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Do I need a council permit for a deck or pergola?

  Arranging and paying for permits is the right thing to do, and will ensure that your decking and pergolas are built safely and properly. When it comes time to building your deck or pergola, you will first need to make sure that you have approval from your local...

National Construction Code (NCC) 2014 AMENDMENTS

Changes to the BCA  Improving early response to residential fires through interconnection of alarms For a number of years now the BCA has required smoke alarms, or where appropriate,heat detection alarm systems throughout residential occupancies. The location of the...

New 2014 Building Regulation Amendments

BUILDING REGULATION AMENDMENT Melbourne Builders,  we have just received a couple of important Building Regulation amendments that have been in the pipeline for some time now. 1.Walls on boundaries now can be up to 200mm instead of the 150mm from the boundary and...

Bushfire Management Statement Consultant – Sample Report

This Bushfire Management Statement template has been prepared to assist applicants respond to the requirements of Clause 44.06 Bushfire Management Overlay, and associated Clause 52.47 Bushfire Protection: Planning Requirements. The statement contains two components: •...

Building Controls for Bushfire Safety – Interim

This updates the previous Interim Practice Note 2009-42 issued August 2009 Reference to the BCA in this Practice Note means Volume One and Volume Two of the National Construction Code Series. (1) SUMMARY Building in bushfire areas requires careful planning, siting and...

DEFENDABLE SPACE FOR A BMO

Defendable space is an area of land around a building where vegetation is modified and managed to reduce the effects of flame contact and radiant heat associated with bushfire. It comprises an inner zone and an outer zone. The Defendable Space Requirements: An inner...

Commercial Building Guide for Investors

There is no doubt that commercial building plans are at the very heart of real estate construction industry in Australia. Any person who wants to undertake construction of commercial property should know and observe the rules of building as stipulated by town or city...

Building a Home- Tips for Attaining a Cooler Home Environment

The design of your house is a very important matter when building a home. And, by using the right building plans, you can save a considerable amount of money. It is possible to build an effective home by using the right design and construction process.  If you are...

A Handy Guide to Getting Good Building Plans

If you intend to build a residential home or commercial property, you should at least be aware of the sort of building plans that you would want to use during construction. Municipal regulations state that commercial buildings and business should be constructed within...