Building Control

As per the National Building Regulations and Standards Act, no 103 of 1977, a building is defined as (Inclusive of)

(a) any other structure, whether of temporary or permanent nature and irrespective of materials used in the erection thereof, erected or used for or in connection with
(i) the accommodation or convenience of human beings or animals;
(ii) the manufacture, processing, storage, display or sale of any goods;
(iii) the rendering of any service;
(iv) the destruction or treatment of refuse or other waste materials;
(v) the cultivation or growing of any plant or crop

(b) any wall, swimming bath, swimming pool, reservoir or bridge or any other structure connected therewith;
(c) any fuel pump or any tank used in connection therewith;
(d) any part of a building, including a building as defined in paragraph (a), (b) or (c);
(d) any part of a building, including a building as defined in paragraph (a), (b) or (c);
(e) any facilities or system, or part or portion thereof, within or outside but incidental to a building, for the provision of water supply, drainage, sewerage, stormwater disposal, electricity supply or other similar service in respect of the building.

Similarly, erection is defined as
(Erection) in relation to a building, includes the alteration, conversion, extension, rebuilding, re-erection, subdivision of or addition to, or repair of any part of the structural system of any building.

Under the above-mentioned Act, the Building Control Department serves to regulate the erection of all buildings to ensure their compliance with the National Building Regulations & related SANS 10400 standards.

Mossel Bay Municipality Building Control is situated on the third floor of Montagu Place, 111 Montagu Street, Mossel Bay.
The information desk – also where building plans are submitted – is open from 08:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to15:00 daily.
The Building Inspectors are available in the office from 08:00 to 09:30 before they leave to conduct their inspections, and return again in the afternoon from 15:00 to 16:15 daily.
For advertising, please contact Francis Brandt 044 606 5078.