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The building and construction industry can be complex, which is why we receive thousands of member enquiries each year. Here at Master Builders, our friendly and knowledgeable experts are on hand to answer your questions about issues you face in the day-to-day running of your business.

22 March 2018

BIF changes to impact subcontracts

Upcoming BIF legislation changes require an interim change to Master Builders' Period Subcontract Agreement and Subcontract Agreement.

20 March 2018

How to safely install swimming pool and spa bonding

The Workplace Health and Safety Electrical Safety Office Workers' Compensation Regulator have released detailed information on how to safely install swimming pool and spa bonding.

6 March 2018

Get set for the Commonwealth Games

The 2018 Commonwealth Games will be held 4-15 April and with only weeks to go, you need to be ready.

28 February 2018

WHSQ campaign to focus on silica dust

WHSQ inspectors will soon commence a campaign that focusses on the risks associated with respirable crystalline silica (RCS).

26 February 2018

NCC changes and call for feedback

The National Construction Code (NCC) 2016, Volume One Amendment 1 will be adopted by all Australian states and territories from 12 March 2018 as an out of cycle amendment to the new edition of the NCC that will take effect in May 2019.

26 February 2018

Retaining walls 101

These days, large modern houses may be constructed close to subdivisional boulder retaining walls, due to the limited availability of sizeable blocks of land and backyard swimming pools being a common addition. This has led to an increase in the number, size and complexity of retaining walls being built.

16 February 2018

Make sure your balustrades and railings measure up

In Queensland, we have strict requirements when it comes to balustrades.

16 February 2018

Changes coming for labour hire licensing

The Labour Hire Licencing Act 2017 (the Act) comes into effect on 16 April 2018 and will:

13 February 2018

La Spina to provide Working at Heights info for industry

After a falls from height incident on one of their construction projects, La Spina Constructions have invested significantly in the development of a General Awareness training course which will provide ongoing benefits for the North Queensland construction industry.

20 December 2017

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