Latest news

VBA Mail 25 February

Wednesday February 25 2015

The 25 February edition of VBA Mail is available to read online.…

Read Article Arrow Right

Guide to Standards and Tolerances 2015

Wednesday February 25 2015

The VBA has released an updated edition of the Guide to Standards and Tolerances to help building practitioners build quality homes and prevent disputes with…

Read Article Arrow Right

VBA Corporate Plan 2014-2018

Thursday February 12 2015

The VBA has released its Corporate Plan 2014-18.…

Read Article Arrow Right

$10,000 fine for unlicensed plumbing work

Thursday February 12 2015

A man has been convicted and fined $10,000 at Moorabbin Magistrates' Court after a Victorian Building Authority (VBA) investigation found he had undertaken plumbing…

Read Article Arrow Right

Changes to recycled water inspections

Wednesday February 11 2015

The VBA will introduce changes to the recycled water installation regime, in agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Environmental…

Read Article Arrow Right

VBA audit uncovers $169,000 in unpaid building permit levies

Monday February 9 2015

An increase in the VBA's building permit levy audit activity has identified 294 unreported building permits and more than $169,000 in unreported building permit levies…

Read Article Arrow Right

Ensure neighbours’ windows aren’t kept in the dark

Friday February 6 2015

When designing a new house or renovation, owners and building practitioners need to make sure the proposed building does not reduce the amount of daylight…

Read Article Arrow Right

Building safe balconies and decks

Friday February 6 2015

When designing or building a new balcony or deck, there are several things practitioners must take into account to ensure the safety of the structure.…

Read Article Arrow Right

Make sure you use sheet lead flashing correctly

Friday February 6 2015

Sheet lead is commonly used as a roof flashing material in modern home construction, but plumbing practitioners need to make sure it is installed and…

Read Article Arrow Right

Recycled water for clothes washing machines from January 2015

Wednesday February 4 2015

Property owners in all Melbourne metropolitan areas now have the choice of using recycled water in their clothes washing machines due to recent upgrades of…

Read Article Arrow Right

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43