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A Height Certificate is required for any house to ensure it does not exceed 8.5m in height in SEQ

If you are planning on raising your house or starting new construction for a house or units in a Low to Medium Density Residential area higher then you will need a height certificate to ensure that the building does not exceed 8.5m above natural ground level. This must come from a registered surveyor such as ourselves. All local councils in South East Queensland strictly enforce this policy, including the Brisbane, Logan and Redland City Councils. Some approvals may allow for higher levels such as 9.5m in Brisbane Floods areas.

Most houses that are raised or moved require certification to ensure that the apex of the roof (or the highest point of the building) does not exceed the 8.5m height restriction above the natural surface. Our company determines what the original "Natural Surface" was when the land was first subdivided. In many instances the Natural Surface is different to the existing or current ground levels due to cutting or filling of the land that may have occurred many years ago and/or prior to you purchasing the land. You may be completely unaware of what took place and thus your architect will be unable to calculate the true height of your house or building. We can interpolate the natural surface levels from the original or historical contour survey information and then calculate the apex height before the dwelling is moved to its final position.

From this information we can supply you with the maximum amount the building can be raised prior to construction. We will also check measure the building after it has been raised or constructed and provide certification for the authorities.

So before your designer or architect sets the floor levels, contact us here and we can help you begin you project starting from the correct surface level & issue a recognised height certificate to get you on your way.

Let us help issue a recognised height certificate for your property.

Client testimonials

  • East Coast Surveys (Aust) have been the surveyors for MSO Holdings since July 2011. Duing this time they have provided Surveying and Town Planning seryices for two subdivision projects. Whenever we have had a need for quick response their professionalism and promptness cannot be questioned and is a credit to their firm.

    - Mark S Smith (MSO HOLDINGS PTY LTD)

  • The surveyor, Mark, was professional, humble , amiable and accommodating. He had 3 decades of experience and it showed. However I was amazed at his people skills and patience. This experience exceeded both my and the Project Managers expectations.

    - Wayne J. Chandler

  • We engaged ECS to do the survey work for our subdivision and have been impressed with their high level of service and proactive approach not only doing the survey work, but seeing the lot sealing process through to its completion. They were always willing to go above and beyond and we really appreciated their experience and guidance through this process.

    - Kendrick & Benita

  • My experience with East Coast Surveys was professional and helpful from the first phone call to receiving my plans. When i called them i did not know which Survey i needed i was just told by my Architect to call a Surveyor and get my Land Surveyed. Paul was so helpful and the price was affordable

    - Chris (True Local)

  • I would like to thank Paul for all the help he gave me with my enquiries about future work. I would recommend East Coast Surveys to anyone considering development and reconfiguring of a lot. I will definitely be using your services again in the future. Very happy customer

    - Sue

  • We engaged East Coast Surveys to assist us with our Town Planning and Surveying to sub-divide our land and house. This was an extremely challenging project and was handled professionally and accurately by East Coast Surveys making my dealings with the whole team delightful. Each one of the team went above and beyond to assist us as first timers.

    - Vicki A.

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