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Fluid are the market leader in building approvals and building certification for residential building projects.
With over 30,000 residential building approvals now complete, enjoy peace of mind that we have the experience to provide you with a professional and hassle free approval.
Let Fluid provide council approval for your next building project. Our expert building certification and town planning team are ready to speak with you today.
With the benefit of live online job tracking, one Building Certifier per job and a fresh approach, you are in safe hands with Fluid Building Approvals.
Fluid provide building approval and town planning services for the following:
Alterations and additions
Decks and patios
Carports and sheds
Demolition of existing buildings
State Government projects
Find your local Fluid hub and speak to our friendly team today.
What We Do
At Fluid Building Approvals we understand that keeping your projects flowing smoothly is the most important thing.
Are you building a new structure on your property? If so, you are required by law to engage a building certifier to ensure your structure meets the requirements of local council, state and federal building codes. Your peace of mind! The team at Fluid Building Approvals understand the importance of great communication and solid working relationships throughout the building process. We will liaise with your builders, designers, architects, engineers and other consultants to ensure your project meets the building codes and standards.
Does your project need town planning advice or service? Our in-house Town Planners provide you with peace of mind. We offer professional planning services to Fluid clients obtaining their building approval in Queensland. Whether it is a secondary dwelling, dual occupancy, multiple dwellings or a challenge with your building envelope our highly experienced town planning team will keep your project flowing smoothly. Get to know us and we’d love to work with you!
When Something Extra is Required
If required, we work closely with local authorities to gain special permits for plumbing, siting/boundary setback variations, building over existing infrastructure such as sewer or storm water pipes and submission of residential town planning applications. All correspondence, including approved plans and inspection reports, are forwarded on to the local authority for their records.
Can I build that on my land?
Things like council easements, storm water pipes, sewer pipes, flood zoning and bushfire zoning can dramatically increase the cost of any building project, or even prevent it all together. Check if your property is affected by visiting www.develo.com.au. Develo provide a simple report within 24 hours that tells you if your property is affected by the key things that influence building on your property.
Fluid Building Approvals are committed to helping our clients to have smooth flowing projects. Our aim is to bring a fun fluid and fresh approach to our industry by focusing on people and giving our best expertise to your project.
We are: Fun, Loyal, Unique, Innovative, Dynamic and we want your project to be FLUID.
Our experienced certification and town planning team has over 75 years of combined experience in the building certification industry, including experience in not only interpreting but also writing building legislation. Your residential building project could not be in better hands when you partner with Fluid Building Approvals.
A CASE STUDY FOR A BUILDING APPROVAL
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 piece 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
building approvals completed:
Fluid Building Approvals understands that great design is not always straightforward, and that each of your designs is an original. When delivering your client’s wish list, you need a certifier with a good understanding of legislation and a willingness to become part of the design solution. From a new house on a challenging site to an alteration/addition on a small lot, we can assist you with the entire certification process. Consider us as one of your team. Fluid Building Approvals also offers you a pre-lodgement assessment at the preliminary stage of the design so that you are informed of any issues that may need to be considered prior to final working drawing.
Fluid Building Approvals understands that you need an efficient service at the building application stage as well as someone that you can work with on site during the inspection stages. We know that delays can cost money, which is why we pride ourselves on our timely application process. Our experienced team’s goal is to keep the process smooth, fluid and as stress-free as possible. If you are involved in the design process, we also offer a pre-lodgement assessment when the plans are at preliminary stage. This assessment will assist you with any unforeseen additional costs such as bushfire restrictions and acoustic installations.
Fluid Building Approvals understands that project builders need a timely, efficient service at the building approval stage and someone you can work with on site during the inspection stages. Due to the nature of your work, we can offer a fixed price for your certification. We understand that delays can cost money and therefore the earlier we can be involved in your projects the better. For example, providing us with the developer’s subdivision information and the sites you wish to build on prior to the building application stage will allow Fluid Building Approvals to start the assessment process by reviewing council requirements and checking for any issues that could cause delays. After all, our team thrives on getting your projects flowing smoothly!
Fluid Building Approvals understands that great design is not always straightforward, and that each of your designs is an original. When delivering your client’s wish list, you need a certifier with a good understanding of legislation and a willingness to become part of the design solution. From a new house on a challenging site to an alteration/addition on a small lot, we can assist you with the entire certification process. Consider us as one of your team. Fluid Building Approvals also offers you a pre-lodgement assessment at the preliminary stage of the design so that you are informed of any issues that may need to be considered prior to final working drawings.