Building Practitioners

3 Tips to Manage Building & Construction Projects

No matter how big or small your building and construction project is, you will need to be well-organised, have excellent communication skills, hold the ability to delegate tasks and prioritise […]

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Victoria’s Building Laws Changed on 1 July 2018

Changes to Victoria’s building laws came into effect on Sunday, 1 July 2018. The reforms affect all building practitioners in Victoria, as well as some plumbing contractors and suppliers. The […]

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Benefits Of Becoming A Registered Building Practitioner

What are some of the key benefits of becoming a Registered Building Practitioner?   There are many people who enjoy the freedom and flexibility of working as a building contractor. […]

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Building Regulations 2018 Overview

The Building Regulations 2018 commenced on 2 June 2018. Changes have been made to the documentation of permits to improve information for the regulator, the general public and building owners. The new […]

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Preliminary Works Activity in Domestic Building

When applying for a Domestic Builder Registration with the Victorian Building Authority (VBA), you must be able to demonstrate experience in Preliminary Works Activity. This includes things like applying for […]

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Building Regulations 2018

  The new Building Regulations 2018 are set to come into effect on 2 June 2018. The new regulations will reflect the changing nature of the industry, equipment and methodology […]

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5 New Compliance Codes from Worksafe Victoria

Five new compliance codes (codes) that align to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 and Equipment (Public Safety) Regulations 2017 are now available from Worksafe Victoria. The five new […]

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Why Do You Need To Be A Registered Builder?

Why You Need To Be A Registered Builder In Victoria, if you’re a builder or tradesperson undertaking building work then you should be registered with the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) […]

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Classes of Domestic Builder Registration

In Victoria, there are two classes of Domestic Builder work in which you can apply for registration. Firstly, there is a Domestic Builder (Unlimited) registration which allows you to carry […]

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2017 – The Year Of Building Reforms

In 2017 there were many changes to legislation within the Building and Construction Industry. There were a series of amendments made to the Building Act 1993 which led to reforms […]

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Domestic Builder Limited – Non-habitable Building Structures

What work can be undertaken by a Domestic Builder (limited to the construction of non-habitable building structures)? Within this domestic builder limited class of registration, the work is limited to […]

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Domestic Builder Limited – Construction of Gates and Fences

What work can be undertaken by a Domestic Builder (limited to the Construction of Gates and Fences)? This limited class of domestic building work is limited to the construction of […]

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Domestic Builder Limited – Framing

What work can be undertaken by a Domestic Builder (limited to framing)? As a Domestic Builder (limited to framing) you can take on domestic building work which is limited to […]

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Domestic Builder Limited – Cabinet Making, Joinery and Stair Construction

What work can be undertaken by a Domestic Builder (limited to cabinet making, joinery and stair construction)? This limited class of domestic building work is limited to cabinet making, joinery […]

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Domestic Builder Limited – Bricklaying and Blocklaying

What work can be undertaken by a Domestic Builder (limited to bricklaying and blocklaying)? A Domestic Builder (limited) is limited to a class of building work for domestic building projects. […]

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Domestic Builder Limited – Bathroom, Kitchen or Laundry Renovation

What work can be undertaken by a Domestic Builder (limited to bathroom, kitchen or laundry renovation)? A Domestic Builder (limited) is limited to a class of work. In this case, […]

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Pathways To Builders Registration

No matter what category of Builders Registration you are applying for, you will need extensive practical work experience. The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) place a huge emphasis on the practical […]

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Amendments To The Building Interim Regulations 2017

On 1 July 2017, amendments were made to the Building Interim Regulations 2017. Three key changes have been made to the: Prescribed qualifications for Builders Registration Scopes of Work Class […]

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What General Experience is required for registration as a Domestic Builder?

In Victoria, there are three classes of Domestic Builder Registration: Domestic Builder (Limited), Domestic Builder (Manager) and Domestic Builder (Unlimited). For people wishing to obtain a Domestic Builder’s Registration under […]

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Domestic Building Insurance – What You Need To Know

In Victoria, it is mandatory for builders to purchase Domestic Building Insurance (DBI) for all domestic building projects where the contract price is over $16,000. Domestic Building Insurance does not […]

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Updates to the Renewal Process for your Builders Registration

Updates to the renewal process for your Builders Registration with the VBA   The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) recently made changes to the title of the Annual Renewal Form to […]

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Changes to the Victorian Domestic Building Contract Regulations

As of 1 August 2017, the following changes to the Victorian Domestic Building Contract Regulations will occur: The monetary threshold for a Major Domestic Building Contract will increase from $5,000 […]

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Tradies! 6 Reasons You Should Be Registered

6 Reasons Why You Should Be A Registered Building Practitioner   1.  Take On Larger Jobs By being Registered with the Victorian Building Authority as a Domestic Builder, you will […]

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Principles of Risk Management

Risk is an aspect of particular importance both to client and to building contractors in the management of contracts. Risk affects the cost of the work since the contractor’s return […]

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Builders – Why you need to be Registered

In Victoria, you must be registered with the VBA (Victorian Building Authority) as a Registered Building Practitioner to: Perform domestic building work that costs more than $5,000 which also includes […]

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