Everyone loves a home with a great view and this generally means your house must be built on a sloping site. Therefore it is important to determine any structural issues early on in the planning stage, or else things could go down hill very quickly.
Is it shipping container storage or a storage shed. It looks like a shipping container, it is a shipping container but is it being used as a shipping container? That is the question many local governments ask when shipping containers are not being used for shipping.
The 2011 floods devastated Queensland. Many properties were destroyed and lives were lost. This tragic event made us realise our vulnerability, and prompted a change in laws for building within a flood hazard area.
Most alternate solutions in the past have involved fire engineering, however they don’t have to. Alternate solutions can be done on any part of the BCA that has performance provisions, and the process does not have to be so complicated.
You are just days away from turning the dirt on your block of land, ready to start building your dream home, then your building certifier contacts you with the bad news – “there is a sewer line on your lot and your building is too close”. This is one of the most common problems in the building industry, and it can be a costly and time-consuming issue to fix.
You have more than likely heard the terms Performance-Based Building Solution, and Deem-to-Satisfy building solution. But what do they really mean? And in looking for the best Alternate Building Solution, what is the best option?