Grant Harrington Grade 1 Unrestricted, BPB 0170

Grant began his career as a carpenter and joiner and through hard work and undertaking on-site learning he quickly gained his building license (which he still possesses today). After seventeen successful years on major construction sites he decided to change direction utilising his extensive construction industry knowledge and train as a building surveyor.

After completing his in depth training and gaining industry recognised qualifications,Grant went on to work for a Grade One certification company allowing him to work on complex building sites and gain extensive training in fire engineering principles.

Whilst working in the industry and starting his own company, Private Certifiers Australia; Grant completed four years on the AIBS State Executive Board providing high level industry advice to members. The company has worked on extensive commercial and residential projects since its humble beginnings and now has a full team of highly qualified certifiers. It has received exceptional client feedback, as well as being chosen as “a role model” private certification company by the Electronic Housing Code pilot programme to assist the NSW government with the implementation of the pioneering EHC project. Private Certifiers Australia continues to go from strength to strength.

We know it’s important to be available so you can get the right advice as quickly as possible. Private Certifiers Australia’s has competent staff practicing in the following professions:

  • Building Surveyors Accredited Certifiers Grade 1 unrestricted
  • Grad dip Building Surveying UWS
  • Diploma in Environmental Health and Building Surveying TAFE
  • Degree in Planning UWS
  • Property and Construction Management
  • Licensed Builders and other support staff.

For Architects/ Building Designers

Expect a high standard of qualification and professionalism. A competent team with solid backgrounds in Construction Certification and a range of  other areas which complement the building process.

Our team includes town planners, construction managers, licensed builders, Accredited Building Surveyors along with support staff to assist your clients through their building project.

The Director Grant Harrington has vast experience in all aspect of building development process. It’s this broad structure of the company that gives the comfort in using our skills to assist not only you but your valued clients.

Private Certifiers Australia is committed to excellence in delivery of service. Our professional team can assist you with relation to the issue of construction certificates, complying development certificates for either new homes, additions and alterations to existing homes or commercial and industrial fit outs under the State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP ) Exempt and Complying Development  Codes 2008.

You cannot afford to entrust your business and your business interests to anyone else.

For Commercial Fit out/ Designers

Private Certifiers Australia team acts as a “One Stop Shop” to commercial clients. Our team can assist with the assessment, approval and certification services for industrial and commercial fit-outs under the State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP ) Exempt and Complying Development Codes 2008.

Our aim is to 1) assess the needs and the correct path of approval, 2) provide this information back to the applicant ASAP, 3 ) provide the correct steps needed in order to achieve the end result of an approval. We provide efficient service to you and your clients in the delivery of these services.

We understand that your time is valuable and your clients need to understand the process via an “easy to follow” path. Most approvals for commercial fitout’s, change of use, internal alterations and new uses can be achieved under this new SEPP Exempt and Complying Development Code.

Call us now and let us help you with your next project. You cannot afford to entrust your business and your business interests to anyone else.

For Strata Managers

At Private Certifiers Australia we understand that old buildings cannot comply with today’s Building Code of Australia. Private Certifiers Australia assess and make recommendations to Local Councils on all aspects of fire upgrading.

Our team deals with Council and owners with relation to Fire Orders, Notices of Intention to issue orders, Non Compliance works. We speak the council’s language when it comes to fire upgrades and what is an acceptable level of safety.

We use the performance provisions of the Building Code of Australia ( BCA ) to get the best outcome for you building.

In using the performance provisions of the BCA we engage fire engineers to provide the best low cost level of achieving  a safe environment for the building occupants in the even should fire occur in the building. You cannot afford to entrust your business and your business interests to anyone else.

For Builders

Grant Harrington, the Director of Private Certifiers Australia has spent 17 years as a carpenter and licensed builder and holds a current NSW Builders License.

He understands the building processes on-site and the needs of individual builders, with a focus on getting the job done.

As a builder you can count on the support of our competent team to assist you in relation to the issuing of: construction certificates and complying development certificates for either new homes, additions and alterations to existing homes or commercial and industrial fit outs under the State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP ) Exempt and Complying Development  Codes 2008.

For Owner Builders

Grant Harrington, the Director of Private Certifiers Australia holds a current NSW Builders License:

I know that as an Owner Builder you need support in this phase of getting your construction certificate or complying development certificate issued. The PCA team is focused on providing diligence, information, referrals and advice.

Private Certifiers Australia assess and provide a support network to Owner Builders steering them through the construction certificate and complying development certificate process.

We provide a step by step document to assist you with issuing an Occupation Certificate at the completion of the project. Our experienced team are competent in Planning, Accredited Building Surveyors and Construction Management to assist throughout the process.

We offer sound advice on the use of the State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP ) Exempt and Complying Development  Codes 2008. We issue Complying Development Certificates and Construction Certificates for all types of Domestic Construction. Our commitment is service to you.