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The Vital Roles of Consultants in Building and Renovating Homes in Brisbane

When embarking on a journey to build a new home or renovate an existing one in Brisbane, there are various consultants who play crucial roles in ensuring a successful and seamless project. From town planners to surveyors, structural engineers, energy assessors, and building certifiers, each professional brings unique expertise and knowledge to the table. In this article, we will explore the roles and responsibilities of these consultants and highlight their significance in the construction and renovation process.

Town Planners

Town planners are essential consultants who navigate through the complex web of local council regulations and planning schemes. Their role involves preparing and lodging development applications to the local council on behalf of their clients. They ensure that the proposed construction or renovation project adheres to the guidelines set by the council and obtain necessary development approvals before any building work begins. Blue Planet Design frequently works in association with ASI Planning, a trusted town planning consultancy in Brisbane.


Surveyors, also known as cadastral surveyors, are experts in measuring and analyzing information about properties. They play a critical role in creating contour and detail surveys of the property, providing crucial information such as ground contours, existing structures, infrastructure, and neighboring buildings. Building designers often collaborate with surveyors to ensure accurate site measurement and mapping. Blue Planet Design has partnerships with reputable surveying companies like AJS Surveys Pty Ltd and Site Surveys.

Structural Engineers

Structural engineers are responsible for the design and analysis of structural components within buildings. They ensure that the building’s structure is safe, compliant with Australian Standards, and structurally sound. In collaboration with building designers, structural engineers design and document individual components and arrange for necessary soil testing for in-ground structures. Blue Planet Design associates with AD Structure, a trusted and registered professional engineering firm in Queensland.

Energy Assessors

Energy assessors play a vital role in assessing a building’s energy efficiency. They examine and evaluate various aspects of a building, such as insulation, glazing, air movement, and ventilation. By conducting energy assessments, they ensure that the building complies with energy efficiency requirements outlined in the National Construction Code (NCC) and Queensland Development Code (QDC). Blue Planet Design works with House of Stars, an experienced energy assessor company based in Brisbane

Building Certifiers

Building certifiers are professionals responsible for issuing building approvals or permits. They ensure that the construction process aligns with the relevant state government acts, regulations, local laws, building codes, and standards. Building certifiers also conduct inspections during the construction process to ensure compliance with the approved plans. Cornerstone Building Certification is one of the trusted partners of Blue Planet Design in building certification services.


Whether building a new home or renovating an existing one in Brisbane, the involvement of various consultants is crucial to ensure a smooth and successful construction process. From town planners navigating through local regulations to surveyors measuring and mapping the property, structural engineers ensuring structural integrity, energy assessors focusing on energy efficiency, and building certifiers overseeing compliance, each consultant plays a vital role. Collaborating with trusted consultants, such as those associated with Blue Planet Design, ensures that your project is in capable hands and will be completed to the highest standards.

Contact our principal building designer Scott Dawson on 0404 816 732 or for more information.

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