Re: Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission41
Oct 09, 2019 6:13 pm
Effective Regulation promotes industry standards which minimises risk for players, which will reduce the risk premiums currently factored into pricing and will result in lower costs across the industry. It will also promote standardisation and economies of scale which will reduce costs. With more certainty industry players will be encouraged to invest in new cost saving technologies that will reduce product costs. The current low trust and fragmented ‘wild west’ building industry increases costs. Industry groups such as the HIA should be promoting standards and their effective regulation if they want their members to be competitive in the future versus imported prefabricated homes and low cost, low skilled imported labour. Consumers will vote with their wallets. USA style trade barriers won’t be an option here to protect the current sloppy and inefficient ‘cottage’ industry from disruption.
Re: Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission42
Oct 12, 2019 6:54 am
Effective Regulation promotes industry standards which minimises risk for players, which will reduce the risk premiums currently factored into pricing and will result in lower costs across the industry.
A succinct summation.
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Re: Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission43
Oct 27, 2019 1:08 pm
The ABC program 7.30 has been doing a number of reports into the building industry recently. This one entitled Buyer Beware which aired this week is worth watching.
The program covers home building problems as well as problems with apartments - in particular the impossibility of accessing home warranty insurance and we really need to know why nothing has been done about this so far. Everybody has been talking about it for years.
It's also interesting that one of the affected apartment owners is a surveyor so not unfamiliar with the industry you would have thought.
The issue of overheating in apartment buildings is also raised. This is due to the prevalence of curtain wall construction with no balconies and lots of glass.
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