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Updated 1 March, 2023

If you’re planning to undertake building work, it is important to know the mandatory inspections required to ensure that your construction is up to code and meets all necessary safety standards. The inspections that are required will depend on the type of building work that you’re doing.

For habitable structures, such as dwellings or an addition with a habitable component, there are a minimum of four stages that need to be inspected. These stages include the slab, bond beam, or frame, and a final inspection. These inspections are necessary to ensure that the structural components of the building are sound and meet all relevant building codes and standards.

For class 10 non-habitable structures, such as sheds, swimming pools, or retaining walls, only a final inspection is required. This inspection is important to ensure that the building work has been completed to the required standards and that it is safe for use.

It is important to note that these inspections are mandatory and failure to have them completed can result in significant fines or legal issues. Additionally, if you’re planning on selling or renting out your property in the future, you will need to provide evidence that the building work has been inspected and approved.

If you’re planning on undertaking building work, it is essential to consult with a qualified building certifier to ensure that your project meets all necessary standards and that the required inspections are completed at the appropriate stages. Call our office at any time and we can help you navigate the process and ensure that your building work is safe, structurally sound, and up to code.


Video transcript:

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, and then a final inspection. If it’s just a class 10 non-habitable structure like a shed or a swimming pool, or retaining wall, then it’s just a final inspection.

Call our office at any time to discuss your building project that needs approval.

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