Services

What we do

Certified Building Solutions performs the role of "certifier" under the Building Act 2004 which was introduced by the ACT Government. This involves the assessment of projects against the Building Code of Australia and building regulations, inspection of work during construction to ensure compliance and, on completion of the work, the recommendation for the issue of a certificate of occupancy or use. For single residential building projects, it also includes verifying whether the project is exempt from Development Approval.

There are specific responsibilities that a "certifier" under the Building Act 2004 must satisfy. CBS has the skills and experience to satisfy those requirements while also providing efficient, competitive and high quality service to our clients. Our structure and experience enable us to provide either personalised service or a project team approach, depending on the needs and preferences of our clients. We have a track record of projects being completed in a timely manner, which has resulted in clients returning to use our services time and again.

For more information on the building in the ACT and the role of the Certifier please click here for an ACT Planning and Land Authority information sheet.

Range of Services

Certified Building Solutions offers a comprehensive range of building surveying services including:

  • Building Certification (building approvals, inspections) of all classifications of Buildings;
  • Verification of DA exemption for single residential building projects;
  • Preparation of Unit Title Assessment Reports (including site and landscaping inspections);
  • Preliminary Building Code of Australia (BCA) compliance reports;
  • Full BCA Compliance Reports;
  • Advice on and interpretation of the BCA and building legislation;
  • Advice on the approvals process for construction in the ACT;
  • Attendance at meetings with clients and providing advice on building code and legislative requirements; and
  • Advice on environmental health matters pertaining to building projects.

Building Surveying

We have expertise in the interpretation of the Building Code of Australia and wide experience in the approval, certification and inspection of all classes of buildings. We can provide information and/or advice on all aspects of the building process including such areas as:

  • Disability access
  • Fire safety
  • Egress
  • Difficult sites including landslip, high wind loadings, flood zones, bushfire prone areas
  • Environmentally-sensitive areas
  • Special use buildings

To ensure a continuing high level of quality service, all our professional staff participate in a program of continuous professional development.

Certified Building Solutions Pty Ltd is licensed as a Principal Building Surveyor in the ACT. Our five building surveyors (certifiers) are members of and hold national accreditation with the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors and are currently licensed as Principal Building Surveyors in the Australian Capital Territory.

Environmental Health

Our environmental health division is headed by Petri Laajoki. We can provide advice on the legislative and regulatory requirements of environmental health, in particular in relation to food safety.