Builder was negligent

William Stopforth, trading as Phoenix Building Contractors, was also fined $3500 for his malpractice when he fronted the Building Services Board this month.

Between April and July, 2013, Stopforth left a roof frame unsupported in a Wanneroo home when he removed supporting walls in the property´┐Żs kitchen.

He also failed to take out compulsory home indemnity insurance, did not provide the owners with a copy of the home building work contract and failed to obtain a building permit before starting work.