Learning & Resources
Be informed and empowered about the building process and the service a building surveyor provides.
Articles to educate yourself
Mandatory notification stages are the witness points in your build
A building surveyor’s role is to confirm a building’s design and construction meet the minimum requirements for safety, health, amenity […]Read article
Structural inspections and who does them
Structural adequacy is a primary requirement of all building work in Australia – no-one wants their building to collapse. Buildings […]Read article
Solving performance for a product-specific performance solution
This one’s for the designers, particularly those who like to use a performance solution. To refresh, a performance solution is […]Read article
Do I need an energy assessment for this?
When we receive plans for building work on dwellings, we’re often asked if an energy assessment is needed for the […]Read article
Low-risk work, notifiable work and permit work – what’s the difference?
Building work is any work that involves erecting, constructing, altering, renovating, adding to, repairing, underpinning or demolishing a building. It […]Read article
Why do I need a building surveyor?
As a community we expect our buildings to be safe, healthy, useable and sustainable: there are numerous recent examples of […]Read article
Buying an existing house? Read this first
We’re often asked to approve illegal building work on a recently- or soon-to-be-acquired property. It’s not uncommon for someone to […]Read article
What is a Certificate of Title and what does it tell me?
Certificates of Title are quite useful little documents and are required for most building projects. They are legal documents of […]Read article
Protection work – stuff you need to know
What is it? Protection work is the additional work put in place to protect people and adjoining properties from construction […]Read article
Good design good construction
Planning for your construction project can be time-consuming and costly, and that’s before you’ve even put a spade in the […]Read article