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Compliance Overview

Scribe Building Compliance was established in 2014 in response to a growing demand for a Building Surveying company that understood the requirements of architects, designers, builders and property owners and would work with clients and assist them through the private certification process. We are able to provide our clients with project specific advice and personalised certification and compliance services to streamline the process of obtaining Local Authority approval for your project.

A key focus for Scribe Building Compliance is to assist clients by providing clear, accurate advice and information to ensure our clients and their projects meet their statutory and regulatory obligations under the Building Act whilst also being acutely aware of the implications compliance requirements have on design, time, cost and delivery of a project.

Our goal is to provide our clients with the highest standard of personalised service by maintaining a clear focus and understanding of our clients’ requirements and acknowledgement of our responsibility to the application and enforcement of statutory, regulatory and code requirements.

Scribe Building Compliance believe in providing and maintaining a strong technical understanding of the National Construction Code Building Code of Australia (volumes 1 and 2) and related Australian Standards and Codes in order to provide accurate, current and cost effective advice to our clients across our range of services.

Scribe Building Compliance has been established to assist our clients and streamline the compliance and certification process enabling our clients to obtain certification, Building Permits and Occupancy Permits for their projects in a timely and cost effective manner.

Our extensive experience throughout Western Australia over a range of construction portfolios, from single residential projects through to large commercial projects means Scribe Building Compliance are strategically placed to provide the best advice and service for your compliance needs.

Scribe Building Compliance are able to provide Level 1 and Level 2 Building Surveying services ensuring that whatever size or complexity your project is we will be able to assist you through the building approval process.

We pride ourselves on the comprehensive nature of our service and believe strongly in providing the highest level of customer service to our clients. All building surveying service can be tailored to provide the level of service and coordination required.

I Need a Bushfire Assessment or an Exemption Letter

We can identify whether or not your site is located in a designated bushfire prone area or if there are relevant exemptions that will impact on the Bushfire Attack Level Rating given to your property/structure.
The State Government has created a mapping standard outlining the designated bushfire prone areas across WA. Click here to access the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) Map of Bushfire Prone Areas.

Step 2 Please confirm your Site Address and we will undertake a desktop review to confirm your site requirements We will provide you with a quote to undertake Bushfire Attack Level Assessment and Certificate

Typical Pricing for Metropolitan (including Hills) Bushfire Assessment $550 + GST plus travel time

If you live in a Regional Area let us arrange a quote for your Bushfire Assesment

Step 3 Site Inspection undertaken by our accredited Level 1 BAL Assessor.

Step 4 Consultation with yourself regarding the nominated BAL Rating and advice regarding how this will affect the construction of your building. In some instances we can provide advice on how to reduce your BAL rating by managing the surrounding vegetation.

Step 5 Delivery of Bushfire Attack Level Assessment and Certificate

For more information please follow the links to

We can help with Advice and Construction details to suit your BAL Rating

I Need a Certification

I have been told I need a Certification but I don’t know what that means.

There are 3 general forms of Certifications that relate to different aspects and stages of the building process. If you would like more information on the types of Certificates please review the information in the links below.

Certificate of Design Compliance
Certificate of Building Compliance
Certificate of Construction Compliance

If you are unsure please complete the enquiry form and we can provide you with information and a quote.

If you have the following information please include in the enquiry form;

Client Contact Details
Site Address
What are you building?
If you have drawings please attach them

I have an Unauthorised Building

Have you been made aware that you have an unauthorised building on your property?

If you been contacted by your Local Authority regarding an Unauthorised Building please contact us before responding to the Council.

You will require a Certificate of Building Compliance (if you would like more information about this Certificate please review the information in the link below)

Certificate of Building Compliance for Unauthorised Works

We recommend a Preliminary Inspection to establish the extent of works required Cost $147/hour including travelling time. Allow for 1 to 1.5 hours for residential Building in the metro area. We can provide a quote for regional inspections.

Once we have undertaken an Inspection we can provide you with a quote to provide the above Certificate depending on the structure and the available information, this may include extra documentation and certifications from other consultants ie Strucutral Engineer


I Need an Occupancy Permit

Has your building been completed and you are ready to move in?

Council will require an Occupancy Permit (An Occupancy Permit is evidence that the building or portion of building has been lawfully built and is safe to occupy for the use stated on the permit)

Learn more here

We recommend that you call and speak with our Building Surveyor so we can co-ordinate with your builder prior to completion.

Please complete the enquiry form and we can provide you with a project information sheet and a quote.

If you have the following information please include on the enquiry form;

Client Contact details

Site Address

Type of Building

What stage are you up to?

I Need an Inspection

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Built Strata Inspections and Certification