Every job needs to be designed properly to ensure you can get a building approval.
Getting a building approval
All residential building work involving a new home or a renovation to a new home needs a building approval. Building approvals have different names in each state and territory. A building approval must be obtained before any building work can start.
Preparing for a building approval
Getting building approval normally involves plans and details being given to council, or a private building survey or, showing:
- How the home will be built
- The technical details of the construction including all the materials to be used
- What Building Code of Australia requirements (BCA) will be met.
No two houses are the same. That means every job needs to be designed properly to ensure you can get a building approval.
Ask the experts
HIA’s Building and Planning Services team work across Australia to help members understand rules and regulations, and get DA approval. More