Ensure your roofing and guttering work meets Australian regulatory standards.
What you need to know about Plumbing compliance certificates.
All Alcoil roofing and guttering work is completed by licensed plumbers. We ensure the highest level of workmanship and only use high-quality materials. At Alcoil, we always provides our customers with a plumbing compliance certificate upon the completion of a job. You'll have an assurance that all work completed by Alcoil meets the relevant Australian regulatory standards.
What is it?
A plumbing compliance certificate is a document that a plumber must provide to the customer and lodge with the Victorian Building Authority upon the completion of any plumbing work that has a total value of $750 dollars or more, including labour and materials costs.
The purpose of a compliance certificate is to ensure that all plumbing work is completed by licensed plumbers and is compliant with Victorian regulations and building standards. Only licensed plumbers are authorised to issue compliance certificates.
Why do you need one?
A plumbing compliance certificate is an assurance that plumbing work has been completed by a licensed plumber and meets Australian regulatory standards. Without a compliance certificate, there is no guarantee that the plumbing work was completed by a licensed plumber and it may not meet standards of quality and safety. Therefore, it is important to keep all compliance certificates for your records.
A recent audit by the Victorian Building Authority found that many plumbers have been installing eaves gutters without the appropriate overflow provisions. Eaves gutters installed without overflow provisions can cause water damage to the building fascia, walls or internal structure. While appropriate overflow measures can vary between building, the Victorian Building Authority states that appropriate measures must be capable of accommodating a 1 in 100 years rainfall event. This is one example of why it is important to ensure that you receive a plumbing compliance certificate from a licensed plumber.
What to do if you haven't received one?
It is a serious offense for a plumber to fail to provide a customer with a compliance certificate or to fail to lodge the certificate with the Victorian Building Authority. If you have not received a certificate or if you find that the certificate has not been lodged, contact the VBA.
For more information about plumbing compliance certificates or Alcoil's high quality products and workmanship, get in touch with our friendly team.