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Darren Love

Darren Love is the Founder and 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, Darren established Darbecca P/L applying his strong 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. Unlike other dispute resolutionpathways such as the BACV, VCAT are the only authority that has the ability to issue orders that are court binding.

Darren has attended to VCAT matters consistently in the past years, presenting evidence to 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 developed & maintained strong working relationships with many builders, which have been built on mutual respect. We have a reputation for reporting on factual items only.

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 holds qualifications 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



Rod L.

Position: National Senior Field Manager


Rod Joined Darbecca in October 2015. He comes to Darbecca with a wealth of knowledge having spent the last 22 years in the building industry.

Rod was the trusted 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.

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

As Darbecca's National Senior Field Manager, Rod ensures that all of our consultants meet Darbecca's high standards.



Alan V.  

Position: Consultant


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



Brett K.

Position: Consultant

Qualifications: Advanced Diploma in Architectural Design, currently completing his Diploma of Building & Construction.


Brett gained his experience with the construction industry through overseeing retail shop fitouts in the CBD in 2006. The size and scope expanded and varied greatly over the years. His commercial experience was followed up by formal education and working in the residential construction industry as a building supervisor. 



Brett P.

Position: Consultant

Qualifications: Diploma of Building Surveying.


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

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

Brett has been conducting quality inspections since 2015 for Darbecca and has delivered over 2000 reports.

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 P.

Position: Consultant

Qualifications: Cert III Blockwork & Masonry, Diploma of Building Surveying.


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



Hayden S.

Position: Consultant

Qualifications: Cert III General Construction (Carpentry), Currently completing Advanced Diploma in Building Surveying.


Hayden is a young professional with over 10 years of experience in both domestic and commercial builds. Hayden started his career as a carpenter but soon found himself moving up the ladder quickly once his apprenticeship was completed. 

Hayden's role as a supervisor put him in charge of managing a medium building company specialising in architectural and large homes where he was able to fine tune his expertise in the domestic building sector.

Hayden brings his knowledge and experience with enthusiasm to the Darbecca team and is passionate about helping our clients throughout their building process.



Paul L.


Qualifications: Currently completing his Advanced Diploma in Building Surveying.


Paul brings a wealth of customer service experience to the team as a previous business owner. Paul has been a part of numerous builds including an Eco Domestic build, which has exposed him to modern and alternative methods of construction alongside more traditional methods.

Paul strives for excellence in everything he does and his inspections, customer service and reports are a reflection of this committment.