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Updated 13th May 2016

Fencing Business for sale - South East of South Australia 
An opportunity exists to purchase a long established Rural Fencing business based in the South East of South Australia with good clientele. see here

Victoria - Building on the boundary

Reminder notice - Confusion around this matter see here

Fencing ESTIMATOR - wanted see here

Fence CONTRACTORS - wanted see here

NSW - Swimming pools

More news see here also see here

NSW - Swimming pools and certification

From 29 April 2016, residential properties with a swimming pool or spa pool must have a certificate of compliance for the pool barrier before the property can be leased or sold.

Pool barriers can be inspected and certified by a local council or a private certifier (category A1, A2, A3 or E1) accredited by the Building Professionals Board.

New members

Homestead Fencing  see here

Shepp City Fencing  see here

Applied Resolution Technologies  see here

NSW - Practice advice for swimming pool certifiers.
Swimming pool legislation in NSW and Qld uses different terms.
Are you an E1 certifier who also works in Queensland as a pool inspector ?
NSW and Queensland legislation sometimes refer to the same thing using different terms. Correct terminology ensures the notices and certificates you issue are legally valid, and helps pool owners know exactly what services you’re offering.

Victoria - The Victorian Building Authority
VBA has deregistered 25 builders in Victoria. The 25 were registered in Queensland originally and then in Victoria under the Mutual Recognition Act. These builders have now been deregistered in both states.

Victoria - Sprinkler protection for balconies
New regulations have been made to amend the National Construction Code in Victoria so that all new multi-storey residential buildings, hotels, healthcare buildings and aged care buildings that are required to install sprinklers designed to AS 2118.1, must extend that sprinkler protection to include all covered balconies, regardless of size.

Victoria - VBA
Releases External Wall Cladding Audit Report
 see here

NSW - The Building Professionals Board
has moved to a new office in The Barrington building at 10 Smith Street, Parramatta. Telephone numbers have changed and main number is now (02) 8522 7800. Email address and postal details remain the same.

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.
Swimming pools and spas Victoria and Melbourne
Before 8 April 1991 and After 8 April 1991

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

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

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

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
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.
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

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Two new sections
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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.
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