Building Approval Advice You Can Rely On

Proudly one of Cairns’ longest established Private Building Certifiers.

Building Certifiers

Servicing Cairns to Townsville, Western QLD to Mt Isa & Torres Strait

No matter the size and scope of your project, All Construction Approvals Building Certifiers Cairns can certify it. We cover all types of buildings from residential to commercial and industrial. Our goal is to provide the highest level of professional service in building regulation and control. We strive to assist our clients in achieving goals and objectives with our team of competent, experienced and quality building certifiers. We offer innovative, cost-effective, quality outcomes throughout the state of Queensland to ensure building compliance and project success.

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We offer building approvals for:


We can certify Class 1a and 10 residential building works including, but not limited to: new houses, alterations/additions, decks, patios, pergolas, retaining walls, demolition/removal, swimming pool safety certificate, carports, garages and sheds

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We can also certify commercial jobs Class 2 to 9 including: apartments, office buildings, shops, industrial buildings and warehouses, hotels/motels, aged care, health care buildings, child care centres, tenancy fit outs.

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Our Cairns Building Approval and Certification Services Include

  • Pool Safety Certificate inspection and issue
  • Private building certification services
  • Assessment of design to the Building Code of Australia requirements
  • Assessment of fire engineered alternative solutions
  • Feasibility, design development and documentation advice
  • Technical and legislative services
  • Regulatory building inspections during construction
  • Liaison and negotiation with regulatory authorities

What Others Are Saying

The ACA team has always been helpful with any questions I have and their processing of Building Applications has been very efficient.

Dennis - Adaptit Cairns

I recommend ACA services to all clients

George James – Architect

Always someone there willing to help with any problems. Quick and reliable service.

Cameron Twittey – CMT Constructions FNQ

Everyone at ACA are always very helpful and friendly

Craig Burrows Custom Built Homes

Convenience is the key

Gavin Brookes

Every process runs smoothly and is dealt with in a highly professional manner. Even quick advice over the phone never seems to be too much of a hassle and is highly appreciated!!

Tina – Cardinal Roofing and Sheds

I have dealt with all sorts of people in 32 years of business, from buyers sellers, solicitors, accountants, trade people etc. and I can honestly say that Harald Weber of All Construction Approvals has provided the most efficient service I have experienced, Harald is truly unbelievable, my emails get a response always within minutes, sometimes seconds. Harald is very approachable, easy to talk to and extremely knowledgeable in his field.
You might find someone as good as Harald, but you definitely wont find better. (ten out of ten)
Highly recommendable.
A big thanks to my Draftsman Rob Wolf of Innisfail for referring Harald to me.

John Strano - Director Shewood Pty Ltd.

I have used ACA to certify many commercial jobs over a period of 15 years and have been happy with their performance and service

Wes Mansfield – Wes Mansfield Constructions

I would not go to anyone else for the professional high level of service you firm provides. Your staff are highly efficient and knowledgeable and go out of their way to provide excellent service. Well done to all of you and don't change anything it all works well.

Terry Plos – Plos Constructions Pty Ltd

All the staff including Harald are very informative and professional in every aspect to the building industry

Wayne and Dave Brennan – Brennan Constructions

The service and advice I've received and relied on from aca over the last 12yrs or more has been second to none and good to know they’re there if you need them.

Dave – Top End Builders

ACA News & Info

June 4, 2021

Accessible Housing Construction Code Changes

Last month, Australia's building ministers agreed at their meeting to include minimum accessibility standards for residential housing and apartments in the 2022 National Construction Code (NCC) based on the Livable Housing Design Guidelines (LHDG) silver standards. The NCC public comment draft (stage 1) is open until Friday, 2 July, 2021.…
September 11, 2020

What is the Role of a Private Certifier?

You may have heard you need to get a building approval to start works on a shed, carport or other structure. But, did you know you don’t have to go through council to get your building approval? Private certifiers inspect and approve building work to make sure it complies with…
August 10, 2020

When Do I Need a Building Approval?

All structures in cyclonic areas require building approval (certification) regardless of size. Therefore, in Cairns, this includes anything with a roof, patios, garden sheds and even decks with no roofs. If you fill in under your house or change a garage (non-habitable) to a bedroom (habitable), it all needs an…