Reports and certificates explained!
When considering a new build, there are a few things to keep in mind. One of those is the reports and certificates needed in order to commence your project.
Here is a list of reports & certificates you may need for your build:
- 7 Certificate
- 88B Certificate
- Soil test
- Geotechnical Report
- Contour survey
- Wind Rating
- Flood Report
A 10.7 certificate provides us with valuable information including;
- House Lot, Address and DP Number
- Declared State Significant Developments
- Zoning and land uses under the planning control
- Suitability for SEPP complying development
- Bushfire affected
- Flood affected
- Coastal protection
- Land slip affected
Your 88b is specific to your lot and is part of a deposited plan which upon registration outlines easements, restrictions on use of land, and positive covenants imposed on your land.
We test the soil in two locations to gauge the classification of your land. This assists us in determining the type of slab required and the estimated cost of piering.
A geotechnical report is a document that provides information about the soil and geology of a site. It may be required if the building is being constructed on soil that is unstable or prone to landslides.
Contours are a graphical representation of the lay of the land. They show the degree of slope on a site. They can be used to determine the extent of cut and fill needed, the height of retaining walls, and the overall finished height of buildings referenced back to natural ground level.
Each home site will have a wind rating which is based on region, terrain, shielding, slope and location. The wind rating classification helps us with window glass thickness and to design a suitable roof for your new home.
Flood Affected Land – 10.7 certificate advises us which lots are Flood Affected.
What does this mean?
- Council have maps showing flood affected areas marked as High, Medium and Low risk.
- Occasionally they will have an uncategorised flood risk area.
- If your land is uncategorised, further studies and categorisation will be required at a cost.
- We will discuss this with you in further detail as each lot and council is different.
A few other reports that may come up could include
- Sewer diagram
- Breaking surf
- Mine subsidence
- Engineers report
- Snow loading
- Environmental sensitivity report
- Bio diversity report
- BAL – explained in our recent blog post here.
At Mincove Homes, we take care of the entire process for you, so you don’t need to worry about trying to organise these yourself. Mincove takes you through the process from start to finish.
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