Home Design Guides: Regulations
There are certain restrictions that apply to splashbacks, most significantly determining where they should be installed and how big they need to be. Read more about splashback regulations.
Buying and fitting major kitchen appliances isn't always as easy as just putting them where they'll fit and plugging them in.
There are several regulations in Australia that affect how you buy plumbing products, how they need to be positioned in relation to other parts of your kitchen, and how they need to be installed.
How do solar rebates work - and how much are you entitled to? Who needs to install your solar panels, and what sorts of qualifications or accreditations do they need?
There are certain regulations and some paperwork you'll need to know about if you're planning on installing wind - especially if you're hoping to feed energy back into the grid or claim government rebates in the form of STCs.
There are a number of regulations in Australia that will affect how you design your home. These regulations mostly exist to ensure that liveable areas are healthy and safe.
The Australian federal government provides rebates for people who install renewable energy systems for their homes. Find out how these work, and what you're likely to be entitled to.
In Australia, there are certain laws and regulations that exist to ensure that only accredited tradespeople do certain parts of an installation. Find out who needs to install your solar system, and why.
There's a bit of bureaucracy and paperwork involved when it comes to feeding wind power back into the grid. Learn which parties are involved, what role they play and what's required on your end.
Because many hot water systems operate on electricity or gas and heat water to scalding temperatures, there are some important safety regulations in place. Likewise, some systems attract generous government rebates which are well worth knowing about.