The Building Industry is governed by legislation and a strict set of OH&S , licensing and insurance regulations to protect both consumers and construction workers.

Sunstate Design & Construct follows strict Occupational Health and Safety regulations to protect our employees, contractors and clients.

There are several important things to consider when you are looking to hire a company for residential, commercial or public facility building work. Many people overlook some of the important details listed below – often with unfortunate consequences.

Who are you dealing with?

Find out if the building company you are about to deal with is licensed and what accreditations the company holds.


It is very important that the company you select to carry out work has adequate Public Liability and Worker’s Compensation insurances in place.

If the company or its contractors are not adequately insured, you could be exposed to considerable liability and expense should a serious accident occur on your property.

All Sunstate Design & Construct employees and contractors are fully insured for Public Liability and Worker’s Compensation – without exception. We will never allow an uninsured worker to set foot on your property.

Sunstate Design & Construct also has Home Owners Warranty Insurance Eligibility for your protection, which is especially important when undertaking larger jobs.


It is important to ensure that the company you select is fully licensed for the type of work being carried out. Licensing details can be checked through the Office of Fair Trading.

Sunstate Design & Construct is fully licensed for all the work that we undertake. We also ensure that all our employees and contractors are fully licensed.

Our builder licence number is 1104740

We hold a Certificate of Prequalification for the Queensland Government (PQC Level 2) – number 2721.

Sunstate Design & Construct abides by a National Code of Compliance, which enables us to quote on Government projects.


Does the company you have engaged have the necessary experience required to be performing the type of work that you are wanting carried out?

Some building companies like to dabble in other work that they are not experienced or qualified to undertake – we recommend choosing a company that specialises in the type of work you need completed.

Sunstate Design & Construct is a highly reputable building company that has been established since 2003. We have successfully completed thousands of high quality jobs within our areas of expertise for homeowners, business owners and government bodies.


Beware of building companies that seem pushy and place you under any undue pressure to sign a contract.

Your quote should be detailed and clear. It should specify what is and isn’t included. It should also indicate the likelihood of any additional expenses should complications arise. It is very important that you are given the opportunity to understand the details of a contract before you sign it.

The Office of Fair Trading has specific requirements governing how documentation is to be presented to the consumer.

It is a legal requirement of the Office of Fair Trading and the Home Building Act that a building company provides you with the Consumer Building Guide and discloses your rights and responsibilities in an easy to read booklet.