The Building Appeals Board (BAB) is an independent statutory body established under the Building Act 1993.
The BAB is empowered to determine any matter relating to the Building Regulations 2018 (the Regulations), the Building Code of Australia 2006 and specified provisions of the Building Act 1993 (the Act).
The BAB hears appeals and disputes in relation to building control matters and can waive, modify or vary the provisions of particular regulations based upon the particular case. Furthermore, the BAB can determine that a particular design or element of a building complies with the Act and the Regulations.
The BAB provides services under three categories:
- Disputes concerning the applicability of the regulations, adjoining property work and inspections
- Review of the refusal of building and occupancy permits, report and consent of building regulations and building notices and/or building orders
- Referrals and modifications on whether a design or element of the building complies with the Act or Regulations, or whether the provision of the regulations does not apply to a particular building. Modification Process
How can SP help?
Depending on your circumstances we may be able to help you put forward the best case to get a positive response. We would provide expert opinion and guidance to steer you through this process. We can make applications to the Building Appeals Board to:
- Demonstrate compliance with the performance provisions of the NCC
- Act as expert witness for disputes
- Make application on behalf of the owner or builder to apply for a modification to the Building Regulations
What is our process?
Please phone our office to discuss this further as our process and timeframe will depend on your case.