No place to call home

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: One of the three incomplete homes in Biloela's Brigalow Lakes estate.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: One of the three incomplete homes in Biloela's Brigalow Lakes estate.

THREE Biloela families have had their dreams shattered following the collapse of property developers Foreman Builders.

Foreman Builders were developing the Brigalow Lakes estate on the eastern side of Biloela, selling individual blocks and house and land packages.

Several homes in the estate were finished by the Noosaville-based developers before it struck hard times earlier this year.

The company entered into voluntary administration on April 7.

Sub-contractors working on three residential dwellings in the Biloela estate walked off the job, leaving three homes incomplete and several families battling to have their dream homes finished.

Work stopped on two of these homes after the roof and framework was completed, the other after concrete footings were poured.

Central Telegraph attempted to contact Foreman Builders seeking an explanation only to find that the company's phone had been disconnected. A search of the website revealed that all contact details had been erased.

On May 13 the Building Services Authority cancelled Foreman Builders Low Rise BSA Builder licence and on May 21 the firm went into liquidation, with Korda Mentha appointed as liquidator.

BSA general manager Ian Jennings told Central Telegraph five claims for non-completion of building projects had been received from consumers.

Mr Jennings said the BSA was working with these people to assess their entitlements under BSA's Statutory Home Warranty Scheme.

The BSA has not received any claims from Biloela residents and encourages anyone affected by the Foreman Builders collapse to contact their office.

Mr Jennings also said Foreman Builders director Andrew Foreman had been listed as an excluded person and was now not permitted to hold a BSA contractor or nominee supervisor's licence, nor be an influential person for a building company for five years.

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