AUST – HENDRY building surveyors advise designers, property developers and builders to be sure building permit/approval documents remain consistent with development permits/planning permits. Building surveyors checking documents for a building approval are required to ensure the building permit documentation complies with the planning permit, in particular the endorsed plans issued by the authority.

However, there is often a degree of doubt amongst designers and the project co-ordinators about who is responsible for ensure that the building permit complies with the endorsed planning permit drawings.

Tasmanian Building PermitThe general consensus is that building surveyors have a low tolerance to proposed building approval plans that depart from planning permit endorsed drawings. Significant  delays can be expected if an inconsistency is noted as the building surveyor will require the plans to be either re-endorsed or building permit documents amended to coincide with the planning permit.                                                                                                     A prudent approach is to program in sufficient time to have proposed building permit plans co-ordinated with planning permit endorsed plans prior to submission for a building permit/building approval.                                                                                                                                                                                                            Australian Building Legislation Table

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Fire Safety Compliance: Essential Safety Measures

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