Watchdog’s warning over unlicensed concreter
THE state’s building watchdog has issued a warning about an unlicensed concreter who is alleged to have engaged in unlawful conduct while operating in Ipswich and other parts of southeast Queensland.
Paul Coplick is accused of conduct including taking excessive deposits for building work, according the Queensland Building and Construction Commission.
The QBCC has urged consumers, contractors and suppliers to be cautious in their dealings with Mr Coplick and his associated business, Coppo’s Concreting.
QBCC Acting Commissioner Kate Raymond said Mr Coplick was believed to have been
operating in the Brisbane, Ipswich and Gold Coast areas.
“Mr Coplick does not hold a QBCC licence and is therefore not able to carry out,
advertise for, or enter into contracts to carry out building work in Queensland valued
over $3,300,” Ms Raymond said.
“He is also alleged to have taken deposits in excess of the maximum allowed under the
Ms Raymond said the QBCC was aware of several complaints of unlawful conduct by Mr
Coplick, and that complaints had also been made to the Office of Fair Trading.
The QBCC warns anyone dealing with Mr Coplick and his business to exercise extreme
caution and seek legal advice before making any payments.
The QBCC strongly encourages consumers to always use the free licence check on the
QBCC website to confirm that the person they are dealing with is licensed appropriately.
The QBCC website also offers a free Find a Local Contractor search, to find licensed
and skilled tradespersons in your area.