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Your Building Approval (BA)

Updated: Nov 29

The background behind the certifier's stamp

Certifiers act in the public interest, to help ensure the requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC), Queensland development Code (QDC) and Australian Standards are met.

- permit for safe, compliant building work

- can be issued by a private certifier.

What is the NCC?

The BA process - Learn more

The certifier works together with project stakeholders to facilitate your building approval application with council (more info from QBCC) . Once approval is obtained, building work can begin.

The approval process concludes following the final inspection and collation of certificates at the completion of the build. Then homeowners can enjoy peace of mind, knowing their home is safe and compliant.

BA&A are private certifiers. We specialise in Class 1a and Class 10 building approvals in Brisbane (BCC) and surrounding regional councils. Find out about classes and building classification here

The chart below outlines the general steps and inspections through the building approval application.

The vailidity period of a residential / pool BA is one year (six months for demo permits).

BA&A works together with project stakeholders to support finalisation. Once building work is complete, the final inspection can be arranged and final documentation collated. If more time is required, an extension of time (EoT) may be available, these are usually quick and easy for the applicant / builder to arrange. Get in touch with the office to update your certifier.

Discovering how a DA differs from a BA?

BTP’s explainer video for homeowners

Want more information about your Queensland Building Approval (BA)?

  1. Learn more about property searches.

  2. Learn how early input from a certifier can support - more here

  3. Download/ read through the glossary of certification terms

Round up of resources and recommended links for professionals - click here.

Plans ready, and need a fee proposal? Building Approvals and Advice (BA&A) are ready to help - contact us.

More here

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