Our process:

Our website is simple and easy, that is the way we run our business:
You email us the Final Detailed Working Drawings (pdf)
We issue a price
We do the assessment
You pay the bill
We email back the Certificate/s and stamped drawings (pdf)
Simple and Easy

We are accredited with the BDAV and have a Certificate 4 in NatHERS Assessments (CPP41212).

Contact us here to get your project/assessment underway.

Issuing a Price:

We are more than happy to issue a price via email once we have been supplied the Detailed Working Drawings (We don't price and/or assess Town Planning , Sketch or Concept Drawings).

At the same time we will also issue a list of extra details required so we can complete the assessments.

If you are happy with the price then you just reply to the email with the details required.

Issued prices via email are only valid for 30 days from the sent date on the email.

After 90 days of an issued price, if you still want us to proceed, a new up-to-date set of drawings will be required for re pricing.

Final Detailed Working Drawings are required in pdf file.

(All prices shown Include GST)

Assessments (energy ratings) are based on the information supplied to us in the form of drawings plus emailed details.
It is not APR Building Services responsibility to make a project/dwelling achieve the minimum star rating required based on this information supplied.
We will put forward proposals for achievement but all fees are still to be paid for works carried out and reassessment fees will apply to further works for compliance.

Please Note:
If an unpaid Tax Invoice is sent to our Debt Collection Agency then all costs for recovery will be payable in addition to the amount/s owed.

This page was updated - 04.01.2019

APR Building Services - Price Guide

Standard rates per Assessment, per Dwelling:

$169.00: Single Storey - up to 200 SQM.
$199.00: Single Storey - up to 300 SQM.
$229.00: Single Storey - up to 400 SQM.
$259.00: Single Storey - up to 500 SQM.

$199.00: Double Storey - up to 200 SQM.
$229.00: Double Storey - up to 300 SQM.
$259.00: Double Storey - up to 400 SQM.
$289.00: Double Storey - up to 500 SQM.

The pricing is based on a new dwelling using standard basic construction methods with no split levels and/or multi wall, floor and roof constructions.

Split levels and/or multi wall, floor and roof constructions will incur extra fees due to the extra work involved in performing the assessment.

* If any project is outside the listed pricing on this Price Guide page then a price will be issued via email before the project is started.

** Artificial Lighting Reports are not part of an energy rating report/process, if required then separate pricing applies.

Online Certificates, per Dwelling:
(As from November the 15th, 2017)

$33.00: New dwelling per assessment.
$16.50: Alteration & Addition works per assessment.
$16.50: Existing dwelling per assessment.

When an assessment has been completed the file is then required to be up loaded to FirstRate5® so a certificate can be purchased. This certificate is to be submitted with your stamped Working Drawings to your RBS and/or Council.

Once a certificate has been purchased it can't be changed. If changes are made to the working drawings then a new certificate will need to be purchased and the above fee applies again.

Details can be viewed on FirstRate5's website here

Preliminary/Not for Construction Drawings:

We don't price or assess Town Planning Drawings.

While we will price and assess Preliminary or Not for Construction Drawings; we don't stamp or issue final certificates/reports on these type of drawings. This is because they are not the final set and can be changed at any time before being submitted for a building permit.

When the Final Working Drawings have finally been received by us, an additional re-assessment fee will apply because we will need to check that the drawings are the same as the original drawings issued to us.

But if there are major changes to the Working Drawings issued (Structural, Details and/or Floor Plan layouts) then a full assessment may be required and full fees will apply.

Site Visits (Per visit):

Site Visit fees start from a minimum of $150.00 Inc Gst for a 2 hour time frame which includes travel time to & from the site. Any time over the 2 hours whether being on site and/or travel time to & from the site will be charged at $75.00 Inc Gst per hour.

Re assessment (Per assessment):

Re assessment fees start from $55.00 Inc Gst per hour and applies to any changes to the Final Working Drawings.

This fee also applies to Final Working Drawings issued where the original drawings were assessed as Preliminary or Not for Construction.

Any changes made to a project which include construction materials, windows and/or insulation values will mean that the Final Working Drawings will need to be re assessed and the above fee applies.

But if there are major changes to the Final Working Drawings (Structural, Details and/or Floor Plan layout) then a full assessment may be required and full fees will apply.

* If we have requested amended Final Working Drawings once the assessment has been completed and the drawings are received after 30 days, then a Re assessment fee may/will apply.

** But if we receive the Final Working Drawings after 3 months then a Re assessment or a Fully assessment may/will be required and full fees apply.

Alteration and/or Addition Works:

The assessment of a alteration and/or addition project is based on the Building Commissions Practice Note: 2018-55. This is where two assessments may be required.

One assessment is based on the existing dwelling as it stands now and other assessment is based on the proposed dwelling (Total $338.00: Single Storey - up to 200 sqm with no split levels and/or multi wall, floor and roof constructions).

But if the proposed dwelling can achieve the minimum 6 Stars required on its own then only one assessment will be required ($169.00: Single Storey - up to 200 sqm with no split levels and/or multi wall, floor and roof constructions.).

You will also need to add $79.00 Inc Gst for our Regulation 233 Worksheet which works our the areas/volumes of the project (Base on a Single Storey Dwelling).

$79.00 - DTS Reports:

NCC 2013: V2, BCA - Part Loss of Ceiling Insulation.
NCC 2013: V2, BCA - Part Artificial Lighting.

Based on a Single Storey construction with no split levels up to 200 SQM.


If you require an ESD, SDA, STEPS and/or a Storm council report, we recommend Craig and this team at Low Impact Development (LID) Consulting.

Contact LID here to get your project reports underway.

Craig & this team are passionate about their business and what they do so you will be in very good hands.

(All prices shown on this page Include GST)