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VBA Enforce Company Registration

DOMESTIC BUILDING COMPANY REGISTRATION   The VBA will soon start placing restrictions on the domestic building eligibility for building companies that are not registered as a domestic building practitioner. This means that if your building company has not been registered as a domestic builder, you won’t be able to obtain domestic building certificates for future … Continued

Record High Building Permits across Victoria

Victoria recorded its highest-ever number of building permits and highest-ever value of building work in a year during the 12 months to 30 June 2018. Victorian Building Authority (VBA) data shows that a record 114,803 building permits, for building work valued at $38.4 billion, were reported across the state in the 2017-18 financial year. At … Continued

Bowens Pakenham Grand Opening

Bowens is celebrating the grand opening of their newest store in Pakenham, and you’re invited!    Head down to Bowens Pakenham 1140 Koo Wee Rup Road Pakenham between the hours of 12pm – 3pm on Wednesday October 3rd to enjoy:   Free food Free drinks Free giveaways Food trucks And One Day only Specials!   … Continued

RBN Spring Bash

  What’s better than cold frothies, gourmet pizzas & Mates?   FREE cold frothies, gourmet pizzas and Mates!   And to top it off, we’ll kick in some top building advice, mentors, suppliers, footy finals and giveaways.   RBN is joining forces with Just Eco, Animal Carpentry, RBK Advisory and BuildXact to bring you the … Continued

The All New RBN

Did you notice?   RBN has changed.   Yep that’s right, we had a makeover.   What’s new?    > It’s now easier than ever to find our trusted Supplier Mates and their offers to our Builder Mates    Supplier Mates can now be found across three classifications:   Product Supply Suppliers of building materials eg. … Continued

Building Opportunities

  THE HOUSE THAT MATES BUILT   We’ve been busy building a world of opportunity for our Mates.   Over the past couple of months, we have been working on an exciting project – our very own House of Suppliers.   We are uniting the best local suppliers in the industry all under one roof.   Our goal … Continued

Building Innovation 2018

BOWENS BUILDING EXPO    Are you ready to experience the latest in Building Innovation?   The Bowens Building Expo 2018 is on in just 2 weeks. The trade event will feature: Live demonstrations New products Expert Advice One night only specials Complimentary food & refreshments Loads of prizes to be won Instant rewards and so much more … Continued

Building Legislation Changes – Stay Informed

Significant changes to the building legislation are taking place today, January 31st 2018.   The changes will affect Building Practitioners, Building Surveyors and Building Owners:   Building Practitioners Changes to how Building Practitioners operate is a significant reform that gives the VBA two additional powers to act. The VBA can now: Enter building and plumbing sites, … Continued

Building Legislation Update – What you need to know!

A large percentage of Victorian domestic building projects are completed to a high quality standard. There are however reported instances when things do go wrong, and when they do, it is predominantly the consumers that are left to suffer the consequences. It is for that very reason that the Victorian Government has passed the Building … Continued

Building Act changes that may affect you

The Victorian Government has made changes to the VBA’s powers and functions under the Building Act 1993. Some of these changes may affect your obligations under the law. You can find all the information about how these changes relate to your work as a building practitioner generally or a building surveyor specifically, by visiting the dedicated pages of … Continued