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European House Borer (EHB) Hylotrupes bajulus (Linnaeus) , is a destructive pest of seasoned coniferous timber including pine, fir and spruce. If allowed to become established it could cause major structural damage to buildings. Timbers commonly used for structural purposes in Australia, including...
European house borer
For specific advice about termite protection for a proposed new home you may contact the building surveyor at your local council, your builder or architect, or a licensed pest control professional. Advice about all types of pesticide treatments can be obtained from the Pesticide Safety Section of...
Termites and pests
Whichever system is selected for the prevention or early detection of termites, it is important that inspections are carried out regularly. You should inspect your property every six months for any obvious signs of infestation. Consumer Protection also recommends that you arrange for an inspection...
Termites and pests
Alternative termite control methods now fall into four broad categories - physical barriers, chemical barriers, resistant materials and design for early detection. Physical barriers Various forms of metal mesh barriers. Specially graded granite chips. Exposed concrete floor slab constructed as a...
Termites and pests
When you get a builder to construct your new home, you will be presented with a range of measures that can be taken against possible damage by termites (white ants). Modified standards In the past, most new homes were protected by spraying the sand pad with organochlorine chemicals. However,...
Termites and pests
Registration as an adjudicator falls under the Construction Contracts Act 2004 . (1) The qualifications and experience required by an adjudicator are: (a) a degree from a university or other tertiary institution in Australia in one of the following disciplines or an equivalent qualification from an...
Becoming an adjudicator
Western Australia has some of the driest climatic regions in Australia and is prone to bushfire attack, particularly around the south west regions. In the past few years there have been numerous fire events that have devastated bushland areas and destroyed or damaged properties. The Building...
Building in bushfire prone areas
The Building Commission protects the community by setting standards and ensuring contractors have the skills, experience and financial capacity to deliver quality building services. It is illegal for an individual, partnership or company to contract for or carry out a building service without first...
Find a registered building service provider or licensed plumber
The Building Regulations 2012 (the Regulations) requires all private swimming and spa pools that contain water that is more than 300mm deep to have a compliant safety barrier installed that restricts access by young children to the pool and its immediate surrounds. The requirements for safety...
Swimming pools and spas
A sustainable building industry will balance environmental, social and economic issues to ensure a viable and valuable industry for future generations. The building industry includes developing, planning, designing, building, altering, or maintaining the built environment. The manufacturers,...
Sustainability

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Building Commission
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31 May 2016
Building Commission
Checklist
16 Sep 2014
Building Commission
Checklist
16 Sep 2014
Building Commission
Form – application
05 Sep 2014
Building Commission
Form – application
01 Jul 2015
Building Commission
Reports
20 Jan 2017
This form is to be used by people applying to be registered as building practitioners with the Building Services Board. Set 5 is the registration pathway for applicants who have seven years full-time...
Building Commission
Form – application
01 Jul 2015
This form is to be used by people applying to be registered as building practitioners with the Building Services Board. Set 4 is the registration pathway for applicants who have five years full-time...
Building Commission
Form – application
01 Jul 2015

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Australind building surveying company Tecon Australia Pty Ltd (reg. BSC18) and its director and nominated supervisor, Kim Lawrence Rowland (reg. BSP240), have been cautioned by the Building Services Board for negligent conduct under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 .
Building Commission
Media release
01 Dec 2015
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.
Building Commission
Media release
01 Dec 2015
Pearsall builder David Allan Russell (reg. BC7560 & BP7560) has been fined $4,000 by the Building Services Board for negligent conduct following a disciplinary proceeding under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 .
Building Commission
Media release
24 Nov 2015
Breaking the building laws has proven costly for Rockingham flooring installer Jorge Puas , director of JPC Flooring Pty Ltd , who has been fined $12,500 by the Perth Magistrates Court and ordered to pay costs of $1,016.40 to the Building Commissioner.
Building Commission
Media release
23 Nov 2015
Red tape reforms set to save West Australians at least $150 million during the next five years have been revealed in the State's inaugural Red Tape Reduction Report Card.
Building Commission
Department News
17 Nov 2015
From 1 November 2015 Great Lakes Australia (GLA) commenced issuing Home Indemnity Insurance (HII) Policies via their agent Residential Builders Underwriting Agency (RBUA) with all Calliden HII Policies transferred over to GLA via a Scheme of Arrangement. All Western Australian HII policies are now issued by either RBUA or QBE Insurance. Further information on HII can be found on the Home...
Building Commission
Department News
17 Nov 2015
Bibra Lake roof repairer David William Fuery , trading as Affect Roof Restoration , has been ordered to pay a fine of $10,000 and costs of $871.50 for contractual offences and failing to comply with an order of the Building Commissioner.
Building Commission
Media release
02 Nov 2015
Darlington unregistered builder Ernest Jackson , trading as Jackson Design and Build and Jackson Carpentry , has been ordered to pay a fine of $20,000 and costs of $871.40 for registration and contractual offences, bringing his total fines for building offences to $50,700 in two years.
Building Commission
Media release
02 Nov 2015
To strengthen its underwriting of home indemnity insurance the Western Australian Government will raise premiums by 18 per cent from 1 January 2016.
Building Commission
Department News
30 Oct 2015
Wanneroo flooring installer Stewart John Granger , trading as Floors by Stewart , has been fined $2,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court and ordered to pay costs of $871.70 to the Building Commissioner for contractual offences. On 2 October 2015, Mr Granger pleaded guilty and was convicted of two charges under the Home Building Contracts Act 1991 . The first charge against Mr Granger was for...
Building Commission
Media release
19 Oct 2015

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