Another disgruntled homeowner has accused the building watchdog of letting them down, this time over cyclone-proofing.
Peter Gleeson Follow2 min readMay 24, 2021 - 12:00AM
Another disgruntled homeowner has accused the Queensland Building and Construction Commission of letting him down by not enforcing cyclone-proof building guidelines on his new property.
This time it’s Townsville man Mark Agius, 40, an engineer, who has spent $1 million in a three-year battle with his builder and the QBCC.
Mr Agius said his $400,000 three-bedroom Mount Louisa timber-cladded house fell significantly short of critical structural requirements determined by Australian standards for wind classification, and did not comply with the building code or strict manufacturer installation guidelines.
He said he was forced to respond to civil proceedings against him to collect the final invoice by a large local builder which has been ongoing in QCAT since 2018 because the QBCC simply would not enforce the building code once it was discovered the builder had intentionally downgraded the wind ratings.