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How do you know if a plumbing product is certified for use?

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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 or by phoning 1300 484 481.

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State-wide cladding audit

Building and Energy is coordinating a state-wide audit of buildings with cladding attached.

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Building and Energy

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New resources to help navigate home building challenges

WA building sector impacted by worldwide shortages and rising costs Information for consumers facing delays, cost increases and other challenges Resources...

A guide to building a home in challenging times

The WA building industry is currently impacted by an Australia-wide shortage of building materials and skilled workers, which is affecting project timeframes...

Know your painter before you seal the deal

Only registered painters can legally carry out paid painting work over $1,000 Consumers are encouraged to check the Register of Painters Building and Energy...

Fire risk recall for LG solar home energy batteries

Fire risk from several models of LG home energy storage batteries 450 of the recalled batteries are estimated to have been installed in WA Affected consumers...

Guide on price increases to home building work contracts

This information relates to home building work contracts that fall within the scope of the Home Building Contracts Act 1991 (the Act) – that is, contracts...

Unlicensed electrical testing warning following air-con...

Electrical tests carried out by assembly line staff, not licensed electricians Public at risk if electrical equipment is supplied without expert testing...

NCC 2022 State variation for wind Region D

A new 2021 edition of AS/NZS 1170.2 Structural design actions - Wind actions has been included for adoption in the 2022 edition of the National Construction...

Repeat offender fined for gas breaches – Abdul Raouf...

Notices of completion not provided for gasfitting work at five Perth properties Notices are compulsory for safety, compliance and inspections Mr Mohammadiah...

Poor building processes at Alkimos home where roof...

Roof of a two-storey Alkimos home detached during a storm in Easter 2019 Inadequate systems and procedures led to insufficient roof tie-down connections $15...

$7,400 in fines for seven building offences – Serene May...

Perth tradeswoman contracted for home renovation and painting work without the required registrations Deposits over the legal limit of 6.5 per cent were...

Implementation of the Building and Construction Industry ...

The Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 (WA) (the “new Act”) will introduce better payment protections for all participants in...

$10,000 penalty for excessive deposit and unregistered...

North Coogee home renovation work carried out without the required registration 50 per cent deposit taken when only 6.5 per cent was allowed Consumers urged...

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