All areas in Queensland are subject to termite attack, however, termites are particularly aggressive in North Queensland and need a higher standard of treatment. It is important to discuss termite management options and maintenance requirements with your builder.
The Building Code of Australia (BCA) requires that the following areas be treated against termite infestation:
Before you apply
An occupational licence is a licence (or registration) that you must have to carry out the following work as an employee. It is generally from an organisation other than the QBCC – :
You should always have both a pre-purchase building inspection and termite inspection done before you finalise the purchase of a property.
We recommend you make it a condition of your contract that you are satisfied with the outcomes of these inspections.
Pre-purchase building inspections
A pre-purchase building inspection is a visual appraisal of the condition of a property highlighting existing defects or areas of concern; however it is not a warranty against future defects.
Incidental work is minor work you need to do to finish your job, where that work is covered under a licence class other than the one you hold. The total value of incidental work cannot be any more than $3,300 and may be included in your contract.
It’s important that you understand your responsibilities and obligations as an owner builder. It will help to ensure that your project runs to plan.
If you’re thinking about doing some building work on your own property and you want to do it yourself, you may need an owner builder permit.
We issue a permit for work over $11,000, which allows you to personally perform the building work and take on the role of head contractor on a building project. You’ll be responsible for engaging and co-ordinating your contractors, as well as the scheduling of work.
Please note - you can't personally carry out work where you need an occupational licence, or for fire protection work over $1,100.