Under Section 81A of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 a construction certificate is required prior to the commencement of work on site. This includes any site work including demolition of existing dwellings and site preparation works.
A Construction Certificate is an audit of the building design against the Council issued development consent, the Building Code of Australia requirements and other building related regulations.
As part of the process of issuing a Construction Certificate Techton will verify that any conditions of development consent requiring action before work begins have been satisfied and that your building plans are fully compliant with all relevant regulations and stipulated requirements.
Complying development is development which complies with predetermined criteria and can be certified by Techton. These types of development can include: single storey houses, alterations and additions, garages, sheds, patios etc.
Generally each Council has their own Development Control Plan (DCP) that stipulates what developments are complying developments. This DCP will state what the prescribed conditions for each type of complying development are.
In addition there are also Exempt Developments. These are developments where no formal approval is required. Again each Council will have their own DCP which will prescribe the conditions that must be met for a development to be exempt.
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The Home Building Act 1989 contains provisions requiring home warranty insurance to be obtained for certain residential building work undertaken by builders and owner-builders.
The Act also requires that builders, owner-builders and developers provide homeowners with a Certificate of Insurance as evidence that a Contract of Home Warranty Insurance (i.e. policy) is in place for the work.
Under the legislation governing the operation of the development and construction approval process (Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979), the Council/Principal Certifying Authority (PCA) is required to be notified of the builder for the project. It is also a standard condition of the approval for a residential building project that home warranty insurance be obtained. Where home warranty insurance is not obtained, the Council/Principal Certifying Authority may not be able to issue an occupation certificate for the completed building work. This may impact on the ability to legally occupy the completed building work and may also adversely impact on the future saleability of the property and its market price.
Further information on the categories of residential building work requiring home warranty cover and the thresholds applying to the requirement for such cover to be in place may be obtained from NSW Fair Trading (telephone 13 32 20 www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au).