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2. Plans & Permits

Safeguard Against Non-Compliant Works

Make sure your project is being built by a Registered Building Practitioner!

Warning for potential owner builders. Be wary of companies doing building works for you who make you sign a building permit as an owner builder, even though they will be carrying out the work. This is risky and the building works may end up costing you a lot more than you expect. The persons carrying out the building works may be unregistered and/or trying to avoid their legal responsibilities.

As an owner builder, be aware of your legal obligations and liabilities during and after construction. If you sell your property within six years and six months of completing your building work, you must:

Provide a defects inspection report not more than six months old from a registered building practitioner for all work regardless of the value, including extensions, renovations, garages and verandas.
Take out domestic building insurance for work over $16,000.00 to protect the person who buys your property. If a registered building practitioner carried out the work, it will be covered by their domestic building insurance. The insurance covers non-structural defects for two years and other defects for six years.
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You are legally obliged to ensure your new steel structure is built to building code with the relevant permits. These requirements ensure your steel structure is engineered and constructed in compliance with the relevant building codes and regulations.

As a general rule, steel structures with a floor area less than 10m2 do not require permits. For structures with a floor area larger than 10m2 all relevant permits will need to be applied for and obtained prior to commencing construction. The relevant statutory permits set the standards and codes to ensure the structure is produced in accordance with the approved engineering specifications. Building inspections are mandatory to monitor works and safeguard against non-compliant works.

As part of the building permit application process a site specific Form 126 must be approved by the relevant engineer. This then certifies the engineering design criteria meets all relevant building regulations, standards and codes for the proposed steel structure. All of our steel structures have been designed and certified by an independent engineer. The Form 126 certifies the materials used and the manufacturing methods meet all relevant building regulations, standards and codes.

Tru-Bilt Fabrications is a Registered Domestic Building Practitioner and a Registered Limited Commercial Building Practitioner. Being a Registered Building Practitioner means all statutory requirements and liabilities are applied to Tru-Bilt Fabrications to ensure all building works undertaken by us are regulated and monitored. Being a Registered Building Practitioner also means all relevant mandatory insurances are current and cover the types of building works Tru-Bilt Fabrications undertakes.

Planning Permits

Planning schemes regulate the use and development of land. One way they do this is by requiring that certain types of use or development can only be carried out if a planning permit is granted. A planning permit is a legal document that allows a certain use or development to proceed on a specified parcel of land.

As part of the local municipal council requirement a planning permit may be required to be able to construct your proposed steel structure on your property. A planning permit gives permission to develop or use the land in a particular way.
The relevant local municipal council where the building works are to be undertaken is responsible for issuing planning permits. If a planning permit is required by your local municipal council, it must be issued from your local council before you can obtain a building permit.

Planning permit applications submitted to the relevant local municipal council may need to include the proposed design, planning report, shadow diagrams and other relevant documentation. Each local municipal council has their own list of requirements and your relevant local municipal council will need to be contacted for more information.

If a planning permit is required by your local municipal council then you can choose to arrange your own planning permit or we can arrange the permit for you. The work involved to prepare and apply for a planning permit and the fees associated depends on your local municipal council. If you select to engage Tru-Bilt Fabrications to arrange your planning permit application we will detail what’s included and make you aware of any additional costs the local municipal council may apply to your planning permit application. The time frame to prepare and gain a planning permit approval can vary from council to council.

Our aim is to ensure you are fully informed during this process.

Safeguard Against Non-Compliant Works

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Make sure your project is being built by a Registered Building Practitioner!

Warning for potential owner builders. Be wary of companies doing building works for you who make you sign a building permit as an owner builder, even though they will be carrying out the work. This is risky and the building works may end up costing you a lot more than you expect. The persons carrying out the building works may be unregistered and/or trying to avoid their legal responsibilities.

As an owner builder, be aware of your legal obligations and liabilities during and after construction. If you sell your property within six years and six months of completing your building work, you must:

Provide a defects inspection report not more than six months old from a registered building practitioner for all work regardless of the value, including extensions, renovations, garages and verandas.
Take out domestic building insurance for work over $16,000.00 to protect the person who buys your property. If a registered building practitioner carried out the work, it will be covered by their domestic building insurance. The insurance covers non-structural defects for two years and other defects for six years.

You are legally obliged to ensure your new steel structure is built to building code with the relevant permits. These requirements ensure your steel structure is engineered and constructed in compliance with the relevant building codes and regulations.

As a general rule, steel structures with a floor area less than 10m2 do not require permits. For structures with a floor area larger than 10m2 all relevant permits will need to be applied for and obtained prior to commencing construction. The relevant statutory permits set the standards and codes to ensure the structure is produced in accordance with the approved engineering specifications. Building inspections are mandatory to monitor works and safeguard against non-compliant works.

As part of the building permit application process a site specific Form 126 must be approved by the relevant engineer. This then certifies the engineering design criteria meets all relevant building regulations, standards and codes for the proposed steel structure. All of our steel structures have been designed and certified by an independent engineer. The Form 126 certifies the materials used and the manufacturing methods meet all relevant building regulations, standards and codes.

Tru-Bilt Fabrications is a Registered Domestic Building Practitioner and a Registered Limited Commercial Building Practitioner. Being a Registered Building Practitioner means all statutory requirements and liabilities are applied to Tru-Bilt Fabrications to ensure all building works undertaken by us are regulated and monitored. Being a Registered Building Practitioner also means all relevant mandatory insurances are current and cover the types of building works Tru-Bilt Fabrications undertakes.

Planning Permits

Planning schemes regulate the use and development of land. One way they do this is by requiring that certain types of use or development can only be carried out if a planning permit is granted. A planning permit is a legal document that allows a certain use or development to proceed on a specified parcel of land.

As part of the local municipal council requirement a planning permit may be required to be able to construct your proposed steel structure on your property. A planning permit gives permission to develop or use the land in a particular way.
The relevant local municipal council where the building works are to be undertaken is responsible for issuing planning permits. If a planning permit is required by your local municipal council, it must be issued from your local council before you can obtain a building permit.

Planning permit applications submitted to the relevant local municipal council may need to include the proposed design, planning report, shadow diagrams and other relevant documentation. Each local municipal council has their own list of requirements and your relevant local municipal council will need to be contacted for more information.

If a planning permit is required by your local municipal council then you can choose to arrange your own planning permit or we can arrange the permit for you. The work involved to prepare and apply for a planning permit and the fees associated depends on your local municipal council. If you select to engage Tru-Bilt Fabrications to arrange your planning permit application we will detail what’s included and make you aware of any additional costs the local municipal council may apply to your planning permit application. The time frame to prepare and gain a planning permit approval can vary from council to council.

Our aim is to ensure you are fully informed during this process.

DISCUSS YOUR PLANS & PERMITS WITH TRU-BILT
DISCUSS YOUR PLANS & PERMITS WITH TRU-BILT