28 September 2021
The new Building Regulation 2021 came into effect on 1 September 2021.
There are two new Forms (12 and 43) that change how competent persons, QBCC licensees and Building Certifiers use the aspect and inspection certificates for a building development approval.
Selecting the correct form will depend upon the building classification itself.
Master Builders has sought and is presently waiting for clarification from the Department of Energy and Public Works on which version of the forms may be used for building development approvals made prior to 1 September 2020 where building works are still in progress.
In the interim, the Building Certifier may be able to provide information on the applicable version of the forms that may be used.
The following is a summary of the key forms you should know.
Completed by the appointed competent person1 for design work.
Completed by the QBCC licensee to confirm the aspect work complies with the building approval. (previously Form 16)
Only used on a Single detached Class 1A and Class 10 Building or Structure
QBCC licensee aspect certificate for accepted development (self-assessable).
Completed by the QBCC licensee to confirm the aspect work is compliant as detailed. Provided to the owner or builder.
Only used for work where a building approval is not required (Schedule 1 of the regulation).
Aspect inspection certificate (Appointed competent person)
A QBCC licensee uses this Form for all building classes which are not a Single detached Class 1A and Class 10 Building or Structure
A cadastral surveyor or engineer can use this Form for all building classifications.
A Building Certifier may approve a QBCC licensee, cadastral surveyor or engineer as a competent person.
The Form is completed by the appointed competent person1 to confirm that an aspect of work has been completed and complies with the building approval (previously Form 16)
Boundary Clearances – Cadastral Surveyor
Completed by a certifier or appointed competent person1 to confirm they have inspected a stage of building work and it complies with the building approval.
Completed by the appointed competent person1 where they are not satisfied the stage of work complies with the building approval. Provided to the builder and building certifier (previously Form 61)
Completed by the certifier where they are not satisfied that the stage of work complies with the building approval. Provided to the builder.
1 The competent person must be assessed and appointed as competent by the certifier. Further information is in the Guideline for the assessment of competent persons.
A QBCC licensee who knowingly or reasonably suspects the information they are giving to the building certifier is false or misleading, including the information contained within the Form 43, commits an offence and is liable to a maximum penalty of 100 penalty units.
Access the new forms now or if you have any questions, give our on-house technical team a call on 1300 30 50 10.