The Building Practitioners Board has decided that a builder has not been negligent and has not undertaken work in breach of a building consent.

The builder was engaged to work on renovations to a building and another builder was contracted to build a separate building.

The builder fell out with the owners over issues caused by the owners’ errors in measuring and ordering components.  The owners then got a report into the work which raised issues with the work done.

However, it transpired that the work complained of was not carried out by the builder or anyone acting under his supervision.  It was either work on the other building or was done prior to his work commencing.

The Board cautioned the builder for not providing a copy of his record of work to the Council, as that must be done as well as giving a copy to the owner (which was provided), but did not make any adverse finding.


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