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Updated 18th November 2015

Cladding Audit - Melbourne Victoria
The VBA is continuing work on its Cladding Audit following the fire at a Docklands apartment building in November last year. The MFB’s report into the fire found that it spread quickly due to the non-compliant use of aluminium composite paneling on the building’s external walls. The VBA has now audited 72 buildings in the Melbourne area of some 170 building permits identified through the Cladding Audit. As a result of the Audit, a residential building at 144 Clarendon St in Southbank was identified as having non-compliant cladding. The VBA is working with the City of Port Phillip and all relevant authorities to ensure the building continues to be safe for occupation. The City of Port Phillip issued Emergency Orders for the installation of smoke alarms, bolts to windows and heat reflective screens to ensure the immediate safety concerns are properly managed. The Metropolitan Fire Brigade also has an enhanced response for incidents at the apartment block.

Before 8 April 1991 and After 8 April 1991 - swimming pools and spas Victoria and Melbourne
All outdoor swimming pools and spas built since 1 May 2010 must not have direct access to the pool area via a door from a building, such as a house or a garage see here

Hume city council - page has been updated  see here

Swimming pools and spas - Victoria this has now been updated see here

Fencing Quickguide – Victoria
Please note that the information in the Fencing Quickguide maybe out of date due to the Fences amendment Bill 2014 and the changes in the fencing act.

Scam alert
An email notice has been sent to all members and registered users about a fencing scam seeking to skim money off stolen credit cards. More information was listed in the email.

Fencing Tools and Equipment plus tractor for sale
Toyota Ute Landcrusier, Kubota Tractor, Lyco Post driver, John Deere Tool box, Lyco Augers, Marchant Picket Post Driver, Sthil Motorised post hole digger, Paslode Punumatic clip gun, Warratah wedge lock strainer plus much more. Fencing set up ready to go see here

NSW Disputes and Selling your house with a pool updated see here

Licensing NSW
Major changes from 15 January 2015. The threshold for requiring a licence for building and general trade work has been raised from over $1,000 of work to over $5,000 (including labour and materials).
see here

New members

Bounce Back - horse fencing see here

South East Vic Fencing see here

Revo Deck and Fencing see here

Gatesplus see here

Employment section has been updated see here

New mobile phone website for fencingonline now underway

New Fastfind search function see here

Warm welcome to New members

Safetech hardware see here

Trigg Industries see here

Endless fencing and gates see here

YCSO MLB - Security see here

Paling Fence update

Paling fence specifications have been updated also see Lapped fence

These two pages have been updated

Contains 6 new fence notices - Victoria    see here

Notice to fence - introduction   see here

Home owners - Important notice - Victoria

If you receive a Fencing Notice

Make sure you reply to a Fencing notice within 30 days and we suggest you reply in writing.

See below what can happen if you dont.

The new Fences Amendment Act 2014

Part 2  Amendments to the Fences Act 1968

19.  Procedure if adjoining owner has not responded or cannot be located An owner of land may commence fencing works and any subsidiary works without agreement from the owner of the adjoining land if (a) the owner gives the owner of the adjoining land a fencing notice and the owner of the adjoining land has not responded within 30 days from the day the fencing notice was given; or (b) after making reasonable inquiries, the owner of the adjoining land is unable to be located.

Review of the Fences Act 1968

First review in thirty years

From the 22 September 2014 the Fences Amendment Act 2014 will come into operation.

The Act includes amendments to the Fences Act 1968.

Victoria - Urgent Notice - 2 parts

1. Introduction to the - Fences Amendment Act 2014

2. The actual bill - Fences Amendment Bill 2014

The aim of the Bill is to facilitate fairer dealings between neighbours over shared dividing fences and encourage resolution of fencing disputes. see more

Special note to home owners

As the employment situation in Australia changes more people enter the fencing industry.

Please make sure the fencing company you select is experienced and check that they have a current ABN number or Registration number (depending on which state you are in).

Also note that requests for quotes increase in the lead up to Christmas and this can cause delays.

It is also a time when scams are most active.

Please report any scam to us.

Warm welcome to New members

WoodSheild see here

Watts Fencing see here

JLBFencing and Timber Supplies see here

New product - new member

Aussie Post Caps - Stop water and sun damage to your post tops
Use on both new and existing posts see here

Melbourne Councils updated see here

Victoria fence disputes updated see here

NSW fence disputes updated see here

Aluminium pool fencing

Home owners and Fencing companies please make sure aluminium pool fencing complies with the pool fencing code, some aluminium fence panels are great for garden fencing but not suitable for pool fencing.

 Home owners

Be aware that some fence listings on the internet are advertising themselves as fencing businesses (they are actually referral services) when you complete your personal information they then sell it to other companies. So be careful how much information you give them and ask them if they are a referral service. Fencingonline has registered members that you contact directly by phone, email or through their web site we do not on sell information. All membership fees go towards improving and keeping this web site up to date.

Fencing companies

Be aware when buying leads from referral services that these leads may have been on sold to many companies, maybe you can ask them how many times a lead is on sold.

Home owners

Be aware that most fencing companies will give you a free quote.
They may also ask you for a deposit if you wish them to go ahead with the work.
We also recommend you obtain a written quote detailing the work to be done and the terms and conditions it will be done under and the length of time the fence is guaranteed.

Asbestos removal - Western Australia

7. (3) A person who stores, breaks, damages, cuts, maintains, repairs, removes, moves, or disposes of, or uses any material containing asbestos without taking reasonable measures to prevent asbestos fibres entering the atmosphere commits an offence.
Health (Asbestos) Regulations 1992  also see Removal of asbestos cement building products

Welcome to all the  
Councils  that have now joined Fencingonline it helps to keep this service up and running.

A special note - to improve business opportunities.
Keep your membership page up to date.
Include pictures of your products or work.
Include specific words that relate to what you do.
Use the wizard to fine-tune your listing.
Two new sections
Please note we have added two new sections to Fencingonline.
You will need to up date your details to activate them.
Use the wizard to add your services or products to the
"emergency fencing page"  also up date the new  "Farm section".
Best regards admin department
Timber fencing can now be chipped on site well done Chipstar Australia Pty Ltd
Timber Fencing Industry survey

Now under way please complete and ask others to do the same

This is your chance to have a say
Thanks to all the companies that have taken advantage of our new free email register.
Fencingonline keeps expanding thanks to articles like this The Age

New free email register so we can contact non-members when members have special offers
existing members do not need to register.

Thank you Sydney radio station 2UE  for inviting us to be on your garden program.

Thank you Melbourne radio station 3AW for allowing us to be on your talk back program.

Fence specifications are now on line and members are asked to proof read and submit any comments also see lapped fence.
Some members are now offering special deals to members so always ask if one is available.
Our security system has been updated for add protection including encrypted email security.
Thanks "Fencing On Line" and good luck with a useful, no nonsense site, this is what it should be about.  John Collins S.A.
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