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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
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
Termites, often referred to as ‘white ants’, serve an important function in nature by feeding off dead trees and converting them into organic matter. Unfortunately for us, the wood in buildings and...
Building Commission
Fact sheet
11 Jun 2014
Building work, including construction, erection, assembley or placement of buildings or incidental structures, site work or demolition work, may adversely affect neighbouring properties and adjoining...
Building Commission
Fact sheet
17 Aug 2015
To contract to provide building services in the class of builder work in Western Australia you must be registered by the Building Services Board (the Board) as a builder contractor (individual,...
Building Commission
Form – application
15 Sep 2016
When dealing with building disputes relating to a regulated building service, the Building Commission may require the parties to a complaint to provide further details about the complaint. These...
Building Commission
Fact sheet
28 May 2014
Building Commission
Form – application
14 May 2014
A guide for those entering into a contract for home building and associated works. When does the home building contracts act apply? The Home Building Contracts Act 1991 (the Act) regulates contracts...
Building Commission
Fact sheet
04 Jun 2014

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Announcements

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
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
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
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
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
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
A tradesman has been fined a total of $3,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court and was ordered to repay a total of $4,400 to two consumers after he accepted deposits but failed to carry out the work. Rodney John Howard Gulley , trading as North Shore Limestone of Carramar, was fined $1,500 on each of the two charges of breaching the Australian Consumer Law and was also ordered to pay Court costs of...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 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
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

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