Before You Start Work

There's some steps you should take before you start any building or renovation project, to avoid problems and unforeseen costs down the road.

Contact local government: Have a conversation with your local government to make sure that your proposed building or renovation will meet zoning and building requirements.

Get permits: Depending on the size and intended use of your proposed project, you may need permits from your local government.

Seek advice from experts: If the scope of your proposed building or renovation is outside your expertise, consider talking to a range of professionals in your area who can provide advice. These include general contractors, architects, engineers, electricians and plumbers.