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Do I need an energy assessment for this?

When we receive plans for building work on dwellings, we’re often asked if an energy assessment is needed for the […]

Buying an existing house? Read this first

We’re often asked to approve illegal building work on a recently- or soon-to-be-acquired property. It’s not uncommon for someone to […]

What is a Certificate of Title and what does it tell me?

Certificates of Title are quite useful little documents and are required for most building projects. They are legal documents of […]

When is a dwelling ancillary?

In terms of building approvals, a building is ancillary to a dwelling when it is additional to, but not required […]

Considering an outbuilding conversion? What you need to know.

Thinking of creating more space and converting your unused shed or garage into a home office or a bedroom for […]

Are you offering short-term accommodation?

If you’re offering short- or medium-term accommodation, you may need a permit. Consumer Building and Occupational Services occasionally audit visitor […]

Building for bushfire

Living near the trees is pretty special, but it also means a bit more attention is needed to ensure your […]

Smoke alarms in homes – better than nothing

You may have been hearing conversation in the news about smoke alarms and their effectiveness. There are two types of […]

Site plans for Class 10 buildings

Did you know that you can draw the site plan for your Class 10 building yourself? Pretty cool, but there […] ?>