Get on with the job faster with fuss-free building approvals

It can be a challenge to find quality people to work with to deliver your projects in a timely, cost-effective way. Finding the best building certifier for your construction approvals and inspections is no different.
All building approvals are important, but not all building approvals are straightforward. You need an experienced and efficient team on your side—that’s where The Building Approval Company comes in. We’re the leading professionals when it comes to building approvals in Northern Queensland.

Top ways we help builders

  • Professional and efficient building approvals
  • We’ll fill out the forms for you! Email us your plans online now
  • Advice on liveable housing and compliance with NDIS criteria
  • Support to avoid or manage lapsed building permits and get back on track

Why choose The Building Approval Company?

  • Trustworthy advice from a friendly team, licensed by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) and with global ISO certification
  • Excellent knowledge of design, building, engineering and construction practices, and relevant building codes and legislation
  • We’re efficient when it comes to inspections and provide clear advice on rectifying issues
  • 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

    Frequently Asked Questions for Builders

    How much notice do you need for inspections?
    24 hours is required. We recommend you refer to your Conditions of Approval for all inspection requirements. Additional notice may be required in remote areas.
    Can my engineer do the inspections?
    Once assessed as a Competent Person by the Building Certifier, an engineer is able to do inspections on particular aspects of the project. Footing/ slab and final inspections may only be conducted by a licensed Building Certifier.
    How long does it take for plans to be approved?
    The approvals can take up to a week, however most approvals are issued in a few days, assuming the application is complete and no further Council approvals are necessary.
    When does QBCC Home warranty insurance apply?
    QBCC Insurance is required where the cost of works is over $3,300 and work is being carried out by a licensed Builder. QBCC Insurance only applies to domestic work, including pools, patios, sheds etc. It does not apply for commercial or industrial building work.
    What is Q‐Leave and when does it apply?
    Q-Leave is a long service leave scheme that provides benefits to construction workers based on time worked in the industry rather than service to an individual employer. This Government levy is payable on all building work with a value of work over $150,000 + GST.
    Can you lodge plumbing applications to Council for me?
    Yes, where a new plumbing service is required, we will include the plumbing fees in our fee proposal and lodge the forms for you.
    What about Siting Dispensations and Town Planning Overlays?
    Yes, our fee proposal will outline our fees to prepare the reports and associated council fees. We have access to the local government lodgement portals and have longstanding relationships with council staff.