Our Services

Our diligence and accuracy provide insurance your building project will be safe, healthy and fit for purpose.

Whether your project is in design, being constructed, or an existing structure, we check that it meets the relevant standards of design and construction for its intended use.

Key service areas

Certificate of Likely Compliance

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Retrospective approvals for illegal building work

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Site inspections

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Occupancy and Temporary Occupancy Permits

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Strata title assessments

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Building maintenance audits

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Performance solutions

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Expert advice and interpretation

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Development feasibility and due diligence

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Reporting for building disputes and claims

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Research and data analysis

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The Pudding Lane process

When you provide us with preliminary building plans or information, we prepare an itemised fee schedule tailored to your project. From there, our process occurs in 5 stages: launch - assess - certify - survey - wrap.

Each stage comprises the technical application of the building regulations, and the statutory administration of accurate and detailed project records as required by the Tasmanian Government.

Stage 01 – Launch

Technical:

We review the design documentation and provide preliminary compliance advice. We may also conduct a preliminary site inspection.

Admin:

We initiate project records and collate project documentation and correspondence. We may also refer the project to Reporting, Function Control and Permit Authorities for their consideration.

Stage 02 – Assess

Technical:

We assess the design documentation for compliance with relevant building legislation and codes. We review the suitability of project practitioners. And we also review the requirements of relevant Reporting, Function Control and Permit Authorities if necessary.

Admin:

We prepare the required certificates, permits and other statutory documents.

Stage 03 – Certify

Technical:

We detail the conditions that need to be met to ensure construction complies with relevant legislation and codes, and issue the Certificate of Likely Compliance or equivalent.

Admin:

We issue the certification package to the relevant parties and lodge it with your local council. We administer project correspondence and formal records.

Stage 04 – Survey

Technical:

We authorise building work to commence. We conduct the required inspections to ensure the building work is complying with the relevant legislation and codes. And we also assess the construction documentation to verify compliance.

Admin:

We book inspections and prepare any associated inspection documentation. We collate the construction documentation and prepare the final permits and certificates.

Stage 05 – Wrap

Technical:

We review the project and issue the relevant permits and final certificates.

Admin:

We lodge the statutory documentation with your local council, and consolidate and secure the project records.

Learning & Resources

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