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SCAM ALERT Queensland building industry targeted

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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.

Find a Local Contractor Directory — the free tool that helps you to connect with local home owners

The Find a local contractor directory

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. 

Get construction sites ready for storm season

Get ready for storm season

Storm season is on its way! We urge all licensed contractors to prepare your building sites for potential severe weather conditions.

We strongly suggest taking precautions on your worksites to avoid the risk of injury, damage and costs associated with storms and cyclones.

It's a good idea to:

Heat plays havoc with building materials

Heat plays havoc with building materials

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.

Excessive heat can:

Restraints for internal partition walls

Internal partition wall restrained at top by gun nails fired into metal ceiling batten

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.