Conditions imposed on builder's registration

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The Building Services Board has imposed conditions on the builder registration of Gary Alan Cramphorn (reg. BC10775 & BP10775) and will pursue disciplinary action against him through the State Administrative Tribunal.

The Building Commission is concerned that it has been unable to contact Mr Cramphorn, whose last known address was in Rockingham.

The condition imposed on Mr Cramphorn’s building contractor registration in August 2015 prohibits him, in his personal capacity, from entering into contracts for the carrying out of building work for which contractor registration is required or applying for a building permit without the Board’s approval.

The Board had previously placed a condition on Mr Cramphorn’s building practitioner registration to limit his capacity to undertake building work. The condition prohibits him from being a nominated supervisor for a partnership, company or body in which he owns shares or is a director, partner or member. The conditions do not restrict Mr Cramphorn from completing building work under existing contracts.

Mr Cramphorn was successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner in September 2015 for failing to produce records to confirm his financial status. The Perth Magistrates Court ordered him to pay a fine of $1,000 and costs of $564.60. A media statement on this outcome can be viewed at www.dmirs.wa.gov.au/announcements/failure-provide-financial-information-costs-builder.

The Building Commission issued the direction to produce records in writing to Mr Cramphorn’s last known business and residential addresses in June 2015, after receiving information he may have limited financial capacity to operate as a building service contractor. The direction required Mr Cramphorn to provide information relating to his financial status to the Building Commission by 10 July 2015. Mr Cramphorn failed to comply with the direction by the due date or at all.

“Registered builders are required to notify the Building Services Board if they are experiencing financial difficulty or if there are any changes to the addresses we have recorded for them in the register,” Building Commissioner Peter Gow said.

“The public is warned not to enter into any new dealings with Mr Cramphorn in relation to building work unless the conditions on his licence are lifted. The status of a builder’s registration, including any conditions imposed by the Board, can be viewed on the register at www.dmirs.wa.gov.au/building-commission/find-registered-building-service-provider.

“Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Mr Cramphorn should contact the Building Commission on 1300 489 099 or bcinfo@dmirs.wa.gov.au.”

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