Sheds Garages and Carports
So you want to build a shed, garage or carport, you know where you want to put the building, but can it actually be built there? If it can, is there anything else that is required to have a building in that location? This is where you have to really start doing some research, and this involves some considerable leg, and headwork. Click on this ‘simple checklist that could save you thousands’, and go through each of these items to establish their impact on your project. As you begin to work through addressing the items on this list, you will end up with a lot of records and documents. It is important that you keep all of these so they can be given to your designer, and in some cases, these will also form part of your building application.
Did I hear you say this looks too hard? Well I can honestly tell you, that if you want to save money in design and construction, this is where the most will be saved. Knowing, and designing within the design constraints, will save you money every time. You might as well know now, before you start, because it will only cost more if design and construction has to be modified later.
Who is building it?
In Queensland, the Queensland Building Construction Commission (QBCC) is the statutory body that regulates who can do building work and, they also provide licenses to builders and owner builders.
If you are engaging a builder to do the works, you must check that they are a QBCC licensed builder. Also, if the contract value of the work is more than $3,300, the builder has to obtain Home Owner Warranty Insurance for your work.
Even if you are going to do the works yourself, and the value is more than $11,000, you will still have to obtain an Owners Builders Permit from the QBCC.
As part of the building application, you have to declare the value of works and who the builder is going to be. If either a Home Owner Warranty Insurance or an Owner Builder Permit is required, it is necessary that copies of these documents are provided with the building application.
Building Application Checklist
We have complied an easy to follow checklist and, now with all the above knowledge, understanding and collecting the listed requirements should be much easier.
1. Application Forms
- Completed – Form 2-Building Application Form
2. Design Drawings
- Site Plan
3. Site Classifiers Documentation
- Soil Test Report (if available)
4. Structural Engineering Documents
- Design Certification Certificate (Form 15)
- Design Drawings
- Wall frame
- Roof frame