A1 Certifier delivers exceptional levels of customer service

Our mission is to cut through the Red tape and simplify your building approval process.

A1 Certifier is a capable and dedicated multi-disciplinary consultancy with the correct solution-based approach in meeting and exceeding our Client’s expectations.

Our Manly Building Certification Services

Residential Development

Our residential building certification
gets you the necessary permits so your residential building project can begin on time and remain compliant with all regulatory agencies.

Commercial Development

Whether building a residential development, a commercial building, or an addition to an existing property, a building permit and certification is required to ensure safety and compliance with relevant building codes in your area.

Commercial Fit outs

A building certifier is required to inspect commercial fitouts during design, during construction, and after completion to ensure that the work complies with the original plans and the required Queensland building codes.

Swimming Pool Approvals

There are numerous regulations to follow
when building a pool in Queensland. We understand that this can be overwhelming, but our private certifier can help..

Town Planning Submissions

It can also be stressful and risky if you encounter complications during your development planning. Searching for council planning contacts and firms to determine if you can get approval.

Building Certifier

If you are doing construction work of any kind or altering or repairing structural building work, the law requires you to obtain the necessary building certifications and approvals from a licensed and registered private building certifier.

We Help Cut Through The Red Tape When It Comes To Councils And Planning Permits in Manly

If you need a building permit for residential buildings, we are the people to contact. We’ll walk you through the steps to have your building permit issued as soon as possible so you can begin with your project.

During the design of the building, the permitting process and the construction phase, we can provide you with comprehensive advice to ensure that the building you design and construct meets all BCA and other regulatory requirements so that it is ready for occupancy and use upon completion.

Need Assistance With Your Next
Manly Building Project?

We help make the process easier when you are undertaking any construction or building work

What is a building certification?

In Queensland, it is a legal requirement to assess buildings and structures against the Building Assessment Regulations.
These provisions include:

  • The Australian Building Code (Volumes 1 and 2 of the National Building Code).
  • Queensland Development Code.
  • Various other Queensland regulations.

Obtaining a building certification from a private certifier confirms that your building is compliant with local and state regulations. This also applies to future developments or subdivisions.

A1 Certifiers, the professional private building certifier Qld, offers the highest level of service. Our experienced construction industry professionals can certify your project through all construction phases to ensure a smooth process.

Manoj Hingorani
Manoj Hingorani
Friendly, prompt service. Quality guidance.
Bradley Ashcroft
Bradley Ashcroft
'Ashcroft Architects’ has engaged ‘A1 Certifier’ over the last 5 years to provide advice and ultimately to grant building approvals for the majority of our residential (new and renovation/extensions), multi-residential, commercial and industrial projects. A1 Certifier’s expertise and exceptional service make them an invaluable partner in navigating the often complex and time-consuming building approval process. The team at A1 Certifier possesses a deep understanding of local regulations and NCC requirements, ensuring that the projects meet all necessary standards. Their professionalism and attention to detail inspire confidence, while their efficient approach saves our office valuable time and resources. A1 Certifier's prompt communication and clear advice throughout the design and construction documentation process makes working with them a stress-free experience. ‘Ashcroft Architects’ relies on ‘A1 Certifier’ to collaborate with our office and to work with us within the expected timeframes and consequently together we streamline the approval process for our clients. Bradley Ashcroft – Director – Ashcroft Architects.
Wayne Chapman
Wayne Chapman
We certainly can recommend A1 Certifier. All the staff have been very helpful, they communicate well, know their service and are quick to act. Michael is very professional and easy to approach. We would recommend them to anyone in Brisbane looking for a smooth certification process.
Gina Dixon
Gina Dixon
Glad I used the building certifiers at A1! Michael was really knowledgeable and saved us a heap of time with getting the approvals sorted out. Thank you to the team at A1 Certifiers.
Fantastic Customer Care from Jo. Communication Exceptional. Knowledge, Assistance and Advice First Class. Highly recommended.
Jacky Leung
Jacky Leung
A1 certifier has helped my carport certification installed in 2013 recently. A1 take the initiation to connect the council and resolve the issue within few hrs. You can not ask for more like A1 in such professional, efficient and stress free results. Like their brand it is A1 service.
I very recently used the services of A1 Certifier to help me navigate the [at times] difficult world of local government approvals. Michael and his team were excellent to deal with, very knowledgeable - providing guidance at every step and got the desired result without issue. I absolutely recommend the service that Michael and his team provide and will utilize their service again.
Andrew Woodward
Andrew Woodward
Michael and Stefani from A1 Certifiers have been extremely helpful in navigating the pathway to an approved development. Wouldn’t hesitate in recommending to all.

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About Manly

Manly, reached from the CBD by ferry across Sydney Harbour, has a relaxed holiday vibe. Sandy, tree-fringed Manly Beach is one of the city’s famed surf spots, and there are broad coastal views on the oceanfront walk to sheltered Shelly Beach. The Corso is a buzzing pedestrian strip lined with laid-back pubs and family-friendly eateries. Bush trails on North Head offer sweeping views of the harbour and city skyline.
Area: 5.6 km²
Elevation: 12 m
Postal code: 2095
Location: 17 km (11 mi) north-east of Sydney CBD
Population: 15,866 (2016 census)

Manly Neighbourhoods

Alexandra Hills, Cleveland, Victoria Point, Thornlands, Wellington Point, Thorneside, Birkdale, Lota, Manly, Capalaba, Tingalpa, Gumdale, Ransome, Wakerley, Manly West, Wynnum, Chandler, Belmont, Carindale, Burbank, Carina, Sheldon, Redland Bay, Mount Cotton

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Building permits require an assessment against the Australian Building Code (Volume 1 and 2 of the National Building Code) and the Queensland Building and Plumbing Codes. These guidelines and regulations address, among other things, whether the building is soundly designed and constructed and safe to live in.

City Council approval may necessary to ensure the public’s safety and the environment. For example, a large deck can cause soil erosion or encroach on the land. Therefore, council approval is needed to build a deck over a certain size in most local council areas in Qld.

We are one of the most affordable building certifiers in Queensland. Prices vary depending on the type and scope of project work and the different submission fees that are required.