Does Your Glass Splashback Comply?

Wednesday October 5 2016 by VBA Safety in the kitchen is important for everyone. Good building practices will help maintain safety and one important area too often overlooked is the proximity of gas cookers to their surround, combustible, areas. The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) has recently seen a growing number of domestic gas cooking appliances installed in residential premises which …

Changes to the Building Act!

Article on VBA website – August 5th 2016 Changes have been made to the VBA’s powers and functions under the Building Act 1993. Some of these changes may affect your rights and duties under the law. This section of the VBA website holds information about: how these changes relate to you as a building practitioner, building surveyor or owner-builder when the …

Do Builders have a duty of care to the homeowner when renovating?

Seems an odd question to ask. Of course builders have a duty of care. Builders care about their clients…and any employees or sub-contractors on the books. It is the builders’ duty to fulfil any contract they enter into, as is the clients duty to pay the contract out in completion. Builders should already be aware that when, push comes to …