Complaint C2-01362 – penalty

  • Complaint number: C2-01362
  • LBP number: BP128905
  • Region: Auckland
  • Licence class: Carpentry
  • Decision date: 18 October 2016
  • Penalty: 318(1)f Pay fine 318(4) Pay costs
  • Disciplinary grounds: 317(1) b Negligent or incompetent work 317(1) h Misrepresented or worked outside competence - not upheld

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317(b) Negligent or incompetent work or supervision - 317(1)(h) breached 314(b) licensed building practitioner must work within competence - Construction of a timber deck and an attachment to an existing residential property - Respondent unable to show that he had business processes in place for ordering materials, instructing staff or processing variations to work - Requirement of a building consent became apparent during the project but the Respondent did not make an enquiry or application to Council - Respondent inadvertently acted as both designer and carpenter when the project changed and required building consent - 317(1)(b) upheld - 317(1)(h) not upheld - 318(1)(f) Pay fine $1000 - 318(4) Pay costs $1500