These days, large modern houses may be constructed close to subdivisional boulder retaining walls, due to the limited availability of sizeable blocks of land and backyard swimming pools being a common addition. This has led to an increase in the number, size and complexity of retaining walls being built.
Summer is already here, and this is the time of year that Queenslanders love to get out on their decks with family and friends.
So if you are planning on holding a holiday celebration on the deck at your property, now is the time to get your deck checked.
Decks and balconies require regular and effective maintenance to help ensure their long-term safety. The frequency of this maintenance depends on the materials, type of finish, climate and the degree of exposure to the weather.
Believe it or not, the Queensland Home Warranty Scheme can apply even before the actual construction of your home begins.
The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) is the State’s building industry regulator. We administer the Queensland Home Warranty Scheme for all residential construction work performed by a QBCC licensed contractor over the value of $3,300. This cover provides some protection against defective and incomplete work.
The Surveyors Board of Queensland (SBQ) has identified that there is some uncertainty about when a registered cadastral surveyor is required to identify a property boundary (also known as a cadastral boundary).
Temporary fencing must be installed while pool owners are installing a new fence or trying to bring their pool barriers into compliance with pool safety laws.
This is a requirement that many pool owners overlook when trying to bring their pool barriers into compliance with the pool safety laws which came into effect on 1 December, 2015 after a five-year phase-in period.
A recent coroner’s report into the death of a young child in a backyard swimming pool on the Gold Coast shows that the community still has a way to go in their education and understanding of pool safety.