Building Commissioner Peter Gow.

Gow questions builder's financial status

Tuesday, 18 April, 2017 - 15:27

The building commissioner has put out a public warning against a local building company, saying its financial status warrants questioning.

Peter Gow said the Building Commission was investigating the conduct of Mount Hawthorn-registered building contractor Turquoise Developments, which trades as Talbot Le Page Homes, after it received information “giving rise to concerns about the contractor’s ability to pay its debts as and when they fall due”.

“All registered building contractors are required to notify the Building Commission if they are no longer able to meet their financial obligations under the Building Services Act 2011,” Mr Gow said.

“While the Building Commission has not received such a notification from Turquoise Developments, people dealing with the company should be cautious and should only make payments or give credit when the company confirms its financial situation.

“In the meantime, the Building Commission will continue its investigation and assess whether further action against the building contractor is warranted.”

According to Turquoise’s website, the firm specialises in multi-residential and commercial development projects.

Talbot Le Page is listed as its managing director.