Everything You Need to Know About Carports and Building Approvals


Are you building a carport in Queensland?


You’ve come to the right place. We know how difficult it can be to get approval for your building project, and we want to make that process as easy as possible. That’s why we offer an award-winning service with faster approvals than any of our competitors. With Rapid Building Approvals, you can have your carport up in no time!


You don’t want to wait around for weeks or months for an approval? That’s why our team of experts will work tirelessly to get your project approved as quickly as possible.


Our team is here to help you every step of the way, and because we specialise in residential buildings only, obtaining building approval for your carport will be quick and easy!


When you are ready to start your project, our team will have your building approval for you in only 24 hours! All it takes is a short chat with one of our friendly building certifiers and we’ll guide you through the process.


Get the process started by calling us at 1300 163 814 or by completing the form on this page.

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    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

    Does My Carport Need Building Approval?

    Many local government regions throughout Queensland are classified as a cyclonic region and require building approvals to be completed for temporary and permanent carports alike. This is to ensure that construction is carried out in a way that ensures the safety of you, your family, and your property.


    Not only this, but many councils throughout Queensland no longer have an in-house Building Certification Unit and therefore you need to engage the services of a Private Building Certifier to approve your carport. Our business is ready and able to help you with your building certification needs.

    Depending on the specifics of your build, your project may require a development approval in addition to your building approval. The need for a development approval is largely judged on a case by case basis, and a quick chat with our team will help you to determine if this need applies to your project. It’s important not to skip this step, as where a development approval is needed, it must be completed before a building application can be submitted for your building approval.

    What If I've Already Started Building My Carport?

    It’s important to make sure that your carport has building approval before you start building it. If not, your local Council could issue fines or demand that your carport be demolished.


    If you have already started construction, don’t panic! You can still apply for retrospective approval to ensure that your carport is up-to-code with building regulations. It’s just a matter of contacting us and we’ll guide you through the process.

    What Will Rapid's Building Certifiers Do To Get My Carport Approved?

    We offer 24-hour turnarounds which means that you’ll be able to start construction on your carport sooner.  


    Our building certifiers will assess your proposed carport to ensure that it complies with all the relevant legislative requirements. Our team will handle any planning applications required, and issue you with a Building Approval.

    Why Rapid Building Approvals?

    There are many reasons why we’re the best choice for your project, check them out below!


    • We can get your Building Approval out to you within 24-hours!
    • Our team only works on residential buildings, so you know you’re in good hands with our specialised service.
    • Our team go above and beyond to offer the best customer service they can.
    • We offer fast, free quotes!


    Not to brag, but our team’s focus on delivering high-quality building certification services quicker than our competitors has led to our team receiving state-wide recognition. The technology and processes we’ve developed to meet our goal of being the best have set us apart enough that The Australian Institute of Building Surveyors presented our founder, Ryan Bird, with an award for his contributions to the industry.


    What does this mean for you? You get your approvals faster, easier, and cheaper.

    Get started today by calling one of our helpful certifiers at 1300 163 814 or by filling out our online form here!


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