AGPF proudly offer assistance in acquiring appropriate permits for your frameless glass pool fencing project with an easy & fast turnaround.
Required Building Permits In Australia
If you planning on installing a new pool fence in Australia, you will likely require a permit. The Building Act 1993 (the Act) and Building Regulations 2018 (the Regulations) legislate that all building work is subject to the issuing of a building permit, unless an exemption exists for the proposed work under the Regulations. This includes some minor alterations, demolitions and repair or maintenance work. When it comes to sorting out your building permits, our glass pool fencing experts can assist you in acquiring appropriate permits for your project with an easy & fast turnaround.
Applying For A Permit
Organising and liaising with surveyors, councils, inspectors and other unfamiliar industry services can be daunting. This is especially true if you don’t know where to start. Luckily, the team at Affordable Glass Pool Fencing are experienced, custom pool fencing professionals who are able to plan and design your custom glass fencing, ensuring everything meets regulatory requirements/council requirements.
Affordable Glass Pool Fencing are also able to consult with relevant building surveyors and industry bodies on your behalf, ensuring all that is left for you to do is sit back and relax.
All we need from you is some photos of your area, a simple plan of the new fence you are looking to install, and likely just a few minutes on the phone. From there, we can note any potential additional approvals or compliance you'll need to attend to.
That's all it takes for Affordable Glass Pool Fencing to start turning dreams into reality.
The Permit Process
Consultation - An onsite consultation will include a full measure & quote for the necessary works, including all measurements that are required for the plans & permit application.
Application - We will help prepare and submit your building permit application. Our expertise will ensure this is done correctly and efficiently with minimal fuss.
Approval - Once we have submitted the building permit on your behalf, you should expect building approval within 2 - 4 weeks.
Difference Between Building And Planning Permits?
Building permits relate specifically to the carrying out of building construction. However, there are times when a planning permit may also be required. Some instances include a vegetation or heritage layover. Planning permits are legal documents giving permission for a land use or development, and may be required by your local council. If a planning permit is required, it must be obtained before a building permit can be issued, however, both applications can be made at the same time. A planning permit does not remove the need to obtain a building permit. The best way to find out whether you need a planning permit for your frameless glass pool fencing is to contact us.
How long is my building permit valid for?
Regarding building permits, work must commence within 12 months of the building permit issue date. This means we can organise your permit for you well in advance. Once work has commenced, your permit will be valid for a further 6 months. However, it won't take us that long to confirm your product requirements, along with on-site delivery ready for you to install.
Why Do I Need A Building Permit?
A building permit ensures:
- Adequate documentation is prepared to enable compliant construction of the proposed building
- An independent review of building documentation occurs
- Key stages of the work are independently inspected
- Your building is independently assessed as suitable for occupation.
Other benefits for owners include compliance with building legislation prior to building work commencing.
What happens when the work has been done?
Once the work is completed, our inspector will book a time with you to sign off and issue a certificate of final inspection.
Taking the hassle out of the application process
Permit approvals can be a lengthy process when handled incorrectly, particularly if you are unsure of regulations or the application process. The majority of Affordable Glass Pool Fencing customers have permits approved within 14 days (pending no extra approvals need to be made), as they work efficiently and effectively to ensure your permit is submitted without delay.
For estimated time allowance and pricing for your next approval, contact Affordable Glass Pool Fencing for further information and a quote.