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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...
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