Safe Victoria has been advised by Rheem of an issue that may arise when their 5-Star gas storage water heaters (as listed below*) are…

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"Beware Carbon Monoxide - it's a silent killer" Energy Safe Victoria Warns

Thursday June 30 2016

ESV is urging all Victorian families to have their gas heaters serviced at least every two years to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning…

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Building Technical Update: Ensure reflective insulation is installed correctly

Thursday June 30 2016

The VBA's Proactive Inspection Program has identified a number of sites where the reflective insulation installed to the walls of homes…

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Plumbing Technical Update: Overflow provisions in eaves gutters

Thursday June 30 2016

Practitioners are reminded that eaves gutter systems must be designed and installed so that water will not flow back into the building…

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More Lacrosse Building Practitioners to face disciplinary action

Thursday June 30 2016

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA), the regulator of the building and plumbing industries, has referred two more building practitioners involved in…

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New VBA Registration Forms from 1 July

Thursday June 30 2016

From 1 July, the Victorian Building Authority will no longer accept applications for building or plumbing registration / licence on forms that were published before…

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Changes to your obligations under the Building Act - are you ready for 4 July?

Thursday June 30 2016

The Victorian Government has made changes to the VBA's powers and functions under the Building Act 1993…

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Chief Commissioner of the VBA, Bill Kusznirczuk is retiring

Tuesday June 14 2016

The Chief Commissioner of the Victorian Building Authority (VBA), Bill Kusznirczuk, is retiring after a three year term as the inaugural Chair and Chief Commissioner…

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Victorian building permit activity for April 2016

Tuesday May 31 2016

Victorian building permit activity for April 2016…

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VMIA video provides a quick guide to domestic building insurance

Tuesday May 31 2016

Builders in Victoria are required by law to take out domestic building insurance (DBI), also known as builder's warranty insurance…

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