Building Permit Documentation: Building Act 2011: Building Regulations 2012

WA – HENDRY building surveyors advise that the Building Act 2011 and Building Regulations 2012 by specific reference to referring authorities, Building Code of Australia (BCA) and Australian Standards, stipulates certain documents to be provided to a building surveyor upon certified application or uncertified applications for a building permit. Clients must be aware that the following building regulations Building Permit… Read more

Building Permit Applicaiton: Building Act 2011: Building Regulations

WA – HENDRY building surveyors advise that the Building Act 2011 requires building regulations Permit Authorities (Local Government) to play a pivotal role for the construction sector in relation to building regulation compliance, enforcement and the granting of a demolition permit, building permit and an occupancy permit. Permit Authorities will ensure that all statutory building regulation requirements for the lodgement… Read more

BA7 Notice of Completion: Building Regulations 2012

WA – HENDRY building surveyors advise that the Building Act 2011 requires builders of all classes of buildings (houses, shops, factories, hospitals etc) to provide a notice of completion of the building works within seven days of completing the building works under the building permit. Under the Building Act 2011 the notice of completion served on the relevant Permit Authority… Read more

Building Permit: Timeframes: Building Act 2011: Building Regulation

WA – HENDRY building surveyors advise that the Building Act 2011 allows building permit applications for Class 1 and 10 buildings and structures to be submitted to the Permit Authority in two different ways; being a certified building permit application, or an uncertified building permit application under the building regulation. The Building Act 2011 sets out mandatory timeframes for both… Read more

Building Permit: Building Act 2011: Building Regulations

WA – HENDRY building surveyors advise that the Building Act 2011 allows for a builder or developers to engage private registered building surveyors to certify that the technical provisions of the building regulations and the Building Code of Australia (BCA) are complied with (certificate of design compliance) with the documentation lodged at the local council where a building permit under the… Read more

Building Owners Lease Protection: Building Regulations

AUST – Hendry building surveyors advise building owners and managers that they run a high risk strategy if a tenant’s lease does not adequately protect the building owner when the tenant performs building works/”alterations” to their building without the necessary building permit, especially if the Municipal Building Surveyor becomes involved and enforces the Building Regulations with a Building Notice or… Read more

Building Permit Exemptions: Building Act 2011: Building Regulations 2012

WA – HENDRY building surveyors advise that caution will need to be exercised when deciding if a building project may be considered as being exempt from needing a Building Permit, as per the provisions contained under Part 5 of the Building Act 2011 which allows for building permit exemptions. The Building Act 2011 fundamentally exempts specific prescribed buildings and structures… Read more

Building Approval Certificate: Building Regulations

WA – HENDRY building surveyors advise that a Building Approval Certificate under the building regulations can be used in circumstances where an occupancy permit is not applicable, such as for class 1 and 10 buildings, or incidental structures. It provides certainty that a building or incidental structure meets the relevant requirements. A Building Approval Certificate can be used to retrospectively… Read more

Building Certificates: Building Act 2011: Building Regulations

WA – HENDRY building surveyors advise that the Building Act 2011 requires a suitably qualified building surveyor to provide certificates of compliance for three distinct scenarios of building work, a Certificate of Design Compliance, a Certificate of Construction Compliance and a Certificate of Building Compliance. A Certificate of Design Compliance under Section 19 of the Building Act 2011 will confirm… Read more