Fines ordered for Cannington building company

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Cannington building company Primestyle Pty Ltd (Reg. BC10592) and its managing director and nominated supervisor Pietro Tilli (Reg. BC10032) have been ordered to pay fines totalling $7,000 and costs of $700 to the Building Commissioner for failing to comply with an order of the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT).

In June 2012 the SAT ordered Primestyle to remedy building work at a Bellevue property by November 2012 and pay costs of $6,187.50 to the home owner within 28 days from the date of the order.

The owner, who had purchased a home built by Primestyle, had found a number of issues with the building work, including cracks in the external brickwork and internal plaster work.

Primestyle did not remedy the works until 24 May 2013 and did not pay the costs until 29 January 2015, resulting in the company having failed to comply with the orders of the SAT.

In disciplinary proceedings initiated by the Building Commission and authorised by the Building Services Board, the matter was settled on 25 March 2015 on the basis that Primestyle would pay a fine of $5,000 and $700 in costs, and Mr Tilli a $2,000 fine, for failing to comply with the order of the SAT.

“For Primestyle Pty Ltd and Mr Tilli as its managing director and nominated supervisor to fail to comply with an order of the State Administrative Tribunal is unacceptable and shows a disregard for the building laws and the powers of this independent State body,” Building Commissioner Peter Gow said.

“This behaviour is certainly not what we expect of a registered builder. The fines imposed by the SAT in this instance send a clear message to anyone who intends to break the building laws that this conduct can attract significant penalties.

“The Building Commission will continue to prosecute and name those who put consumer interests and the reputation of the building industry at risk.”

For information on builders’ responsibilities, visit the Building Commission website www.commerce.wa.gov.au/building-commission, phone 1300 489 099 or email bcinfo@commerce.wa.gov.au.

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