September 22, 2011 10min read
There aren’t many things you can do in a modern world that don’t come with some form of paperwork and building a brand new home, or even making modifications to your established home, is no exception.
Permits are not something a builder issues or grants themselves, they are granted by the Building Commission to ensure a safer build all round.
A permit will actually give you better peace of mind, as the Building Commission is the governing body of builders, which means they can ensure your builder is properly registered and insured and construction is compliant, achieved by reviewing documentation and by independently inspecting the work.
You can read more about permits on the Building Commission website relevant to your State.
There are a couple of different types of permits required during your build and your builder will handle the administration of them but if you’d like to know what goes on, keep reading!
At Porter Davis, your permits are included as part of your procedure of purchase (you can grab a copy from your local display centre).
Prior to the commencement of building:
On completion of building work:
A certificate of final inspection
Standard building permits are generally included in your new home price, however there are exceptions including when you need additional applications above the minimum requirements. These can include developer approval, asset protection, dispensation, town planning – or any other permit required in order to get a standard Building Permit issued.
The time from lodging to completion depends on a few different factors, not least including what permits need to be applied for and varies from build to build. If the land has been titled and released, a Building Permit has been known to be issued within 48 hours, but this isn’t always the case.
The most common reason for permit delays is the release and title of land but a few other things can also stall it.