New Building Forms

28 September 2021

The new Building Regulation 2021 came into effect on 1 September 2021.

All building forms have been updated to reflect the new numbering and parts of the Building Regulation 2021 (BR 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.

Transitional requirements

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.

Form

Purpose

Form 15

Compliance certificate for a building design or specification

Completed by the appointed competent person1 for design work.

For example:

  • Energy efficiency
  • Structural design
  • Footing / Slab design

Form 43

Aspect certificate (QBCC licensee)

Completed by the QBCC licensee to confirm the aspect work complies with the building approval. (previously Form 16)

For example:

  • Termite management systems
  • Glass barriers
  • Installation roof sheeting.

Only used on a Single detached Class 1A and Class 10 Building or Structure

Form 30

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).

Form 12

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)

For example:

Boundary Clearances – Cadastral Surveyor
Reinforcement of footings – Engineer
Waterproofing – QBCC Licensee
Termite Management Systems – QBCC Licensee

Form 16

Inspection Certificate

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.

Form 62
Notice that the stage of work does not comply (Appointed competent person)

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)

Form 61
Noncompliance notice

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.

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