The building industry is beset by poor quality, non-compliant and unsafe buildings
Craig Fitch's apartment building is so highly flammable that residents were ordered to remove wood-chip mulch and trees because of fears any fire in the garden could quickly engulf the block.
"It's extremely dangerous," Mr Fitch said. Large parts of the complex, located in Frankston in Melbourne's south-east, is wrapped in non-compliant polystyrene, painted to look like concrete. But this isn't the only problem!
Don't fall victim to greedy developers, poor building contractors and a lack of compliance inspections by the authorities. Before building or renovating your home get educated. You must protect your valuable new asset and your family - you must ensure that your home is safe, compliant and of good quality. You cannot rely on the authorities or building contractors alone. My new books 'An Introduction to Building and Renovating Houses, Volumes 1 and 2' will provide tips, advice and knowledge so that you can ensure your home isn't like one of these in this story.
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