Local Building Certifiers in the Illawarra

Ensuring your development complies with the Building Code of Australia regulations can be challenging for everyone, from first-time homeowners to experienced property professionals.

Buildcert offers independent and impartial private building certification and local building certifiers in the Illawarra region. Our private building certifiers have a dedicated office in Wollongong and provide a comprehensive range of services to help take the stress out of property development. We work closely with our clients to ensure their developments adhere to safety standards set out by the Building Professionals Board, while also helping to avoid and resolve construction issues.

Our Wollongong building certifier team can assist with all aspects of building approvals and building certification, including:

Who do Buildcert work with?

Buildcert partner with a range of clients including builders, developers, architects, building designers, consultants, home owners and other industry professionals. We currently service many of Australia’s largest and most well recognised building companies.

Our licensed building certifiers have extensive professional and practical experience working throughout New South Wales including the Illawarra. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality service and our aim is to provide you with expert advice and practical solutions so that you can get your project started and completed as fast as possible.

Buildcert Illawarra

Suite 7, 4 Benson Ave,
Shellharbour City Centre
NSW 2529

Phone: 02 4216 5000

Service Coverage

Our local coverage area includes (but is not limited to) the following suburbs in the Wollongong area:

  • Helensburgh
  • Thirroul
  • Fairy Meadow
  • Wollongong
  • Unanderra
  • Dapto
  • Port Kembla
  • Shellharbour
  • Kiama
  • Jamberoo
  • Gerringong
  • Berry
  • Nowra
  • Culburra
  • Huskisson
  • Lake Conjola
  • Mollymook
  • Burrill Lake
  • Bawley Point
  • Bomaderry

Why work with Buildcert’s private building certifiers?

At Buildcert, we partner with builders, developers, architects, and home owners from the initial stages of development to help identify and avoid building regulation problems, which can be costly and time consuming.

Our team consists of professional building consultants and private building certifiers with comprehensive trade backgrounds, local government experience and extensive knowledge of the building industry’s legislative requirements. We offer a fast and efficient building certification service in the Illawarra, as an alternative to the potentially busier wait times that can be experienced with local council.

Our team want to offer the most comprehensive services to you and are current members of the:

  • Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS)

  • Master Builders Association (MBA)

  • Association of Accredited Certifiers (AAC)
  • Housing Industry Association (HIA)

  • Swimming Pool & Spa Association of Australia (SPASA)

  • Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA)

Illawarra Building Certifiers and Wollongong

Building Approvals Illawarra NSW

Most building work is subjected to regulations, so it is essential to know when building approval is needed. Our fully accredited certifiers based in Wollongong will be able to determine whether building approval will be required for your construction project.

Buildcert can offer our local knowledge to ensure that your proposed development is built in accordance with the relevant building regulations. We aim to provide a simplified approach to building approvals so you will not have to deal with unnecessary bureaucracy and complete your construction project faster.

Complying Development Certificate Approval in the Illawarra Region

For some types of building work, owners are not required to submit a full development application to the local council.

A Complying Development Certificate (CDC) is a combined planning and construction approval for developments which comply with pre-determined development standards set under State Environmental Planning Policies (SEPP). This process allows a fast-track assessment by a certifying authority, which may be either Council or an Accredited Certifier.

Under Australian Building Standards, you may be able to utilise a Complying Development Certificate for the following work:

  • New builds

  • Building extensions

  • Alteration work relating to the structure or access of buildings

  • Work on the foundations of a building

  • Installing or extending a service or fitting which is controlled under Australian regulations

  • Changing the building’s energy status

If you would like us to undertake a CDC Pre-Assessment of your plans to determine whether Complying Development approval is possible (i.e. Council DA is not required), please fill out the form provided at https://buildcert.com.au/services/cdc-pre-assessment/

Illawarra Building Certifiers and Wollongong
Illawarra Building Certifiers and Wollongong
Illawarra Building Certifiers and Wollongong

Contact Buildcert for private building certifiers in the Illawarra

Buildcert has expert certifiers on staff that will guide you through the entire inspection and certification process. Whether you are building from scratch or renovating your property, Buildcert’s private certifiers provide a professional and quality service from the moment you call us.

If you would like more information on our services, contact a member of our team on 1300 457 400 or email info@buildcert.com.au and a member of our team will be in touch with you soon. Alternatively, you can use our online contact form to submit your plans or a preliminary sketch of the site to receive a quote for your residential, commercial, or industrial project.

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