Whether it is a townhouse complex or a high rise building, the Body Corporate (or Owners Corporation) is responsible for good repair and maintenance of the property. But do you know there are hidden repair and maintenance items that, if overlooked, can cost your communityRead more
Calling all Body Corporate Committees and Resident Unit Managers! At this free seminar, discover how to: Access building management and compliance experts for FREE Create a complaint building management system Use a building management system to make you money Use great record keeping as theRead more
The weather is scorching. Your face red from blowing up the inflatable pool and believe it or not, you may have just broken the law. Tens of thousands of Sydney families are inadvertently breaking the law by using portable pools, which are responsible for aRead more
The recent New South Wales Coroner’s report into the 2012 death of a Sydney woman tragically highlights the dangers of failing to maintain fire safety standards in residential towers. Two women were forced to jump from a fifth floor balcony as their Bankstown apartment was consumed by fire. One was killed and the other seriously injured.Read more
In July 2008 the Queensland Government introduced the Building Fire Safety Regulation. The legislation applies to all buildings in Queensland except free standing houses, townhouses and sheds.
The legislation is largely focused on the duties and responsibilities of the owner of the building. In strata communities, the body corporate is the owner of the building. As the body corporate is constituted by all lot owners of the building, the duties, responsibilities, and penalties for non-compliance under the legislation fall squarely with the body corporate i.e. all lot owners.
Fire doors are installed to Australian Standard (AS) 1905.1. It references fire doors as the complete assembly (fire door set). A fire door set includes the frame, door and hardware fitted to the door set. The Australian Standard requires that all fittings to the fireRead more
We get a lot of body corporate committees come to us complaining about the state of their building and common property. Dirty Broken Tired Infested Overgrown Peeling Rotten Rusted… We hear it all, and when it comes down to it, no one at the buildingRead more
Chris Nezmah Have you heard about the changes to the 2008 Queensland Building Fire Safety Regulations? Here they are: The diagrams on your evacuation signs must be oriented so that the direction to exit on the diagram matches the actual direction to the exit. NoRead more