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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.
Building Commission
Media release
04 Feb 2015
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.
Building Commission
Media release
02 Feb 2015
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);...
Building Commission
Department News
30 Jan 2015
Western Australians will continue to have the option to register as one of the three levels of building surveying practitioners – level 1, level 2 or technicians – for the foreseeable future.
Building Commission
Media release
28 Jan 2015
Darlington man Rupert Heath Sherrier John, trading as Darlington Painting Services, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for registration offences.
Building Commission
Media release
16 Jan 2015
The Building Services (Registration) Regulations 2011 (the Regulations) provide for the registration of building service providers, including building surveyors.
Building Commission
Department News
13 Jan 2015
If you undertake alterations and additions, then you will need to know how to use the WA Alterations & Additions Protocol (Protocol), a new option for meeting the energy efficiency requirements.
Building Commission
Department News
13 Jan 2015
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.
Building Commission
Media release
13 Jan 2015
The Building Commissioner is reminding consumers to check a painter’s registration before engaging them to carry out painting work valued over $1,000 or risk being ripped off.
Building Commission
Media release
13 Jan 2015
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...
Building Commission
Department News
19 Dec 2014
The December 2014 edition of Plumbers' News contains the latest news for the plumbing industry from Western Australia's Building Commission. Plumbers' News edition 2/2014 – December 2014
Building Commission
Department News
19 Dec 2014
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 .
Building Commission
Media release
17 Dec 2014
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.
Building Commission
Media release
16 Dec 2014
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 .
Building Commission
Department News
16 Dec 2014
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.
Building Commission
Media release
25 Nov 2014
Reforms to the building approvals process for single residential housing will reduce time delays, giving owners and builders greater certainty about when building work can start.
Building Commission
Department News
10 Nov 2014
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...
Building Commission
Event
03 Nov 2014
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...
Building Commission
Alert
30 Oct 2014
The Building Commission will be running two information sessions to assist future builders to understand the process of becoming registered in Western Australia.
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Location: Ground floor Mason Bird Building, 303 Sevenoaks Street, Cannington Session 1: Thursday 20 November 2014 Time: 5.30pm to 8.30pm Cost: Free Session in January to be announced The detailed...
Building Commission
Event
17 Oct 2014
The Building Commission’s new risk-based audit process is examining the administrative and technical aspects of the building process undertaken by registered builders.
Building Commission
Department News
15 Oct 2014
Building The West is a one day only conference hosted by Master Builders and the Australian Institute of Building.
Building Commission
Department News
09 Oct 2014
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.
Building Commission
Media release
08 Oct 2014
You are invited to have your say on the operation and effectiveness of a key piece of legislation that supports security of payment in Western Australia’s building and construction industry.
Building Commission
Media release
03 Oct 2014
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.
Building Commission
Media release
26 Sep 2014
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.
Building Commission
Media release
25 Sep 2014

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