Building Commissioner Peter Gow says an agreement amongst Australian Building Ministers to make the 2015 National Construction Code (NCC) and future editions freely available online will pave the way for more innovative and productive building and plumbing industries in Western Australia.
High Wycombe licensed plumbing contractor Grant Aaron Raynor (PL5501), the sole director of G A Raynor Pty Ltd and trading as Rayco Plumbing Contractors , has been ordered by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) to pay fines of $3,000 and costs of $700 as a result of disciplinary action initiated by the Plumbers Licensing Board.
Future online editions, commencing with the 2015 National Construction Code (NCC), will be freely available to registered users, commencing with access to a free preview of NCC 2015 (both online and in PDF) prior to its adoption date of 1 May 2015. From 1 February 2015, users are able to access NCC 2015 which includes: Volume One (Building Code of Australia for Class 2 to Class 9 Buildings);...
Unregistered painter Daniel James Arthur Lewis, of Myaree and trading as Danny Lewis Painting, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for holding out or implying that he was a registered painting contractor when he was not.
The Building Commission has received several calls regarding a report that aired on Channel 7’s Today Tonight program on 11 December 2014. At the conclusion of the report, which looked at the “problems, dangers and hidden costs of home renovations”, the program’s host stated that “as of next year, you’ll no longer need council approval for swimming pools, patios and granny flats”. This...
A Yanchep man who made false claims in order to obtain employment as a level 2 building surveyor has been ordered to pay fines and costs totalling $5,891.90 for offences under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 .
Connolly man Brendon Anthony Gorman , trading as Instyle Flooring , has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for contractual offences he committed in July 2011 in relation to decking work at an Ellenbrook property.
Users can now pre-register for free access to the 2015 edition of the NCC as it becomes available online and as a PDF from 1 February 2015 via the home page of the Australian Building Codes Board website www.abcb.gov.au .
The State Government has announced reforms to the building approvals process for single residential housing which will reduce time delays, giving owners and builders greater certainty that planning and building requirements will be met.
If you’re a subcontractor in the construction industry and have had issues getting paid for your work then we want to hear from you! As a subcontractor, you rely on being paid by those who you have benefited from your hard work. Cash flow is critical to the survival of the business and disputes over payment can be costly and time consuming. The Construction Contracts Act 2004 was established by...
Please be advised that the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is currently undertaking a project to reduce the level of regulation in the National Construction Code (NCC). The ABCB has released a survey to seek stakeholder feedback on potentially redundant or unnecessary NCC provisions. The survey closes on 12 December 2014 and is available by clicking the link below. Complete the Regulation...
The Rockingham Magistrates Court has handed down a record fine to unregistered company Triffic Builders Pty Ltd for registration and contractual offences it committed for building work at a Parmelia property in April 2011 and a Medina property in May 2011.
The Building Commissioner is warning consumers to be wary of dealing with formerly registered Western Australian building company AFRA Construction Pty Ltd and its two directors Mal Afrasiabi and Fazollah (Fred) Afrasiabi after receiving information that Mal Afrasiabi may be continuing to operate without the required registration.
The Building Commissioner has renewed his warning to consumers not to deal with an unregistered painter who is continuing to advertise and carry out unauthorised painting work despite having been successfully prosecuted in 2012.