Building and renovating a home

Extending or renovating your home

This page has information about your options when extending or renovating your home.

Planning your work

Depending on the legal responsibilities and involvement you want, you can choose to extend or renovate your home in any of the following ways:

  • use a company that manages your plans, building permits and construction
  • use a separate designer and building company
  • use a design and build company
  • engage a builder to supervise your project and coordinate subcontractors
  • become an owner-builder.

Legal requirements

Find out what is required for your project by checking the list of residential building work that requires permits.

Speak to a building certifier to find out about legal requirements or exemptions specific to your project. Read about engaging a registered building certifier.

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Last updated: 09 June 2017

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