01/07/2019 - 10:30

BGC Residential fined $22,000

01/07/2019 - 10:30

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The state government has fined BGC Residential and nominated supervisor Thomas Edmund Starkey $22,000 and $10,000 for breaching building registration laws after roof defects were found in two Perth homes.

BGC Residential fined $22,000
The charges against BGC go back to 2016, when inspectors found roofing defects in two Perth homes. Credit: Gabriel Oliveira.

The state government has fined BGC Residential and nominated supervisor Thomas Edmund Starkey $22,000 and $10,000 for breaching building registration laws after roof defects were found in two Perth homes.

The charges go back to 2016, when building inspectors had found defects in the rooves of homes built by BGC Residential in Bennett Springs and Bicton.

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety said that the roofing of both houses did not comply with relevant building standards

The company has since accepted the fine and has rectified the defects cited.

“This is a significant penalty that shows the seriousness of the defects and the potential dangers involved,” said Building and Energy acting executive director Saj Abdoolakhan.

“Failure to properly manage and supervise building projects is inexcusable, particularly in high-risk areas such as roofing.

“This case should remind everyone in the industry of their obligations and the consequences of not taking these responsibilities seriously.”

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