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Certificate of Design Compliance – for New Buildings

Most building work requires a Building Permit (BP). Contact the qualified staff at IQ Building Surveyors to find out if your project requires a building permit. If you do require a BP, an application for a BP must be accompanied by a Certificate of Design Compliance (CDC).

The CDC lets your local government know that a qualified and registered building surveyor has assessed and certified your design and plans as complying with the Building Code of Australia (BCA).

Compliance with the BCA can mean the difference between your project moving forward quickly or coming to a complete stand still. IQ Building Surveyors will see your plans through the compliance process, providing a thorough assessment against the BCA.

Once you submit our CDC with your BP application to the council, the Local Government has 10 working days from the date after submission to make a decision.

Certificate of Building Compliance – for Unauthorised Existing Buildings

When building work has been completed without a building permit, the building work can still be registered with the local government by applying for a Building Approval Certificate (BAC). This is similar to a building permit.

The BAC needs to be accompanied by a Certificate of Building Compliance (CBC) issued by a building surveyor. Since not many local governments provide this service, they refer to a private building surveyor like IQ Building Surveyors.

The CBC lets your local government know that a qualified and registered building surveyor has assessed and certified your building work as complying with the Building Code of Australia (BCA).

As the building work has already been completed, IQ Building Surveyors must verify that the as-constructed building works comply with the BCA. This usually requires a site inspection, either by the building surveyor or a professional engineer.

Once you submit our CBC with your BAC application to the council, the Local Government has 10 working days from the date after submission to make a decision.

Certificate of Construction Compliance – for Completed Commercial Buildings

When commercial building work has been completed, a building surveyor must assess if the building complies with the Building Permit (BP). An application for an Occupancy Permit (OP) must be accompanied by a Certificate of Construction Compliance (CCC).

The CCC lets your local government know that a qualified and registered building surveyor has assessed and certified your building work as complying with the Building Permit.

IQ Building Surveyors can be contacted throughout the construction period with questions about compliance with the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and the BP. This is to ensure that when the building work has been completed it does comply with the BP.

Compliance with the BP can mean the difference between your project moving forward quickly or coming to a complete stand still while doing alterations at the end of the construction phase to ensure compliance with the BP and BCA.

Once you submit our CCC with your OP application to the council, the Local Government has 10 working days from the date after submission to make a decision.

Swimming Pool Safety Barrier Compliance Certificate

Over recent years the deaths and near-drownings of children in private swimming pools have made it necessary to increase the regulations for pool fencing. In the event of an accident, pool owners can be liable for criminal charges.

The team at IQ Building Surveyors has significant experience assessing and approving building applications for swimming pools for local governments across the State.

Following approval of a swimming pool and safety barrier, local governments will send a pool inspector to assess whether the barrier complies with legislation. Staff at IQ Building Surveyors has significant experience with assessments for hundreds of pool fences, and you can be confident your pool and fencing will meet with legislation the first time around.

IQ Building Surveyor staff will discuss fencing options before installation, saving you time and money.

Approved Structures Report

Whether you’re the buyer or the seller of a home, it’s important to ensure all information is available during a property transaction, including details of approved structures for residential and commercial development.

IQ Building Surveyors can assist sellers to ensure all details are revealed within our Approved Structures Report avoiding future legal action.

We can also assist the buyer to learn in-depth details of the property, so they know what they are paying for, including full details of all structures on the property and their approval history.

Supply us with a copy of all approved structures that can be requested from the council and our comprehensive Approved Structures Report can be generated quickly and easily to ensure all property transactions are transparent with details of unapproved structures and the approvals required prior to settlement.

Tailor made service packages or combined services

Whether you require a combination of our services or a tailor-made package to meet your unique requirements. Don’t see your project stop altogether due to the often complicated local government process. IQ Building Surveyors can help see you through the local government approval process.

Planning Legislation

Looking to build something a little different? Worried you’ll never get approved? The team at IQ Building Surveyors have significant experience with several local governments assessing and approving applications for variations to the Planning legislation.

There are two ways to apply for variations to the planning legislation. Through a Planning application or an application to vary the Residential Design Codes (R-Codes). The team at IQ Building Surveyors will help you to ensure you get the right application into council.

R-Codes

The team at IQ Building Surveyors will interpret the R-codes, and ensure your plans either comply with it, or we can write adequate justification for any variation to it.

With our knowledge and expertise, your variation application will be assessed by your Council taking into account all information and a thorough justification.

Experience of staff at IQ Building Surveyors has led to assisting with the WA Planning Commission during the review of the R-Codes.

Planning

With a wealth of experience within local government, and unique insight into interpreting local Town Planning Schemes, the qualified team at IQ Building Surveyors will ensure your plans comply, or assist with justifying variations to the Scheme.

Building Application

When a building application is submitted complete, most local governments will grant approval on the day of assessment. Don’t waste precious time of your project’s schedule with incorrect application documentation. IQ Building Surveyors have over a decade of experience working within local government building departments assessing thousands of applications, so you can be confident the experienced team at IQ know what should and should not be included with your application.