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Victoria Building Codes 101

Victoria Building Codes 101So you’ve decided it’s time to build something. Doesn’t matter what it is. It could be that you’re finally taking the plunge and building the home that you’ve always dreamed of—with spiral staircases (yes, plural), cherry-wood library and a kitchen fit for a Michelin chef. (Please note- if this is the case, we don’t even care if you want to work with us. We’d be happy enough joining you for a tour of this humble abode!) Or you might be embarking on an adventure slightly less expansive, but by no means any less exciting! Building projects of any size can be an adventure. They can be an adventure for any number of reasons. But, we’re willing to bet that at least some of the stress is going to come via dealing with local city councils and their ever-changing building codes.

We know that it may be hard to believe, but these building codes have been put in place to benefit all of us. Can you imagine if it was your job to laboriously update these in a detailed fashion, year over year? It’s enough to make your head spin! To all of the council workers out there, reading the Taylor Fencing blog (and we’re sure that there are many of you), we thank you very much for all of your services!

Luckily for the rest of our readers, who may not have such employment, you may not have to interface with the aforementioned group as much as you think. As we’ve mentioned before on the Taylor Fencing blog, interfacing with government groups is one of the number one reasons that many potential customers are stalled from building. They look at the road ahead and just see miles and miles of red tape. They see the word “No” in giant, block letters and decide it’s better to just leave their homes and businesses as-is. Well Taylor Fencing is here today, to tell you that this is not the way to go, not at all.

Taylor Fencing will always own the relationship with council groups, when it comes to installing fences. We pride ourselves on the relationships that we’ve built with these groups. They’re trusted allies and friends. The language of their processes which may have been dense and confusing at one point, has become much more simplified over the years.

That being said, we frequently run into prospective customers who want to be a bit more hands on with the process. To these customers, we give a hearty hurrah and point them in the direction of many online resources where they can study up on building codes in their most present form. Though it wouldn’t be fair to just leave you with a list of links, integrated into this blog post. We like to give at least a bit of an in-person, supplemental introduction. We can say that sites like the Standards in the State Library of Victoria, found here, are the perfect place to kick off your education.