Many savvy homeowners who are building a new home in Perth choose to have a New Home Practical Completion Inspection and/or New Home Progress Inspections completed during their build by an experienced inspector who is also a WA Registered Builder. This is the first step checking your home is built to high workmanship quality standards.
There is no better feeling than taking possession of your new house, walking around thinking about what personal touches and future improvements can be made that will transform the house into your home. For many homeowners, improvements will include structures like Patios, Pergolas, an Alfresco, a Swimming Pool or even a kids cubby house. Improvements to your property and adding structures do require Council approval.
Generally, there are two stages of approvals. Planning Approval (sometimes called Development Approval or DA) and Building Approval. This is where the confusion can start for some people.
Does my Structure and/or improvement(s) require both Planning and Building Approvals?
Thankfully from February 2021, some homeowners will be exempt from requiring planning approval for single homes, extensions, and small projects such as cubby houses and patios.
These changes will allow local government to ensure compliance with Residential Design Codes through the “deemed-to-comply” route, which will enable many Planning Applications to progress straight through to Building Approval Stage. Saving valuable time for many homeowners who want to add further finishing touches and improvements.
“Home Integrity was super helpful and explained all processes clearly. They also did a very thorough inspection and I couldn’t be happier.” – Kailah, Coodanup
If you are building a new home and want to ensure your home is built to high workmanship quality standards, you should hire Home Integrity as your advocate. All inspectors are experienced, WA Registered Builders who know what high-quality workmanship and quality standards look like.