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A Perth builder has been fined $2,000 after constructing a two-storey dwelling near Manjimup, in breach of conditions placed on his registration.
Allen Gledhill, of Mount Nasura, has since voluntarily cancelled his building contractor’s registration (BC100541), which limited him to single-storey residential work and industrial sheds.
At its May meeting, the Building Services Board heard that Mr Gledhill’s 2013 building permit application to the Shire of Manjimup described the project as a two-storey habitable barn.
An audit by Building and Energy (formerly the Building Commission) found that a two-storey dwelling had been constructed at the site.
The project was also the subject of a separate building dispute between the property owner and the builder. This resulted in State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) proceedings in 2018 and an order for Mr Gledhill to pay the owner more than $140,000 to rectify defects in the building.
Building Commissioner Ken Bowron welcomed the Building Services Board’s $2,000 fine, which took into account the SAT findings.
“For safety and quality reasons, registration is compulsory to carry out prescribed building work as it ensures a builder has appropriate qualifications for particular tasks,” Mr Bowron said.
“Builders must abide by any conditions on their registration or face the consequences. I also encourage consumers to check their builder’s registration via dmirs.wa.gov.au.”
Mr Gledhill remains a building practitioner (BP100666), meaning he can be a nominated supervisor for a registered building company, but cannot carry out prescribed building services in his own right.
Full link for building practitioner registers: http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/building-and-energy/find-registered-builder
Media contact: Sarah Roberts – 0466 409 828 or CPmedia@dmirs.wa.gov.au