How to choose a Building Surveyor

Under new changes to the Victorian Building Act, you ht home owner are now required to choose your Building Surveyor…NOT the Builder. What do they do? A Building Surveyor is a registered building professional who is responsible for ensuring the construction project meets the minimum standards set out in the building code of Australia, national standards, and relevant state and …

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 …

Building Amendment – Specific Use Bushfire Protected Buildings

Tuesday October 4 2016 by VBA Research and understanding of bushfires is generating significant improvements in safety and as that knowledge and expertise advances so do the regulations required to ensure consistent application for all buildings but especially those used by our more vulnerable community members. On 6 September, the Building Amendment (Specific Use Bushfire Protected Buildings and Other Matters) …