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

Richard Jones

Sunshine Coast Hub Manager

Samantha Dobson

Office Coordinator

Grant Johnsen

Chief Executive Officer

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Rest assured, there will be no dummy spits in the office as the Fluid Building Approvals teams work hard at getting through all your new building applications.

If you are looking at undertaking a new residential project, have a chat to our friendly team on 1300 358 432. We have a number of offices across Queensland to ensure you have a certifier close by. We can help keep your projects running smoothly.
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The Fluid Building Approvals Sunshine Coast team had a HUGE week of building approvals then finished off by presenting at the BDAQ building design awards. Keep up the great work!…/sunshine-coast/Such a great night presenting at the BDAQ Sunshine Coast - 2018 Regional Design Awards on Friday. Congratulations to all the amazing Sunshine Coast businesses!
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The Fluid Approvals Brisbane office is happy to introduce to you ‘Superbad’ the new permanent office pet.

Superbad is a great listener and likes to set a tranquil tone in the office for keeping things running smoothly. 🐠

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Brisbane's heritage suburbs may be seeing more concepts like this in the future. A hidden garage with a lift platform to create space for a second car.

Would you consider an idea like this?

Garage Is Hidden In The Architecture

This garage is hidden inside its home.
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A bit of pre-Origin ping pong competition at the Fluid office today - Grant representing the Maroons against Ben with the Blues.

After a very close match, Blues Ben was declared victorious!

We're wondering if this is a premonition of what's to come for tonight's game...
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Today the Fluid Building Approvals Brisbane office is divided, between Maroon and Blue.

Who do you think will come out on top tonight, NSW or QLD?
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Enjoy a sneak-peak at this beautiful home. A Queenslander in Paddington recently renovated by the incredible team at Smart Capital Property & Development.

Fluid provided certification services during the construction - thank you for having Fluid as part of the project guys - well done!

Smart Capital Property & Development
We are proud to show you guys the completed project we have been working on!
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The Fluid crew were excited to go "backyard blitz" on Friday for 'Yes We Care' day.

The team completed a garden makeover for an elderly couple in the local community who needed a hand.

2 hours of pruning, chopping, raking, pulling, sweating and laughing - great work guys!
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Fluid CEO Grant Johnsen spoke at the AIBS certification industry conference on Friday and had little help from none other than Eddie McGuire! #LockitinEddie ... See MoreSee Less

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