Need A Building Certificate In Newcastle? Our Expert Certification Team Can Help You Gain Council Approval And Guide You Through The Building Process

Do you need a building certificate in Newcastle, fast? Our team of local building certifiers will guide you through the application process and have your building certificate approved by the council in a matter of weeks.

Don’t waste time battling through complex council requirements and paperwork. With SureScope, our experts will save you the hassle by accessing your building or plans and preparing recommendations for your council submission. Our streamlined, easy approach will make the entire building certification process simple and pain-free.

For building certificates Newcastle locals trust, get in touch with us today.

What is a building certificate?

A building certificate represents an assurance from the local council that a new building complies with all necessary standards and legislation.

Upon issuing, the certification will prevent the council from ordering certain types of work for up to seven years including demolition, alteration, addition and rebuilding.

A building information certificate confirms that the council doesn’t intend to issue an order or commence proceedings for the building to be altered, rebuilt or demolished and that it won’t commence encroachment proceedings by claiming council land.

To approve a building certificate, the council or private certifier will inspect the building and review council records. When you submit an application you may need to provide the following:

  • Architectural plans
  • Building specifications
  • Fire safety information
  • Registered survey
  • Structural engineering certification
  • Private building certification report

Our certification experts make obtaining a building information certificate in Newcastle simple. Contact our team today.


Who Can Request A Building Certification?

Building certificates are often requested before settlement in real estate by buyers or sellers, or when work is done without council or certifier approval. A building certificate application can be requested by any of the following parties for either the whole building or part of the building:

  • The property owner
  • A nominated person, with the consent of the property owner
  • The person purchasing a property under a contract of sale
  • A public authority who has first notified the property owner of their intention to apply for the building certificate

When Should I Apply For A Building Certificate?

A building certificate gives homeowners and business owners assurance from the local council that a new building complies with all relevant legislation and standards.

We recommend applying for a building certificate early in the buying or selling process to avoid unexpected issues. Some homes are purchased without the buyer knowing that parts of the building were completed without a development application. Sellers are not required to provide a building certificate, so we recommend buyers apply for a certificate to ensure the property is not subject to an order.

When the certificate is granted, the council will be prevented from ordering work to be conducted for up to seven years, including demolition, alteration, addition and rebuilding.

How Long Will It Take To Obtain A NSW Building Certificate?

Obtaining a building certificate in Newcastle can be time-consuming. However, our expert team aim to receive approval for your application within weeks. We can providing recommendations, advice and reports to streamline the process and ensure the quickest possible result.

Contact our team and receive a council building certificate quickly with SureScope Building Certifiers. Get in touch today.

Applying For A Council Building Certificate In Newcastle

Our Newcastle-based team of certifiers can help guide you through the building certificate application process and help get it approved by the council in a matter of weeks. Our expert team of Grade 1 Accredited Certifiers can assess the building or building plans and make recommendations or reports to help you get ready for council submission.

Our extensive public service experience at local, state and federal NSW government levels means we can help you navigate the local council with ease.

Get in touch with the SureScope team in Newcastle regarding your building certification. We can put your project on the fast track to success.

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