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BUILDING APPROVAL FIGURES MISS THE MARK ON A RECOVERY…

Despite a rise in building approvals in August, builders remain concerned that the drop in interest rates has not stimulated enough activity. The current figures for building approvals highlight the long road ahead to a sustainable recovery. Industry analysts comment that “more concerted reform for new housing, which is one of the most heavily taxed […]

BIG NEWS IN PLUMBING……

As of 1 November 2012, plumbing approvals for any additions or alterations will no longer be required. This includes work any to existing houses and townhouses. This type of plumbing will become known as “notifiable work”, and a licensed plumber will lodge the necessary forms to the Plumbing Industry Council within the required time frame […]

NEW BUILDING CODE FOR WINDOW BARRIERS

The new building code for Australia in 2013 will include requirements for window barriers on opening windows in buildings above a certain height. From May 2013, window barriers will be mandatory for opening windows in early childhood centres and bedrooms in residential buildings – such as houses and apartments where the floor beneath the window […]

HOME LOANS SHOWING SOME GROWTH

The latest set of home loan figures show that these types of loans are on the increase. Home loans rose by nearly two percent in the last month, which comes as welcome news following a one percent fall the previous month. Economists had predicted a rise of at least 1.5 per cent as the economy […]

DEMAND FOR RESIDENTIAL LAND RISING

A new report by an industry analyst has predicted the demand for residential land in south-east Qld will to continue to rise. The recent weakness in construction has created a shortage, and combined with the drop in interest rates has led to some positive figures. Early signs of a recovery are emerging, with lending for […]

FALL IN CONSTRUCTION ACITVITY

The recently released Performance of Construction Index (PCI) shows a drop to 30.9 in September compared with 32.2 the previous month. A reading less than 50 points indicates a contraction. The sector has been declining steadily for 28 months, highlighting its weakness of declining activity, employment and deliveries. All sectors reported a fall in September, […]

CONSTRUCTION IN QLD STILL STRUGGLING

Qld Treasurer Tim Nicholls has today outlined a plan by the government to help kick start the property sector. After a four year slump, he announced that there had been a slight increase in growth in construction, but added that “things haven’t turned around as much as we would have liked.” The main difficulties include […]

PROPERTY WILL RETURN

Speaking at an Economists lunch last week, industry experts commented that if interest rates stay around current levels or lower for the foreseeable future, buyers will be heading back to the property market and taking out more loans. Rates are expected to go lower, but it’s also hopeful that very low rates will be sustained […]

HOUSING CONSTRUCTION FINALLY PICKING UP

The latest figures are showing a slight improvement in building approvals, but industry groups are warning that further interest rate cuts are needed to sustain growth. Previous cuts over the past year have helped to stimulate growth, but more action is needed. The danger is that the recovery could stall as the impacts of previous […]

HOW TO USE YOUR GREYWATER SAFELY

the bath, laundry and shower. Unlike blackwater, (waste water from the toilet), grey water can be safely used for a variety of purposes around the home. It’s most common uses are watering the garden, flushing toilets and the washing machine. Effective greywater treatment can ease the demand on the drinking supply, and also help reduce […]

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