Eye On The Industry

  • Prefab Industry To Help With Quick Rebuilds After Bushfires

    The loss of homes for thousands of people is causing enormous stress and for some will continue to do so for months, if not years. Some people are already looking for...

  • Government Moves Restrictions On Professional Indemnity Insurance

    All building practitioners required to hold professional indemnity (PI) insurance will soon be eligible to hold policies with exclusions for external wall cladding products. On 15 February, 2020 the Victorian Building...

  • USG Boral Supports Lung Foundation Australia

    As advocates for healthier work places in the construction industry, USG Boral supported the Lung Foundation Australia’s annual gala ball, held in Sydney on Friday 11 October. USG Boral is committed...

  • Fast Tracking Infrastructure Construction

    “The focus by the nation’s treasurers on concrete action to fast track infrastructure construction and boost productivity will be welcomed by the nation’s builders,” Denita Wawn, CEO, Master Builders Australia said....

  • New Apartment Approvals Saw September Surge

    Building approvals for new apartments and units leapt by 16.1% during the month of September according to new figures. “Momentum in Australia’s housing market appears to be growing with the volume...

  • Safety First

    Safety is extremely important when loading and unloading plant. Two separate incidents that occurred in NSW and QLD earlier this year resulted in the fatality of one person, and a very...

  • Housing Finance Continues To Climb

    “The rejuvenation in the housing market has continued following the three interest rate cuts last year with lending for the purchase of a home rising 7.4 per cent for the September...

  • First Home Buyer Increase

    First home buyers near 8-year high as housing recovery strengthens again. “The First Home Buyer share of the home loan market has increased to its highest since early 2012 while investor...

  • Fake Demolisher Prosecuted Over Illegal Demolition Work

    A tradesman who claimed to be a registered building demolisher has been convicted and fined $95,000 by the Dandenong Magistrates’ Court for illegally razing three houses in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs. Badaoui...

  • Top Tools 2020

    AEG Deep Cut Circ Saw When time is money, making fewer passes with a circ saw is a great time-saver. AEG’s Deep Cut Circ Saw has a depth of cut of...

  • Parties 2020 Policy Review

    Now that the dust has settled after the 2019 Federal election and parties review their policies, one thing that must change is the attack on capital gains tax and negative gearing,”...

  • Nitro Circus Star Builds Tracks With Hidromek Hmk140LC Excavator

    Professional motocross rider Jarryd McNeil used a Hidromek HMK140LC excavator from Onetrak to build a track for his entry in the X Games Real moto contest. Jarryd McNeil grew up on...

  • Work-Related Fatalities Continue To Decline But More Work Needed

    Safe Work Australia has released the Work-related Traumatic Injury Fatalities Australia 2018 report, which provides the latest detailed national statistics on all workers and bystanders fatally injured through work-related activity. The...

  • The House Of 2020

    Top home experts, architects and interior designers reveal what will shape the homes of a new decade. The 1920s saw the introduction of two influences on Australian home style driven by...

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