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Interpretation provisions--building work

190 Interpretation provisions--building work

(1) In this Part--

"builder responsible for defective building work" means--
(a) the person (the
"principal contractor" ) who contracted to do the building work and who contracted with another person (a
"subcontractor" ) to do the work for the principal contractor, or
(b) the principal contractor, if the principal contractor did not contract with a subcontractor to do the work.

"building work" means any work involved in, or involved in co-ordinating or supervising any work involved in--
(a) the construction of a building, or
(b) the making of alterations or additions to a building, or
(c) the repairing, renovation, decoration or protective treatment of a building.

"defective building work" means building work that--
(a) is residential building work done in such a way that it constitutes a breach of a statutory warranty applicable to the work under Part 2C of the Home Building Act 1989 , or
(b) is building work done in such a way that it would constitute such a breach if the building work were residential building work.
(2) For the purposes of this Part, the
"completion of building work" to which this Part applies occurs on the date specified for the completion of residential building work for the construction of a new building for a strata scheme in the Home Building Act 1989 (whether or not the work is residential building work) or on the occurrence of some other event that is prescribed by the regulations as constituting completion of the work.

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