There is no doubt that a good tradie is worth his weight in gold!
Everyday, we come across professional tradespeople who take their trade seriously and take pride in their work.
These same tradies say that I’m a qualified carpenter, bricklayer, cabinet maker, tiler etc.
There is one problem with this…….There is no such thing as a qualified trade anymore! Doing your Apprenticeship is no longer enough to offer your services to the public.
If you’re not Registered with the VBA (Victorian Building Authority) with a Domestic Builder Limited Licence (DB-L) in your specific trade then you are likely to be breaking the law, risking fines and prosecution for doing work illegally.
Domestic Builder Limited
When you attain the level of Domestic Builder (Limited) you are limited to arranging, managing or carrying out various components of domestic building work specific to your Limited Registration. It is important to note, that if you are doing work over $5000 in any of these trade components you must be Registered in the Limited Class of Domestic Registration for that work. We provide the necessary information in the following list.
List of the Components for Domestic Building Work
1. Construction processes of non-habitable structures, which include private carports and garages that fit with a class-one building, a separate one-story garage large enough to accommodate four or more vehicles, gazebos, sheds, shade structures and cabanas.
2. Planning, construction and installation tasks for fences and gates for homes
3. Retaining-wall construction includes the preparation of soil along with the planning and building of this type of wall
4. Construction of spas and swimming pools covers structures at a depth no greater than 300 mm that are for paddling, swimming, wading, relaxing or bathing.
5. The construction procedures for private bushfire shelters that meet the performance standards set forth by the Australian Building Codes Board
6. Structural landscaping for homes that ranges from decking to paving
7. Renovation of kitchens, bathrooms or laundries as long as the project stays within the present confines of these rooms
8. Excavation work and earthworks for homes and class-10 buildings that includes site preparation, site drainage and soil classification
9. Slabs and footings for homes and class-10 buildings
10. Framing for homes and class-10 buildings
11. Blocklaying and bricklaying for class-10 buildings and homes
12. Roof tiling on houses and class-10 buildings
13. External wall cladding associated with class-10 buildings and with homes
14. Waterproofing for houses and class-10 buildings
15. Site works connected to the relocation of a dwelling
16. Window and door installation or replacement
17. Re-blocking and re-stumping of subfloors in houses and class-10 buildings
18. Joinery, stair construction and cabinet making for homes
20. Sheet plastering
21. Erection of antennas, masts and poles
22. Solid plastering and rendering
23. Finish work and coverings for floors
25. Glazing for the installation of acrylic, glass or other similar materials in windows, screens, door panels, balustrades, partitions, fences at homes or class-10 structures
26. Decorating and painting
27. Tiling for walls and floors
28. Installing external fixtures
For further details on the components of domestic building work, contact Builders Licence Made Easy. We will explain these components in detail. In addition, we provide real and fast track solutions and assistance to help you get Registered the first time.
Don’t put yourself at Risk. If you’re in the business of Building and currently unregistered then protect your Business, protect your reputation and protect yourself from breaking the law, risking fines, prosecution and infringement notices from the VBA for doing work illegally.