Fast track approval for your complying development certificate (CDC)

Working with you to maximise the development potential for your site for council cdc submission

Ensuring that your CDC is in order before you start construction can be a daunting task. TENNA has an expert team of experienced builders and designers who are vastly experienced with helping budding new homeowners through a successful CDC approvals process, working with certifiers & local councils to deliver approved plans without the unnecessary red tape.

  • Forming Approval Ready CDC Packages
  • Guiding You Step-By-Step
  • Collaboration With Accredited Certifiers & Local Council
  • Fast Track Planning and Building Approval

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Firstly, what is a complying development certificate (CDC)?

A Streamlined Process

CDC is a combined planning and construction application that is streamlined to allow you to avoid a complicated and lengthy Council Development Application process. With the knowledge and experience, TENNA will assist you understand the possibilities to deliver the best outcome.

When do you need a CDC?

A Variety Of Residential Constructions

With years of experience in the industry, the team will take out the guesswork to ensure the best possible outcome. CDC's are usually meant for basic new builds and renovations to existing homes, while complex and large scale construction development projects typically require a DA. You will need a CDC for the following development projects:

  • Custom New Homes
  • Home Renovations And Extensions

How do I submit a complying development certificate?

What It Involves

A CDC can be completed through to the local council or alternatively, a private building certifier. TENNA has an extensive network of the finest licensed private certifiers with years of expertise, organising and ensuring that all necessary papers for your building works are completed for successful CDC applications.

Achieving CC approval for all custom home designs

  • Sustainable Homes
  • New Home Designs
  • Granny Flat Designs
  • Extensions To Homes
  • Sub-Divisions

Guiding you throughout the process

How The Team Can Help You

After completing the CDC package for the Certifying Authority, there are a few items that must be completed:

Ensuring that the package identifies all government regulations and codes.

Checking all paperwork to ensure that it is in order and correctly formed.

Package to include all documentation such as specialist reports, all drawings and plans & a BASIX certificate to secure a lodgement ready CDC that will be approved seamlessly

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How long will it take to get my Complying Development Certificate CDC Approved?

CDC approval usually takes up to 10 days.

What type of documents do I need for my new house?

If you're building new homes, you'll need to submit all the appropriate documentation with your application, including floor plans, site plans, & specialist reports. Call TENNA at 1300 283 001, and a building and design expert will be happy to help you get started with the entire process!

How much will a Complying Development Certificate cost?

The project's size and scale determine it. Once you've sent over your CDC papers, a member of the building team will be able to provide you with an obligation free quote.

Shall I go with a private certifier or a council certifier?

Both have their pros and cons, and picking the right one requires research. It all boils down to determining potential outcomes and pricing models. The team at TENNA can assist you with straightforward and valuable responses & expertise in this area.

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Building homes on budget and on time every time. If you have any questions about your custom house construction project or your Complying Development Certificate Application, don't hesitate to enquire further.

Choose TENNA for a seamless CDC approval process

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Don't hesitate to speak to the team regarding your CDC enquiries.