Forms and Approvals Required When Raising and Restumping your House

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Forms and Approvals Required When Raising and Restumping your House

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The planning stage of house raising is the most critical. Before you raise your house in Brisbane, you have to consider several factors, including design and structural elements and proper planning and building approvals and permits.

Most Brisbane residents aren’t up to date with the latest City Council building codes, so finding a house raising specialist that can help you through every step of planning will make the process go a lot more smoothly.

Find a Draftsman, Builder and Surveyor

The first step in planning your house raising project is finding a qualified draftsman to draft the plans and surveyor and builder. Before making arrangements with your house raisers, you need to obtain architectural and engineering plans outlining exactly what you want. Architectural plans show both the existing elevations and position of the house and proposed elevations and positions and engineering plans to show the accurate positioning and sizes of any new stumps and structural beams. You will also need soil test results to determine the correct depth is dug prior to the installation of the news stumps and avoid the house not being let down on stumps that are not level.

Getting Approvals and Permits for House Raising

Next, it’s important to find out if you need planning approval from the relevant Council.  Each Council has different rules and regulations. For example, if you are raising a house in Brisbane above 9.5 meters (from the peak of the roof) or higher, then you require BA (Building Approval) and a DA (Development Application).   If it’s under 9.5 meters, then you only require a BA (Building Approval).

A few other Council regulations to keep in mind include:

  • Permits for plumbing and electrical work if you intend to extend utilities to the new basement level of your house
  • Footpath permit to cross a footpath
  • Restrictions for Heritage Listings and how to navigate renovations to houses with traditional building character overlay

Completing a Form 12

A Form 12 is required for all new builds, extensions and renovations in Queensland. This is a mandatory certificate that ensures the building complies with regulations and codes. It is required before you can add any other aspects to the original building scope, such as plumbing or electricity.

Finding a House Raising Specialist That Can Help

There’s a lot of planning involved in a successful house raising project and many applications to lodge. All of those steps are required before the house raising can even begin. Finding a house raising specialist to help you make sense of these requirements and facilitate connections to other tradespeople to complete your project, will always move it along faster.

This is where Meier House Removals comes in. We’ve been raising, sliding and restumping houses in Brisbane for over 40 years. In that time, we’ve established a network of Draftsman, Engineers, Builders, Surveyors, Plumbers, electricians and many more qualified people who can help you make a plan for your house raising project and execute the final design afterwards. Furthermore, we work closely with you to ensure the process is simple and prepare your worksite safely and efficiently.

Just , for a seamless project, you need:

  • Engineering plans
  • Architectural plans
  • Soil tests
  • Form 12’s – after each stage and to be lodged with the Private Certifier.

Happy House Raising!  House Raising made easier by Meier House Removals.

Start your project with the house raising company in Brisbane that knows best. Call Meier House Removals on 07 3849 1122.