After two weeks have passed, and you still haven’t gotten a decision on your building plan application. What d...
- No, if the repairs are of a minor nature and you are replacing like for like. This includes replacing the felt to a flat roof, repainting, replacing a small area of previously existing and approved brickwork etc.
- Yes, if the repair involves the removal of a major part of a wall and rebuilding it. In the case of re-roofing if the tiles are of the same type then no approval need be sought. If the new tile or roofing material is substantially heavier or lighter than the existing material, then an approval under Building Regulations will be required.
Please note:When undertaking substantial repairs and replacement approval may be required including work to thermal elements i.e. roofs and walls. Substantial refurbishment and repairs may require the upgrading of thermal elements e.g. replacing part of an external wall
Do I need NMBM’s approval to install fittings and appliances or carry out drainage work?
The Building Inspectorate Office is the primary source of information about your property. Ask for a copy of the history for your property. This history is typically previously approved plans with dates of all building additions done and general data about the construction. The Building Inspectorate Main Office (PE) can be reached at 0415062462.Please note that copies of the records can be made at the Central Information offices (Ground Floor, Lillian Diedricks Building) after payment has been made on the ground floor at the cashiers, Mfanasekhaya Gqobose Building. Please note that no cash will be accepted for plan copies at the Building Inspector Archive counter and that you will only receive a receipt for payment to be made at the cashiers. You will be charged according to size of prints of the plans as well as the amount of copies you require.
I’m unhappy with the service I have received from the NMBM Building Inspectorate, what can I do?