Private Building Surveying Services

By: IQ Building Surveyors  18-Feb-2011
Keywords: Home Construction, Property Sales, Building

Local Government Services Explained


Whether your development is a single story dwelling, double storey or an entire apartment building, we can help.  We can also assist with commercial developments.

Need help with assessments of smaller structures, such as your patio or shed, no problem, IQ Building Surveyors are here to help.


Certificate of Design Compliance

This certificate lets your local government know that a qualified building surveyor has certified your design and plans as complying with the Building Code of Australia (BCA).

Compliance with the Building Code of Australia can mean the difference between your project moving forward quickly or coming to a complete stand still.  IQ Building Surveyors will see your plans through the compliance process, providing a thorough assessment against the Building Code of Australia.


Building Application documentation


When a building application is submitted complete, most local governments will grant approval within the day of assessment.  Don’t waste precious time of your project’s schedule with incorrect application documentation.  IQ Building Surveyors have close to a decade of experience working within local government building departments assessing thousands of applications, so you can be confident the experienced team at IQ know what should and should not be included with your application.


Residential Design Codes variation application


Looking to build something a little different?  Worried you’ll never get approved?  The team at IQ Building Surveyors have significant experience with several local governments assessing and approving applications for variations to the Residential Design Codes (R-Codes). 


The team at IQ Building Surveyors will interpret the R-codes, and ensure your plans either comply with it, or we will write adequate justification for any variation to it.

With our knowledge and expertise, your variation application will be assessed by your Council taking into account all information and a thorough justification. 


Experience of staff at IQ Building Surveyors has led to assisting with the WA Planning Commission during the review of the R-Codes.


Organizing Planning Application documentation


With a wealth of experience within local government, and unique insight into interpreting local Town Planning Schemes, the qualified team at IQ Building Surveyors will ensure your plans comply, or assist with justifying variations to the Scheme. 


With insight and knowledge, planning applications can be progressed through local government quickly and easily.


Managing all required council approvals


Without knowledge and experience, achieving council approval can become constantly out of reach.  The staff at IQ Building Surveyors has close to a decade of experience working with local governments across the State.  Staff will identify the necessary council approvals for your project early, to ensure a quicker overall turnaround time for your development.


IQ Building Surveyors will ensure all required information is submitted with your project applications to all relevant authorities, ensuring approval for your development is dealt with in a timely manner.


Property Report


Whether you’re the buyer or the seller of a home, it’s important to ensure all information is available during a property transaction, including details of approved structures for residential or commercial development.


IQ Building Surveyors can assist sellers to ensure all details are revealed within a Property Report avoiding future legal action; and assist the buyer to learn in-depth detail of the property, so they know what they are paying for, including full details of all structures on the property and their approval history. 


Our comprehensive Property Report can be generated quickly and easily to ensure all property transactions are transparent with details of unapproved structures and the approvals required prior to settlement.

Swimming pool barrier compliance report


Over recent years the deaths and near-drownings of children in private swimming pools have made it necessary to increase the regulations for pool fencing. In the event of an accident, pool owners can be liable for criminal charges.


The team at IQ Building Surveyors has significant experience approving building applications for swimming pools for local governments across the State. 


Following approval of a swimming pool and safety barrier, local governments will send a pool inspector to assess whether the barrier complies with legislation.  Staff at IQ Building Surveyors has significant experience with assessments for hundreds of pool fences, and you can be confident your pool and fencing will meet with legislation the first time around.


IQ Building Surveyor staff will meet you on site to discuss fencing options before installation, saving you time and money.

Tailor made service packages or combined services


Whether you require a combination of our services or a tailor made package to meet your unique requirements, IQ Building Surveyors can help see you through the local government approval process.  Don’t see your project stop altogether due to the often complicated local government process.


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