Engineering

Synergy will coordinate and the structural organised engineering design that is required to complete plans and provide approvals for your project. We will guide you every step of the way and liaise engineers on your behalf.

Approvals

Synergy will coordinate and liaise with all the consultants that are required to complete plans and provide approvals for your project. We will guide you every step of they and arrange quotes with engineers, surveyors, certifers just to name a few.

Our team continually works with local councils and are up to date with all building code and town planning requirements. Our designers have over 16 years experience in delivering town planning and council approvals, ensuring a hassle free and smooth process from start to finish.​

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Building and construction can be complex, and these days it seems that absolutely everything needs to be approved before it goes head. While the approvals process can sometimes be frustrating, it’s a necessary evil. Whether you’re a novice builder about to embark on building your dream home or a developer starting work on a multi-storey building, you need to make sure your project will hold up.

Engineering approvals essentially grant permission for works to be carried out by private property owners or developers. They are necessary to ensure that the plans and design you use in your building or construction project conform with Australian laws and standards and any other local requirements.

When will I need an engineering approval?

There are many types of building work and development projects that need an engineering approval, depending on the type and complexity of the work you are proposing. Engineering approvals are usually necessary for any construction projects:

  • Carports & Decks
  • Additions & Extensions
  • Renovations & House raising 
  • New Homes
  • Granny Flats & Town houses
  • Developments
  • Built over sewers (BOS)
  • Built over stormwater pipes (BOSW)

Phases of the engineering approvals process

There are three phases involved in the engineering approvals process:

  • Structural & Civil engineering documentation and plans 
  • Engineering approval with relevant certificate forms
  • Engineering inspections carried during construction

All three stages need to be completed to relevant standards. The council must ensure compliance, and that standards and correct processes are applied consistently throughout Australia.

What you’ll need to gain engineering approval

Engineering approvals are granted once the engineer is satisfied that the project is technically viable and complies with all legislation and council requirements. You’ll need to compile a wide range of documentation to gain approval for your project. You will need to coordinate application forms, project and building plans, catchment plans where relevant, correspondence, sketches of proposed works, site photos, calculations, permissions, service details, tree approvals etc. You’ll need detailed input from engineers, certifiers and surveyors. It’s a lot to organise, and it may seem overwhelming.

To ensure that the design and construction of all aspects of your project are up to standard and fit for their purpose, there are certain steps of the process which need to be carried out by experienced and qualified professionals. Any significant construction project needs to be approved by experts. Engineering approvals are necessary – but without a doubt the process can be time-consuming, exacting and frustrating. Getting your development project over the line can be challenging, and it’s something you definitely don’t want to get wrong.

For the uninitiated, the whole engineering approvals process can seem daunting and confusing. You may not know where to start, or just how you can jump through all the required hoops to get your project off the ground. Dealing with council approvals is rarely a straightforward process and you may feel lost in a wilderness of red tape and regulations.

There’s no need to be disheartened at the thought of navigating the engineering approvals process, however. That’s exactly where Synergy can help.

How Synergy can help with your engineering approval

Synergy’s engineering approvals team can help you:

  • Professionally assess your project designs
  • Provide engineering input
  • Confirm that the assets are constructed to meet relevant requirements and standards
  • Inspect the project and assets to ensure they meet standards
  • Liaise with consultants

Synergy will help you administer the engineering approvals process from start to finish and ensure all engineering approval requirements are met. Synergy will standardise the structural organised engineering design that is required to complete plans and provide approvals for your project. Our expert team will coordinate and liaise with all the consultants who are required to complete plans and provide approvals for your project. We will also arrange quotes with engineers, surveyors and certifiers – just to name a few.

The Synergy team continually works with local councils and are up to date with all building code and town planning requirements. Our team has over 16-years’ experience in delivering town planning and council approvals, meaning that we know the best and quickest ways to achieve your approval. No more headaches when you use Synergy for your engineering approval – just a smooth and hassle-free process that won’t break the bank.

We will liaise with engineers and any other relevant parties on your behalf, and carefully guide you every step of the way. With Synergy on your team, you’re not on your own as you struggle through the approvals process. We act as your guide, your mentor and your friendly local approvals expert. We can help you navigate through the wilderness of the council approvals process and emerge unscathed on the other side.

Get in touch with us today if you’d like to find out more about how Synergy can help with your engineering approvals process. You’ll be glad you did.