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Fluid Building Approvals specialise in residential building approvals for the Sunshine Coast. Richard Jones is our local Fluid Sunshine Coast Hub Manager and certification expert who is passionate about bringing a fresh approach to the building certification industry.  At Fluid, our clients projects flowing smoothly is the most important thing!

“I couldn’t recommend these people enough. Great to deal with and nothing’s a problem.”
Tracy – Facebook Reviews

Fluid Sunshine Coast provides building approvals for a variety of residential building projects, including:

  • New houses
  • Demolition of existing building
  • Removal of dwellings
  • Decks and patios
  • Townhouses
  • Carports and sheds
  • Granny flats
  • State Government projects
  • Alterations and additions
  • Roof approvals
  • Swimming Pools

Fluid Sunshine Coast work alongside builders, designers, architects, engineers, town planners and other consultants to ensure that your building project meets the relevant building codes and standards through every step of the project.

Richard has been involved in the Sunshine Coast construction industry since 2004 where he started as a Cadet Building Certifier with the former Caloundra City Council. He has a detailed knowledge of the Sunshine Coast certification landscape through experience working as a Building Certifier for the Sunshine Coast Regional Council and Fraser Coast Regional Council.  Richard has the primary focus of keeping your projects flowing smoothly.

• Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying

• Accredited as a ‘Building Surveyor Limited’ – Australian Institute of Building Surveyors
• Licensed as a Level 2 Building Surveyor (QBCC License No A1091364) with endorsement to:
-Issue Building Development Approvals
-Act as a Private Certifier

Professional Associations:
• Member Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (MAIBS)
Contact Richard today to discuss your project on 1300 358 432

Contact Fluid Approvals Sunshine Coast today to discuss your project on 1300 358 432

Richard Jones

Sunshine Coast Hub Manager

Grant Johnsen

Chief Executive Officer

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9.30am is the time the Fluid barista crew come out to play! It is all on! Check these creations. Nice work guys. ... See MoreSee Less

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How many certifiers does it take to make the perfect coffee? In this case.. three! 😂

The Fluid Approvals Brisbane office has a new and improved coffee machine which has invigorated the inner barista in Branden, Mark & Ben. They’ll be enjoying their tasty brews whilst working on getting your Building Approvals out!
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Shout out to the Fluid Building Approvals Gold Coast team who are growing so fast they have out-grown their own office! The big office move is almost complete. Is that picture straight Steph? - maybe a little more to the right. 😜

Never fear! They are still in the same building and ready to keep your projects flowing smoothly - call Fluid Gold Coast today 1300 358 432.
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Happy International Womens Day!

International Women’s Day is an event that is observed across the globe with the motive of women empowerment. 🚺

In a predominantly male industry, Fluid has 6 women employed in technical positions across our offices in Australia! That’s 45% of our technical team being being made up of women! 👷🏽‍♀️👩🏼‍💻

Here’s some of the Brisbane technical team supporting the day with their best purple attire.
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Go Broncos! It is the first game of the NRL season tonight so we celebrated at Fluid with 'That's my team' day.

Certifier Ben had his desk hijacked after daring to wear NSW blues attire to the office - poor choice Ben. Click like and share for Queensland! Go Broncos!
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We are excited to announce the launch of Fluid Building Approvals Sunshine Coast - Now Open!

Richard and the Fluid team are now available to assist you with all your Sunshine Coast building projects from the office in Mooloolaba.

Contact Richard today for a quote 1300 358 432 or

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Awwww poor Branden! A lunch time BBQ gone wrong. He might not be good at cooking sausages but he is GREAT at getting your new shed, carport, patio or deck approved!

Phone Branden today 1300 358 432 about your next building project (or for some excellent cooking tips!) #stayfluid #nextjamieoliver #didsomeoneordermediumrare
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BUSTED! Certifier Mark has been part of the Fluid Crew for over 10 years - he is AMAZING at crafting a coffee creation and even BETTER at residential building approvals (we caught him this morning at the Fluid Coffee Bar working on his latest work of art for the technical team). We love you Mark (& your great coffee)! ... See MoreSee Less

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Before and AFTER. Same roof but a BIG difference!

Did you know that the re-roof of a home requires building approval? Fluid are currently approving a lots of roofing projects across Brisbane each week and would love to help you with your next job.
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Fluid Meet the Crew!

Today we have member of the technical team from the Brisbane office, Branden! Branden is a Building Certifier in the Fluid Building Approvals team and specialises in sheds, patios and carports

A few fun facts about Branden:

1) His favourite food is Guzman & Gomez Mexican (extra hot!)
2) Branden has previously worked a draftsman – not only can he approve projects he can also draw them!
3) Branden is an adrenaline junkie – he loves surfing, dirt biking, 4WDing, mountain biking and jet skiing

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