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Updated 1 March, 2023

If you’re planning to undertake building work, you may have heard of a private building certifier. But what exactly does a private building certifier do? Under the Building Act, a private certifier has the ability to issue building approvals and undertake inspections, with the same power as what council used to have. In fact, many councils no longer issue building approvals, leaving the process to private certifiers.

A private certifier is typically appointed by the builder, but as an owner, even if you haven’t appointed a builder yet and have your plans in order, you can still seek the assistance of a private certifier. They can help you get your application ready so that once you’ve appointed your builder or have your owner builder number in place, you can proceed with your building project without any delays.

Private certifiers have a wealth of knowledge and experience in building codes and regulations and can help ensure that your building project meets all necessary safety standards. They can also provide advice on building materials and design to help ensure that your project is structurally sound and up to code.

In addition to issuing building approvals, private certifiers also undertake inspections at various stages of the building process. These inspections help ensure that the construction is proceeding in accordance with the approved plans and that all necessary safety measures are in place.

If you’re planning to undertake building work, it is essential to consult with a qualified private building certifier to ensure that your project meets all necessary standards and regulations. At our office, we have a team of experienced private certifiers who can help you navigate the building approval process and provide guidance throughout the construction process.

Contact our office today to discuss your building project and how we can assist you.

Video Transcript:

We often get asked, “What does a private certifier do?” Well, under the Building Act, we have the ability to issue building approvals and undertake inspections, with the same power as what council used to have. There aren’t many councils left that actually issue building approvals anymore. A private certifier is typically appointed by the builder. But as an owner, even if you haven’t got a builder appointed yet and you’ve got your plans in order, come and see us and we’ll get the application ready to rumble, once you’ve appointed your builder or you’ve got your owner builder number in place.

Call our office at any time to find out more.

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