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A Step-by-Step Guide for Insurance, Forms and Building Approvals

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Are you considering a roof replacement for your home? 

When it comes to roofing projects involving the replacement of more than 20 percent of the existing roof area, a Building Approval is required. This approval ensures that the new roof meets all necessary regulations and standards, providing peace of mind for property owners.

At Sunstate Roofing Services, we understand the importance of compliance and efficiency in every project we undertake. That’s why we take care of all necessary paperwork required for your roof replacement, so you can focus on enjoying the benefits of your new roof without any unnecessary stress or delays.

From securing insurance to final inspections, each step plays a vital role in ensuring compliance and safety. Here we’ll walk you through the essential steps for obtaining QBCC Home Warranty Insurance, Forms and Building Approvals, focusing on the process outlined by Fluid/Buildable Approvals, a trusted certification company.

Step One: Obtain QBCC Home Warranty Insurance

Before diving into the approval process, it’s essential to obtain QBCC Home Warranty Insurance for residential dwellings. This insurance provides financial protection to homeowners against incomplete or defective work. It’s a mandatory requirement that provides peace of mind to both builders and homeowners.

Step Two: Complete the Application

After obtaining the QBCC Insurance, the next step is to begin the approval process by completing the application for the Building Certification Company. This involves gathering the necessary documentation and submitting it to our chosen building certification company; Fluid/Buildable Approvals. The application typically includes details about the roof replacement, such as plans, specifications, and relevant permits.

Step Three: Obtain Building Approval

Upon review of our application, the building certification company will grant approval if all aspects adhere to the required standards and regulations. This approval grants permission to proceed with the construction or renovation project.

Step Four: Commence Work

Now that the building approval for your roof replacement project is secured, it’s time to commence work. 

Step Five: Submit Required Forms After Completion of Works

Upon completion of the works for your roof replacement project, additional documentation may be required. These forms are submitted to Fluid/Buildable Approvals if required. For example, if there are any changes to the original plans or materials used, forms such as a Form 12 and Form 15 may be necessary. These forms, obtained from engineers, certify that any modifications comply with building standards and regulations. A form 43 is also used to confirm material installation compliance with standards and correct installation practices.

A more detailed explanation of the forms is explained below:

Form 12: Obtained from an engineer to confirm compliance with any alterations made to the frame and tiedowns.

Form 15: Obtained from an engineer for any changes in building materials, such as transitioning from tile to metal roofing or asbestos to metal.

Form 43: Used to confirm the installation of the materials complies with standards and has been installed correctly.

Step Six: Arrange Final Inspection

Once construction is complete, the building certification company will schedule a final inspection to ensure everything meets the required standards. This thorough examination covers structural integrity, safety features, and compliance with building codes.

Step Seven: Receive Final Completion Form

Following the final inspection, the building certification company will issue the final completion form, indicating the conclusion of the approval process. Residential projects will receive a Form 21 or Form 16, depending on the nature of the dwelling. Commercial or attached dwellings, such as duplexes, may require Form 11.

Navigating the building approval process can be challenging, but with Sunstate Roofing Services it can be made more manageable. By breaking down the process into essential steps and partnering with reputable certifiers like Fluid/Buildable Approvals, we ensure that your roof replacement project is not only compliant but also safe and successful. 

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