What Is A Building Surveyor?

Building Surveyors are integral to any building project – whether you are building a whole new home or commercial project, adding an extension or carrying out renovations.

Here in Tasmania, the building surveyor works on behalf of the Tasmanian government with other professionals such as architects, designers, engineers, builders and councils to ensure that the building meets regulatory requirements. Building surveyors will consider the location of the building, how well the building will withstand hazards such as fire, wind, floods, coastal inundation and earthquake, how the building is used and will also assess how the building meets legislation relating to the safety, health, and welfare of the occupants. 

Building Surveyors: 

  • Certify plans and structures to ensure that they meet minimum statutory requirements as outlined in the National Construction Code (NCC) of Australia; 
  • Give advice to architects, designers, builders and owners;
  • Issue Building Permits & Certificates of Likely Compliance; 
  • Conduct certain inspections throughout the building process to ensure that correct building methods and materials are used and that the building meets regulations; 
  • Ensures that work is rectified if any part of the inspection does not comply; 
  • Approve buildings for occupancy. 

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Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

PO Box 364 Kingston TAS 7051

ABN: 17 090 914 695

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