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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Guidelines in the process of being updated (may contain references to superseded legislation) Type and size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 19 December 2017    Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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