Statutory compliance and approvals for Office Fit Outs
What building codes does your new office fitout have to comply with?
For an office fitout, compliance with the National Construction Code and City of Sydney’s planning and development control regulations are not only legal requirements, but are critical to ensure no ‘non-compliance’ liability passes onto our clients after occupation. Fit out works which are ‘non-compliant’ with the relevant codes, standards and approvals, may also void property insurance policies and conflict with current occupational health and safety legislation.
How does Charter Build ensure compliance?
Apart from our own in-depth knowledge of the building regulations, as a safeguard, all our interior designs are independently assessed by professionally qualified building surveyors, to ensure that the design complies with the current regulations and standards.
Council planning and development control regulations will be satisfied by preparing and submitting all the relevant documentation for either a Development Application or a Complying Development Certificate. In some cases, a workspace may require Listed Building Consent and we have the particular skills in-house to prepare, what can sometimes be, a complex and detailed application.
Is the compliance work included in the fitout price?
In all our quotations for fit out works, we always include for the cost of the preparation, submission and management of the Complying Development Application or Development Application. We also include for the associated Council fees or Private Certifiers fees as well.
What documents do our clients get to prove that all compliance issues are complete?
Before the fit out starts, Charter Build issues to their clients either a Council letter confirming development approval or a complying development certificate issued by a private certifier.
Once the fitout is complete, Charter Build will provide a Final Occupation Certificate from Council confirming that all work complies with the National Construction Code, Australian Standards and Development Consent.