There appears to be little control on the quality of building work other than that brought to the contractors notice at the end of the works or after the owners have lived in the property for a reasonable time. Quality of work also means compliance with good building practice and that would also completed in a proper and workmanlike manner. The building industry is mad about regulations, and compliance’s but not so mad about controlling the quality of construction. …Read more
Radon even though obviously noted for a number of years in Australia it is nothing like what is happening in the USA where there is an industry of inspections and testing homes for the presence of Radon readings. Australian Government under the ARPANSA (Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency) have completed papers on the matter with maps. …Read more
New home owners will be forced to install rainwater tanks if a proposed Toowoomba Regional Council-funded study proves to the state government that the overall benefits to the local community outweigh the costs. …Read more
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- A Building Consultant is involved in Residential, Strata, Commercial or Industrial properties
- A Building Consultant will work with owner, contractor, sub-contractor or other party to achieve a suitable outcome to general and specific tasks in the building industry..
- A Building Consultant is and experienced and professional building expert.
- A Building Consultant can assist in resolving building disputes
- A Building Consultant is there to assist with building issues.
- A Building Consultant can be there prior to the building setup or a problem occurring.
Appears there is a large push to increase density on the city, rather than decentralize throughout this very large Country. Those who have lived in apartments would know that this form of living can have its advantages but certainly have a lot of disadvantages, 1 being the quarterly levies that are imposed and where that money goes. Plus you still have to pay rates and taxes that would be required if you lived in a separate standalone residence, add those 2 up and you have a more expensive. A full analysis is required in my view look at this form of living and why it is just so popular…or is it.
New home owners will be forced to install rainwater tanks if a proposed Toowoomba Regional Council-funded study proves to the state government that the overall benefits to the local community outweigh the costs. Continue reading
Contractors and firms throughout the building and construction industry in Australia are losing thousands of dollars as a result of key mistakes in managing their business, a leading consultant says. Continue reading