Tier 1 defective work

Tier 1 defective work means grossly defective work that falls below the standard reasonably expected of a licensed contractor for the type of building work and either:

  • adversely affects the structural performance of a building to the extent that a person could not reasonably be expected to use the building for the purpose for which it was, or is being, erected or constructed (i.e. requires substantial reconstruction or demolition), or
  • is likely to cause the death of or grievous bodily harm to a person (e.g. fire protection not up to safety standard).

Bans for tier 1 defective work

  • 1st offence – 3-year ban 
  • 2nd offence – within 10 years of the first ban, banned for life.

A banned individual is considered not fit and proper to hold a licence.