Before commencing construction of most types of residential and commercial building works, a building approval (also known as a building permit) is required. This can include extensions, decks, carports and sheds.
Although there are cases where a building approval is not required, it is important to discuss this with a qualified professional (not just the carpenter or handyman doing the work), as the fines for non-compliance can be significant. Also, the cost of getting building works certified after the fact will often cost more than getting it done properly in the begining.
So before you engage someone to do some building works, contact us for a site assessment and we can advise you of the costs for getting it done properly with relevant approvals, or how you can go about doing it so it will be exempt.