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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 free 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 all relevant forms have been received we can action start to action your Building Approval and lodge any council applications and wait for their approval

  • When council notify us of approval we can then 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 - Footings, Frame and Final

  • After the final inspection is booked we require all relevant certificate 15’s and 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.

What forms do I need for my job?
  • 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) 

"Please note, not all forms may be required"
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