Tiling

Is Insurance Payable? (for contracts entered into prior to 28th October 2016): 

Tiling in a bathroom or kitchen in a residence, or related roofed building, is insurable work.

Reason: All building work for a fixture or fitting in a bathroom or kitchen is insurable under the legislation (Section 11(2)(d) Queensland Building and Construction Commission Regulation 2003).    

Tiling which forms part of the waterproofing (e.g. in a laundry) in a residence, or related roofed building, is insurable.    

Reason: Building work that affects the structural performance of a residence, part of a residence, or its related roofed building, is insurable work under the legislation (including waterproofing) (Section 11(2)(b) Queensland Building and Construction Commission Regulation 2003).    

Tiling of a floor or wall in a residence, or its related roofed building, is insurable work where it is the replacement of an existing floor or wall. For example, the removal and relaying of existing tiles, which form part of a floor or wall, is insurable work.      

However, the laying of tiles on a floor or wall in isolation is not insurable, unless the work is carried out under a contract that includes over $3300 of primary building work (an example is part of building a house) then it is insurable under the main contract.     

Reason: The replacement or relocation of a floor in a residence, or related roofed building, is expressly stated in the legislation to be insurable (Section 11(2)(c) Queensland Building and Construction Commission Regulation 2003).   

Is Insurance Payable? (for contracts entered into on or after 28th October 2016): 

Tiling for a residence or related roofed building is insurable work if over the insurable value of $3300. Work of this nature of a value of $3300 or less is also insurable work if carried out under a contract that includes primary insurable work (valued over $3300).

Reason: Tiling can be primary insurable work as defined in section 67WC(1) of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991 (as amended). Under this section, primary insurable work ncludes
building work within the building envelope of a residence or related roofed building.

See section 25(a) of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Regulation 2003 (as amended).

Was there a change?: 
Yes