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Building in challenging times

Information for consumers experiencing building delays, material shortages and price increases.

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Dealing with complaints

Video now available providing information on the Building and Energy dispute resolution process.

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Great outdoors. Lethal indoors

Never use portable gas appliances inside a tent, caravan or RV. The carbon monoxide they release can kill.

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Resolving payment disputes

Subcontractors wanting to learn more about resolving payment disputes can do so here.

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Building and Energy

Announcements & Publications

Building disputes monthly report – February 2023

An overview of building disputes for the month of February.

Building disputes monthly report – January 2023

An overview of building disputes for the month of January.

Building disputes monthly report – December 2022

An overview of building disputes for the month of December.

New video for home owners dealing with disputes

Building and Energy provides an avenue for resolving disputes relating to workmanship and contractual issues in connection with a regulated building service...

Hydrogen fuel cell – Guidelines for developing a...

In Western Australia Hydrogen fuel cells are classified as a Type B gas appliance and will require approval if installed in a consumer installation. For...

Court case sheds light on building laws – Armand Bato...

$10,000 fine for excessive deposits and lack of builder’s registration Shed supply and installation contracts at three Great Southern properties Mr...

Application for Electricians Licence (qualifications...

Application form This application form is for applicants who have qualifications gained outside of Western Australia, had their trade skills assessed onshore...

BA5 – Application for demolition permit

13 February 2023 current version Application for demolition permit

Electrician and company face court after home owner’s...

Potentially fatal voltage but home owner luckily avoided serious injury Live exposed wires left behind after air-conditioner removal Electrical contractor...

Supporting Policies for Building Engineer’s Registration ...

Supporting Documents for Building Engineer’s Registration: Explanatory statement  Submission template

Fire risk alert for double-door display fridge –...

Use, sale and hire ban for BeefEater BS28200 models made between 2017 and 2019 Seven electrical fires in WA in the past four years Owners should switch off...

Form 80 – Notification of New Director

This form is to be used by building service contractors that are in a corporation structure (company, body corporate or unincorporated body) to give the...

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