Excavations for a new Pool Oakford-Byford-Darling Downs-Piara Waters.
Before Excavating the hole for a pool installation
Apply for a building permit for your pool installation anyone can apply for a building permit, the owner, pool builder or barrier installer. Applicants can choose to submit either a certified or uncertified application for a pool.
Prior to a building permit being granted by a permit authority (usually the relevant local government), a registered building surveyor is required to confirm that the proposed pool and its safety barrier comply with the applicable building standards by signing a ‘Certificate of Design Compliance’ (CDC). The applicable building standards include the: • structural adequacy of the pool or spa; • water recirculation system;
• energy efficiency for heating and pumping; • water efficiency (ie a pool blanket or cover that is designed to reduce water evaporation and is accredited under the Smart Approved Watermark Scheme www.smartwatermark. org); and • safety barrier. Anyone can apply for a building permit, the owner, pool builder or barrier installer. Applicants can choose to submit either a certified or uncertified application for a pool installation and its safety barrier.
A certified application (Building Commission form BA1) is submitted to the permit authority accompanied by a CDC. This requires an independent building surveyor to certify the plans and specifications and provide a CDC. The permit authority has 10 business days to decide on a certified application. An uncertified application (Building Commission form BA2) is submitted to the permit authority without a CDC. The permit authority must appoint an independent building surveyor to check the proposal and provide the CDC. The permit authority has 25 business days to decide on an uncertified l and its safety barrier.
As part of the process for obtaining a building permit, a registered building surveyor assesses the plans and specifications and certifies that the pool and its safety barrier will comply with the applicable building standards prior to issuing a CDC. Also at the completion of the work, the person named as the builder on the building permit must provide the permit authority with a ‘Notice of Completion’ (Building Commission form BA7). This notice must be accompanied by an inspection certificate that confirms the safety barrier complies with the Building Regulations 2012 (the Regulations). This inspection certificate is separate to the four yearly pool inspection carried out by the relevant local government
When you purchase a pool, you need to decide if you are going to organise your own safety barrier or you would like the pool builder to do this on your behalf. The responsibility for compliance of the safety barrier will depend on the person named as the builder on the building permit as outlined in the options above.
Once you have sorted all the building permits and what barriers are required, then contact Dobson Excavations talk with Bruce on 0414755306 we will excavate your pool hole for your pool installation and if a tight access is a problem or require rock hammering is required …