A ROCKINGHAM builder has been further fined because of dodgy building work carried out at homes around Rockingham and Kwinana.
Gary Alan Cramphorn, trading as Xtra Construction, was ordered by the State Administrative Tribunal to pay a fine of $20,000 and costs of $3200 due to disciplinary action by the Building Services Board.
The tribunal found Mr Cramphorn had a previous conviction under building laws and that he did not satisfy the financial requirements for registration under the building laws.
From that previous conviction he had still not complied with an order from the Building Commissioner in relation to work at four properties – one each in Waikiki and Calista and two in Warnbro.
At one of the Warnbro properties, Mr Cramphorn had failed to ensure that a building service he carried out had been properly managed and supervised.
He was prosecuted by the Building Commissioner in September 2015 for failing to produce records to confirm his financial status.
“Maintaining high professional standards in the building industry is paramount to public safety,” Building Comissioner Peter Gow said.
“Mr Cramphorn’s conduct forced all four property owners to seek intervention from the Building Commission in an attempt to have their work completed, which is unacceptable.”
Conditions restricting building work he could do or apply for new building permits were imposed on his registration with the Building Commission while the recent disciplinary action against him was pursued in the tribunal.
“This case is a reminder to anyone who intends to break the building laws that this type of conduct will not be tolerated by the commission,” Mr Gow said.
n The Courier tried unsuccessfully on several occasions to contact Mr Cramphorn for comment.