Is Your Cabinet Maker A Registered Building Practitioner?
The new laws protecting consumers.
Kitchens over the value of $5,000, installed by the manufacturer, must be installed by a Registered Building Practitioner and now require a Domestic Building Contract. Kitchens over the value of $12,000, the Cabinet Maker must also provide Builders Warranty Insurance and therefore must be a Registered Building Practitioner.
Importantly, the consumer can make a financial claim if the builder, in this case the cabinet maker, disappears or becomes insolvent. You will not be able to make a claim against a cabinet maker or kitchen manufacturer who is not a Registered Building Practitioner. This ensures that you are protected against losing any money you have paid in deposits as well as giving you the surety, that no matter what happens to the company you have employed, any issues you may experience will be rectified.
Owner & Director of Chaucer Cabinets, Lance Curtin is both a fully qualified Cabinet Maker and a Registered Building Practitioner (Reg DB-L 1140).
For further information contact Consumer Affairs Victoria Ph: 1300 558 181 or the Victorian Building Commission Ph: 1300 815 127