About Us

The Building Approval Company

The Building Approval Company is a Private Building Certifiers offering building certification services in Townsville, Cairns and Queensland.  Our Building Certifiers and Commercial Chartered Surveyors have many years of experience in Building Approvals across all building classifications.

At The Building Approval Company (TBAC), we understand the uncertainty and the stresses that come with the demands of a project timeline. All you really want is a smooth start to construction, projects delivered on time and under budget, and happy clients.

We understand that navigating through building regulations can be a minefield, leaving your project stalled. You’ve probably wondered if there was a company out there that could get the building approvals you need, so that you can see the project to completion.

At TBAC, getting the building approvals you need is our specialty. Since 2011, we’ve helped countless happy clients reduce their project timelines, save money, and enable them to build a great reputation and take on more projects.

Our quality team of Level 1-3 Building Certifiers, Commercial Chartered Surveyors, Access Consultants, Livable Housing and Specialist Disability Accommodation Assessors and office staff have a combined experience of over 100 years’ in the construction industry. Customer-focused service has always been at the core of our business, which is why The Building Approval Company is one of the construction industry’s preferred building certifiers with an established and growing client base in North Queensland.

We are committed to helping you navigate through the complexities of all things building, so that delivering on time, under budget and having happy clients is what you’re known for – without the stress and uncertainty. Contact us for a quote or advice now so we can get started.

  • We really appreciate the assistance you guys gave us up there. We will definitely work with you guys again for anything we do up there.

    Craig Grogan – Aussie Fitouts
  • ”His common-sense approach will save you time and money….”

    Brian Collyer – Prime Constructions (Qld) Pty Ltd
  • We have been working with Rodney and his team since 2011 and have always been extremely happy with his services.

    Matthew & Sue Knight – Shedquarters, Knight Construction
  • Over the past 25 years my group has been in construction, I’ve experienced difficult building certifiers who through lack of experience or understanding delayed projects costing me significant time and money.

    Ralf Dutton – Value Homes

    Meet Our Team

    Rodney Byl

    Director, Commercial Building Surveyor, Chartered Surveyor, Private Building Certifier

    QBCC Building Certifier Level 1
    QBCC Fire Safety Professional
    MRICS Chartered Surveyor
    Commercial Building Surveyor


    Troy Richardson

    Principal Building Certifier, Chartered Surveyor, Access Consultant

    QBCC Building Certifier Level 1
    MRICS Chartered Surveyor
    Accredited Specialist Disability Accommodation Assessor (SDA Assessor)
    Livable Housing Assessor
    Access Consultant

    Michael Collard

    Building Certifier – Consultant

    QBCC Building Certifier Level 1
    QBCC Fire Safety Professional

    Scott Dillon

    Building Certifier & Chartered Surveyor

    QBCC Building Certifier Level 2

    Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS) Nationally Accredited Building Surveyor

    Chartered Building Surveyor

    Michael Kunze

    Building Certifier & Chartered Surveyor

    QBCC Building Certifier Level 3
    QBCC Builder – low rise
    Chartered Surveyor (RICS)

    Ryan Wagemaker Building Certifier

    Building Certifier/Chartered Surveyor (RICS)

    QBCC Building Certifier Level 3

    Anne Gray

    Client Services Manager – Cairns

    Natalie Farrell

    Client Services Manager – Townsville

    Matthew Byl

    Business Support Officer

    Dedicated to quality and giving back

    Achieving high standards

    Our systems and inspection processes have been independently audited by SAI Global and are certified as meeting the international standard for quality. You can view our certificate here.
    The adoption of a quality management system was a strategic decision for our company to help improve our overall performance and demonstrate our commitment to customer service.
    ISO 9001:2015 is a recently released international standard for quality management and quality assurance developed to help companies effectively document the quality system elements to be implemented to maintain an efficient quality system.
    Our quality-assured service provides you with peace of mind, and a personalised local service ensuring you get the right advice from our QBCC licensed staff first time, every time.
    If you’d like to view a copy of our building certification process flowchart, click here to get in touch and request a copy.
    We are committed to improvement so if you have any ideas we’d be happy to hear from you.