This is a warning issued by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) Commissioner to the public under section 20J(1)(i) of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991.
The QBCC is urging consumers, contractors and suppliers to be cautious in any dealings with Belal Dassouki; Plumbing Detectives Pty Ltd in Queensland; or any entity associated with Belal Dassouki or Plumbing Detectives Pty Ltd.
The QBCC is in possession of advertising magnets that have been distributed in areas including Hamilton, Aspley, Albany Creek, Bracken Ridge, Murrumba Downs, Chermside, Redcliffe, Kippa Ring, and Ferny Hills. The magnet (see picture below) lists licence number 227376c; a New South Wales licence number belonging to Belal Dassouki, registered Director of associated entity, Plumbing Detectives Pty Ltd.
The advertising material promotes that plumbing work may be carried out by Belal Dassouki or Plumbing Detectives Pty Ltd. Neither Belal Dassouki nor Plumbing Detectives Pty Ltd hold a QBCC licence and therefore are not permitted to carry out, or enter into contracts to carry out, building work, including plumbing, in Queensland.
The QBCC warns all persons in Queensland dealing with Belal Dassouki or Plumbing Detectives Pty Ltd to exercise extreme caution. The QBCC urges consumers who have contracted with or had any dealings with Belal Dassouki or Plumbing Detectives PtyLtd to contact the QBCC on 139 333.
If you are in doubt about whether the entity you are contracting with is licensed or holds the correct licence to do the work, please conduct a free online licence search at www.qbcc.qld.gov.au or contact the QBCC on 139 333.
Please call 139 333.