Your Trusted Residential Building Certifiers in Newcastle & the Hunter

SureScope Building Certifiers is a Newcastle-born and bred building certification company servicing Newcastle, the Central Coast, the Port Stephens areas and Greater NSW. Our Accredited Building Certifiers have combined nearly 50 years of experience across the development and building industryand in that time, have been fortunate enough to have worked on a vast spectrum of development types from all corners of the Construction Industry.

Our Accredited Team are Born and Bred in Newcastle with Tertiary Education ranging from University Degrees and Post Graduate Degrees in Building Surveying, Construction Management, Urban Town Planning, Carpentry/ Building.

Our Private Certifiers can issue construction approvals and act as the Principal Certifying Authority for even the most complex buildings. We can simplify the construction certification and building approvals for your development, making the process faster, smoother and easier for you.

Our technical staff includes Unrestricted Building Surveyors who offer a wealth of experience and knowledge in the area of building and construction certificates while also applying this expertise to all classes of development across the entire industry, as well as BCA/NCC Compliance Reports and alternative solution approvals.

If you would like help navigating Construction Certificates, Occupation Certificates, Complying Development Certificates, and the complex world of compliance from a 100% local business, SureScope is a sure-fire solution. We understand the unique challenges and opportunities this city offers, and we’ve helped countless local businesses achieve fast, easy approval at each stage of development and construction, no matter their industry — and we can do the same for you.

Connect with a Private Building Certifier you can trust. Connect with a Private Building Certifier from SureScope. Contact us today for an obligation-free consultation.

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Building Certification Services from Building Certifiers Newcastle Businesses Know and Trust

At SureScope Building Certifiers, we pride ourselves on offering a streamlined approach to the various stages of the certification and construction process. We provide professional services to help you achieve the best possible results while complying with all relevant New South Wales and Commonwealth legislation.

We offer building approval services, council approval services, consultancy, certifications and more, all delivered in a simplified, helpful approach that guides you through each phase of the approval, certification and construction process.

As an authorised Building Code of Australia (BCA) Certifier, we assist everyone from builders to homeowners (or owner builders), property owners and business owners to meet and exceed all the BCA’s minimum requirements, resulting in better performing, more sustainable, more valuable and more accessible buildings.

Want to get the job done faster? Our Grade 1 Accredited Consultants can help you obtain Construction Certificates and fast-tracked Complying Development Certificates, so your construction can get underway sooner.

From commercial developments and fire safety certification to surveying, consultancy and occupation certificates, our comprehensive range of building certification services includes everything you need to keep your building project on track, safe, compliant and completed in a timely manner.

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As an Accredited Certifying Authority, we have expertise across all construction industry sectors, from residential and retail to commercial, hospitals, aged care, industrial and sporting. Whatever industry you’re in, we have a Building Certifier on hand who can provide consulting services throughout the entire construction and development process, ensuring you receive the building approvals you need for success.

Our skilled Building Code of Australia (BCA) services include consultancy, construction and building approval processes which can bring your building designs into line with the Building Codes of Australia. We liaise with all relevant stakeholders as part of our holistic certification and approval approach, including fire engineers and the NSWFB.

If you’re after the kind of building certifiers Newcastle NSW locals and beyond have trusted to make the certification process smooth, fast and pain-free, then SureScope Building Certifiers is the one you’re looking for. Our Private Certifiers can act as Principal Certifiers to quickly get your project on the road.

Get in touch with SureScope Building Certifiers now and put your project on the fast track to success. Contact our team of Building Surveyors in Newcastle, NSW, to connect with a Building Certifier or Principal Certifier today.

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  • Residential building approvals are required for: 
  • Construction of new residential dwellings
  • Renovations and extensions to existing dwellings
  • Balconies, patios, verandas and decks
  • Large garages, carports and sheds
  • Swimming pools and fences
  • Retaining walls higher than 1m
  • Demolitions and removals of existing dwellings/structures.Minor building work, maintenance and alterations to an existing building are generally allowed without council approval (i.e. accepted developments), so long as you are not altering the building’s floorplan, area or height, and the work does not affect the structural components or structure of the building.It is always recommended to check state and council laws before beginning any building work on your property, as proceeding with construction without the required approval can be a costly mistake. Our qualified building certifiers can advise whether or not approval is needed for your particular project — simply get in touch today.
  • To ensure your construction project is compliant from start to finish, our qualified residential building certifiers will complete regular inspections during each stage of the process, from initial plans and designs to construction and completion. 

We will ensure the work complies with the initial plans and aligns with local council requirements and the Building Code of Australia. Essentially, we will eliminate the risk of a minor concern becoming a major problem down the road.

Throughout the process, our team will take care of the relevant approvals and documentation required to be lodged with the local council, including Building Certificates, Construction Certificates, Complying Development Certificates, and Occupation Certificates.

SureScope is a local, qualified team of Grade 1 Accredited Certifiers that delivers compliance-focused approvals and impressive attention to detail. We have extensive experience in building surveying and certification, allowing us to work on a vast range of developments, including new and existing residential dwellings.

We’re committed to simplifying construction certification and building approvals for your construction or renovation project so that you can focus on the more enjoyable aspects of home building and rejuvenation!

We are proud to be long-term members of:

  • The Association of Accredited Certifiers (AAC);
  • The Master Builders Association (MBA) and;

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

If you need a Complying Development Certificate, Construction Certificate, Occupation Certificate, or simply recommendations to ensure your building plans are compliant, we’re here to help. SureScope gets dwellings approved in a fast, efficient manner.

Yes! Our residential building certifiers in Newcastle have extensive experience with building approvals for townhouses and dual occupancies, as well as multi-storey residential buildings. Contact us for an obligation-free quote.

Once you have lodged a development application with your local council in NSW, it can take between 20 and 90 days for them to decide. Our certifiers will cast their eyes over your application to ensure all the relevant information has been provided and mandatory inspections completed so your application can be processed and approved sooner rather than later.

There isn’t necessarily a difference here — a principal certifier can be a private registered certifier or a council. The principal certifier’s role is to monitor work throughout construction and complete mandatory inspections at critical stages of construction.

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