Willettonn builder fined $5000 by Building Services Board

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THE Building Services Board has fined a Willetton building company $5000 and its director and nominated supervisor $2500 for negligent conduct and failing to properly manage and supervise its work.

The Board determined that, in contracting for and carrying out home building work at properties in Churchlands and Riverton between 2013 and 2015, the company and the nominated supervisor committed three disciplinary matters under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011.

The board found the company was negligent in relation to home building work it carried out at both sites.

It found the company had failed to ensure that the building service at the Riverton site was properly managed and supervised, and the company’s nominated supervisor failed to properly manage and supervise the work.

The board also found the supervisor was negligent in relation to home building work the company carried out at the Riverton site.

Valued at $315,976, the Churchlands home building work contract involved renovations to an existing dwelling.

The Riverton home building work contract was valued at $305,634 and was for extensions to an existing dwelling.

The disciplinary matters committed by the company relating to both sites included demanding a deposit before providing the owners with a certificate of home indemnity insurance for work; demanding non-genuine progress payments; carrying out building work that did not meet the requirements of the National Construction Code; and carrying out building work contrary to the approved building plans.

The disciplinary matters committed by the supervisor related to the Riverton site only and included carrying out building work that did not meet the requirements of the National Construction Code; and carrying out building work contrary to the engineer’s drawings and the approved building plans, and that was unacceptable and unsatisfactory.

Building Commissioner Peter Gow said the negligent conduct and failure to ensure the work was properly managed and supervised put the home owners’ interests and safety at risk.”

“Home owners who believe they have faulty building work and are getting an unsatisfactory response from their builder may be able to lodge a complaint with the Building Commission,” he said.

“The Building Commission will continue to hold to account and name those who put the public interest and the reputation of the building industry at risk.”