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VBA names new Chief Executive

Thursday October 12 2017

The Chief Commissioner of the Victorian Building Authority (VBA), Dr Owen Donald, today announced the appointment of Ms Sue Eddy as the building regulator's new…

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ABCB Advisory Note on Reference Building Verification Method

Tuesday October 10 2017

The ABCB have produced an advisory note that clarifies the calculation methods, or energy analysis software that can be used as part of the NCC…

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Building near overhead powerlines

Thursday October 5 2017

Victorian building practitioners involved in the design, construction or certification of building work need to be aware that it is a legal requirement to maintain…

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Booking a drain inspection? Don’t leave it too late

Thursday October 5 2017

Booking a drain inspection? All next-day drain inspections must be booked using VBA360 by 4pm.…

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Common Audit Failure: Maximum water outlet pressure within buildings

Thursday October 5 2017

The VBA's risk based Plumbing Audit Program has published its latest report, which lists the top three causes for plumbing audit failure for September -…

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Plumber fined for compliance certificate fraud

Thursday October 5 2017

A manager at an air-conditioning company has been fined $3500 after he was found guilty on a string of allegations in South Morang, Springvale and…

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Inspect your new home before you buy

Wednesday October 4 2017

Spring is traditionally the busiest time for house auctions and this year promises to be no exception, with the Real Estate Institute of Victoria expecting…

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Use a plumber with the correct credentials to install air-conditioning

Wednesday October 4 2017

With another hot summer in the offing, many Victorian homeowners are considering installing air-conditioning to keep cool and comfortable.…

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The Plumbing Audit Monthly Report for September 2017 is now available

Monday October 2 2017

The Plumbing Audit Monthly Report for September 2017 is now available. To view the report, click here.…

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Victorian building permit activity for August 2017

Tuesday September 26 2017

Victorian building permit activity for August 2017…

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