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Building Defects? The Law Is Not Your Friend
Business
Wednesday July 4 2018

Building Defects? The Law Is Not Your Friend

Most people would assume that if there are defects in your new building, the builder would be obliged to fix the defects.

Are You Getting a Donkey Ride?
Business
Tuesday December 12 2017

Are You Getting a Donkey Ride?

If you are building, then you are paying your builder handsomely, so you could be forgiven for thinking you have paid for a good ticket. So...

What Can Be Hidden from an Unsuspecting Buyer?
Residential
Wednesday November 29 2017

What Can Be Hidden from an Unsuspecting Buyer?

The buyers of property are often buying without their eyes wide open. So what are the traps for buyers?

New Suburbs, Latent Heave, Trees and Lessons Not Learnt
Residential
Tuesday September 26 2017

New Suburbs, Latent Heave, Trees and Lessons Not Learnt

On August 16th 2017, The Age contained a two-page article about 8,000 blocks in a new suburb called Mount Atkinson, situated between Caroline Springs and Rockbank...

Construction Regulation: The Edge of Reality
Business
Tuesday August 29 2017

Construction Regulation: The Edge of Reality

Privatisation, performance-based products, deemed-to-satisfy, and builders warranty have all shaped our building industry, and their impacts have been inflicted on three sectors: consumers, builders, and now...

Jerry-Built: A New Major Category of Building in Australia?
Business
Wednesday August 23 2017

Jerry-Built: A New Major Category of Building in Australia?

Planning Minister Richard Wynne and VBA CEO Prue Digby must be very concerned with their stated positions that the Lacrosse Building in Docklands that burnt in...

Hidden Defects in New Houses
Residential
Tuesday August 22 2017

Hidden Defects in New Houses

Obviously the general poor quality of new construction is nothing new, but unfortunately our unsuspecting customers who think "new" is new are often disappointed.

It’s Time for Developer Control
Commercial
Friday August 18 2017

It’s Time for Developer Control

When I first saw London tower fire, I thought it was an act of terror.

Project Delivery: Can it be Extended?
Civil
Thursday July 27 2017

Project Delivery: Can it be Extended?

In any building project, time is a critical element not only for the property owner but also for the builder.