There's a new, updated guide to building Standards and Tolerances out now!

"The VBA has released an updated edition of the Guide to Standards and Tolerances to help building practitioners build quality homes and prevent disputes with their clients.

The Guide to Standards and Tolerances 2015 has been developed as a convenient reference to the minimum standards and quality of domestic building work that can be expected. It provides references to relevant areas of legislation and gives guidance on areas of building standards that are not covered by legislation or most building contracts.
The 2015 edition includes important updates and revisions, such as:

  • adjusted tolerances in line with amended Australian Standards
  • new information on building maintenance for owners, in relation to building foundations and footings
  • updated diagrams and tables
  • additional explanatory notes
  • updated and expanded schedule of references used in the Guide.

The latest edition of the Guide is effective from 30 March 2015 and applies to domestic building contracts entered into from this date, or domestic building work commenced on or after that date (where a domestic building contract is not required)."