September 5, 2019

Mamma Mia Featuring Our Own Harald Weber

SHOWING SOON at a Theatre Near You in 2020 ... Our Own Harald Weber The Cairns Choral Society is bringing the hit musical show, Mamma Mia, to Cairns in 2020 and our own Harald Weber has landed a role! The musical is set on a colourful Greek island and follows…
June 26, 2019

New Plumbing & Drainage Act 2019

As of the 1st of July 2019, the new Plumbing and Drainage Act 2018 and the Plumbing and Drainage Regulation 2019 will be commencing. As always, we will still lodge water and plumbing applications on your behalf to council at no additional cost, this is just part of our service…
May 7, 2019

Can ACA Help with other applications or permits?

At All Construction Approvals, we try to be a one-stop shop. When you bring your building application in to us, we can also take care of the lodgements of the plumbing applications. We also look after your code assessment applications if you need one, and siting variation applications, if required.…
April 10, 2019

Can I live in my shed until I build my house?

I would like to live in my shed until I've built the house that I really want. Well, if you're living in your shed, it's not a shed, it's a house, and with that comes all the requirements for being a house, such as energy efficiency, smoke detection, all the…
March 7, 2019

Can I start building work before I get my building approval?

People are always super eager to get started on their building project and sometimes ask us, "Can we start building without approval?". I would not recommend that. Council are very, very observant and they will catch you. So, best to wait that extra week or so, do the right thing…
InfoPool Safety
February 7, 2019

How long does a pool safety certificate last?

How long does a pool safety certificate last? For a residential pool safety certificate, it's two years, but you're not required to get another certificate. All you need to do is to make sure that your pool fencing remains compliant. You really only need to get a new pool safety…
January 9, 2019

When do I need a siting variation for my structure?

When do I need a siting variation for my structure? If it's a shed and it's not longer than 9m in length than it can be built on the boundary. Or if it's longer than 9m in length than a siting variation will be required. With additions, if it's a deck,…
December 14, 2018

Reminder for Builders for Wet Season: Erosion and Sediment Control

The wet season has arrived and with that comes a builder’s duty of care to ensure that appropriate erosion and sediment control measures have been put in place at any building and construction site under their management. Erosion and sedimentation can cause water contamination which can pose a threat to…
November 5, 2018

What are the mandatory inspections of building work?

What are the mandatory inspections required for your building work? Well, it depends on the building work. If you're doing a habitable structure, such as a dwelling or an addition with a habitable component, then there's a minimum of four stages. You're looking at a slab, bond beam, or frame,…