At Just Building Surveying Solutions (JBSS) in Geelong, we have worked on a variety of challenging projects throughout the region. Each time, we have been able to assist our clients with specific expertise backed by years of experience in the industry.

We are an independent Geelong building surveying, development and planning consultancy, providing solutions for a wide range of domestic, commercial and industrial projects.

Based in Barwon Heads, JBSS works with clients throughout all greater Geelong regions, the Bellarine and Surf Coast through to Lorne, Torquay, Ocean Grove and all areas in between.

How can we help you?

JBSS has been operating since 2000, providing comprehensive independent, expert advice on all aspects of the building process. This includes building permit requirements, ‘Report and Consent’ submissions and Section 137B Owner-Builder reports.

Other professional services provided by Just Building Surveying Solutions include:

  • Building permits
  • Building disputes
  • Building appeals to the Building Appeals Board
  • Consent and report applications
  • Planning permit submissions
  • Owner Builder Section 137B Defect reports
  • Liquor licence application & patron numbers
  • Council advocacy
  • Assistance with Building Notices & Building Orders
  • Assistance for Works without a Building Permit
  • Expert advice relating to the Building Act, Building Regulations and Building Code of Australia
  • Inspections for House Energy Rating and Bushfire Prone Area requirements.

Simply contact us to arrange a consultation or to discuss your specific project needs.

We carry out Building Inspections in the Greater Geelong Area

Just Building Surveying Solutions can assess a range of building types, from small dwellings through to commercial factories. We cater to clients throughout the greater Geelong area, Bellarine and Surf Coast.

Areas we cover:

Based in Barwon Heads, Just Building Surveying Solutions cater to all areas of Geelong, Bellarine and Surf Coast. We cover areas such as Ocean Grove, Queenscliff, Portalington, Grovedale, Waurn Ponds, Clifton Springs, Lorne, Anglesea, Torquay, Leopold, North Geelong, Highton, Newtown, Bell Park, Drumcondra, Bannockburn and the Greater Geelong area.

Broad ranging commissions/experience includes;

  • Private Building Surveyor issuing Building Permits, carrying out inspections and issuing Occupancy Permits and Certificate of Final Inspection pursuant to Building Act 1993, Building Regulations and Building Code of Australia. Multiple and various developments including many major domestic building work, factory additions & alterations, ‘recycled’ buildings, public buildings & AFL grounds
  • Acting for Adjoining Owners in respect of Protection Work
  • Judge of the HIA Country Housing Awards
  • Provide assessment & ‘compliance assessment’ of School Camps
  • Contracted ‘Authorized Inspector’ (former) to Building Control Commission pursuant to Section 44 Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995
  • Contracted Assessor (former) of Domestic Builder Competencies for Registration of Domestic Builder for Building Practitioners Board/VBA for 10 years
  • Consultant to ‘Director of Housing’ engaged Architects as to if domestic building work requires a Building Permit
  • Provides ‘Owner Builder’ Construction Reports pursuant to Section 137B Building Act 1993
  • Consultant/advisor to a range of Lawyers in relation to Building Work, Domestic Building Work & Defective Building Work
  • Provide assessment and report on domestic & non-domestic building work carried out without Building Permit including liaising with relevant Councils, responding to Building Notices, Building Orders also representing Owners at Building Appeals Board
  • Sessional Lecturer at Gordon TAFE College Geelong ‘Building Surveying Procedures’ & ‘Building Construction’ & ‘Scaffolding Inspection’
  • Expert Report’ & assessment to Magistrates Court on interpretation of ‘works exempt’ from need for Building Permit
  • Assessment of existing condition state of repair of buildings adjacent to Geelong Waterfront Development for City of Greater Geelong
  • Providing recommendations Melbourne metropolitan municipality re compliance inspections and reporting
  • Melbourne metropolitan Council Building Surveying business unit developing policies and detailed work procedures
  • Seminar’s to Solicitors & Conveyancing Groups & Real Estate groups re Building Act, the Building Regulations, the Domestic Building Contracts Act and Owner Builder Building Work
  • Consultant to Builders/Owners/Lawyers re Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995 disputes
  • Resolution of multiple Building Notices/Building Orders served by Council/Municipal Building Surveyor re building work with nil Building Permit including various appeals at Building Appeals Board
  • Audit of Shared Accommodation Buildings
  • Audit/Inspection of buildings for BCA compliance for domestic and non-domestic buildings/uses for Commonwealth Agency
  • Expert Witness Report for Supreme Court re ‘Restrictive Covenant’
  • Expert Report for VCAT re Dwelling Heights & Setbacks
  • Presented papers re Swimming Pool Safety Barriers & compliance issues to Regional Medical Conference on Child Drowning
  • Presented papers to Geelong Law Association re Building Act 1993, Building Regulatory & Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995
  • Presented papers to AIBS on Building Notices, Building Orders & Enforcement procedures.

Call us to see if we can help you.