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Victorian building permit activity for June 2017

Tuesday July 25 2017

Victorian building permit activity for June 2017…

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Stakeholder Confidence and Satisfaction Survey

Friday July 21 2017

In 2016, the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) conducted surveys of two distinct groups: more than 1,400 industry stakeholders and VBA staff, and more than 2,000…

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7 signs your builder or plumber is unregistered

Monday July 17 2017

The Victorian Building Authority has released its top seven warning signs of an unregistered builder or plumber.…

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Vital practitioner resource on fire performance of external walls and cladding

Friday July 14 2017

The VBA recommends Victorian building practitioners, particularly those involved in the design, construction, fit-out and oversight of buildings…

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Don’t let your building registration expire. Know when you must renew

Monday July 10 2017

Building practitioners may be putting their registration at risk by failing to submit their registration renewal form on time, says VBA director of Licensing and…

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Clearance requirements for the installation of gas cookers and rangehoods

Monday July 10 2017

One of the most common failures found by VBA Plumbing Auditors is the installation of gas cooking appliances and the required clearances to rangehoods. This…

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Proposed Building Regulations 2017

Friday June 30 2017

The Victorian Government is now undertaking public consultation on the proposed Building Regulations 2017 (the proposed Regulations).…

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Victorian building permit activity for May 2017

Wednesday June 28 2017

Victorian building permit activity for May 2017…

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Changes to Victorian owner-builder requirements

Monday June 26 2017

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) has refined its requirements for owner-builder applications.…

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Tank it to the Limit – Sure up Your Rainwater Supply

Friday June 16 2017

As winter closes in and wet weather follows, now is the time to think about collecting that free and precious resource – rain.…

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