Building Permits

A building permit is a document issued by a registered building surveyor to signify that the plans and documentation for a proposed building work meets the requirements of the Building Act 1993 and the Building Regulations 2006.  In the state of Victoria both Councils and Private Registered Building Surveyors can issue Building Permits.

When are Building Permits required?

Building Permits are typically required for the construction, demolition, alteration, extension or change of use for all types of buildings, whether commercial or domestic. It is applicable for new buildings, renovations, alterations and demolition. Under the Building Regulations 2006 the building surveyor must ensure that all construction and demolition works are carried out to specific standards. These standards cover health, safety, amenity and energy efficiency matters.

How do you to obtain a Building Permit?

There are numerous documents that will need to be prepared in order to obtain a planning permit and justify that the building complies with set standards. We are able to prepare the main component of the building permit set, the architecture working drawings. Furthermore at DSP Architects we have contact with a number of external consultants and engineers that we are happy to liaise with for you. This will enable the process to be as smooth as possible. We are also more than happy to have consultants and engineers that you nominate take care of the remaining building permit documentation which we are not qualified to do, such as the structural engineering drawings and specifications. We believe our flexibility offers our clients complete freedom of choice in their effort to obtaining a building permit for their project.

An example of our in-house drawing work can be viewed on the side red link marked Building Permit Drawings. Information about the necessary documents and process of obtaining a building permit can be accessed on our Building Permit Drawings page.