If you are doing major renovations or building a new home, YES, you will need a Building Certifier.
Why? Please read below…
The Builder certifier is the person that represents the Council and makes sure that the construction works comply with the local council requirements. The building certifier is a trained professional who knows all the laws, building codes and local regulations that apply to the construction industry. Any major construction work cannot receive the construction permit to start the work, or permission to occupy the premises when the project is complete without the Builder certifier.
Because many faults cannot be detected after completion and correcting faults can be extremely expensive if they are not detected early, you are required by law to appoint a building certifier (technically called a Principle Certifying Authority or PCA) before construction begins. Council can appoint a building certifier for you (at your expense) or you can hire a licensed and registered private certifier.
What Does a Building Certifier Do?
A building certifier’s first job is to inspect your plans and specifications and issue a building permit. After that, they will periodically inspect the progress of the work. If the work is up to standard, they will give your builder the go-ahead to move ahead. If something needs correcting, they will work with you and your builder to correct the problem. Certificates a building inspector is authorized to issue include:
- Complying Development Certificates (pre-construction)
- Construction Certificates
- Compliance Certificates (during the construction phase)
- Completion Certificates
- Final Occupation Certificates
How Do I Find a Building Certifier?
Our team can help you to find the Building Certifier. We work with a couple of local businesses that we assure you will do the Certification in record time and witing the budget.
You can also appoint a building certifier who works for your local government or you can hire a private contractor. In either case, it’s vitally important that the building certifier you appoint is licensed and registered professional in your state or territory. As is the case with any other building service, building certifiers charge competitive rates.
Again, our team is happy to help you with all the construction process, from the draft/design stage until the completion going trought the Construction approval and more details. Just call us to arrange a Free appointment with our staff