After reading the last two articles we have published on form 16’s – because we are sure you have read them, you should have a clear understanding about the use of Form 16’s and what your responsibilities are under the Building Act 1975.
We will now walk you through the form step-by-step and clearly explain each part and how to fill it out. This will ensure you only fill in the parts you need to, and therefore only certify what you actually need to certify – possibly saving you from a lawsuit in the future.
We regularly come across people who want to convert their existing shed into shed houses. Sometimes they have already been converted into a shed houses but there is no building approval. But what many don’t realise, is that there is a lot more to converting a shed to a house than just changing the appearance and fitting it out with a sweet interior.
Everyone loves a home with a great view and this generally means your house must be built on a sloping site. Therefore it is important to determine any structural issues early on in the planning stage, or else things could go down hill very quickly.
The 2011 floods devastated Queensland. Many properties were destroyed and lives were lost. This tragic event made us realise our vulnerability, and prompted a change in laws for building within a flood hazard area.
Most alternate solutions in the past have involved fire engineering, however they don’t have to. Alternate solutions can be done on any part of the BCA that has performance provisions, and the process does not have to be so complicated.
You have more than likely heard the terms Performance-Based Building Solution, and Deem-to-Satisfy building solution. But what do they really mean? And in looking for the best Alternate Building Solution, what is the best option?