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Other Considerations related to Building Work

The Building Work Contractors Act 1995 (SA) deals with the building of the home itself, and building owners should consider related legal requirements regarding fences, swimming pools and retaining walls, where applicable.


Fencing is often not considered when building a new home or renovating. However, it is important to understand the legal processes involved in replacing a fence and for detailed information see Fences.

Swimming Pools

If a swimming pool is part of the building work, there are important safety requirements. For more detailed information, see Swimming Pools.

Retaining Walls

Retaining walls can be a source of confusion for home owners. For more information, see Retaining Walls.

Other Considerations related to Building Work  :  Last Revised: Fri Nov 20th 2015
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