Building Inspection and Permits
Building Inspections and Building Permits
We provide assistance with Building Inspections and or Building Permits for all building sites in the Western Cape.
Building and pest inspections can help safeguard property buyers against investing in fault-ridden properties, as the reports reveal any hidden problems a property may have. The results can give investors peace of mind, with the knowledge that what they're buying isn't going to collapse around them.
A person who is qualified by virtue of his/her education, training, experience and contextual knowledge to make a determination regarding the performance of a build or part thereof in relation to a functional regulation or to undertake such duties as may be assigned to them in terms of the construction regulations.
Structural Engineer Inspections and Report
A structural engineer inspection is typically a visual inspection performed by a structural engineer to validate the structural soundness of a home or building's weight bearing components such as framing, foundation, beams, columns, posts, or trusses.
Once approval to demolish has been granted, the landowner or authorized person must complete a Notice of Intention to commence demolition of a building (as prescribed by the National Building Regulation A22). This notice must reach the District Building Inspector at least 10 days prior to the intended date of commencement stated on the Notice.
Swimming Pool indemnity form
A wall or fence shall be provided by the owner of a site which contains a swimming pool or a swimming bath to ensure that no person can have access to such pool or bath from any street or public space
Sectional title consent form applications
You will need approval from your neighbours and registered letters need to be sent, informing them of the planned rezoning. Adverts also need to be placed in the press allowing for objections
Certificate of Occupancy Permit
A new building may only be formally occupied once a certificate of occupancy has been issued. The City may also revoke an occupancy certificate when a building falls into disrepair and is deemed unsafe.
A zoning extract or zoning certificate contains information relating to your property, such as:
coverage and floor area ratio (FAR),
height, the existing zoning, and
what your property can legally be used for.
Notice of intention to commence building work
If you’re considering extensive home renovations which will have an impact on the structure of your home, you’ll need your building plan approved before any construction begins.
Environmental impact Assessment Authorization
Environmental impact assessment (EIA) is a tool to aid environmental decision making. It is a process that allows for public involvement when positive and negative impacts (opportunities and constraints) that are associated with a proposed course of action are assessed. The aim of this is to determine the best practicable course of action.
Copies of Building plans
Before you start preparing a building plan submission, apply for copies of any previously approved building plans at your local district office. This is usually required in the case of extensions, additions or alterations.
Heritage Site Permit
TO DESTROY, DAMAGE, DEFACE, EXCAVATE, ALTER OR REMOVE FROM ITS ORIGINAL POSITION, SUBDIVIDE OR CHANGE THE PLANNING STATUS OF A PROVINCIAL HERITAGE SITE, OR A PROVISIONALLY PROTECTED PLACE, OR ALTER OR DEMOLISH ANY STRUCTURE OR PART OF A STRUCTURE OLDER THAN 60 YEARS
Engineers’ appointment form and certificate
APPLICATION FOR ACCEPTANCE AS AN APPROVED COMPETENT PERSON IN TERMS OF REGULATION A19
Structural Engineer Consultation; Recommendations and Report
Wish to remove internal or external walls; check on existing building foundations or foundation underpinning required.
Contact us to make an appointment with our Structural Engineer's.
Temporary Building Structure Permit
“any building that is so declared by the owner and that is being used or is to be used for a specified purpose for a specified limited period of time, but does not include a builder’s shed“ Builders shed's are dealt with separately under Site Operations.
control of noise and dust on site,
waste materials on building sites,
cleaning of sites,
sanitary facilities, and
The geotechnical report is the tool used to communicate the site conditions and design and construction recommendations to the roadway design, bridge design, assists in determining design and construction methods of building foundations.
List of District municipalities and local municipalities in Gauteng.
City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality
Tel: 0860 562 874
011 407 6111
City of Ekurhuleni
Tel: 0860 543 000
City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality
Tel: 012 358 9999
West Rand District Municipality
Tel: 011 411 5000
011 412 2701
Midvaal Local Municipality
Tel: 016 360 7400
Mogale City Local Municipality
Tel: 011 951 2000
011 951 2001
List of District municipalities and local municipalities in Mpumalanga.
Mbombela Local Municipality
Tel: 013 759 2000
013 759 9111
Other Mpumalanga Municipalities can be found at https://www.gov.za/
List of District municipalities and local municipalities in the Western Cape.
City of Cape Town
Tel: 086 010 3089
Cape Winelands District Municipality
Tel: 086 126 5263
Tel: 086 012 1212
Tel: 021 807 4782
Tel: 023 615 8000
Tel: 021 808 8111; 021 808 8890 (24/7 Emergencies)
Tel: 023 316 1854
Central Karoo District Municipality
Tel: 023 449 1000
Tel: 023 414 8100/8020
Tel: 023 551 1019
Tel: 023 541 1320
Garden Route District Municipality
Tel: 044 803 1300
Tel: 086 124 8686/044 501 3000
Tel: 044 801 9111
Tel: 028 713 8000
Tel: 028 551 1023
Tel: 044 302 6300
Tel: 044 606 5000
Tel: 044 203 3000
Overberg District Municipality
Tel: 028 425 1157
Tel: 028 425 5500
Tel: 028 313 8000
Tel: 028 514 8500
Tel: 028 214 3300
West Coast District Municipality
Tel: 022 433 8400
Tel: 022 913 6000
Tel: 027 482 8000
Tel: 027 201 3300
Tel: 022 701 7000
Tel: 022 487 9400