Welcome to another series of V TV! In this latest series, we offer you:
5 MORE Insider Roofing Trade Tips
This series builds upon series 2 by covering a few areas we didn’t get the chance to delve into last time round. You may already be familiar with some of these topics, but through this series of videos and blog posts we hope to give you an insider perspective on some of the more nitty gritty aspects of roofing!
The Low Down on QBC
Watch the episode below to find out about :
- What or who is QBCC
- How it effects you and your home
- Handy tips to make sure you're not being taken for a ride
What is QBCC?
Have you ever heard of QBCC? Perhaps you’ve seen it written on a quote and wondered what it was?
QBCC is the Queensland Building and Construction Commission and it’s their mission to improve standards, equity and confidence in the building industry with the Queensland home warranty scheme.
What does it mean for homeowners?
In short, it means that if you’re renovating, extending, building from the ground up or getting a metal roof replacement, someone has your back! Not only does the QBCC mandate that contractors be sufficiently qualified and licensed to carry out work on your home, they also offer dispute prevention and resolution services in the event that there is disagreement between you and the contractor regarding the satisfactory completion of the job.
Check it's included in your quote
It’s also a requirement for roofing companies to take out QBCC Home Warranty Insurance on the homeowner’s behalf for all work valued at or above $3300 (inc. GST). If this isn’t clearly itemised on your quote, it might be worth double-checking that it has indeed been included and you have the cover that you’re obliged to.
Perform a QBCC license check
Another handy tip that Luke recommends is to do a quick online license search to check the contractors history and ensure they’re doing the right thing by their customers. You can download and refer to the E-book below for instructions on how to search – but it’s quite simple, just follow the prompts on screen! The majority of contractors out there are doing doing the right thing, but there's nothing like peace of mind when dealing with your most valuable assets!
We hope this vlog has provided you with some useful information on ways to save money on your roof replacement. If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact us via the comments box below, make an enquiry here or give our friendly team a call on
1800 476 634.
We'd be more than happy to help!
We have also created a complimentary ebook for the
5 MORE Insider Roofing Trade Tips webseries.
It contains more tips and details that we couldn't fit into our short videos
(including further details on the roof replacement process) and can be used as a handy hard copy reference document by downloading here!
Updated 5th Jan 2020 to provide most current information