Engineered stone ban from 1 July

On 6 May, the Queensland Government confirmed engineered stone will be banned across the state from 1 July 2024, with no transition period for contracts entered into prior to 13 December 2023.

10 May 2024

Energy efficient lighting

The Queensland Development Code (QDC) Mandatory Part (MP) 4.1 Sustainable Buildings Version 1.15 commenced on 1 May 2024. It provides Queensland specific variations to achieve 7 star energy efficiency.

7 May 2024

Energy efficiency changes powered up under NCC 2022

The new requirements for energy efficiency in the National Construction Code (NCC) 2022 will come into effect on May 1.

16 April 2024

Preparing for your 2024 worker service return with QLeave

QLeave is Queensland’s portable long service leave scheme for building and construction workers. They help your workers get the leave they’ve earned.

16 April 2024

Working on public holidays – legal and practical considerations

ANZAC Day this year falls on a Thursday, and we have received enquiries from members regarding work on and around Thursday 25 April 2024.

15 April 2024

Lilywood Landings home to first display village in new city

In partnership with Master Builders, Lennium Group has announced its display village for Lilywood Landings – its community in the heart of the new Moreton Bay city of Waraba.

12 April 2024

WHS Act changes – Health and Safety Representatives

Amendments to the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act were passed by state parliament on 21 March 2024.

9 April 2024

Engineered stone ban confirmed

On Friday 22 March 2024, Work Health and Safety and Workplace Relations Ministers from states and territories around the country agreed to prohibit the use, supply and manufacture of all engineered stone from 1 July 2024 under federal WHS laws.

26 March 2024

Natural gas is right at home in new 7-star energy rating builds

*Sponsored contentWith new builds here in Queensland soon requiring a 7-star energy rating to be compliant, you’ve got your pick of stars to wish upon. When it comes to building these houses and units, chances are your wish will involve a simple, no-nonsense way of achieving said stars.

25 March 2024

Protect your business and clients from scammers

Invoice scams, also known as false billing or business email compromise scams, are being increasingly reported in the residential construction and renovation sector, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has warned.

14 March 2024

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