Roofing & roof replacement building permits
As a result of major catastrophic weather events with severe storms along Queensland's north-eastern seaboard in 2017, the QLD Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) decided to conduct an audit of roofing contractors’ work and standards in the state.
It appeared a number of contractors were unaware of the requirement of holding a proper building approval and re-roofing work was being undertaken without the appropriate consent.
The state-wide review subsequently led to the QBCC reinforcing the need to obtain a building approval when re-roofing more than 20% of your roof on a residential building. Without a valid permit, contractors are jeopardising their QBCC license and homeowners run the risk a roof that has not been lawfully approved which may affect their home insurance.
View our article on Administrative Requirements WHen Roofing or Re-Roofing
Why is a re-roofing approval required?
Roofing building approvals help ensure roofing on buildings are constructed to building codes and building standards that address health and amenity, safety and sustainability. Since roofing is commonly replaced in 40–50-year intervals in Australia (or when it is damaged by severe weather such as cyclones), it’s therefore important to know if the proposed new roofing system is suitable and meets the current standards.
Before a roofing project can be approved, the materials along with the batten size and spacing, tie-down and the property’s roof frame will have to be assessed by a building certifier.
Who is responsible for the approval?
The building approval must be obtained by either the roofing contractor or the property owner. The roofing contractor might have to be the one to get the approval of the owner of the property, depending on the case.
Roofing contractors should ensure their quotes and contracts clearly state whether the property owner or roofing contractor is responsible for obtaining the necessary building approval.
How to get an approval with iCertified
At iCertified we offer a complete certification process from start to finish. Our approvals include two site visits by our private building certifier, once during construction and the other for final signoff of the project.
iCertified's team of qualified inspectors are:
- Licensed under the Queensland Building & Construction Commission (QBCC) and NSW Building Professionals Board.
- Accredited by the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS)
- Work underneath the National Construction Code (NCC)
- Fully licensed and insured
Get your Roofing Building Approval
Our experienced certifiers can support you to meet the legal requirements and remain compliant with regulatory bodies for re-roofing projects.
If you are looking at re-roofing and need a building approval, contact iCertified on 1300 899 078 or send us a message so we can help you have commonly requested documents like the Form 2A and decision notice ready to hand over as proof of compliance.
Page last updated: 11-06-2021