How Private Certification Can Speed Up Your Building Approval Process

Approved Buildings Permit concept with approved residential building project

If you’re an owner-builder or planning to undertake a building project in Northern NSW, getting your building approval through private certification can be a challenging process. The traditional route of obtaining building approval through your local council can take several weeks, even months. This delay can cause frustration and cost you time and money.

Fortunately, it is an alternative process that can speed up the building approval process. In this blog, we’ll explain how it works and how it can benefit you as an owner-builder.

What is Private Certification?

Private certification is a process where a private certifier, who is an accredited building professional, assesses your building plans and inspections. They ensure that your building plans meet the relevant building codes, standards, and regulations. If they approve your plans, they issue a building approval certificate, allowing you to commence construction.

The Benefits of Private Certification

There are several benefits of using this for your building approval process:


It is faster than the traditional council approval process. It can take as little as 10 business days to obtain a building approval certificate, depending on the complexity of your building project.


It is a flexible process that allows you to choose your certifier. You can select a private certifier who has the necessary expertise in your building project’s specific requirements.


It can be a cost-effective process compared to the traditional council approval process. The cost of private certification varies depending on the size and complexity of your building project. However, it can be cheaper than the fees charged by your local council.

East Coast Building Consultants – Your Private Certification Partner

East Coast Building Consultants is a business that provides private certification services to owner-builders in Northern New South Wales. They have a team of experienced and qualified private certifiers who can assist you with your building approval process.

Their private certification services include assessing building plans, conducting inspections, and issuing building approval certificates. They can also provide advice on compliance requirements and help you navigate the complex building regulations.

Want to know more?

When it comes to building in Northern NSW, working with a local building expert like East Coast Building Consultants can be a significant advantage. As a Private Certification specialist, we can help speed up the building approval process. Contact us today to learn more about our invaluable services. Email or call our friendly team on (02) 6680 8705 and we’ll arrange a consultation and a free quote. LEARN MORE.