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Building Certification Cost

Well, we are living in a civilized society and every thing is very much regulated. Which is good on the one hand but cost lots money on the other.

In our lovely Brisbane City it will cost us between $2000 to put a Bali Hut through council.  But if the new  Bali Hut is closer than 1 m from boundary - depending on the regional council it will cost $2500 if relaxation is required.

Will be more or less the same in Gold Coast, Toowoomba or Sunshine Coast.

Alternatively if you just want a Engineer Certificate it would be $350. Then just put it though council when prompted. 

Impossible to give our clients a exact quote for Bali Hut certification because the cost are different from council to council and the qbcc insurance depends on the value of the project. But is seems to be in the  ballpark figure of $2000 to $2500.

Your money will need to pay the following:

- 1) Engineer for design plan and Form 16.  This form is extremely important because the project cannot commence without this Form.

- 2) A draftsman will be employed to draw up a site plan to ensure the Brisbane City Council approves our site plan.

- 3) QBCC Insurance to make ensure your Bali Hut is completed, if not by us then by reputable worksman if Brisbane Bali Thatch and Decks does not finish it.

- 4) A Certifier will need to approve different stages of the job to Council standards.

- 5) Council lodgement fees and registration fees.

- 6) Council filing fees, because all these plans need to be stored/filed some where.

- 7) Searches  to make sure we don't build the Bali hut on the wrong property.

- 8) Relaxation fees if we build closer than 500mm or so from the fence.

- 9) At times a Surveyor might be employed to ensure all property fences are in the right position.

How long will certification take.

Depending on various circumstances and if every thing goes according to plan it will take one the three months to get the go ahead to commence the Bali Hut installation and then another month or so after the install has been completed the finalize the certification.

Please contact me if you have any further questions.   Thank you.

 

 

 

Have a good day

 

Johan