Accused Queensland builder a court no-show

Ed Jackson
AAP

A Gold Coast builder accused of defrauding a Victorian couple by failing to construct their investment property is at risk of arrest after failing to show for court.

Grant Donald Page, 44, failed to appear at Southport Magistrates Court on Friday after being charged with one count of fraud and faces a warrant being issued for his arrest if he doesn't present by Friday, September 8.

Henry and Maree Schneider are accusing Page of failing to build an investment home for them in the Queensland town of Roma.

The couple, who say they have had to stall retirement plans due to the alleged fraud, said Page's no-show had been tough to take after travelling interstate to attend court.

"Pretty deflated, thinking how is this going to end?," Mr Schneider said outside court.

"This has been the story all along. We've just knocked on closed doors all the time."

Property investment group The Property Club has assisted the Schneiders with legal costs.

Club owner Kevin Young says he's concerned there is a wider scheme targeting vulnerable investors.

"We're looking at starting a fighting fund to help people like the Schneiders, because I'm sure there's people out there who have had their retirement absolutely shattered and are on the pension," Mr Young said.

"This is a big matter that's affecting a lot of people around the country."