Technical Standards officers from the QBCC regularly visit active building sites across Queensland to audit the compliance of works with the National Construction Code, relevant Australian Standards and product manufacturer’s installation requirements.
The Financial and Cyber Crime Group, Queensland Police Service has observed a trend in invoice scams targeting members of the building industry in Queensland. A number of businesses have already lost income as a consequence.
The scam involves offenders engaging with businesses pretending to be a supplier or creditor and convince businesses operators to change the suppliers banking account details held on record.
As a QBCC-licensed contractor, you can get connected to more customers for free. It’s as simple as registering and keeping your details updated in our new and improved Find a Local Contractor directory.
With new features like Google maps overlay, click-to-dial/email and improved user design, it’s now faster and easier for local home owners to contact you.
When choosing a local contractor, Queensland home owners rely on the QBCC’s directory as a trusted source for finding licensed contractors.
Tradespeople working in Queensland are used to the heat, although there are a few more things they need to be aware of while on worksites as summer temperatures start to rise.
High temperatures (above 30 degrees Celsius) and windy conditions can affect the application and performance of various building materials, such as concrete, primer, rendered coating, waterproofing membrane, adhesive, and grout.
A recent audit of north Queensland building sites by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) revealed widespread use of non-compliant practices in relation to restraints on the tops of internal partition walls.
The QBCC identified a number of builders restraining the tops of internal timber walls by firing framing nails into metal ceiling battens installed onto the underside of roof truss bottom chords.