Building Permits have been regulated with the concept of utmost safety and precaution measures taken for the users of the building in the long term. They usually enlist instructions and guideline that need to be followed by construction companies, failure of which may lead to cancellation of building permit. Not having a building permit may even mean the loss of the right to practice construction in the state. The following purposes are fulfilled by having Building Permits in the legal act.
1) Safety Instruction strictly followed-
Residential construction gets safe in a way when building permits are issued. Families or people interested in buying residential space or renting it may feel more satisfied with the presence of the permit. It adheres to certain safety instructions such as inclusion of panic exit devices in doors, fire extinguishers in the kitchen and corridors, smoke detectors in lounges and bathrooms etc. The building may even have exit device installed in the stairwell of the building which adds up to the safety concerns of the people.
2) Important for Stock keeping-
Not only do residential areas require building permits, the construction of warehouses which are used to store inflammable or dangerous items such as barn or shed would also require safety. Advent of building permit in warehouses would confirm the presence of fire extinguisher, smoke detectors, panic exit device and other such valuable safety precautions. This is a plus for those purchasing or using the warehouse, as the safety precautions somewhat guarantee the safety of goods as well.
3) Additional input to Residential of Commercial Building-
There are certain restrictions of area that can be covered, the area that need not be covered, extension of balconies and porches in particular areas and buildings. If the people constructing the building need any special extension of area being used, having a building permit would allow the additional input provided special reasons or justifiable concerns are presented along with legal fine or additional sum of money to be paid if required by the rules and regulations.
4) Alternating Water Supply or Building on Concrete Portions-
An otherwise not permissible area for construction would need a building permit to be allowed to make modifications or reconstruction. If the existing building is facing seepage problems or water shortage which can be fixed by breaking and adding or extending some portion of the building, it can be allowed with proper justification and proofs. Building permits always seek the best of interest for those applying for the permit and those who are in the vicinity and might be affected with the construction.