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Wet Area Floor Wastes and Falls in Floor Tiles

  Complaints about the above items come up regularly and many cases have been tested at NCAT, with the outcomes ranging from no defect, to the builder being ordered to remove and relay waterproofing and tiles. As a result of yet another ‘falls in floor tiles’ exercise, for an expert report, relevant Codes and Standards … Continued

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Building design: Box gutters – friend or foe?

Are you considering building your new dream home? If so, I’m sure you have done the rounds looking at display homes, checking out magazine and internet articles, talking to friends and neighbours and have found ‘the look’ you want your house to have. A lot of current home designs tend to incorporate a decorative parapet … Continued

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Asbestos compliance: WHS Regulations 2011

Asbestos Compliance Owners Corporations face on the spot fines of up to $33,000 per breach in relation to asbestos in buildings constructed prior to 1 January 2004.* The Work Health Safety legislation says the person responsible is the owner who must select a competent inspector to identify risk, eg asbestos. For Strata Schemes to comply the … Continued

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Top 10 mistakes when renovating or building

Mistakes to avoid when building/renovating Australians are trading their homes less often. Times are tough and the market will not pay for any mistakes you make with renovations or additions. Or worse, buyers will reject your property completely. If you have just moved in, or when you do buy your next home, try to make … Continued