The National Construction 2019 Preview was released on 1st February with changes coming into place from 1st May 2019. Download a free copy from the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB). At Group Four, we predominately use the NCC Volume Two which impacts Class 1 & 10 construction. So far, these are the changes we’ve identified as the having the most effect on new home construction: Masonry has made its way back into the NCC, whilst still needing to comply with AS 3700 OR AS 4773.1 & AS4773.2 Acceptable construction practice for Steel Framing has been removed from the NCC. Refer to [...]
We are on the move! Group Four are moving to our new office at Level 4, 10 Nexus Court Mulgrave. Easily accessible from Springvale Road, the Nexus Court location is in a vibrant business park. You can learn more about the building here. Our team has grown so much in the last few years we needed the extra space and facilities. We look forward to showing you around our new office soon! Please note: During the move, our website will unavailable from 3pm on August 24 for a maximum of 24 hours as we relocate our services.
To issue building permits relating to housing projects developed by the Department of Human Services (DHS) a building surveyor must be accredited with DHS. David Madeira, registered building surveyor at Group Four, has recently received his accreditation to issue permits for new dwellings operated by Human Services. The accreditation provides professionals, including building surveyors and inspectors additional knowledge to audit and assess fire risk. The Victorian Government is working in partnership with all facets of the construction and development industry as well as local councils and community service groups to deliver new dwellings to the social housing sector. An initiative [...]