Dec 17, 2016 7:47 am
Hi, I'm building a granny flat in melbourne as an owner builder, just wondering if I need to ask for domestic building contract from an unregistered builder for carpentry work only? (was recommended through my architect)
Re: unregistered builder2
Dec 17, 2016 11:43 pm
You got a fair bit to cover on this topic.
I assumed you already have your planning permit, ob certificate etc..
If only carpentry work that is required, they still need to be registered for carpentry work. I'm not sure if there is any change now since it is in a transition period, but normally they should carry a DB-L registration card. It will list out what service can be carried out. With that, you can enter a normal domestic building contract. And don't forget they need to carry domestic building insurance if the work exceeds $12,000 in value and I assume you have insurance covered as well.
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Re: unregistered builder3
Dec 20, 2016 5:18 pm
I was going to say the same as 'snowing' said about the carpenter being licensed.
Also note that the owner-builder needs an insurance policy for the project as a separate issue. Don't forget to put that in place.
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Re: unregistered builder4
Dec 20, 2016 5:24 pm
Don't use any unlicensed trades in my opinion. You'll lose big time if things go astray. On top of that, many unlicensed tradesmen will not be insured for works that they undertake which require licensing.
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