This is a warning issued by the Commissioner of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) 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 their dealings with unlicensed tradesperson Paul Coplick and his concreting business ABN: 45 044 689 886.
Mr Coplick is associated with the business name Coppo’s Concreting.
Mr Coplick is believed to be currently operating in the Brisbane, Ipswich and Gold Coast areas. Mr Coplick does not currently hold a QBCC licence and is therefore not able to carry out, advertise for, or enter into contracts to carry out, building work in Queensland at a value of more than $3,300. Mr Coplick has also been alleged to have taken deposits in excess of the maximum allowed under the QBCC Act.
The QBCC is aware of several complaints of unlawful conduct by Mr Coplick, and is aware that complaints have also been made to the Office of Fair Trading. The QBCC warns all persons dealing with Mr Coplick and his business to exercise extreme caution and seek legal advice before making any payments, to protect their interests.
The QBCC strongly encourages consumers to always use the free licence check on the QBCC website to confirm that the person they are dealing with is licensed appropriately. The QBCC website also offers a free “Find a Local Contractor” search, that allows you to find licensed and skilled tradespersons in your local area.
Further information on licensing requirements can be found at www.qbcc.qld.gov.au or contact the QBCC on 139 333.