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VERY OLD BUILDING REGULATION

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Archaeologists have uncovered a clay tablet over 4,000 years old, perhaps the oldest written law book, the Code of Hammurabi from ancient Babylon, which provided penalties that represented the world's first Building Code.
 
It said

'If a builder built a house for someone and does not construct it properly and the house which he built fall in and kill its owner, then that builder shall be put to death.
If it kills the son of the owner, the son of that builder shall be put to death.
If it kills a slave of the owner, then he shall pay slave for slave to the owner of the house.
If it ruins goods, he shall make compensation for all that has been ruined.'

Fortunately, penalties for infractions of Building Regulations today are a lot less draconian, but none the less, they exist!
Non-compliance with CPD regulations can lead to serious consequences, see NSW Office of Fair Trading website for details.
Why risk your License when compliance can be so simple?
If you have any questions, call me!