Articles for: New Homes

Why State Government and Councils Require Water Tank Screening

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In Australia, states require you to screen all entry points to on your rainwater tank. In Queensland, local councils may fine you several hundred dollars for failing to screen your tank. South Australian government advise when planning for rainwater use, the inlet and overflow of the rainwater tank must be fitted with ...

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Stormwater Detention: Council Requirements for Residential and Property Development

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Local councils require stormwater detention for residential development throughout many built-up areas in Australia. This article will look at why this is necessary in developed areas, general requirements you might need to meet, and how you can comply water detention requirements. What is Stormwater Detention? As resi ...

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Narrow Water Tanks for Smaller Properties and Shrinking Lot Sizes

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According to the 2016 State of the Land Report submitted to Australia’s federal government by The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA), lot sizes continued to fall in urban areas around Australia. Major cities and regions reported on (Sydney, South-East Queensland, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne) are all, f ...

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Help Property Owners Choose a Water Tank to Fit Space Limitations

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When building a house, especially on smaller lot, it might be difficult planning where to place a rainwater tank. Many builders will often just plonk in a storage tank in the most convenient location, below a downpipe on the outside of a house. Presenting a few options, however, to the property owner, shows an attentio ...

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Water Tanks for Small Spaces

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The Urban Development Institute of Australia has released its 2015 State of the Land Report indicating a continuing downward trend in block sizes for new homes. The average median lot size nationwide is 474m2. Because lot size continue to decrease and homes tend to be built border to border, new home buyers must be sel ...

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