Building & Planning Permits 

We will assist you in acquiring the appropriate permits for your next project!

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The Permit Process

The Building Act 1993 (the Act) and Building Regulations 2018 (the Regulations) legislate that all building work is subject to the issuing of a building permit, unless an exemption exists for the proposed work under the Regulations. This includes some minor alterations, demolitions and repair or maintenance work.

Consultation

An onsite consultation will include a full measure & quote for the necessary works, including all measurements that are required for the plans & permit application.

Application

We will help prepare and submit your building permit application. Our expertise will ensure this is done correctly and efficiently with minimal fuss.

Approval

Once we have submitted the building permit on your behalf, you should expect building approval within 2 - 4 weeks.

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Additional Permit Information

Difference between planning & building permits

Building permits relate specifically to the carrying out of building construction. However, there are times when a planning permit may also be required. Some instances include a vegetation or heritage layover.

 

Planning permits are legal documents giving permission for a land use or development, and may be required by your local council. If a planning permit is required, it must be obtained before a building permit can be issued, however, both applications can be made at the same time.

 

A planning permit does not remove the need to obtain a building permit.

 

The best way to find out whether you need a planning permit is to contact us.

How long is my building permit valid for?

Regarding building permits, work must commence within 12 months of the building permit issue date. This means we can organize your permit for you well in advance.

 

Once work has commenced, your permit will be valid for a further 6 months. However, we will usually install your frameless glass solution within a week.

Why do I need a building permit?

A building permit ensures:

  • Adequate documentation is prepared to enable compliant construction of the proposed building
  • An independent review of building documentation occurs
  • Key stages of the work are independently inspected
  • Your building is independently assessed as suitable for occupation.

Other benefits for owners include compliance with building legislation prior to building work commencing.

What happens when the work has been done?

Once the work is completed, our inspector will book a time with you to sign off and issue a certificate of final inspection.