Flowchart: Building Act 2011: Building Regulations 2012: Occupancy Permit

WA – HENDRY building surveyors advise that our Occupancy Permit Flowchart describes the process once a Certificate of Construction Compliance is issued for a Class 2-9 Building and the involvement of the Applicant with the Permit Authority under the Building Act 2011 and Building Regulations 2012 in receiving the Occupancy Permit… (more) Building Legislation Table Refer to our Building Legislation… Read more

Building Regulations 2012: Building Act 2011: Work Affecting Other Land

WA – HENDRY building surveyors advise that the Building Act 2011 in Part 6 ‘Work affecting other Land’ contains provisions to safeguard the interests of the adjoining landowner that may be affected by building works by requiring an adjoining landowner consent. Part 6 of the Building Act 2011 provides a framework for builders to follow should any of the works… Read more

WA: Energy Efficiency Compliance: Nathers

WA – HENDRY building surveyors advise that the Building Commission has published Advisory Notes AN022 and AN023 and Industry Bulletin IB007 detailing issues surrounding compliance with the energy efficiency requirements for housing in the National Construction Code (NCC) using Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) accredited software. The purpose of this Industry Bulletin is to clarify the Building Commission’s interpretation… Read more

Building Regulations 2012: Building Permit Appeals

WA – HENDRY building surveyors advise applicants who are aggrieved with decisions made by a Permit Authority can seek a review of those decisions under building permit appeals to the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT). The applicant can appeal to the SAT against a decision of the permit authority to refuse to grant a building permit or demolition permit or to… Read more

Building Regulations 2012: Occupancy Permit

WA – HENDRY building surveyors advise that an Occupancy Permit is required to be issued for a Class 2-9 building by the relevant Permit Authority (i.e. local government) prior to the occupation of the building under the Building Act 2011 and Building Regulations 2012. In order to obtain an occupancy permit from the relevant Permit Authority you will need to… Read more

Occupancy Permit: Building Act 2011: Building Regulations 2012

WA – HENDRY building surveyors advise that an occupancy permit is required to be issued for a Class 2-9 building under the Building Act 2011 and Building Regulations 2012 by the Permit Authority. The Occupancy Permit Flow Chart below describes the sequences of events under the Building Act 2011 and Building Regulations 2012: Building Legislation Table Refer to our Building Legislation table for further information on the occupancy permit and building permit process including… Read more

Certificate of Building Compliance: Building Regulations 2012

WA – HENDRY building surveyors advise that a Certificate of Building Compliance certifies that an existing building complies with the applicable building standard i.e. Building Act 2011, Building Regulations 2012 and the Building Code of Australia. For an existing building that was constructed under the building laws of the time, the standards for a Certificate of Building Compliance are those… Read more

Building Permit Exemption: Building Regulations 2012

WA – HENDRY building surveyors advise that the Building Act 2011 in Part 5 ‘Circumstances in which building permits demolition or occupancy permits not required’, exempts a number of building works under the Building Regulations 2010 from the need to obtain a building permit, occupancy permit and demolition permit from a Permit Authority… (more) Building Legislation Table Refer to our… Read more

Weatherproofing Metal Roof Projections: Building Regulations

WA – HENDRY building surveyors advise that the Building Commission has issues a technical note that provides building practitioners with information on how to comply with the relevant Australian Standards under the building regulations when installing projections through metal roof surfaces, such as pipes, ducts and chimneys, to ensure compliant flashing is provided… (more)