Building advice that stands the test of time
Formiga1 are building surveyors, consultants and certifiers who set the standard for quality and safety in Queensland, and throughout Australia. We are a multi-disciplinary company who pride ourselves on our customer service excellence, professionalism, knowledge and attention to detail. Established in 1993 by Stuart Titheradge, we have built a reputation for being the final word in building approvals. Our team consists of industry leaders, including Shawn Brosnan and Ashley Trost, and we specialise in commercial, aged care, industrial, retail and medical facilities. With the ability to service Brisbane, Queensland and beyond, if you want the job done right the first time, every time - call Formiga1.
We’ll work with you from the ground up
We offer quality, customised advice, specific to your project. When commissioned, we don’t just recite legislations ad hoc. We look at each project holistically, starting with a preliminary review, checking your plans against both state and federal laws, guiding you through the legal minefield. During and after construction, we ensure that the building is intrinsically safe; doing regular inspections, ensuring your building meets all requirements, not just by law, but also the individual statutes and codes relative to your industry. By becoming involved in the early stages, we provide economical solutions that will improve the life safety & fire safety of your building.
At Formiga1, we build relationships
Not content with just setting the standards in building quality and safety, we work together with our clients to provide long-term solutions that look beyond the construction stage. Many of our clients contact us years after the completion of work for advice on maintenance and we’re always there when they need assistance. They value our depth of knowledge and our no nonsense approach.
And ensure the work’s done right first time, every time
When safety is at stake, there is no margin for error. Formiga1 are specialists in fire safety and aged care, and provide expert opinions not only to builders and developers, but also to businesses looking to retrofit buildings to modern safety standards. In fact the Building and Aged Care industry has repeatedly commissioned Formiga1 when renovating existing buildings and heritage sites. We’ve also provided fire safety consultancy and audits to the aged care industry, building industry and Department of Defence. As aged care building specialists, our preliminary reports include estimated scores that may be achieved under the Department of Health and Ageing (DH&A) Certification Guidelines, as well as areas in which a facility may be subject to point loss under the Aged Care Certification Guidelines – providing a valuable decision making tool for designers and facility owners. Some of our services have included:
- Preliminary Review of buildings against the Aged Care Certification Guidelines
- Notification against the 1999 Certification Instrument
- Assistance in the completion of the DH&A Fire Safety Declaration and State Fire Safety Occupier Statements
- 3rd Party Fire Safety inspection & certification