What does a Building Certifier do when helping you design, build or renovate your home?
Today we’re talking about what a Building Certifier is, and why you need them – in fact, in most cases, they’re essential to any building or renovation project. They can also be known as a Private Certifier.
Mick Tyrell is a Brisbane-based licensed Building Designer, with over 15 years industry experience.
Mick is someone I’ve known and worked with for many years. I actually worked with his brother for many years at Mirvac – he was on my project team documenting the homes we were doing in Bulimba in Brisbane. So, it’s been a family affair!
Mick was the Private Certifier on my own most recent renovation, and was an essential team member in helping us see that project through.
In addition to being a Building Certifier, Mick is also a registered Queensland Structural Engineer. So, in his all his work, building safety is his priority. And this combination of skills – certification and engineering – is a great asset to a project.
In my experience of working with lots of great, and not so great Building Certifiers, the best ones become really collaborative members of your team.
They help you streamline the process overall when they can strategically think about how to help your design perform the way it needs to, so it can be approved and be built. They’re not simply someone who gets a pile of drawings dumped on their desk at a specific point in your project to then tick a bunch of boxes, and do their job.
Working with Mick like this has always been an important part of ensuring we can get to site as simply as possible, and be assured there’ll be no unnecessary stalls or hiccups in that process.
In addition to his engineer background, he has over seven years experience of domestic building certification for homeowners, builders and designers in Brisbane and beyond.
He works incredibly hard to provide every client with the prompt personalised service and attention to detail they deserve. And, he’s just completed his own home renovation – so he has that personal insight into understanding the peace of mind that comes from professional, streamlined and efficient certification!
Building Approvals and Advice is a Brisbane-based team of building certification consultants. They work on projects throughout Queensland, and partner with designers, builders, architects, planners and engineers across a range of domestic and commercial projects.
And, as managing director of Building Approvals and Advice, Mick also coordinates their experienced team.
They have recently been recognised as the Building Certification Team of the Year at the National RICS awards for a second year in a row (2016 and 2017).
They can help with services including building inspections, pool fence compliance certificates, energy reports and relaxations. Mick’s personal experience extends from underpinning, renovations, to new homes and house demolition or removal.
Not sure what all of those things are, and why you might need a Building Certifier to help out with them? Well, that’s some of what we’ll be talking about in this episode.
It’s great to sit down with Mick to talk about the role of the Building Certifier. There can be a lot of confusion over what a Certifier does, and why you might need one. And given that you, in most cases, can’t even commence construction on your project without getting one involved, it’s worthwhile understanding more about what they do.
This is about the WHO, the WHAT, the WHEN and the WHY of using a Building Certifier for your renovation or building project.
Listen to the podcast now.
To get in touch with Mick and learn more about Building Approvals and Advice, head to:
Main Website – http://buildingapprovalsandadvice.com.au/contact/
Blog Link – http://buildingapprovalsandadvice.com.au/blog/
Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/buildingaaa/
LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/3597853/
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Max Spring says
Hi , I am having a problem finding an ” industry experienced” Certifier . The office staff I have spoken to posing as Certifiers who perhaps when asked should I put two nails into it she/he answers no put three better still put five . My problem is , we are building a steel shed 1000mm from a house and with a relaxation close to a fence line [Redland Bay area ] so dwelling 1a >1000mm space > 10mx4m steel shed 10a > 150mm space [ with relaxation] > boundary fence line , existing carport on the other side of fence so please tell me do I need a fire wall on the fence line wall , given the different building classifications , dwelling /shed . More than happy to engage you if we can talk through the issues . Kind Regards Max Spring
I’d suggest contacting Mick Tyrell, the Certifier I interviewed in the podcast. Their business is Brisbane-based and they should be able to assist, or provide recommended next steps. Links to their website are in the blog post.
– Amelia, UA