With over 30 years experience,
SP Building Surveyors are a young and motivated team who aim to provide an honest, trustworthy and friendly approach to
Building Surveying, Building Consulting and Compliance.
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When becoming a client of SP Building Surveyors, you are signing up to work with a young, vibrant team of technical advisers and support staff, who want to provide an honest, trustworthy and friendly service. This has been the foundation of what Sam Perna has been able to grow SP Building Surveyors on for over 30 years.
Hear what some of our clients have said about us on our testimonials page.
Building Surveyors play an important role in the building industry, in that we enforce compliance of codes, Acts and Regulations. We are the gate keepers to ensure that the building you are about to construct will have a long structural life, whilst maintaining the health, safety and amenity of the building.
All Building works require a Building Permit unless specifically exempted under Schedule 3 of the Building Regulations 2018.
To find out if a building permit is required please refer to the practice note issued by the VBA. Practice Note – 32
You may apply for an Extension of Time for the project, provided you lodge the application with us before the permit expires.
If you allow the permit to expire, a new application and application fee will be required in order to renew the permit.
No building works can be carried out without a valid Building Permit.
A Performance Solution is an alternative way of complying with the Building Code of Australia (NCC).
The NCC is a performance based code. One demonstrates compliance with the performance requirements by either complying with the prescriptive (deemed to satisfy) provisions of the Building Code, or by the preparation of a performance solution. The Performance Solution may differ in whole or in part from the Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions, but will still meet the Performance Requirements as long as it can be successfully demonstrated how this will be achieved.
The work is to commence by the required start date as shown on your permit. This is 1 year from the date the permit was issued. Before the commence by date, we are required to carry out an initial inspection.
The work is to be completed by the completion date as shown on your permit, which is 1 year after the commence by date for domestic projects and 2 years for commercial projects.
Illegal building works are building works which have been carried out without first having obtained a Building Permit. A Building Notice or Building Order will require you to show cause why the works should not be demolished. You will need to engage a Building Surveyor to determine if your illegally built structure is compliant or what works are required to be carried out in order to make the structure compliant.
For more information, please visit our Building Notices page
A report for maximum patron capacity is required to be submitted as part of your application to the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation.
Patron capacity is the maximum number of patrons allowed on the licensed premises at any one time. Please contact our office with details of your venue or read more about our process on our Liquor License page.
Established in 1994,
SP Building Surveyors has undergone enormous change and growth over the past 25 years. From our beginnings as a “one man band”, one thing that hasn’t changed over the years is our commitment to providing the best possible
Building Surveying and Building Consulting service.
We have a fresh and innovative approach to our industry and will continue to be at the forefront of building regulatory solutions and services.
We will deliver your project with economy, compliance and expediency.
SP Building Surveyors have issued a wide range of Building Permits for all types of buildings and construction projects.
Our experienced team has covered the largest $2 billion dollar commercial projects all the way down to small domestic buildings.