Stewart John Granger, trading as Floors by Stewart, was fined $2000 in Perth Magistrates Court last month and ordered to pay $871.70 costs to the Building Commissioner for contractual offences.
The fines related to charges of failing to produce a valid building work contract and taking a deposit of more than the maximum 6.5 per cent.
Granger was employed to remove tiles from a Ballajura home in 2014 and replace them with timber flooring.
The task was valued at $14,478.
Granger took a deposit of $8700, which was about 60 per cent of the contract value and more than nine times the maximum $941 allowed.
The floorer only partly completed the work.
Building Commissioner Peter Gow said anyone performing home building work must be aware of their obligations under building laws.
�Failure to comply with the provisions of the Home Building Contracts Act may result in penalties of up to $10,000 per charge in the case of an individual and $50,000 in the case of a company,� he said._
�Consumers should protect themselves by knowing their rights and responsibilities before they engage a person to carry out home building work.�
More information on building laws can be found at www.commerce.wa.gov.au/building-commission or on 1300 489 828.