The Victorian Building Authority requires all works over $5000 (including material and labour) to be carried out by a registered builder, and that appropriate insurance cover be provided for all works exceeding $12,000 (including material and labour).
We are Registered Building Practitioners and Qualified Engineers in the business of Domestic Building.
If you are looking to build a new home, renovate with an extension, invest in a building maintenance program or , be sure to contact us at BestBuild for your next satisfying building experience. We also have surplus building stock and merchandising stock available. Many items are available for immediate on-line purchase.
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As each project is unique and specific – we normally book in a time time to meet with you, to analyse your ideas and to advise on the best way forward.
Local councils are becoming evermore diligent so a property research is a necessity for all projects. BestBuild have created and set a precedence in obtaining the Property Research in a written format from council. This written document will determine if a town planning permit, building permit or both are required.
We suggest that a preliminary council consultation meeting is advisable to ascertain councils view on your project, and we are happy to attend with you to keep thinks transparent and accurate. At this stage, you will receive a scope of works, fee schedule and time frame.
At BestBuild we have created many alliances with repected local companies and trades. We understand that you are busy with work, family and personal commitments and don’t have the time to organise your own projects. Our systems alleviate the need for you to organise anything. As soon as we are appointed our team will liaise with all external consultants, trades people, designers, building surveyors and councils on your behalf.
At this stage, if soil engineers, site surveyors and title research is required then our staff will notify you of this.
By this stage all preliminary property research, site surveys and reports have been obtained, our staff have advised you on the direction of your project and its time to start drawing.
As many projects will involve your existing home our staff will make another site visit and measure up your existing features.
If design is required it is completed in this stage. Conceptual sketches and brainstorming with you enables us to see and advise of the various options, costings and time schedule of any proposed project.
Concept designs will be produced to include site plan, floor plans, elevations and the overall view of how your project will look and basic construction.
Building Documentation: Once the designs have been signed off, the next step is Building Documentation or Building Construction Drawings.
In this stage your conceptual sketches are taken to the technical level. This set of plans is completed with the view of obtaining a Building Permit. These plans are also used for Building Construction pricing as they will have all technical data specification and sizes on the drawings.
As all projects will require either a Town Planning, Building Permit or both the project co-ordination process is implemented at this stage. We suggest that you should have, (with our professional assistance) engaged a structural engineer, designer and/or architect to work hand in hand in designing the best possible structural outcome.
After completing the following steps, construction costs can be obtained and a building permit can be issued:
- Town Planning Documentation and/or
- Building Documentation
- Geotechnical Soil Investigation
- Structural Engineering
- Client Consultation
The only thing left to do is the construction.
With our extensive building knowledge and the peace of mind that you are dealing with a legally qualified Registered Building Practitioner, we aim to make your building experience a pleasure.
We are also able to assist with Building Design prior to obtaining Building permits to ensure compliance with Council Regulatory requirements.We offer Planning Permit assistance – Planning Overlays explained – Call Us!
We listen to any concerns you may have about the property you are about to purchase and address these at the inspection. General advice is also given in relation to any renovation and / or extension queries you may have. Cost estimates for repairs, renovations and extensions can be provided on request at no extra charge.