Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) staff are visiting home owners this week, providing flood recovery advice and urging them to only use licensed tradespeople for their important building work.
QBCC Commissioner, Anissa Levy, says it is understandable that affected owners want to start work as soon as possible but it is equally important that they ensure the work is done correctly, legally and to all appropriate standards.
"I know that owners urgently want their homes repaired but if the work isn’t done properly the first time, it could potentially create further problems down the track," Ms Levy says.
"It’s also important that owners speak to their insurer before attempting or authorising any building work, including emergency repairs, as unauthorised work may not be covered by an
The QBCC website features a 'Find a Local Contractor' search function to help those owners who need to locate and contact qualified, licensed local tradespeople.
Owners are also encouraged to use contracts to help safeguard all parties in case of potential future disputes. Contracts are available to download for free from the QBCC website.
"When the important rebuilding work starts in flood-affected areas, the QBCC will be there to check licences and inspect work, to protect owners and ensure a level playing field for licensed contractors," Ms Levy says.