Unapproved Building work

Unapproved Building work is any Building work carried out without approval from your local Authority that may or may not conform to Regulatory Standards.

This situation is often revealed only when a homeowner contemplates the sale of property or a potential purchaser seeks information about the building work that has been carried out.

In some cases, this has eventuated in the failure of sales contracts.

In other cases, members of the public may inform the local authorities if they suspect illegal building work has been carried out.   A council official will generally follow up and issue the homeowner with notification.

Approval must be sought for Alterations or Removal of any Internal or External Structural Element such as Walls, Roof or changes to Wet areas.

Approval must be sought for any Structural Addition on your property.

Unapproved building work Benefits
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What we do for you

We can determine the feasibility of obtaining Retrospective Building Approval and be able to assess the extent of work required to achieve that goal

If you wish to engage our services further we are able to:

benefits of our unapproved building work service


For professional advice & solutions

Our Expertise


We have undertaken many projects on buildings with heritage listing and are well acquainted with the process of obtaining heritage approval for renovation.

Staged Home

We can carry out periodical inspections on any building work prior to payment of the Progress Payments or at any time requested.

Management or Owner

We offer a project management service to guide and assist you through the process.


Any building work carried out without approval from your local authority that may or may not conform to regulatory standards.