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Revised standards for termite management

Tuesday February 3 2015

Standards Australia has published two revised standards for termite management.…

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Now’s the time to help build the proposed Building Regulations 2016

Monday February 2 2015

Building industry participants interested in contributing to the development of the proposed Victorian Building Regulations 2016 still have time to do so.…

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Update to Practice Note 2015-67 – Application of the BCA to farm buildings

Friday January 30 2015

Practice Note 67-2015 (Application of the Building Code of Australia to farm buildings) has been recently updated to include clarification on fire hydrant concessions.…

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VBA Mail January edition

Thursday January 29 2015

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

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Pool builder finds himself in deep water

Tuesday January 20 2015

A director of a Warrandyte company that built pools without the required permits or insurance has been fined $12,000 following an investigation by the Victorian…

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Renovating for an energy efficient home

Monday January 19 2015

When renovating a home, consideration should be given to ensuring that the design and layout improves energy efficiency.…

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Check your insurance: Are you covered to rebuild to new bushfire standards?

Thursday January 8 2015

People living in bushfire prone areas are being urged by the VBA to check that their home insurance policy takes into account all rebuilding costs,…

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Check decks and balconies for a safer summer outdoors

Tuesday December 30 2014

With warmer weather and the festive season here, the VBA is urging homeowners to double check the integrity of their decks and balconies.…

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Building surveyor fined for unpaid building permit levies

Monday December 22 2014

A building surveyor has been penalised more than $23,000 after he was found guilty of 17 charges relating to various sites in suburbs including Prahran,…

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VBA operation focuses on Domestic Builder - Managers

Wednesday December 17 2014

The Victorian Building Authority has inspected more than 140 sites operated by Domestic Builder – Managers (DB-Ms) in Melbourne's western suburbs, to ensure that building…

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