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Darren Love

Darren Love is the Director of Darbecca Pty Ltd.

After working in the commercial building industry for just under 10 years, Darren project managed large building sites which relied heavily on the application of Australian Standards. Darren then moved over to the domestic building industry where he became a building supervisor for Metricon Homes after gaining other residential experience through smaller businesses.

Having a strong understanding of the Building Act, Regulations and Australian Standards, it was decided to establish Darbecca P/L and apply Darren’s working knowledge to both the commercial and the domestic building markets.

VCAT is one of several dispute resolution processes that the Victorian Government has implemented. There is also the BACV, however VCAT are the only authority that has the ability to issue orders that are court binding.

Darren has attended VCAT matters on a large number of occasions. He has presented evidence to the VCAT members that is both simple in nature right through to complex cases that involve many hours in the witness box.

Darren is known within the VCAT environment as being both knowledgeable and a person of integrity. Our Mission Statement is a true reflection of his position on most issues.

Please note that VCAT is a costly proposition and all efforts to resolve the matter must be made prior to proceeding with this common law right.

Darbecca Pty Ltd have a strong working relationship with most builders that has been built on mutual respect. We have a reputation for only reporting on factual items.

Darren is currently a Sessional Teacher at Victoria University teaching Advanced Building Studies. He has held this role for the past three years.

Darren Love is qualified to teach

  • The BCA
  • Structural Principles
  • AS 1684.2, the framing Standards
  • As 3700, AS 4773.1 and AS 4773.2 Masonry Standards
  • AS 2870 Slab Standards
  • Other related domestic construction Standards
  • Dip in Building Surveying
  • Adv Dip in Building Surveying
  • Cert IV in Training and Assessment



Alan Visser

Alan comes to Darbecca from a background of building supervising for both volume and boutique builders.





Brett Payne

Brett Payne is a Building Consultant for Darbecca Pty Ltd.

Over the past 15 years Brett has developed and maintained a high passion for well-constructed homes from the foundation to the final product.

He has a Diploma in Building Surveying with a high knowledge of the NCC, Building Act 1993, Building Regulations 2006 and the Australian Standards.

Brett has gained extensive experience and knowledge whilst working alongside Construction/Building Surveying companies throughout Melbourne and Geelong.

Brett's strong passion and knowledge are the driving force behind his commitment to deliver a thorough service of the highest quality standard to enable all clients to achieve their dream homes.




Carl Polgar

Carl Polgar joined Darbecca in April 2016, and comes with a wealth of building surveying experience.

Carl has previously spent over 2 years with BSGM Building Surveying, specialising in domestic construction and 7 years as a qualified bricklayer.

Having worked in the industry for over 10 years he spent invaluable time working on large and small scale domestic projects, always working to achieve excellence.

Carl takes great pride and passion in his work and with an outstanding knowledge of the Building Act and Regulations, BCA and Australian Standards achieves great results.

Carl currently holds a Diploma in Building Surveying and a certificate 3 in blockwork and masonry.

Carl continues to work hard to improve the standards of all domestic building in Victoria and achieve the desired results on behalf of the clients.




Christopher George

Christopher has spent 11 years working in the building industry as an experienced carpenter.

Having grown up within the industry, Christopher has gained his extensive knowledge whilst working on projects ranging from small renovations and heritage refurbishments to the construction of buildings of a larger scale. The majority of his experience has been attained on projects overseen at all stages from site cut through to landscaping, giving him a varied and extensive level of expertise.

Christopher has a Diploma in Building Surveying, receiving the High Achiever award at NMIT, and has recently also completed his Advanced Diploma.

Christopher is driven by his desire to utilise his wealth of knowledge of the Australian Building Acts, Standards & Regulations to achieve excellence for his clients.




Rod Leetham


Rod Joined Darbecca in November 2015. He comes to Darbecca with a wealth of knowledge having spent the last 17 years in the building industry.

Rod was the person that Darren and Rebecca turned to, for their dream home to be built in 2009.

Rod has worked for several large builders in his time within the industry and has in more recent times, worked for another inspection company for just over 3.5 years.

Rod is meticulous and very diligent in the way that he goes about inspecting a home. He has a wealth of knowledge that he is willing to share with both the home owners and the builder to ensure that better building practices are applied in the industry.

It is clear that Rod is driven by the desire to ensure that all clients are delivered a home, not a house. There is a major difference.