What is a Part 5 Siting Assessment?
A Part 5 assessment is a review of the architectural drawings carried out by one of our trained technical staff which assesses your building design against the siting provisions of the Building Regulations.
Part 5 of the Building Regulations 2018 governs the siting of a single residential dwelling on an allotment.
Benefits of Part 5 Siting Assessment
With a Part 5 assessment, you will be notified of any potential issues which you may have with the location of your building on your allotment.
Having this prior to the preparation of final documents or even worse, building permit stage, prevents unnecessary delays when trying to obtain your building permit.
Need a Performance Solution?
A Performance Solution is an alternative way of complying with the Building Code of Australia (NCC) and now becoming an increasingly common addition to a project.
Part 5 Siting Assessment Timeframes
Part 5 assessments
Within 3 days of receiving documents, we will complete a Part 5 assessment of your project that will identify any non compliances with the Building Regulations.
You can either redesign your building to achieve compliance, or proceed to a Report and Consent from council.
Report and Consent
Within 3 days of identifying the non compliances and with your approval, we can formulate a Report and Consent Application to submit to Council.
We will present arguments based on the surrounding neighbourhood context to justify why it is reasonable to vary the regulation and allow your design to remain.
We consult with Council’s weekly to follow up the status of outstanding applications and monitor any responses from neighbours where we have been advised to request their comments.
With our regular contact with local councils, we can advise on expected wait times and their success rate. This also gives yourselves and the client up to date information on how the project is progressing.
In the event that your report and consent application is refused, we can assist with Appeals to the council.
What does this mean for you?
To get started, please provide us with your project and contact details and we will get back to you with an assessment.
We ask that you check the following list and only provide us with plans once you have ticked each and every box:
- Copy of Title and Plan of Sub Division
- Property and Planning Information
- Site plan drawn to scale 1:500 min
- Elevations of the building with wall heights of each and every section of the building clearly articulated – including maximum and average height for walls on boundary
- Setback distances from all boundaries – front, side and rear
- Overall building height
- Floor plans
- Setback distances of each adjoining building
- Types of fencing to each dwelling on each adjoining allotment
- Shadow diagrams of each adjoining allotment
- Overlooking diagrams
- Nominate windows on adjoining properties as habitable or non-habitable