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Smoke Alarm fire safety requirements Queensland

By |2018-12-06T05:04:41+00:00July 18th, 2018|Categories: tips for clients|

Since the 1st of July 2007 smoke alarms have been mandatory for all houses & units in Queensland & are required on every level of the building. In all new dwellings, smoke alarms must be mains powered with a battery backup. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services recommends: All residential accommodation be fitted with photoelectric type smoke [...]

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Practical Completion (PC Inspection) definition for new buildings

By |2018-12-06T03:20:06+00:00August 28th, 2015|Categories: tips for clients|Tags: , , |

Definition applicable to contracts entered into from 1 July 2015 is practical completion, for a domestic building contract, means the day when the subject work is completed- (a) in compliance with the contract, including all plans and specifications for the work and all statutory requirements applying to the work; and (b) without any defects or omissions, [...]

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Contractors licence requirements in Queensland

By |2018-12-06T03:26:48+00:00March 13th, 2015|Categories: tips for clients|

All contractors performing work valued at more than $3,300 including gst must hold a QBCC licence. Interstate contractors must also be licensed in Queensland when working in Queensland. You may check on the QBCC web page to confirm that your contractor has a current licence.

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Hot water overflow installation requirements

By |2018-12-06T03:31:24+00:00September 11th, 2014|Categories: tips for clients|

The hot water overflow needs to be diverted into the storm water system to prevent flowing on to the soil at the footings of the house causing swelling of the soil in a localised area which can cause cracking to building elements and the moisture attracts termites into the area. The hot water and air conditioning [...]

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