GLAZIERS NOW REQUIRED TO REGISTER IN THE VICTORIAN DOMESTIC BUILDING CODE
One of the longer-term strategic goals of AGGA is to have glazing identified within all state construction acts (or equivalents). To date we have been successful in having glazing recognised in the Domestic Builder Code of the Victorian Building Act.
Domestic Building work is work associated with the construction, renovation, improvement or maintenance of a home. If a builder intends to carry out, manage or arrange the carrying out of domestic building work for another person, and the cost of that work is more than $5,000.00 then the parties must enter a major domestic building contract. The builder must also now use a qualified or competent glazier to conduct any glazing work in that contract.
What benefit is this to Victorian AGGA members?
The loudest cry from members is that the “cowboy” element in the industry needs to be eradicated. Well this is the first and a major step in achieving that. Victorian members need to embrace these changes, register as a glazier with the VBA and ensure any head contractor offering glazing work is aware of this requirement.
How does this affect me?
If you are a glazier you need to register with the VBA.
If you are a head contractor you must use glaziers registered with the VBA.
What do I need to do?
Register for the free AGGA Victoria VBA update briefing. You will learn about the building code, how to register and how to put your application together.