Building Industry News in Victoria

 

Latest property market and building, pest and construction inspections news that affects our customers and clients across Melbourne and greater Victoria.

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Whether you're looking to buy a property in Melbourne for you and your family to live in, or you're seeking the ideal commercial premises to house your growing business, it's vital that you arrange for an asbestos inspection to be carried out by qualified professionals such as APBI prior to purchase. Read More...
A dilapidation report is a report given following an inspection in a building at any given time. It checks on the condition of the house, including areas that are likely to be affected by events such as construction, demolition or excavation work. Read More...
When you're buying a new house, it's highly likely that you're already wringing out your money lemons down to their last drops. Because of this, you may be tempted to skip out on hiring a professional to carry out a pre-purchase inspection. However, this could be a bad idea for several reasons, and here they are.  Read More...
Quality control is crucial when it comes to ensuring that your new home is built to the very highest possible standard. Whether you're having a home built for your own occupancy, or have invested in a new-build to rent out, it's important to be confident that you're ending up with a good-quality, safe, and durable structure that will give decades of trouble-free use. Read More...
If you're planning a construction project of some sort, have you remembered to request a dilapidation survey? Unfortunately, construction activities have the potential to cause damage to neighbouring land and buildings. If a nearby property or landowner spots damage on their property, they could potentially sue you, blaming your construction work for the problem. Read More...
It is not uncommon to hear stories of people who build their dream home only to find that years later there are issues with the construction of their home. Repairing these issues can not only be inconvenient, difficult and time-consuming but also extremely costly. Read More...
While standard building inspections may also involve basic termite inspections, it is also important to ensure a full pest inspection is conducted prior to purchase. Buyers can request a full pest inspection to identify any wood decay fungi, mold, borer or other pest issues in the home. Read More...
You are entitled to inspect the property at any reasonable time during the week before settlement. Contact the real estate agent to arrange this inspection. Read More...
The Grenfell Tower fire in the UK in June and the 2014 fire at the Lacrosse building in Docklands have highlighted the fire safety risks arising from the use of combustible and non-compliant cladding as external wall covering on high-rise buildings. Read More...

The City of Casey has launched a new online tool designed to support Casey residents during the process of building a new home ...

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