Tradie Profile: Greg and Jack Walsh, Duchess Constructions

Duchess Constructions is a Mackay-based family company dedicated to quality workmanship at realistic prices. Headed up by Greg Walsh, the company specialists in renovation work to update or modernise the home as well as extensions and home improvement work.

5 December 2018

Changes to testing and tagging on construction sites

AN onsite office, meal room or ancillary building within the boundaries of a construction site is now considered part of the construction site.

5 December 2018

Starting a new employee?

AFTER you’ve found the right person, it’s important to make sure they start on the right track.

5 December 2018

Safe workers awarded

JOHN Holland and Simonds Homes have taken out top gongs at the Safe Work and Return to Work Awards.

5 December 2018

Life members honoured

Members are the lifeblood of Master Builders, having made it everything it is today. Each year, we honour those who have made a significant contribution to not only our association but the building and construction industry more broadly with Life Membership.

4 December 2018

New QBCC financial reporting requirements

The government, in seeking to tackle insolvencies and corporate collapses in the building and construction industry, has announced new reporting requirements for Minimum Financial Requirements (MFR). The changes will take place in a two-staged process.

4 December 2018

Heat stress risk rises with El Nino

WEATHER experts are forecasting a scorcher of a summer for Queensland, meaning your risk of heat stress is on the rise.

4 December 2018

New plumbing framework for Queensland

The new Plumbing and Drainage Act 2018 is now in force. The Act replaces the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002 and establishes a new legislative framework for plumbing and drainage in Queensland.

19 October 2018

NCC Queensland variation: bonded laminate

The government was expected to introduce a Queensland variation to the National Construction Code to remove the deemed-to-satisfy concession for bonded laminated materials.

19 October 2018

BIF amendments passed by parliament

Amendments to the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (Qld) were passed by Parliament on 5 September 2018.

20 September 2018

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