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​Myth Debunked: The Queensland Home Warranty Scheme Does Apply to Residential Plumbing Work

Uncover the Full Scope of Security and Assurance: Learn how the Queensland Home Warranty Scheme extends its protective umbrella over residential plumbing work. This coverage ensures that homeowners are safeguarded against the unexpected, from incomplete projects to subpar workmanship.

Queensland Home Warranty Scheme Inspection Enquiries

For same-day service, call (07) 5580 4311. For non-urgent repairs, feel free to send us your details.

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Myth Debunked: The Queensland Home Warranty Scheme Does Apply to Residential Plumbing Work

Uncover the Full Scope of Security and Assurance: Learn how the Queensland Home Warranty Scheme extends its protective umbrella over residential plumbing work. This coverage ensures that homeowners are safeguarded against the unexpected, from incomplete projects to subpar workmanship.

Does the Queensland Home Warranty Scheme Apply to Plumbing Work?

Contrary to what some may believe, the Queensland Home Warranty Scheme applies to residential plumbing work. This compulsory, not-for-profit statutory insurance scheme protects homeowners against losses if their contractor, including plumbing professionals, fails to complete contracted works or rectify defects.

It’s an important consideration for homeowners engaging in any significant plumbing projects, ensuring peace of mind that the work will be completed to a high standard and within regulatory compliance.

Responsibilities of Plumbing Contractors in Premium Collection and Remittance

Plumbing contractors play a crucial role in administering the Queensland Home Warranty Scheme. They are responsible for the quality of their work and the financial aspects of insurance coverage.

This responsibility includes collecting the necessary premium from homeowners, a vital step in ensuring the project is fully protected under the scheme. Once the client pays, the contractor must promptly and accurately remit these funds to the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC).

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Understanding the Work Value Threshold for Queensland Home Warranty Scheme Coverage

Payment of the scheme premium is required under the Queensland Home Warranty Scheme for any residential plumbing work valued at over $3,300.00. This threshold is not limited to just the service cost but also encompasses the project’s total value.

It includes the cost of materials (regardless of whether they are provided by the plumbing contractor or sourced externally), labour, equipment, and GST.

This comprehensive valuation is a key consideration in project quotations, particularly for Whywait Plumbing. It ensures that all aspects of the project are accounted for, providing a transparent and thorough approach to pricing and coverage under the scheme.

Scope of Plumbing Work Covered Under the Queensland Home Warranty Scheme

The Queensland Home Warranty Scheme covers various types of plumbing work, including:

  • Kitchen or bathroom fixture replacement or refitting
  • Replacing a water main from the council water meter
  • Guttering and roofing replacement
  • Wastewater or sewerage system upgrades, repairs or replacements
  • Stormwater drainage system upgrades, repairs or replacements
  • Installing or replacing a rainwater tank that is the primary water supply for a residential property
  • All projects requiring City of Gold Coast plumbing approval
  • Note: Hot water systems are exempt unless part of a more significant insurable contract

“Excellent service & value for money with the plumbing problem explained and solved promptly without delay. Gary’s knowledge and industry experience is unquestionable and his honest, down to earth approach is refreshing. Highly recommended plumbing business.”

Justin Hansard

Executive Director, Hansard Group

Home Warranty Insurance Coverage: Defining Insurable Residential Construction Work

All residential plumbing construction projects over $3,300, including material costs, require home warranty insurance. This encompasses many of the services provided by Whywait Plumbing and all other licensed plumbing contractors:

  • Building, extending, adding, altering, renovating, or repairing any residential building
  • Projects involving residential outbuildings (e.g., garages, carports, pool change rooms)
  • Work on manufactured homes,
  • Work on homes in over-50s villages (excluding registered retirement villages),
  • Work on townhouses
  • Work on duplexes
  • Work on multiple-unit dwellings up to 3 storeys above a car park.
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Assessing Scheme Insurability for Multiple Unit Dwellings

Insurable Multiple Unit Dwellings

  • Multiple dwellings that are three storeys or less above a car park require insurance.
  • Townhouse complex

Non-Insurable Multiple Unit Dwellings

  • Dwellings over three storeys above a car park are not eligible for home warranty insurance.
  • Mixed-use residential/commercial buildings, even if three storeys or under
  • Registered retirement village

Determining Insurability For Plumbing Projects

Whywait Plumbing offers expert assistance in evaluating the insurability of multiple dwellings under the Queensland Home Warranty Scheme.

This service is particularly crucial for projects where the total cost exceeds the $3,300 threshold. Our team of skilled professionals will guide you through the intricacies of the scheme, helping you understand the nuances of coverage for various types of dwellings, including mixed-use residential/commercial buildings.

With Whywait Plumbing, you can access experienced, knowledgeable advice on ensuring your project is fully protected and avoiding any unforeseen liabilities or compliance issues.

Whywait Plumbing’s Commitment

At Whywait Plumbing, our commitment extends beyond providing high-quality plumbing services.

We are dedicated to ensuring that every project we undertake, especially those falling under the Queensland Home Warranty Scheme, is in strict adherence to regulatory standards. Our focus is on meeting and exceeding these standards, thereby offering our clients maximum protection and peace of mind.

We understand the importance of these regulations in safeguarding your investments, and our team consistently works to deliver services that are not only compliant but also set a benchmark in the industry for quality and reliability.

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Queensland Home Warranty Scheme Inspection Enquiries

For all plumbing, drainage & gas emergencies please call (07) 5580 4311 for rapid response service. For all more information on an inspection feel free to email us for assistance.

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