Rapid Building Approvals are the best team for fast, efficient and proficient residential building approvals across Queensland. This talented team of building certifiers is lead from the front by Director, Ryan Bird.

Ryan has years of experience in both council and private practice. He started Rapid Building Approvals, with the vision of becoming the leading residential building certification company across Australia. To achieve this, he assembled a team of professional building surveyors and is establishing offices across Queensland. We are active across the Cairns, Mareeba, Townsville, Mackay, and Airlie Beach regions, with more launches on the horizon.

At the very root of our values, is an ultimate passion for customer service. At Rapid Building Approvals, no client is any more important than the other. From an owner / builder renovation to high-volume construction, we deliver the same quality service.

When you call us, you’re assured of our dedication to being transparent, helpful, informative, professional and engaged with your project and circumstances.

As well as customer focus, Rapid Building Approvals is also committed to helping our employees grow and develop into the next generation of building surveyors, with a range of initiatives in place.

Rapid Building Approvals Experience the Difference

We believe we’re the fastest and most efficient certification company across Queensland. Below are just 5 points of difference you’ll notice, when you choose Rapid Building Approvals.

R – Reliable

At Rapid, we understand getting the correct information and accurate pricing for your project the first time, can save you time and money. Our team will ensure you are well informed of the entire building approval process, so you can trust that your project is in the safest of hands.

A – Affordable

We’ve invested in cloud-based technology that enables us to be the most efficient certification company across QLD. Our business model focuses on residential building projects only, keeping our insurance costs cheaper, making your price per job more affordable.

P – Professional

Our team, ranging from our administration staff to our technical team, have all completed extensive education to ensure that our advice given to you is accurate and trustworthy. We stay on top of our game with annual professional development and legislation refresher courses.

I – Innovative

Our software and processes are constantly evolving, week on end. The team at Rapid are continually find ways to innovate the building approval process, ensuring we remain the fastest and most affordable certification company, without compromising on quality.

D - Dedicated

Most importantly, our team is dedicated to ensuring your experience with Rapid Building Approvals is an unforgettable one. We love answering any of our clients’ queries and are absolutely dedicated to making this process as easy and painless as possible. We’ll cut through the red tape.

Experience the Difference

We approach each project with excitement. We love working closely with owner / builders and professional builders alike. Providing professional advice, services, support, inspection and certification services. When quality, integrity and customer service matters, contact Rapid.


Ryan and the team at Rapid were super-fast getting my building approval back. I rang them in the morning and was able to start building my shed, the next day. Significantly cheaper than other certifiers in the area also. Highly recommend.

Joshua Collins

Super professional and quick. Every time I contacted Ryan, he was available and, his responses were quick and easy to understand. Made the process run smoothly, without any guessing.

Eleanor Gallagher

We used Ryan for the building approval for our new patio. He provided great customer service and we had the building approval super quick (next business day!), so we could get started with the build.

James McPeake

It's so nice to work with a local company who knows their stuff. Thanks again for the old school customer service Rapid Building Approvals.

Sarah Quinn

I made the switch to Rapid Building Approvals and Ryan Bird for our projects, last year. He has been an absolute pleasure to deal with. I have never experienced such prompt approval and have never looked back. I have had great feedback from clients about their services and I would highly recommend them to anyone who needs certification or advice. 10/10

Lysa Thompson

We engaged Ryan for a patio extension. Very happy with the fast turnaround on the building approval and his extensive knowledge.

Heidi McPeake

My father rang 3 companies locally here in Townsville, to enquire about building a granny flat at his property. We have not yet engaged Rapid Building Approvals formally for our project, but Ryan spent over 20 minutes on the phone to my dad, explaining the process, costs and any potential difficulties that may arise. Other companies just asked us to send plans for us to quote and didn't seem very interested. I thought this alone was worth a review, as it's not very often great customer service like this is found.

Lisa Sutherland

If you want a one stop certification company with great knowledge and great service, then I recommend Rapid Building Approvals.

Robert P

We have used many certifiers over our 15 years in the industry, Ryan and Scott at Rapid Approvals stand out above the rest. They have excellent knowledge, are very reactive to any questions or concerns we might have and are always willing to go the extra mile! Highly recommend to anyone looking for hassle free quick certification, on any residential building project.

Luke Jager

Fantastic team to deal with. Extremely knowledgeable and super quick. The name says it all ... Rapid!

Lisa Sutherland

Rapid Building Approvals are a great team! Ryan is very knowledgeable and always has the answer. Highly recommend.

Rachel Hutchinson

My husband and I are in the design and building industry in Cairns. We highly value Ryan and the teams extensive expertise and most of all, they are reliable. We 100% recommend him and his team!

Liam Gilligan Builders

Great service with fast delivery. Highly knowledgeable team and easy to work with!

Harrison Teo

Rapid Building Approvals

We specialise in residential building approvals, for all types of projects. This includes but is not limited to new dwellings, extensions, alterations, additions and demolitions. It covers carports, roofed patios, gazebos, pergolas and shade sails, as well as sheds, swimming pools, re-roofs and spas.

We know the importance of rapid response for residential building approvals, to keep your project moving and your budget in balance. You can count on our team to provide Rapid Building Approvals across Queensland. No project too big or small. We look forward to working with you.

Experienced Builder Certifiers

Our team are professional, licensed building certifiers. In addition to tertiary qualifications and certifications, we stay abreast of the latest industry developments, regulations, standards and legislations. Each of our certifiers are registered with the Queensland Building and Construction Commission, as a minimum.

We understand the building process can be stressful, especially for owner / builders and that’s why we encourage our clients to contact us as often as they wish, so we can provide advice and peace of mind that their project is in safe hands.

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