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  1. | 12 Mar 2014

    RBW for Housing including multi-residential (Minimum purchase: 2)

    Residential Building Works Lump sum contract for housing projects, including multiple units, where the contract sum is more than $500,000 or more.   While not required to comply with the Home Building Contracts Act, this contract is similar to much of the HBW lump sum contract.   The contract is directly between builder and owner […]

  1. | 26 Jul 2013

    Home Buyers Construction Guide

    The Guide aims to inform new home buyers about common construction concerns such as plaster cracking, glass scratches and slab cracks, with advice on whether remedial action is necessary. It is an ideal complement to standard contract documents, dealing with expectations about levels of finish and construction standards to be achieved in new homes.

  1. | 26 Jul 2013

    DECON 2013 Design and Construct Contract

    DECON 2013 is a Design and Construct contract which is used when the contractor provides all of the services necessary to complete a building project including provision of the design.  The principal engages the contractor to undertake the responsibility for adopting a design that follows the principal’s project requirements and obtaining all licenses, permits, consents, […]

  1. | 26 Jul 2013

    ABIC SW-2018 User Guide

    A practice note for general guidance in understanding ABIC SW-2018 Simple Works Contract.

  1. | 17 Jun 2013

    Partnership

    TO ENQUIRE NOW, CLICK HERE To be among the select number of partners who support our awards to recognise the best builders and their projects across the state is a worthy accolade. Through your relationship with Master Builders’ extensive awards program and industry wide recognised brand, you will receive unprecedented branding exposure pre and post […]

  1. | 6 Jun 2013

    Timber Waste

    Up until recently, most builders dumped all construction waste together – sand, rubble, bricks, timber offcuts were all collected by a bobcat driver and sent to landfill. However, regulations now only allow disposal of “inert waste” at Class 1 landfill sites, which most builders use. Waste which includes timber is being refused at the gate […]

  1. | 6 Jun 2013

    Termite Management Systems

    In 2000, a new Standard was adopted for termite risk management. The Building Code of Australia (BCA) requires a barrier to be installed where the primary building elements may be subject to subterranean termite attack. A primary building element is a member of a building that takes part of the building loads and includes roof, […]

  1. | 6 Jun 2013

    Tilt-Up Construction

    Tilt-up construction is common in the commercial and industrial building sector and it is becoming more popular in the housing sector as a construction method. Tilt-up construction is a form of precast construction walls where panels are built on the ground on site, lifted and placed, then propped in position while the roofing structure is […]