PUBLIC WARNING - Steve Preston

4 April 2014

This is a warning by the Commissioner of the QBCC to the public under section 20J(1)(h) of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991

The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) is urging consumers, contractors and suppliers to be cautious in their dealings with Steve Preston.

Steve Preston does not hold QBCC licences and is therefore not able to carry out, or enter into contracts to carry out, building work, including restumping and associated works, carpentry and reroofing.

Steve Preston has been carrying out unlawful building work in the Proserpine area.

The QBCC warns all persons dealing with Steve Preston to exercise extreme caution and seek legal advice before entering into contracts or making any payments, to protect their interests.

The QBCC further warns that the Queensland Home Warranty Insurance Scheme may not be available to consumers if they engage unlicensed contractors.

The QBCC urges homeowners to conduct research before engaging contractors, and recommends engaging a licensed contractor even for small jobs.

If you are in doubt as to whether the entity you are contracting with is licensed or holds the correct licence to do the work, please conduct an online licence search at www.qbcc.qld.gov.au or contact the QBCC on 1300 272 272.

Steve Griffin
Commissioner
Queensland Building and Construction Commission

Contact: 

Brian Bolton

Manager, Communications

Queensland Building and Construction Commission

brian.bolton@qbcc.qld.gov.au

Phone (07) 3225 2996