Osborne Park-based builder Quattro Homes has been placed into administration, the fourth residential builder in Western Australia to collapse in the past three months.
“My understanding, and we still need to confirm this, was all of its contracts had come to an end and no further work was being done,” he said.
“I understand the company did liaise with the home owners and we are reviewing the status of those contracts.”
Quattro Homes, which had a workforce of around 10 employees, had been building houses in Perth since 2004, constructing around 20 homes per year in the mid to high-end of the market.
“The Building Commission does not publically disclose information about complaints or investigations it may or may not be undertaking, unless there are findings to substantiate them,” he said.
Those awards included the WA spec home of the year at the 2011 HIA Perth Housing Awards.
Earlier this year, the state government’s Housing Industry Forecasting Group predicted 8,000 fewer housing starts in the current financial year, a massive drop from the record-breaking previous 12 months.
Quattro Homes’ collapse followed Pitaro Homes and Nominated Homes being placed into liquidation in August, while Geraldton-based builder Shane Crothers Homes went bust in June.