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 …

The 7+ benefits that makes our insurance different & gives you added protection

All Construction and Public Liability insurance policies are NOT the same because the owner builder market is small, most insurers issue a builders policy covering under ground works,piling,maintenance etc, which you cannot claim, but which you pay for, because it is too costly to have a specific owner builder policy–ours is for the owner builder! You! Here’s what makes us …

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 …