Certificates of Compliance: Building Regulations

VIC – HENDRY building surveyors advise that the Victoria Building Authority Practice Note on “Certificate of Compliance” explains when a private building surveyor under the building regulations and section 238 of the Building Act 1993 allows the building surveyor to reply on a “certificate of compliance” from a registered building practitioner, stating that the building work complies with provisions of… Read more

DDA: Premises Standards: Building Regulations

VIC – HENDRY building surveyors advise that under the Building Regulations building owners and managers should know that the Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards 2010 known as the Premises Standards made under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA), apply under the building regulations. They applied to every new building project for which an application for a building permit approval is lodged… Read more

Saftey Barriers: Swimming Pools: Spas: Building Regulations

VIC – HENDRY building surveyors advise that the Victorian building Authority Practice Note PN 2013-05 titled ‘Swimming Pools and Spas and Safety Barriers’ for use by building practitioner under the building regulations. This comprehensive note is worth reading… (more) Building Legislation Table Refer to our Building Legislation Table for further information on the Certificate of Final Inspection process. Further Advice… Read more

Implied Easement: Subdivision Act 1988: Building Regulations

VIC – HENDRY building surveyors advise that Section 12 of the Subdivision Act 1988 imposes implied easement rights over units on a particular plan of subdivision which the Building Regulations and Building Code of Australia must allow for. To invoke this right, the subdivision plan must invoke the Subdivision Act 1988 provisions. An implied easement is important as they relate… Read more

Building Subdivision: Building Regulations 2006: Building Act 1993

VIC - HENDRY building surveyors provide this article for clients who require a background knowledge for the subdivision of a building or land under the building regulation. A building subdivision is based on three main pieces of legislation, the Planning and Environment Act 1987, the Subdivision Act 1988 and Subdivision (Procedures) Regulations 2000. A building subdivision will involve additional requirements together under the… Read more

Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations: Building Regulations

VIC – HENDRY building surveyors remind building owners that on 1 January 2010, the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009 (PHWR) came into effect.  Included in the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009 were important changes concerning the regulation of cooling towers and warm water systems for the control of Legionella which adds to building regulations in Victoria. The Public… Read more

Building Owners: Essential Safety Measures: Building Regulations 2006

VIC – HENDRY Building Surveyors advise that for all sorts of reasons building owners find that they are unable to comply with the essential safety measures provisions of the Building Regulations 2006. A number of building owners, property managers and occupiers do not appear to be aware of the penalties that can apply for non compliance with the essential safety… Read more

New Victorian Building Regulations in 2016

VIC – HENDRY building surveyors advise that the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) and Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure (DTPLI) are starting a review of the Building Regulations 2006 (the Regulations) because they are sunsetting in 2016. Further Advice For building surveying consultancy advice, please contact your closest HENDRY office by clicking here.

Protection of Adjoining Property: Building Act 1993: Building Regulations 2006

VIC – HENDRY building surveyors advise that building owners, builders, developers or architects may have dealt with what is known as protection works or protection of adjoining property under the building regulations. The Building Regulations 2006 and Building Act 1993 adopt the protection of the adjoining property owner’s building or property during certain proposed building works. Building works can sometimes adversely… Read more