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This register identifies those electrical appliances that have been approved by for sale or hire, or that may be made available for sale or hire, or that may be advertised for sale or hire under section 33B(1A) of the Electricity Act 1945.
Building and Energy
Register
19 Jul 2019
Prescribed electrical appliances must not be sold, hired or exposed for sale or hire or advertised for sale or hire unles the electrical appliance of that class or type is approved and is stamped or labelled if and as prescribed in the regulations.
Building and Energy
Register
19 Jul 2019
This information sheet explains why pins on electrical plugs must be insulated. All electrical appliances and equipment incorporating three-pin plugs being offered for sale or hire must comply with...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
19 Jul 2019
The Community expects the electrical appliances they use to be safe. This fact sheet summarises electrical safety laws for importing, selling or hiring out electrical appliances and equipment in...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
08 Aug 2019
Complete this form to apply to the Plumbers Licensing Board for a Plumbing tradeperson's licence.
Building and Energy
Form – application
01 Jul 2019
When dealing with building disputes relating to a regulated building service, Building and Energy may require the parties to a complaint to provide further details about the complaint. These further...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
23 Jan 2019
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 and Energy
Fact sheet
08 Aug 2019
When carrying out ‘builder work’ for another person, in most parts of Western Australia registration as a building contractor is required. What is ‘builder work’? ‘Builder work’ is building work: for...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
22 Jan 2019
This application form is used to notify Building and Energy of a change of name to your gasfitting permit or gasfitting authorisation.
Building and Energy
Form – application
19 Jul 2019
This application form is used to convert your certificate of competency to a gasfitting permit. Fact sheet - converting gasfitting certificate of competency to permit This fact sheet explains what...
Building and Energy
Form – application
19 Jul 2019

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Mount Lawley builder Squire Homes Pty Ltd (reg. BC5025) has been fined $15,000 and ordered to pay costs of $1,000 by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) for negligent conduct in the construction of three commercial projects on two Margaret River sites.
Building and Energy
Media release
28 Nov 2016
Laws introduced by the Liberal National Government to protect payments to subcontractors in the construction industry have passed State Parliament.
Building and Energy
Media release
23 Nov 2016
Broome former registered builder Dominic John Della Franca (reg. BP12976 & BC12976), trading as Dom Della Constructions, has been fined $20,000 by the Building Services Board for a total of eight allegations of fraudulent and negligent conduct.
Building and Energy
Media release
22 Nov 2016
Building company Pacific Modular Pty Ltd (reg. BC14434) has been fined $3,500 by the Building Services Board for negligent conduct relating to building work it carried out without a valid building permit at a South Hedland property in 2014.
Building and Energy
Media release
21 Nov 2016
Kalbarri man Peter John Barry Ikin , trading as Cape York Connections , has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for carrying out unregistered painting work at eight Mid West properties between December 2013 and June 2015.
Building and Energy
Media release
14 Nov 2016
The best way to ensure quality painting and plumbing work, and to make sure only ‘fit and proper’ persons are entering your client’s homes and places of business, is to engage appropriately registered and licensed tradespersons. Painters’ registration requirements Individuals, partnerships and companies that contract with others to provide painting services valued over $1,000 must be registered...
Building and Energy
Department News
01 Nov 2016
The Building Commission is strongly advising home owners against carrying out their own plaster testing. The advice follows recent media reports and social media posts suggesting the use of a tape adhesion or “sticky tape” test to determine whether plaster has been correctly applied. Home owners are warned that testing their own walls could damage the plaster or paint. Tests should only be...
Building and Energy
Department News
25 Oct 2016
Francesco Di Labio (reg. BP7903 – expired), as the nominated supervisor of Dianella building company Frayson Pty Ltd (BC8331 – cancelled), has been ordered by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) to pay a fine of $15,000 and costs of $1,000 as a result of disciplinary action by the Building Services Board.
Building and Energy
Media release
24 Oct 2016
Western Australia's home building industry and new home owners are continuing to enjoy savings, as more outdated requirements are removed from the State's building regulations.
Building and Energy
Media release
13 Oct 2016
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard Watching The Block might have inspired you to get cracking on some home renovations but unlike the TV show contestants you won’t have access to host Scotty’s ‘black book of trades’. So, how do you go about finding trustworthy, reliable tradespeople who’ll do a good job for the right price? We’ve got some tips to help you avoid tradie...
Consumer Protection
Department News
27 Sep 2016

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