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Unit 9/ 1 Nerang St, Nerang QLD 4211

Your Local Building Certifier

ABN 59 083 476 012

FAQs
What is the process involved to get approval for my house or structure?
  • Contact us and send in a copy of your plans. We will then give you a detailed quote including all council submission fees relating to our services along with our Engagement Agreement for you to complete in full

  • Once we receive this and you are happy to proceed we will send you an invoice to be paid prior to any work taking place

  • Once the invoice is paid we will then lodge any council applications and wait for their approval

  • When council notify us of approval we then request all engineering documents, soil report, QBCC insurance and Portable long service levy for works valued over $150,000 documents to issue the Building Approval which will allow you to start construction.

  • As each construction stage progresses you will be required to contact us to book in the appropriate inspection

  • After final inspection is booked we require all relevant certificate 15’s & 16’s so we can issue the final certificate upon completion assuming no construction or compliance issues are encountered. This is also lodged and submitted to council for future record.

What do I need to do if I have already built the structure but not yet had approval?
  • Contact us and send in a copy of your plans along with any relevant certificate 15/16.

  • An initial site inspection will be booked and a 1 time fee will be charged 

    • Contact the office for a price

  • If the Certifier deems the inspection worthy, we will then give you a detailed quote including all council submission fees relating to our services along with our Engagement Agreement for you to complete in full and sign

  • Once we receive this and you are happy to proceed we will send you an invoice to be paid prior to any work taking place

  • Once the invoice is paid we will then lodge any council applications and wait for their approval

  • When council notify us we will arrange a final inspection and upon completion we will issue a 

    • Final certificate. This is also lodged and submitted to council for their records.

What if I have been issued a Show Cause Notice or an Enforcement Notice?
  • By this stage, it is important for you to act promptly and contact us

  • Send in a copy of your plans along with any relevant Forms 15/16 and very importantly a copy of the Notice issued.

  • An initial site inspection will be booked and a 1 time fee will be charged

    • Contact the office for a price

  • If the Certifier deems the inspection worthy, we will then give you a detailed quote including all council submission fees relating to our services along with our Engagement Agreement for you to complete in full

  • Once we receive this and you are happy to proceed we will send you an invoice to be paid prior to any work taking place

  • Once the invoice is paid we will then lodge any council applications and wait for their approval

  • When council notify us we will issue the building approval and a Final certificate. This is also lodged and submitted to council for their records.

  • To gain a final certificate (21) at the completion of work – please provide the following:

    • Please note – some of these may not be relevant to your work, this is a standard list. These must be in a Form 15 (design) or Form 16 (installation) format as council do not accept letters or any other format.
       

  • - Termite barrier (Form 16)

  • - Engineer’s Certification (Form 16)

  • - Truss Certificate (Form 15)

  • - Wet area sealing (Form 16)

  • - Glazing Certificate - windows, shower & mirrors (Form 15 and/or Form 16)

  • - Smoke alarms installation and 95% energy efficient lighting (Form 16)

  • - Energy Efficient Insulation (batts installed, ceiling & walls) (Form 16)

  • - Surveyor (for set out or height) (Form 16)

  • - Landscaping letter (Form 11)

  • - Pre-Nail Frame Certificate (Form 15) 

  • - Glass Balustrade (Form 15 and/or Form 16) 

  • - Fire Resistant Mineral Wool Certificate (for fire wall) (Form 16) 

  • - Pool Steel (Form 16) 

  • - Pool Shell (Form 15)

  • - Pool Fencing (Form 15) 

What forms do I need for my job?
Quick Link Forms
"Please note, not all forms may be required"