The most common question I receive from clients is: "Why is my Development Application taking so long to be approved for a seemingly minor project?" Unfortunately, this is not such an easy question to respond to, because there are so many variables involved with the DA assessment process that make it difficult to give an exact time frame. However, I believe there are ways in which you can improve the time frames for your DA.
The HBCF has been overhauled to enable private insurers to enter the market. The new system provides a safety net for consumers in situations where a builder cannot complete residential building work or fix defects due to insolvency, death, disappearance or license suspension.
The GHIACCIO range of mosaic tiles from Bisazza is created by combining two white mosaic colours from the Vetricolor range: VTC 20.09 and VTC 20.10. It offers subtle variations in tone.
Amber Tiles has been acquired by Kim Hin Industry (KHI), one of Malaysia's largest integrated tile manufacturers. KHI also owns Johnson Tiles, which has operated in Australia for more than 50 years in the domestic and commercial markets.
A spectacular view demands a spectacular pool, and this pool overlooking Beverly Hills didn't match its stunning surroundings. Not only was it dated, but it had also been poorly constructed, creating serious problems with water intrusion relative to the perimeter overflow system. Using LATICRETE products, Rock Solid Tile created a pool worthy of the spectacular view.
LATICRETE Australia recently held a free Pool Tiling Installation Systems training day at its NSW Training Centre in Smeaton Grange. The seminar attracted a broad cross-section of the industry, including pool builders, pool tilers, renderers, landscapers and suppliers.
The New Zealand Master Pool Builders (NZMPB) 2016–2017 Photographic Competition winners have been announced and, having been invited to join the judging panel, I can attest to the quality of the entries. In many cases, it was very difficult to decide on a winner as there was so much fantastic work showcased.
Biopolymer-based hydrogels — slime formed by living organisms — sound like something out of Ghostbusters. While you don't want them in your mouth or in your plumbing, German researchers have found a place where they're actually desirable: in mortar.
MasterLife 300D is an integral, Portland cement-based, crystalline material that reacts in concrete to form non-soluble crystalline hydration products in the capillary pores of the concrete.
The six-star Capella Singapore design drew heavily on the recent trend of using tile and stone for vertical exterior applications. A pair of LATICRETE products were used to ensure the construction was up to standard and could withstand the year-round humidity and monsoonal winds and rain.
A Bendigo pool and spa building company has been fined $15,000 and forced to compensate two former customers after being found guilty of taking payment without supplying goods.