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Building Commission Advisory Notes are published to provide technical and regulatory information for the building industry of Western Australia.
Building Commission
Advisory note
20 May 2014
Building Commission Advisory Notes are published to provide technical and regulatory information for the building industry of Western Australia.
Building Commission
Advisory note
20 May 2014
Building Commission Advisory Notes are published to provide technical and regulatory information for the building industry of Western Australia.
Building Commission
Advisory note
20 May 2014
Termites, often referred to as ‘white ants’, serve an important function in nature by feeding off dead trees and converting them into organic matter. Unfortunately for us, the wood in buildings and...
Building Commission
Fact sheet
11 Jun 2014
Building work, including construction, erection, assembley or placement of buildings or incidental structures, site work or demolition work, may adversely affect neighbouring properties and adjoining...
Building Commission
Fact sheet
17 Aug 2015
To contract to provide building services in the class of builder work in Western Australia you must be registered by the Building Services Board (the Board) as a builder contractor (individual,...
Building Commission
Form – application
15 Sep 2016
When dealing with building disputes relating to a regulated building service, the Building Commission may require the parties to a complaint to provide further details about the complaint. These...
Building Commission
Fact sheet
28 May 2014
Building Commission
Form – application
14 May 2014
A guide for those entering into a contract for home building and associated works. When does the home building contracts act apply? The Home Building Contracts Act 1991 (the Act) regulates contracts...
Building Commission
Fact sheet
04 Jun 2014
When carrying out ‘builder work’ for another person, in most parts of Western Australia registration as a building contractor is required. What is ‘builder work’? ‘Builder work’ is building work: for...
Building Commission
Fact sheet
14 May 2014

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Announcements

Cannington builder Jamie Johnson (BC7035 & BP7035) trading as J. Johnson Building has been ordered by the Building Services Board to pay fines of $5,000 for two counts of negligent conduct.
Building Commission
Media release
22 Apr 2015
Nedlands building company Minchin & Sims Pty Ltd (Reg. BC7666) and its sole director and nominated supervisor Toby John Bird (Reg. BP10807) have been formally cautioned by the Building Services Board for failing to pay an order of the Building Commissioner on time and for negligent conduct.
Building Commission
Media release
22 Apr 2015
On 15 April 2015, Benchmark Designer Homes Pty Ltd went into external administration, which meets the definition of insolvency under the Home Building Contracts Act 1991 and therefore will trigger home indemnity insurance for affected home owners.
Building Commission
Department News
16 Apr 2015
Presented by James Bertram, coordinator of Building Commons, an industry-led research and development group, this workshop will: explain how the shift to BCA 2015 (6 Star) will affect energy efficiency compliance for alterations and additions; and demonstrate how to use the accompanying resources for calculating and reporting compliance.
Building Commission
Department News
13 Apr 2015
The National Construction Code 2015 (NCC) is provided as a preview of requirements that will be adopted on 1 May 2015 and it's now available online for FREE!
Building Commission
Department News
13 Apr 2015
The Fire and Emergency Services Amendment Bill 2014 ('the FES Bill'), which was recently introduced into Parliament, creates a head of power in the Fire and Emergency Services Act 1998 to allow the Fire and Emergency Services ('FES') Commissioner to make orders designating areas of the State as bushfire-prone.
Building Commission
Department News
07 Apr 2015
Commerce Minister Michael Mischin has announced a package of regulatory reforms to help Western Australia’s building and plumbing industries save money and work more efficiently.
Building Commission
Department News
31 Mar 2015
The Building Commission has released the Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (CRIS) as the first part of the public comment phase of the statutory review of the Architects Act 2004 . The review addresses some broad policy issues concerning the need to register architects, the adoption of a national recognition model, whether to extend the registration of architects to other building design...
Building Commission
Department News
27 Feb 2015
Reforms to the building approvals process for single residential housing will reduce time delays, giving owners and builders greater certainty about when building work can start.
Building Commission
Department News
10 Nov 2014
The implementation of Western Australia’s new building laws was the first step towards moving our state towards a risk-based system of building regulation.
Building Commission
Department News
15 Apr 2014

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