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Getting approval to build

Getting approval to build

Every time you build or renovate a new home you will need a building approval. As no two houses are the same. That means every job needs to be designed properly to ensure you can get a building approval.

Building approvals

Every time you build or renovate a new home you will need a building approval. As no two houses are the same. That means every job needs to be designed properly to ensure you can get a building approval.

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Development and planning approvals

Most new homes and renovations to existing homes require a development approval (DA) before they can be built. A DA will normally be granted by the local council.

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Subdivision and strata rules

Keep up to date with the latest on changing legislation for strata schemes and how any amendments can affect registration or future plans.

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