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.
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
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.