If you have ever tried to build a commercial building then you will know just how difficult it is to get the local planning committee to approve it – and this is just on your own land. If you have rented or leased the land, or you are building on loan then it will be ten times as hard. There are many different factors that need to be fulfilled when you are trying to zone and permit a building; here are some of them:
Are We Ok to Build?
The most important thing is that the land you have selected is actually ok to be built upon. Some lie too close to protected reserves; others border on state controlled land; still others have oil pipes or railways running through them. For various reasons you may be denied permission or you may have a long wait to hear from the authorities about it. Sometimes you may have to get your land re-categorized in order to build on it. So the first thing you need to check is whether or not you are allowed on it and get a building or construction permit.
Are We Ok to Sell?
If you are simply building your own house then there shouldn’t be a problem. However, if you are building something for commercial purposes (a place of business or a tourist hotel etc.) then there is a whole other set of permission slips to get. If you are building a hotel, then safety consulting services need to clear you as having planned a safe building in order for you to even get permission to start building for safety audit. They will continue checking up on you to make sure that everything is up to the high standards that each of these institutions maintain. For instance, there should be a certain number of doors and windows per every square foot and the doors have to be 6 feet or taller.
Are We Safe to Build?
No matter what you are building, hire some experts on OHS to evaluate your plans & procedures for safety consulting services and your final structure. They will be able to tell you whether or not what you are building is safe for everyone else, and whether your workers have to take extra precautions.
Think of those mountain eyrie hotels that somehow manage to get building permits up on crags; they need crazy safety precaution before they are allowed to start construction and the workers have to take many extra precautions too, such as going through orientation courses to help acclimatize to the altitude and special first aid training. It may be extra trouble, but it is worth the effort.