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What is the European House Borer? The European House Borer (EHB) is a destructive pest that targets seasoned coniferous timber including pine, fir and spruce. If allowed to become established it can cause major structural damage to buildings. The adult beetle lays its eggs into cracks, holes and...
European House Borer
The Dividing Fences Act 1961 (the Act) combines with local government by-laws to regulate the erection and maintenance of dividing fences in Western Australia. The Act provides a process for sharing costs between neighbours, the determination of boundaries and a mechanism for courts to deal with...
Dividing fences
Adjudication The claim A claimant can be a person, body or organisation that presents a payment claim in the event of a payment dispute. The claimant can be: a contractor claiming against a principal; a subcontractor claiming against a contractor; or a supplier of goods claiming against a...
Information on the Construction Contracts Act
As part of its function, the Building Commission provides an avenue for both consumers and builders to resolve disputes relating to the carrying out of regulated building services and home building work contracts. These services are provided to parties as an alternative to the commencement of court...
Building service and home building contract complaints
The Building Commission is committed to maintaining collaborative engagement with the building and construction industry on broad policy and procedural matters likely to affect the industry. The Building Commission Advisory Committee (BCAC) is an advisory forum that comprises all occupational and...
Committees
The board advises the Minister and the Building Commissioner about matters relating to the Building Services (Registration) Act.
Boards
Building Commission Boards and committees: Building Commission Advisory Committee Building Services Board Plumbers Licensing Board Plumbing Industry Reference Group (PIRG), a committee of the Plumbers Licensing Board hosted by the Building Commission 6 Star Committee
Boards and committees
Building regulation Through a range of regulation reforms, the Building Commission has delivered the most significant transformation of Western Australian building laws in over 50 years. Architects Act 2004 The Architects Act 2004 provides for the effective registration of architects in WA. It...
Our legislation
Western Australia’s Building Commission oversees the regulation of building, painting, building surveying and plumbing services. With all these regulatory functions focused within a single agency, our industry and consumers benefit from a more consistent and efficient service. The Building Services...
About the Building Commission

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This form is to be used by people applying to be registered as building practitioners with the Building Services Board. Set 3 is the registration pathway for applicants who are members of the...
Building Commission
Form – application
01 Jul 2015
This form is to be used by people applying to be registered as building practitioners with the Building Services Board. Set 2 is the registration pathway for applicants with five years full-time...
Building Commission
Form – application
01 Jul 2015
This form is to be used by people applying to be registered as building practitioners with the Building Services Board. Set 1 is the registration pathway for applicants who have a Diploma in Building...
Building Commission
Form – application
01 Jul 2015
Industry bulletin 044 provides information on complying with energy efficiency standards using the nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) accredited software.
Building Commission
Bulletin
05 Feb 2015
Building Commission
Schedule
13 Jan 2015
Building Commission
Form – application
01 Jul 2015
Download and return this form to notify the Building Commission of the change, addition or removal of a nominated supervisor.
Building Commission
Form – notification
18 Sep 2014
Urea formaldehyde foam insulation (UFFI) is a mixture of urea formaldehyde resin, foaming agent and propellant, which was used to insulate hard to access areas in buildings. How common is UFFI? UFFI...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
05 Jan 2015
A warning has been issued on the dangers of storing and handling flammable liquids, particularly petrol. A serious accident involving a jerrycan full of petrol renewed calls for caution in the...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
23 May 2014

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Announcements

Red tape reforms set to save West Australians at least $150 million during the next five years have been revealed in the State's inaugural Red Tape Reduction Report Card.
Building Commission
Department News
17 Nov 2015
From 1 November 2015 Great Lakes Australia (GLA) commenced issuing Home Indemnity Insurance (HII) Policies via their agent Residential Builders Underwriting Agency (RBUA) with all Calliden HII Policies transferred over to GLA via a Scheme of Arrangement. All Western Australian HII policies are now issued by either RBUA or QBE Insurance. Further information on HII can be found on the Home...
Building Commission
Department News
17 Nov 2015
Bibra Lake roof repairer David William Fuery , trading as Affect Roof Restoration , has been ordered to pay a fine of $10,000 and costs of $871.50 for contractual offences and failing to comply with an order of the Building Commissioner.
Building Commission
Media release
02 Nov 2015
Darlington unregistered builder Ernest Jackson , trading as Jackson Design and Build and Jackson Carpentry , has been ordered to pay a fine of $20,000 and costs of $871.40 for registration and contractual offences, bringing his total fines for building offences to $50,700 in two years.
Building Commission
Media release
02 Nov 2015
To strengthen its underwriting of home indemnity insurance the Western Australian Government will raise premiums by 18 per cent from 1 January 2016.
Building Commission
Department News
30 Oct 2015
Wanneroo flooring installer Stewart John Granger , trading as Floors by Stewart , has been fined $2,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court and ordered to pay costs of $871.70 to the Building Commissioner for contractual offences. On 2 October 2015, Mr Granger pleaded guilty and was convicted of two charges under the Home Building Contracts Act 1991 . The first charge against Mr Granger was for...
Building Commission
Media release
19 Oct 2015
An inspection by WorkSafe of the Kings Square construction site has concluded the site is safe for workers and members of the public. WorkSafe inspectors attended the site on October 8, 2015 following a report that a small amount of asbestos was found in a trench near the Horseshoe Bridge. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said he was confident the site was safe for work to continue. “...
WorkSafe
Media release
09 Oct 2015
Rockingham builder Gary Alan Cramphorn (reg. BC10775 & BP10775) has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for failing to produce records to confirm his financial status.
Building Commission
Media release
16 Sep 2015
Karawara unregistered painter Tom Tomic has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for carrying out unauthorised painting work at a Wilson property in 2012.
Building Commission
Media release
14 Sep 2015
A Kinross man who was the subject of a joint public warning by the Building Commission, Energy Safety and Consumer Protection in August has registered a new business name, prompting a renewed call for consumers to be vigilant when engaging anyone to carry out plumbing or gasfitting services. Last month’s warning stated that Hajir Mobin , trading as Danny’s Plumbing and Gas Services , may be...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Sep 2015

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