Learning & Resources

Be informed and empowered about the building process and the service a building surveyor provides.

Articles to educate yourself

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Industry News

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 […]

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FAQs

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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