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 Building guidelines

These publications were produced prior to the current government and are under review.


These guidelines have been developed to help with the interpretation of building legislation and to help builders and certifiers in the repair or rebuilding of roofs damaged as a result of storms.

Guideline Type and size
Certificate from electricians relating to building work ​(PDF, 78KB)
Guideline for farmstay operators ​(PDF, 353KB)
Deck, balcony and window safety guideline (PDF, 985KB)​
Guideline for the construction of buildings in flood hazard areas (PDF, 55KB)​
Guidelines for special fire safety services and referrals to the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (PDF, 68KB)​
Guidelines for inspection of class 2 to 9 buildings (PDF, 2.9MB)​
Building certifier responsibilities regarding access for people with a disability (PDF, 205KB)
Certificates of classification guideline (PDF, 419KB)
Repairing storm damaged roofs guidelines (HTML)
Inspection of single detached Class 1a buildings or Class 10 buildings or structures (PDF, 173KB)

Guidelines in the process of being updated (may contain references to superseded legislation) Type and size
Code of conduct for building certifiers (PDF, 116KB)
Guidelines for the assessment of competent persons (PDF, 102KB)
Guidelines for building work enforcement (PDF, 260KB)
Principles and methodology for setting local government charges under the Building Act (PDF, 1.2MB)
Protecting your home against bushfire attack (PDF, 607KB)


Last updated 01 June 2017    Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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