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

Each stage involves the technical application of the building regulations and the administration of accurate and detailed project records as required by the government. And we keep in contact with you and the project team throughout the process.

Stage 01 – Launch

Technical:

We review your application and provide preliminary advice on the building process and regulations. We may also conduct a preliminary site inspection.

Admin:

We provide a fee schedule, initiate project records, and organise your project documentation and correspondence.

Stage 02 – Assess

Technical:

We assess the design documentation against all building regulations relevant to your project, and we check the licensing of project designers and practitioners.

Admin:

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

Stage 03 – Certify

Technical:

We specify the conditions of your building work so it will meet the building requirements, and issue the Certificate of Likely Compliance or equivalent.

Admin:

We issue your certification package and lodge it with your local council.

Stage 04 – Survey

Technical:

We authorise your building work to begin. We monitor the construction inspections and review your construction paperwork to make sure it’s consistent with the building approval.

Admin:

We prepare any inspection directions, collate your construction documents and prepare the final permits and certificates.

Stage 05 – Wrap

Technical:

We review your project and provide the relevant permits and final sign-off.

Admin:

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

Learning & Resources

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