What You Need to Know About Private Certification for Building Projects

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Building projects are often complicated and require many permits and certifications to ensure they meet safety and compliance standards. One option for obtaining certifications is through private certification, a process that can often be more efficient and cost-effective than going through the government. In this blog, we will discuss what you need to know about private certification for building projects.

What is Private Certification?

Private certification is the process of obtaining building permits and certifications from a private certifier instead of a government authority. Private certifiers are authorised by the government to issue permits and certifications and have the same legal status as government-issued permits.

Why Choose Private Certification?

There are several reasons why private certification may be a good choice for your building project.

First, private certification can often be faster and more efficient than going through the government. Private certifiers can often provide faster turnarounds on permits and certifications since they are not subject to the same bureaucratic processes as government authorities.

Second, private certification can be more cost-effective than going through the government. Private certifiers may charge less for their services than government authorities, and the faster turnaround times can reduce the overall cost of the project.

Third, private certification can provide more flexibility in the building process. Private certifiers can often provide more personalised services and work with builders to find creative solutions to meet compliance standards.

What Certifications Can Private Certifiers Provide?

Private certifiers can provide a range of certifications for building projects, including:
Construction Certificates:

  • Certify that the proposed construction complies with the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and other relevant standards.
  • Complying Development Certificates: Certify that the proposed development complies with the relevant development standards and can be fast-tracked through the approval process.
  • Occupation Certificates: Certify that the completed construction or development is safe to occupy and complies with all relevant standards.

East Coast Building Consultants are your smart choice

When it comes to building in Northern NSW, working with a local building expert like East Coast Building Consultants can be a significant advantage. With our knowledge of local building standards and council regulations, we can help ensure that your project is completed to the highest standards of quality and efficiency.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help with your next construction project.
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