There are generally two types of permits required when building or altering your home.Building permits are a system of control for the construction or alteration of a building and, in most instances, are required. Planning permits, specifically for alterations and extensions, are generally only required when there is a planning overlay. The most common overlay’s being heritage, and significant landscaping. We typically find that 1 in every 8 projects require planning. The best way to find out if you need a planning permit is to contact Cameron Construction and ask to speak with one of our design consultants.