Below are some frequently asked questions about the Building Approval process
While your project will require a Private Certifier to undertake the Building Approval process, there are a number of things you should try to confirm first, or have your builder confirm.
Once you engage a certifier you will be required to pay their fees, even if your project is not approved. So, it makes sense to find out as much about:
- the process
- your requirements (as the property owener)
- the property
- the structure you want to build
...before spending any money!
Here we have listed some of the most common questions and challenges that are faced during the process of obtaining Building Approval.
Just remember, every property and project is different...what may appear to have worked for some may not be the case in your circumstances...I recommend that you take the time to find out as much as you can before you start.
As Licensed Builders we are legally allowed to arrange Building Applications for you, we can either complete the entire process for you or simply help you through it.
BUYER BEWARE - Only Licensed Builders and Owner Builders (with Permit if Building Works are over $11,000) are allowed to arrange or provide infromation regarding Building Applications - if you rely on unlicensed persons arranging your Building Applications you could be exposed to some significant fines and/or costs to remove non-compliant structures.
We have been involved in a number of projects where Owners have learn't the hard way then engaged us to recover the project -
on occassions this has included the sale of noncompliant structures at considerable losses because they could not be constructed legally.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about Building Approval.