Articles tagged: Building Plans

Choosing a Location for Your Rainwater Tank

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If you are you looking to purchase a rainwater tank, then you should have an understand of what tank size you need. Once you have worked out how much rainwater you wish (and are able) to harvest, your next step will be identifying an appropriate location for a tank that size on your property. There ...

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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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Building Sustainability (BASIX) and Rainwater System Requirements in NSW

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New South Wales’ Building and Sustainability Index (BASIX) aims to achieve up to a 40% reduction on the consumption of potable water against the state benchmark. This benchmark is explicitly expressed as being equal to 90,340 litres of water per person per year. BASIX assessment is required for: new buildings t ...

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Council Requirements for Water Tanks in New Homes

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If you are building a new home in Adelaide region then it is important to understand your water supply requirements to your property. This includes meeting certain council requirements for rainwater storage and plumbing. So there are two main questions you that will need to answer: What are my council requirements for ...

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