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Fluid Building Approvals Brisbane South specialise in residential building approvals, commercial building certification and town planning services for homeowners, builders, project builders, building designers and structural engineers throughout the Brisbane Southside region, including Bulimba, Hawthorne, Morningside, Carina, Mt Gravatt, Manly, Wynnum, Wellington Point, Victoria Point, Cleveland, Redland Bay and surrounding areas.


Our building certifiers understand that keeping your building approvals project flowing smoothly is the most important thing.


Fluid provide building certification and town planning services for the following:

Residential Building Approvals Brisbane South

Commercial Building Approvals Brisbane South

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We get to know you

“Hello! Welcome to Fluid.  Tell us about your project”.  These are the first words you will hear.  You don’t need to know the answers, we will take the time to understand your building approvals project, and explain the steps.

Your project details

At Fluid Brisbane South, our greatest joy is to make building approvals easy (and maybe even fun!).  We will listen to your project details, provide a written quote and help you find any documents you require.

Start your building approval

Your project will be digitally queued and tracked. You will receive updates and a high five when the job is done!

Adjustments required – no problem

Should your project require adjustments, your Fluid Client Relationship Manager and your Brisbane South Building Certifier, will personally liaise with you to clearly explain the situation and walk with you to keep your project on track.


Good news! Fluid Brisbane South is licensed to provide building certification on behalf of your local council.  The result is we provide hassle free building approvals in an excellent time frame.  Should your approval require council involvement, Fluid will liaise with council for you.

Your project is now certified

Fluid Brisbane South provide you with a written project certification and notify your local council for their records.



When do I need building approval?

In the majority of cases, any built structure on your block of land requires building certification to comply with local council, state and federal building laws. The types of projects that require building certification include:

New Home Builds

Sheds, Carports and Patios

Renovations and Extensions

Secondary Dwelling
(Gran- Flat)

Demolition of Existing Buildings

Re- Roofing

What is the building approval process?

The Fluid building approval process typically consists of the following steps:

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Step One:

Provide Fluid with the details of your projects

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Step Two:

Written quote

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Step Three:

Full project assessment

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Step Four:

Fluid assist with adjustments or special submissions for the project

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Step Five:

Final inspection of the finished project

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Step Six:


How long does a building approval take?

At Fluid we understand that every minute counts.

Each approval is digitally queued and tracked for speed

Our fleet of Fluid Certifiers are on the road daily

Each approval is assigned to one certifier

Each certifier is supported by a Building Administration Specialist

How much does building approval cost?

Building approval can be defined as a small investment to protect your largest assets. When you receive building approval you:

  • Do it right the first time

  • Comply with local council, state and federal laws and reduce your risk

  • Maximise the re-sale value of your property

Speak with our team about your project today and we will provide a written quote.

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A large house with pool that had its building approval done by Fluid Building Approvals

Building certification of a home extension in Hawthorne, Brisbane

Building Certification for Extension

When the next project is a renovation or extension, Fluid Building Approvals and Planning are here to provide peace of mind. When the owners of this classic Queensland home in the south Brisbane suburb of Hawthorne recently chose a designer and builder to complete a home extension, Fluid Building Approvals were there to provide a complete building certification service.


The project process:

  1.  Working together: The Fluid team took the time to work with the designer and builder to identify any challenges early to streamline  the process, saving time and money.
  2.  Negotiating the Approvals Process: As Hawthorne is a traditional suburb, Fluid successfully submitted the required development application  to Brisbane City Council and advised on specific traditional character requirements.
  3. Proactive solutions: The Fluid team understood the importance of providing proactive advice for specific elements of the  Hawthorne build, like the installation of the fireplace, to ensure the project stayed on track while meeting all required building  codes and laws.




The team at Fluid Building Approvals understand the importance of great communication and solid working relationships throughout the building process.


We pride ourselves on:

Over 75 years experience

The Fluid Building Approvals team has over 75 years combined experience in the building approvals industry. Your residential building project could not be in better hands when you partner with Fluid Building Approvals.

Your project flowing smoothly

Fluid Building Approvals are committed to helping our clients to have smooth flowing building certification projects. Our aim is to bring a fun fluid and fresh approach to our industry by focusing on keeping your project flowing smoothly.

We know your local authorities

If you project requires something special we have it covered. If required, we work closely with local authorities to gain special permits for plumbing, siting/boundary setback variations, building over infrastructure and residential town planning applications. You are in safe hands with Fluid Building Approvals.

Value for your investment

We see building certification as a small investment to protect your structure long-term. Our prices are competitive; but what makes us stand out is our commitment to going the extra mile to make it easy for our clients. With services such as online tracking, in-house town planners and a team of building certification professionals who are committed to delivering A+ customer service, you can trust Fluid to get it right.