Buildsafe to the rescue

Magnificent Owner built home sold in Mc Rae. When you approach the home that Kerrin and Terry build, it is as if the front door is inviting you to come in. Owner builders Kerrin and terry lovingly built this beautiful weatherboard home to take advantage of the views of port Phillip bay. With the fittings all first class, they were …

NEW Protective Works changes to the Building Act

These changes were implemented in June and following is an outline of those changes, including copies of the new ‘Approved Statement’ that an Owner needs to provide an adjoining property owner and Forms 6,7,8,9 which are new or have been amended. Owner Builders and Builders need to be aware of these changes in their planning process prior to the granting …

What Insurance do I need when Renovating?

The T.V Shows on renovating gives the impression that anyone can do it successfully, but the one thing that is NOT mentioned is Insurance. A recent article by Allianz Australia highlights the fact that if you DIY, owner build or use a Registered Builder you need to have the correct Insurance in place to protect your biggest investment – Your …

Adjoining Property Protection

Adjoining Property Protection. As everyone is becoming more risk adverse, building surveyors are requiring owner builders to provide an insurance policy verifying protection of neighbour’s property. If building work is close to, or adjacent to adjoining property boundaries, then an owner may be required to carry out protection work in respect of that adjoining property. This is to ensure that …

Home and Contents policy cover when renovating/extending!

Home and Contents Insurance is designed to cover an existing home against damage, loss or burglary. It is not designed as construction insurance. Home and contents insurance policies will, usually, cover the homeowner for a limited amount of renovation work. If the value of the work is over $20,000 (what a builder would estimate the job value) then you won’t …

Owner Builder Protection Works

Do I need Adjoining Property protection? Is that the same as vibration removal and weakening of support? No! Let us explain- Adjoining Property Protection. As everyone is becoming more risk adverse, building surveyors are requiring owner builders to provide an insurance policy verifying protection of neighbour’s property. If building work is close to, or adjacent to adjoining property boundaries, then …