If you are in the process of planning a new shed build, you may need to know what the current certification is required when building a shed.
As Registered Builders and your trusted farm shed supplier, we are very familar with current certification for sheds and other requirements such as council permits and fire design.
What Is The Current Certification Required For A Shed Build?
In the 2018 Building Regulations the “Forms of certificates of compliance” were updated.
About The Building Regulations Update
This meant that the certification previously required for a shed – REG 1507 (also called Cert 1507) – has been updated and replaced by REG 126.
This requires a certificate under Section 238 of the Building Act 1993 to be approved by the Authority.
If you were interested in the current certification needed for a shed build, you may have also wondered, Do I need council approval for a new farm shed? Or asked: What are the fire design requirements for a farm shed?
Keep reading below to learn the answers to these questions, and other frequently asked questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are building a shed near a boundary there are a few requirements that need to be met. In Victoria, the location of a farm shed needs to comply with a number of required setbacks.
Learn about the setbacks, here.
Whether you are allowed to build near or even under the powerline usually depends on
A) The type of powerline, and
B) Your powerline provider.
We discuss powerline types and ‘no go zones’ in this article, here.
In Victoria, council permits are generally required for all farm sheds. Watch the video below to learn more about the permit process, the different types of permits and if your shed will require council approval.