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Approved by ED is a boutique private building surveying firm with a passion for the building industry.


Building Permits
These days almost everything you would like to build, extend or alter requires a building permit. We can guide you throughout the entire process from application to approval through to finalisation.
Building Advice & Consultancy
Aiming to provide premium advice in relation to both proposed and existing buildings. Getting the right advice early could save you thousands.
Owner Builder (137b) Reports
Also known as a Defects Report, getting an Owner Builder Report from Approved by ED will assist Owner Builders with selling their property should they choose to down the track. These reports are required on properties being sold within 6.5 years of building work being finalised.
Building Inspections
Carrying out mandatory inspections throughout the build process to ensure the construction is carried out within the approved Building Permit and relevant requirements.
Swimming Pool/Safety Barrier Inspections
Compliance Inspections for new and existing safety barriers. Giving vendors and purchaser’s peace of mind in relation to swimming pools and spas and their safety barriers (fences). Or just a chance for a conscientious owners to ensure their swimming pool or spa is safe.
Building Certifications
We can inspect and certify existing building work or provide a report confirming the level of compliance achieved by a building.
Liquor Licence Calculation Reports
Approved by ED can prepare these reports detailing the number of occupants permitted within a premise, for the purpose of getting a liquor licence. Helping owners to understand the sometimes tricky requirements of the VCGLR (Victorian Commission for Gaming and Liquor Control).
Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) Assessments
Since Black Saturday in 2009 the Victorian Government have reformed the Bushfire Regulations in Victoria. Approved by ED can do a BAL assessment to confirm the level of risk to proposed building work in accordance with AS 3959.1 – 2009. We can also help you to understand the minimum requirements your build will be required to meet.
Council Notice/Order Resolutions
Council Notice/Order Resolutions
Approved by ED understand from time to time building work is done without the appropriate Building Permits. Although it’s not our main focus and can often be more time consuming, Approved by ED are willing to offer this service where they can. However clients should be aware that sometimes there may be a delay as Building Permits for new buildings take priority.

We pride ourselves on bringing a fresh practical approach to building surveying with services tailored to the individual clients requirements.

Our main focus is providing great service efficiently and making the approval process as stress free for our clients as possible.

At Approved by ED we love a challenge and engaging in all types of construction, from eco friendly design to the newest innovations.

Latest News

National Construction Code Update

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is seeking feedback from practitioners and consumers on proposed changes to the National Construction Code 2019.

The National Construction Code (NCC) 2019 Public Comment Draft contains a number of proposed changes resulting from major project work done by the ABCB and its Proposal for Change process.

These changes aim to deliver a contemporary code without compromising minimum standards for buildings and plumbing systems.

Full details of the changes are provided in the NCC 2019 Public Comment Draft.

Feedback should be submitted using the NCC response sheet and uploaded to the online form located on the ABCB website.

Submissions close at 5pm on Friday, 13 April 2018.