The Licensed Building Practitioners Board has found a builder guilty of negligence and incompetence and for carrying out building work not in accordance with the building consent.

Issues arose with the fixing of weatherboards to a property.  Upon examination it was found that the weatherboards had not been correctly installed, as they were not fixed at the right heights and there were problems with overlapping which did not comply with the manufacturer’s guidelines.

In addition flashings had not been done in accordance with the building consent and minor variations had not been applied for in relation to other work.

The Board found that the poor work on the weatherboards amounted to negligence and incompetence. 

The builder was fined $2,500 and ordered to pay costs of $1,000.