March 2020

Planning ahead for a new home or commercial development after COVID-19

The social isolation measures the Federal and State Governments have introduced amid the COVID-19 outbreak have placed severe restrictions on the activities we normally enjoy day-to-day.  However, the most serious consequences are the social and economic impacts caused by the sudden loss of employment in many industries.  This blog is not intended to trivialise these very real impacts, but shed

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bushfire prevention and controlled house

Bushfire prevention & controls: what it means for the everyday homeowner

The extensive bushfires over the past six months have highlighted many of the issues involving environmental management, climate change, the adequacy of the fire fighting resources, and the construction standards of our houses. Bushfire protection measures for residential construction were first introduced in New South Wales in 1999. These measures were extensively revised in 2009 with the introduction of Australian

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