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Vendor Reports

People buying a house or unit in NSW, mainly Sydney, are being offered a building report by the real estate agent.  This practice has become more evident over the last 12 months.  While some of these reports are reasonable, a prospective buyer of a property should be...

Residential high-rise constructions

Exemption from Home Building Compensation Fund From 31 December 2003, construction on unit buildings over 3 storeys of residential did not require consumer protection from the Home Building Compensation Fund.  That protection was only available to smaller developments...

Requirement to protect children and people falling

Requirements to protect children falling from houses, but also unit buildings of any height. The protection of openable windows and handrails have long been an issue where people, especially children, are at risk of falling from a height and being injured, or worse....

New energy criteria for all new buildings

From July 1st, 2004 all new buildings, including units and additions will need to meet the requirements of BASIX. At the time of lodging plans with Council, an additional certificate will need to be presented before approval is given. The building designer or...