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Are you under insured? If not a Natural Disaster could make you so!

With Cyclone Debbie at the forefront of our minds, being properly insured is a must. Adding weight to this is the recent data showing that 83% of homes in Australia are underinsured by more than 10% when the average 30% increase in re-construction costs is applied when a natural disaster...

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Asbestos Alert – The Government Buyback Deadline is here!

If your building was built before the 1980s, you may have loose filled asbestos. Register now and the government will buy your Asbestos affected property at market rates. Here is all you need to know... Asbestos...

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Deficient Sinking Funds: When is the Ticking Time Bomb going to Explode?

Read the latest report by James Freestun. Deficient Sinking Funds: When is the Ticking Time Bomb going to Explode [click here to download or view...

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Legislation Update: NEW Fire Regulations

Recently, the Queensland Government updated the Building Fire Safety Regulations 2011 (Qld). Here's all you need to know. What's changed:-  
  1. Evacuation Signs - now all evacuation signs and diagrams must be orientated to the direction the sign reader is standing. Basically North must be North. (Section 30 referring to AS 1851-2012 Emergency...

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New Year Update to Terms and Conditions

As part of our constant process of review to ensure we are compliant with changes to legislative schemes, we have recently updated our Supply Terms and Conditions. These changes will be applicable to contracts formed on or after 15 January 2015. The Terms are now clearer in defining the scope...

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The Pool Safety Council disbanded 10th November 2014!

19/11/2014 - by James Freestun The pool safety Council was disbanded last week (10th November 2014) and all its functions and disciplinary powers were passed to the Queensland Building & Construction Commission (QBCC). The government is touting the move as another step in the reduction of red tape, delays and costs associated with...

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Baby fall a timely reminder about window safety!

Paramedics rushed to a Seaforth dwelling where a 16 month old girl had pushed against a fly screen and plunged several metres to the ground. She was transported by CareFlight helicopter to Westmead Children's hospital. The helicopter used Balgowlah Golf Club to do the pick-up. Thankfully the child is stable. Paramedic...

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NEW FIRE STANDARD: AS1851-2005 replaced

NEW FIRE STANDARD: AS1851-2005 replaced by AS1851-2012 AS1851 is the standard used to set maintenance standards and frequency for all your fire safety installations. It covers requirements for everything from extinguishers to sprinklers. Below is a quick summary of some of the changes that will affect buildings with sprinklers and pump-sets....

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Severe Weather Warning – Storm and Cyclone season ahead – are you prepared?

October through to April is Australian storm season and meteorologists are predicting up to 69 days of severe weather which defined means severe thunderstorms within 150km of capital cities (see table below for predictions). BE PREPARED - Up to 69 days of severe weather 7 & 13 Cyclones to hit...

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Update to Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

As part of our constant process of review to ensure we are compliant with changes to legislative schemes and protecting client information, we have recently changed both our Supply Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. These documents are available by clicking on the links at the bottom of this...

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