If you want fast, efficient and friendly approval for your residential building project, you want Rapid Building Approvals. Our accredited and experienced team of building certifiers work tirelessly across Queensland, delivering superior customer service and no delay approvals, time and time again.

We specialise in professional residential building approvals. For new buildings, renovations and extensions, sheds, pools, decks, re-roofs, carports and more, we do it all. No project too big or small. Speak to our friendly team today about how we can help with approvals, for your next building project. Call 1300 163 814.

At Rapid Building Approvals our focus is to ensure the building process for our clients, is an experience like no other. We’re young and enthusiastic, leading a new wave of building surveyors across Queensland. Our processes are constantly evolving and adapting, to meet the demands of our ever-changing industry.

Our clients are as diverse as the building approvals we deliver. Owner builders, bespoke builders, high-volume builders and insurance companies. We have offices in Cairns, Mareeba, Atherton Tablelands, Townsville, the Whitsundays, and Mackay and are expanding all the time. When you want it done fast and you want it done right, call Rapid Building Approvals and Experience the Difference.

Experience the Difference Residential Building Approvals

Our team visits sites across the state providing professional Queensland residential building approvals, for a range of projects. We’re driven to exceed your expectations and can approve all the below.

Deck Approval

The outdoor lifestyle is what we love about life in Qld. Decks enhance property value and livability. If you’re building a new deck, or renovating an existing one, contact us to get your deck building approval sorted.

Pool Approval

There’s lots of compliance issues surrounding swimming pools and getting a professional pool approval, is a critical part of the process. For new pools, new spas or getting appropriate approval in place for property sales, contact us.

Carports & Sheds

Carports and sheds, whether they are being built new or renovated, require building approvals. This includes the DIY kits. Contact us today for a free quote on your shed or carport building approval. Rapid turnaround, professional service.

Patio Approval

Building approvals are a requirement in Queensland and should be obtained prior to starting construction. If you’re planning a new patio or a patio renovation, contact Rapid to get your project approved.

Re-Roof Approval

Did you know that if you are re-roofing your property, you need a building approval? This is a legislative requirement and Rapid Building Approvals are your ‘go to’ team for re-roofing building approvals.

Extensions Approval

Significant structural modifications and extensions being made to any residential property, require appropriate building approvals. This ensures your project is compliant with relevant legislation. Contact us today.

New Building Approval

Rapid Building Approvals work with owner / builders, as well as building contractors, obtaining approvals for all residential building projects. Innovative software, industry experience and specialised service.


Get your demolition approval in place, before you bring in the big guns. Rapid will ensure your demolition is compliant with all relevant local, state and national legislation, including heritage and character precinct requirements.


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

Residential Building Approvals

If you live in a Cyclonic Region, then residential building approvals are an essential and legislative requirement of all new building projects, and the majority of renovations. The Cyclonic Region covers most of Queensland, including Cairns, the Tablelands, Townsville and Mackay.

Rapid Building Approvals specialise in residential building approvals. Why? We love this kind of work. Also, by focusing on residential only (excluding commercial approvals), we keep our insurance and operating costs down, which is a saving we pass on to clients with our residential building approval pricing. We provide professional services at competitive prices, for all Queensland residential building approvals. Contact our friendly team today to experience the Rapid Building Approvals difference.

The Rapid Commitment To You

To keep your project moving. Rapid building approvals, with minimal delays. At Rapid, we know time costs money, never more so than when building or renovating. We promise a quote within 24 hours of contact and an approval within a day of inspection.

Our team of positive, professional and enthusiastic building certifiers know all the local government planning schemes and relevant state and national legislative requirements, for residential building projects. We’ve invested in the latest cloud-based technology to provide an efficient building approval and certification service.

At Rapid Building Approvals we don’t compromise on quality, ever. For advice and professional residential building approvals, you can count on us.

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