Recent investigations undertaken by the WA Building Commission suggest that a high percentage of building work performed by subcontractors is deemed to be non-compliant with NCC requirements, especially at roof framework stage.

Current discussions suggest that licensing of subcontractors will be discussed at state government level, with the aim to improve compliance levels in our industry. Although the latest form of discussions are healthy and indicate a willingness at government level to introduce some much needed change, I worry that trade licensing…