In-House Town Planning

Fluid Building Approvals provide a ‘one-stop’ approvals shop, with town planning and building certification under one roof. Our town planning team work closely with our Building Certifiers to provide a streamlined development process, saving you time and money. This unique arrangement removes the need for you to co-ordinate between separate town planning and building certification firms, enabling your project to flow smoothly.

 

Fluid Building Approvals’ team of in-house town planners provide planning services for homeowners, builders, project builders, architects and building designers throughout Queensland. Our projects span across the Gold Coast, Logan, Brisbane, Ipswich, Redlands, Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast, Hervey Bay, North Queensland and Far North Queensland.

 

Our town planners believe that keeping your building approval project running smoothly is the most important thing.

 

Fluid provide town planning services for the following residential projects:

  • New houses
  • House extensions including carports, garages, sheds, patios and decks
  • Granny flats/ Secondary dwellings
  • Dual occupancy
  • Townhouses

When do I need town planning?

In the majority of cases, any structure on your property requires building approval to comply with local city council, state and federal building laws.

 

This process can sometimes be a complex one, and a town planner may be required to assess the development against the planning requirements. The assistance of Fluid’s town planning professionals, can facilitate a faster and more cost-effective process for your project.

Why Fluid

Fluid Building Approvals is committed to keeping your building approval project flowing smoothly.

 

We understand that people are at the heart of every building project and our aim is to bring a fun, fluid and fresh approach to the certification industry.

 

We are: Fun, Loyal, Unique, Innovative & Dynamic and we want your project to be FLUID.

 

Our experienced certification and town planning team has a combined half-century of experience in the building certification industry. Your building project could not be in better hands when you partner with Fluid Building Approvals.

5 REASONS TO CHOOSE FLUID

THE FLUID PLANNING TEAM

Lillian Sheppard

Town Planning Manager

Shane Weterings

Town Planner

Jane Duro

Town Planner

A CASE STUDY FOR TOWN PLANNING

Building Approvals & Town Planning in Indooroopilly, Brisbane

Town Planning Development Application for Approval

Some building projects require a town planning application as well as a building approval. At Fluid, our building certifiers and in-house town planners work together to ensure your building project flows smoothly.

 

The project process:

 

  1.  Working together: The Fluid Building Approvals team, along with the Town Planning team worked with the client who was looking to build a new pavilion and pool deck next to the Brisbane River.
  2.  Negotiating the Approvals Process: As the property was identified to be within a biodiversity overlay, the Fluid team found a solution which resulted in securing council approval.
  3. Proactive solutions: Fluid understands the importance of ensuring that all building codes and laws are adhered to, whilst finding a way for our clients to achieve the outcome they desire – even the tricky ones!.

building approvals completed:

Architects

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.

Builders

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.

Project Builders

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!

Building Designers

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.

Speak to our team about town planning today!