ISSUE 2 - FEB/MAR 2013

cover contents feature

• Solar perplexes (part 1)


• Speaking of Solar

• Adjustable pipe wrench

• New 50mm Grateseal

• Stainless Point Drain

• Sliding Door Drains


• Around the States

• Around the Globe


• All about Google

• The digital era is here


• Retro billboard!


What we've been up to...


• This month's joke...

• Words of wisdom

• Some shockers!




Changes for Queensland Plumbers

This year has seen some significant changes to the way that plumbers work with a new set of regulations.


The new regulations are designed to streamline the process of getting plumbing work done which means time savings for plumbers and cost savings for consumers.

The regulations mean that qualified Queensland plumbers can now certify certain works that previosuly needed local government permits and inspections.

These changes remove a layer of bureaucracy from the entire plumbing process and saves government plumbing inspectors from attending the site.

Known as "Notifiable Work", the new system now only requires the plumber to submit an online form, which lets the government know that the work has taken place.

The plumber does this online via the Plumbing Application Service (PAS).

To help plumbers with the transition to the new system, the Plumbing Industry Council has started an audit program to make sure that licensees are lodging the forms correctly.


For more information about the new regulations and Notifiable work, click here.


Do you think the new regulations will help streamline the plumbing process?

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