ATTENTION ALL LICENSED BUILDERS AND BUILDING CONTRACTORS
The Development (Trusses) Variation Regulations 2011
MANDATORY NOTIFICATION STAGES
A licensed building work contractor who is carrying out the work, or who is in charge of carrying out the work, must notify the Council at the following stages (but not limited to):
One business days notice of:
a) COMMENCEMENT OF BUILDING WORK ON THE SITE;
b) PLACING OF CONCRETE IN ANY FOOTING OR OTHER STRUCTURAL MEMBER THAT TRANSFERS LOAD DIRECTLY TO A FOUNDATION;
c) THE COMPLETION OF ALL ROOF FRAMING FORMING PART OF THE BUILDING WORK (INCLUDING TOP AND BOTTOM CHORD RESTRAINTS, BRACING AND TIE-DOWNS);
d) THE COMPLETION OF BUILDING WORK.
The City of Victor Harbor will include a list of mandatory notification stages with the development approval documents when they are issued.
Notification may be given:
a) by written notice left with Council;
b) by posting to Council – PO Box 11 Victor Harbor SA 5211;
c) by faxing to Council – 8551 0501;
d) by telephone – 8551 0500; or
e) by email to Council – email@example.com
f) by using our online Mandatory Notifications Form
To assist in providing this information to Council please see the following form - Mandatory Notification of Building Work(18 kb)
The supervisor’s checklist includes provisions relating to the handling, installation and inspection of roof framing, which must be systematically “ticked off” during the delivery and construction of the roof framing system.
A completed supervisor’s checklist, signed by a registered building work supervisor who has undertaken the required training, must be provided to Council within 1 business day after giving notice that the roof framing is complete.
The supervisor’s checklist is required for 100% of building rules consents involving the construction of roof framing. Below are specific checklists dependant on the roof type and/or class.
Reg 74 Checklist - Class 10 (Attached to existing Roof Framing)
ROOF FRAMING MUST NOT BE CONCEALED
After giving notice that the roof framing is complete, a person must not conceal the framing until after the expiration of 2 clear business days (ie. No roof or wall cladding installed).
A person who breaches any of the above requirements is guilty of an offence, and may be liable to pay an expiation fee of $500, or be liable to a maximum penalty of $10,000.
Notification of roof frame completion, supervisor’s checklists and roof concealment do not apply to:
- Class 10 buildings, other than where the Class 10 building is attached to any part of the roof of a building of another class; or
- Transportable buildings.
PROVISION OF TRUSS INFORMATION
A person who is engaged to manufacture a roof truss must, before commencing the work, provide the information required by the Schedule 5 – Roof Framing Checklist, to Council and to the licensed building work contractor responsible for the building work.
This means that you must ensure that your roof truss manufacturer provides this checklist to Council before commencement of structural framing.
A person who fails to provide this checklist, as required, is guilty of an offence.
Should you require additional information or wish to discuss any of the above matters please contact Councils office on 8551 0500 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
A publication titled “Guide to Safer Roof Framing” provides a detailed background and guidance to assist the building industry, councils and private certifiers to understand the new rules related to design, documentation, assessment, approval , storage, handling, construction and inspection of roof framing. This document is available from the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure website.