News & Updates
In January 2018, the QBCC received a complaint about the ‘Portable Pool Fence Starter Kit’ Product number SKU 42270, sold by Clark Rubber online and in stores around Australia. After investigating the product, the QBCC determined that it failed Queensland’s Pool Safety Standards, and was a non-conforming building product under the QBCC Act. Read more.
Licence holders are now permitted to perform the similar range of electrical work currently permitted on all other types of water heaters.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) has recently shared information with the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) about sub-standard installation of safety-critical fasteners in concrete substrates.
If your property has been affected by the flooding in North Queensland, the QBCC has a number of fact sheets and publications with information to help you. See Rebuilding after a natural disaster.
Project bank accounts on some Queensland government construction projects have begun.
We give you tips about retaining wall maintenance as well as solutions for when things go wrong.
Real estate agents, landlords, pool safety inspectors and unfenced inflatable pools are all the focus of a compliance crackdown this summer swimming season.
Notifiable work resources
We want to increase awareness about Notifiable Work and have developed some resources to help plumbers, home owners and real estate agents - see Notifiable work resources for more information.
Decks and balconies require regular and effective maintenance to help ensure their long-term safety. The frequency of this maintenance depends on the materials, type of finish, climate and the degree of exposure to the weather - read more.
Code of Practice for NCBP laws
To assist industry members in meeting their obligations under the amended Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991, the Department of Housing and Public Works has prepared a Code of Practice on non-conforming building products.