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Building In A Bush Fire Zone

Are you building in a bushfire prone area? Building in a bushfire area requires careful planning, siting and design. Buildings must be designed and constructed to minimise the risk of ignition from a bushfire. Following the recent bushfires in Victoria there are new...

Starting a New Business

Are you starting a business? Do you need a town planning permit from council for your business? Do you need a building permit to start your business? If you are starting a new business or if you want to change the existing business you may need a Town Planning Permit...

New Australian Timber Framing Code

As some of you maybe aware, the building code of Australia has released a new AS1684.2010, which all residential building projects must comply with. If your a Builder, Draftsperson or Architect, you will need to know this. Over the next few days i will be highlighting...

Sub Division in Melbourne

How do I subdivide my land? What is subdivision? Do I need a permit to subdivide land? Subdivision involves dividing a property into smaller lots that can be sold separately. There are 4 main steps in the subdivision process: 1)      obtain a planning permit from...