Owner Builder Inspection Sign-Offs

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Ensure your DIY project is council approved with our Owner Builder Inspection Service

When you’re building, extending or renovating your own house, there are obvious advantages to doing it yourself, especially if you’re a qualified tradesman. You can save money on labour, you control and oversee the job yourself, and there is no fixed timeline. However,  as an owner builder there’s a lot to consider. Complying with council requirements is often difficult, especially as some state-based regulations are starting to change. With this in mind, our Owner Builder Inspection Service can ensure your project runs smoothly.

If you are undertaking building work (that requires development approval) on your own property, it is important to know if you will require the services of a registered building work supervisor. Regulation 21 of the development Act requires that if domestic building work over $12,000 in value is undertaken on your land you must ensure that a certificate of building indemnity insurance in relation to that work is lodged with the Council.

Further, it is also important to note that Councils are now legally required to inspect 90% of building work that is performed by ‘owner builders’, and consequently your application may be selected for compliance inspections.

There are a few common issues that even experienced tradesmen often overlook including –

  • Getting correct planning permits
  • Ensuring that licensed contractors (electrical, plumbing, gas) are hired
  • That you have required training, including OHS construction card
  • Organising insurance to guarantee the work undertaken. Future purchasers of the house will be entitled to statutory warranties, and you’ll need to hold insurance that protects them
  • Arranging building inspections at relevant stages of the project as required by law

Did you know: Failing to comply with a Councils mandatory notification or supervisor’s checklist requirements is now an offence carrying a maximum penalty of $10,000.

What does an Owner Builder Inspection Sign-Off cover?

South Building Inspections will ensure that every aspect of the build is in line with current standards and regulatory practices, giving you peace of mind.

During and after any Owner Builder inspection, our friendly building inspector will be happy to answer any questions or queries you may have regarding the process or advice moving forward.

 

Contact us today for a free quote and for advice on your project.

Every Owner/Builder
Sign-off Report includes

  • A comprehensive report with photos
  • 24 hr turn-around time
  • Same day inspections available
  • Fully licensed and insured inspector

Backed by multiple licenses and over 40 years experience in the building industry, you can rest assured South Building Inspections will always be there to give you the right information, the first time.

Common Owner Builder Inspection Sign-Off Questions

How much does a Owner / Builder Inspection cost?

To accommodate the scope of any given project, an owner / builder inspection costs 10% of the build cost. For example, if a new pergola is built at a cost of $9,400, an inspection to ensure the build is compliant costs $940.

How long does an inspection take?

Depending on the project, a owner / builder Inspection will typically take between 1 – 3 hours. While many operators may be much faster, South Building Inspections will be performing a comprehensive inspection, utilising industry tools to give you the most accurate information.

If the length of time is a concern, please speak to our inspector, and we will attempt to structure the inspection duration to suit constraints without compromising on quality.

What is the turn-around time for a report?

Reports are performed and delivered within 24 hours.

Will photos be provided with the report?

All reports include multiple photos of the project, areas of concern and points of interest to give you the most easy to read and comprehensive report possible.

Keep up to code. Call us on 0488 195 510