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Posted Nov 02, 2015 Security for Home Warranty Insurance

What is Home warranty insurance? To contract for residential building work over $20,000.00 in NSW, builders are legally required to provide the owner with a certificate of insurance covering the owner for completion or rectification of the building work should the builder die, disappear or become insolvent. This insurance has been commonly known as Home…

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Posted Oct 30, 2015 Applying for an individual builders license

Applying for a builders licence with NSW Fair Trading can be a confusing and complex process. The information contained in this article may assist you to understand the licence application process and the information required by Fair Trading for a successful outcome. Forms and Information Builders licence applications are lodged with NSW Fair Trading. Fair…

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Posted Oct 20, 2015 NSW Security of Payment legislation – Supporting Statements, more paperwork?

As is now well known, amendments to the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) (“the Act” ) commenced on 21 April 2014. For contracts entered into after 21 April 2014, Principals and Contractors will need to ensure their procurement and payment systems comply with the amendments to the Act. This article…

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Posted Sep 10, 2015 Non-Compliant Products In The Building Industry

Non-Compliant Building Products On 23 June 2015 the Senate referred an inquiry into non-conforming building products to the Senate Economics References Committee for inquiry with particular reference to: the economic impact of non-conforming building products on the Australia building and construction industry; the impact of non-conforming building products on: industry supply chains, including importers, manufacturers…

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Posted Sep 09, 2015 2015/16 Construction Industry Trends and Forecast

The Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) recently released its July 2015 Market Report (the Report) which outlined its forecast and predictions for the Australian construction industry over the next 12 months, 24 months and 5 year period. This article is a brief summary of some of the key take home points from the Report. General…

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