If your looking for a building inspector, Cooloola Building Approvals is an alternative to using local council for building approvals and building consultancy. We carry out certification services on both residential and commercial projects serving all areas of Queensland. Our friendly staff strive to provide a prompt & professional service to assist you with your building approval.

BUILDING SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATIONS
  • PLUMBING PERMIT APPLICATIONS
  • BUSHFIRE ATTACK LEVEL REPORTS

  • COMMERCIAL NCC COMPLIANCE REPORTS

  • ENERGY EFFICIENCY REPORTS
  • MANDATORY BUILDING INSPECTIONS INCLUDING FOUNDATIONS, CONCRETE SLABS,
    RETAINING WALLS/BLOCK WORK AND STRUCTURAL FRAMES

OUR PASSION


Cooloola Building Approvals began originally to improve the quality of service of private building certification in the Cooloola region.

The areas incorporated the Mary Valley, Gympie and out to Tin Can Bay and Cooloola Cove. Building clients search for other markets and Cooloola building approvals extended the service to areas of south east Queensland, Fraser Coast, Bundaberg, Isaac (central Qld) Mackay and Townsville.

OUR
OBJECTIVE

is to provide a professional thorough building surveying & certification service in an acceptable time period to suit the client’s needs.

Our Commitment

to customer service is priority and we will ensure that your building needs are satisfied.

Our office provide very competitive certification fees and have building surveying and engineering consultants throughout QLD that can assist in completing building projects. Cooloola Building Approvals is associated with a local Gympie / south East Queensland private company servicing local and state government projects.

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BUILDING INSPECTION SERVICES

Preliminary Building Advice & Quotation

At Cooloola Building Approvals, our staff will assist you with the right advice prior to lodging your building application. The first step is to contact our office and send your plans to us (use the button below to submit your plans (PDF Only)).

We personally quote every job individually, so we can thoroughly check council rules and overlays of your property. We can then provide you with a more detailed and accurate quotation. 

Submit Plans Here

COOLOOLA BUILDING APPROVALS PROVIDE SERVICES RELATING TO PRELIMINARY BUILDING ADVICE & QUOTATION

  • Commercial Development Nation Construction Code Compliance Reports

Council Overlay Constraints including:

  • Bush Fire Protection Requirements

  • Native Vegetation Protection

  • Flood Assessment

  • Noise Corridor Acoustic

  • Zone Overlay

Town Planning Advice – Cooloola Building Approvals only give building Surveying advice to our clients. If the building development requires  town planning assessment, we will recommended a suitable Town Planning Consultant to help you.

PROCESSING YOUR BUILDING DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION*.

Once all the building development information is received by our office, we will process your application so you can start building.

  • Plumbing Permit – Cooloola Building Approvals will submit the plumbing application to the local Council. The Local Council will issue a plumbing permit which will allow you to engage your plumber to begin work on your project. The Local Council building inspector will carry out mandatory inspection and at the end of the project issue a plumbing final certificate. Local Councils have 20 business days to process a plumbing application.
  • Building Permit – In  building surveying administration you will be issued a Decision Notice that refers to the legislative requirements of  The Sustainable Planning Act , The National Construction code and The Queensland Development Code. This document is commonly named” The Building Permit”

Cooloola Building Approvals will carry out mandatory building  inspections on the project and issue a final building inspection report at practical completion.

*When you have received your quotation – if you accept our fee proposal then we request you sign it and email it back to us. Once we receive an accepted quotation, you will then receive a list of documentation and forms needed to submit the building application to us.

BUILDING INSPECTOR & APPROVAL PROCESS

Why do we need a building inspector?

Building surveying is a process designed by governments to protect society, people and property. It all began with protecting  the structure of buildings and the prevention of buildings collapsing and injuring people. Throughout history, governments employed architects who were responsible for supervising the construction of buildings.

SOME BAD EVENTS THAT HAVE OCCURRED TO CONSTRUCTED BUILDINGS IN THE PAST INCLUDE:

  • CATCH OF FIRE/ FIRE SPREADS TO NEIGHBOURING BUILDINGS
  • DAMAGED DURING NATURAL STORM EVENTS
  • FALL OVER FROM POORLY CONSTRUCTED FOOTINGS
  • PIECES OF BUILDING IN A HIGH RISE SITUATION, FOR EXAMPLE WINDOWS FALL OUT AND INJURE PEOPLE BELOW IN STREETS BELOW.
  • MOSINEE AREAS IN SHOPPING CENTRES COLLAPSE
  • BUILDING AREAS OF FLOODING
  • CONSERVING POWER USAGE/ ENERGY EFFICIENCY
  • NOISE REDUCTION FROM ROADS

Building surveying legislation has been created to reduce these events from occurring.

AT COOLOOLA BUILDING APPROVALS WE WANT YOU TO USE THE BEST PEOPLE IN THE INDUSTRY.
SO WE HAVE COMPILED A LIST OF BUSINESS’ WE RECOMMEND.

LMB Design & Construction
LMB Design & Construction
Hall Homes & Construction
Hall Homes & Construction
Gary Forsdike
Gary Forsdike
KJ Homes
KJ Homes
Plan Smart
Plan Smart

CONTACT US

Visit our office and our friendly staff can assist you with your building surveying and certification needs.

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Cooloola Building Approvals:

No need to come into the office – we are a fully electronic business and use the latest electronic certification software – so think of the environment before printing your plans.

Phone: 07 5481 2465

To submit your plans (PDF only) electronically for preliminary building advice & quotation, please use the below button.

Submit Plans