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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
What is the European House Borer? The European House Borer (EHB) is a destructive pest that targets seasoned coniferous timber including pine, fir and spruce. If allowed to become established it can cause major structural damage to buildings. The adult beetle lays its eggs into cracks, holes and...
European House Borer
The Dividing Fences Act 1961 (the Act) combines with local government by-laws to regulate the erection and maintenance of dividing fences in Western Australia. The Act provides a process for sharing costs between neighbours, the determination of boundaries and a mechanism for courts to deal with...
Dividing fences
Adjudication The claim A claimant can be a person, body or organisation that presents a payment claim in the event of a payment dispute. The claimant can be: a contractor claiming against a principal; a subcontractor claiming against a contractor; or a supplier of goods claiming against a...
Information on the Construction Contracts Act
As part of its function, the Building Commission provides an avenue for both consumers and builders to resolve disputes relating to the carrying out of regulated building services and home building work contracts. These services are provided to parties as an alternative to the commencement of court...
Building service and home building contract complaints
The Building Commission is committed to maintaining collaborative engagement with the building and construction industry on broad policy and procedural matters likely to affect the industry. The Building Commission Advisory Committee (BCAC) is an advisory forum that comprises all occupational and...
Committees
The board advises the Minister and the Building Commissioner about matters relating to the Building Services (Registration) Act.
Boards
Building Commission Boards and committees: Building Commission Advisory Committee Building Services Board Plumbers Licensing Board Plumbing Industry Reference Group (PIRG), a committee of the Plumbers Licensing Board hosted by the Building Commission 6 Star Committee
Boards and committees
Building regulation Through a range of regulation reforms, the Building Commission has delivered the most significant transformation of Western Australian building laws in over 50 years. Architects Act 2004 The Architects Act 2004 provides for the effective registration of architects in WA. It...
Our legislation
Western Australia’s Building Commission oversees the regulation of building, painting, building surveying and plumbing services. With all these regulatory functions focused within a single agency, our industry and consumers benefit from a more consistent and efficient service. The Building Services...
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Industry bulletin 044 provides information on complying with energy efficiency standards using the nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) accredited software.
Building Commission
Bulletin
05 Feb 2015
Building Commission
Schedule
13 Jan 2015
Building Commission
Form – application
01 Jul 2015
Download and return this form to notify the Building Commission of the change, addition or removal of a nominated supervisor.
Building Commission
Form – notification
18 Sep 2014
Urea formaldehyde foam insulation (UFFI) is a mixture of urea formaldehyde resin, foaming agent and propellant, which was used to insulate hard to access areas in buildings. How common is UFFI? UFFI...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
05 Jan 2015
A warning has been issued on the dangers of storing and handling flammable liquids, particularly petrol. A serious accident involving a jerrycan full of petrol renewed calls for caution in the...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
23 May 2014
A protocol has been developed to enable alterations and additions in Class 1 or attached Class 10 buildings to meet the more stringent energy efficiency requirements that will apply from 1 May 2015.
Building Commission
Bulletin
23 May 2014
Supplementary information to AN002 - use of resistant timber in areas where European House Borer (EHB) has been found. Building Commission Advisory Notes are published to provide technical and regulatory information for the building industry of Western Australia.
Building Commission
Advisory note
20 May 2014
Building Commission Advisory Notes are published to provide technical and regulatory information for the building industry of Western Australia.
Building Commission
Advisory note
20 May 2014

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Announcements

WorkSafe and Consumer Protection have issued a joint warning about a conman who is masquerading as a licensed asbestos removal expert, leaving consumers dangerously exposed to asbestos as well as out of pocket. David Leslie Patrick Back , also known as Davic and trading as Southside Asbestos Removals or Southside Asbestos and Demolition (both unregistered) , has accepted payment for work either...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Aug 2015
The Building Commissioner is warning the public to exercise caution in any dealings with Frayson Pty Ltd (Frayson) or its sole director Dianella man Armand Noor , after receiving information the company may be continuing to operate after its registration was suspended earlier this year.
Building Commission
Media release
25 Aug 2015
The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency (ASEA) has told a recent Senate inquiry into non-conforming building products that a wide range of imported goods and materials used in the building industry has been found to contain asbestos. Last year, cement compound board imported into the Australian Capital Territory from China was found to contain chrysotile asbestos and in New South Wales an...
Building Commission
Department News
18 Aug 2015
Consumer Protection and the Building Commission are urging Western Australian consumers who are engaging the services of a builder to check the veracity of their home indemnity insurance certificate. The warning follows two recent cases where fake or forged insurance certificates have been, or may have been, used by builders. In April, Fremantle builder Adrian Burt , as a result of disciplinary...
Building Commission / Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Aug 2015
The Vines resident Richard Jonathon Sheridan, the director of One Emperor Pty Ltd (deregistered – ASIC) trading as WOW Makeovers, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for registration and contractual offences he committed in relation to a $250,000 renovation of a Scarborough house between May and November 2011.
Building Commission
Media release
04 Aug 2015
Information sessions on accreditation and training for Level 1 BAL Assessors are to be held on Friday 14 August 2015 in Perth and Bunbury.
Building Commission
Department News
31 Jul 2015
Nollamara retired builder Carlo Muia (previous reg. BP9602) has been fined $5,000 by the Building Services Board for negligent conduct and failing to comply with an order of the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT), which are disciplinary matters under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011.
Building Commission
Media release
23 Jul 2015
The Building Services Board has imposed a condition on Saad Soliman’s builder’s registration (reg. BP10488) to restrict him from being a nominated supervisor of another building company, partnership or body in which he owns shares, or is a director, partner or member.
Building Commission
Media release
20 Jul 2015
Yangebup building company Bellagio Homes Pty Ltd (reg. BC11833) has been formally cautioned by the Building Services Board for failing to comply with an order of the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT).
Building Commission
Media release
08 Jul 2015
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection, David Hillyard Paying large amounts of money up front for nothing in return or hiring a tradesperson without a recommendation, or without seeing references or sighting previous good work are some of the mistakes Western Australians regularly make when having work carried out on their homes. In the last few months we have issued new warnings about...
Consumer Protection
Department News
26 Jun 2015

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