Victorian standards for tradesmen are set across the board to maintain equilibriumand to ensure a fair workplace for customer and tradesman. Tradesmen whom are not licenced generally don’t have the foresight and know how to construct bathrooms in a manner that meets Victorian Building Code of Victoria.
Licenced builders limited or unlimited are to be engaged by the customer if the bathroom works is valued over $5000. Under $5000 the contractor is not required to be licenced. Any bathroom with building works over $16000 a formal minor works contract is to be engaged between customer and builder which covers building works for 6 years. DIY builders aregenerally reasonable with their workmanship but should definitely be working under the supervision of a licenced tradesman. Licenced tradesmen endure years of practical workshops and theory in order to fully understand the mechanics of the operational system of a bathroom.
Victorian building authority guidelines is extremely important, as it engages all building works, time frames, additional costs and additional building works.
Other fully licenced trades are plumbing which falls under the Victorian Building Commission and Electrical Trades which falls under the Victorian Electrical Commission,
These two trades are highly regulated and it simperative that plumbing and electrical is completed by licensed tradesmen. The disaster factor of a DIY builder is extremely high if works are attempted by an unlicensed person in these areas.
Electricity is not an element of building that should not be tampered with as it can lead to injury or death.
Plumbing is also a category that should not be tampered with as it can also lead to injury or death
Demolition should be completed under the supervision of a licensed tradesman as unforeseen materials may appear such as asbestos. Asbestos needs to be handled in the correct manner.
Tiling is an apprenticeship however it generally takes years of experience before this trade is mastered.
order to protect the customer and the builder, and to ensure the job is completed within Australian Standards, on time and the exchange of money is complete dharmoniously within both parties. Licenced tradesmen must be fully insured and generally can only purchase insurance with a builders licence number. Insurances are only purchased through Masters Builders Association the Housing Industry of Australia. Customers can contact these associations to confirm whether or nor particular tradesmenare actually licenced in the appropriate areas.
Bathroom disasters can occur when unlicensed trades personsare unaware of structural measurements, weight Distribution of floors , layout of fixtures and fittings, precise presentation of tile layout ,finishing, waterproofing to Australian standards, plumbing pipeworkie drainage and water sized accordingly in order to ensure adequate water flow and ease of drainage restrictions.The end result can be unsatisfying to the eye and poor building practice can lead to water leaks therefore shortening the life span of your bathroom. Ensuring that contractual agreements are met within time frames and adhered to by the Carpentry is also a trade which can entail straightening wall and floors , additional stumps, forming of insitushower bases and so on. Skills of a carpenter have to be of a precision construction in order for the tiler to have a straight substructure to lay his tiles and finish off with a perfect result.
Mostly all trades in Victoria carry some form of licence.
Integral Bathroom Renovations provide all licensed trades with experience and professionalism. We pride ourselves on delivery and with creativity working along side our customers we have potential to create a beautiful bathroom.