Demand for building pool fences set to increase

Pool fence installation and repair work could soon be on the increase with the deadline for compliance with pool safety laws looming on 30 November, 2015.

If you are a QBCC licensee and are wondering who can do what, the same rules apply to pool fences as with other building work.

Whilst anyone can legally build or repair pool fences up to the value of $3,300 (including GST, labour and materials), we always recommend home owners engage a QBCC licensee.

If you are a pool safety inspector (PSI), you may build or repair pool fences up to the value of $3,300 (including GST, labour and materials). However you cannot certify a fence you have built or worked on, unless you have an ‘unrestricted’ PSI licence and the works were only ‘minor repairs’, as prescribed in Schedule 2B of the Building Regulation 2006.

If the work is over the value of $3,300, a QBCC-licensed contractor must be engaged to do the job.

 

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