Retrospective approvals are required for building work that’s been done without a building permit. You may have received a Building Notice or Building Order from your local council asking you to address unapproved work on your property. We can help.
Usually, we’ll do a site inspection (often with your building designer) to confirm the subject of the Building Order, and to help figure out what needs to be done.
Your designer will draw up the work needing approval, then we’ll assess it, issue a Certificate of Substantial Compliance and lodge it with the council. Once you get your Permit of Substantial Compliance the project proceeds as for a normal building project. The Notice or Order is lifted once the council issues a Certificate of Completion.
Our handy download explains the process in step by step detail, or you can call us for advice.