Darbecca

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Darbecca
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82 reviews
Aaron
AaronGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
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Professionals through and through

Darbecca know their building code, A+ reports detailing all illegal defects with actual screenshots of the relevant building code.

Can not recommend highly enough, worth every single cent!

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From Melbourne
From MelbourneGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC4 posts
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Sachintha Ranaweera
Sachintha RanaweeraCraigieburn
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Highly recommend Patrick Kerr from Darbecca - Thorough, efficient and friendly

I would highly recommend the services of Darbecca’s Patrick Kerr to inspect all stages of building a new home. We have now used his services twice.

He is accurate, professional, detailed and know the building regulations inside out. As I was also happened to be at the property, Patrick walked me through after he had finished to explain what I would be seeing in his report. He was thorough, explaining his finding and the level of risk if not corrected. His reports were very informative with lots of useful photographs.

Thanks very much for your services Patrick. We will be recommending you to anybody we know needing an inspection.

VictoriaYeoman
VictoriaYeomanGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC8 posts
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Can’t thank Darbecca enough!

Amazing customer service, the office staff are so pleasant to deal with. Our inspector Darren is a lifesaver. If it weren’t for him our house would have literally fallen down. He was able to assist us in getting our brickworks redone because the builder didnt follow building standards. Thank you very much Darbecca!

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Mary Anne
Mary Anne
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I highly recommend Darbecca to everyone

We are so happy with Darbecca. From the first time we got in touch with them to get a quote, to all the way when our house was built, they delivered everything they promised us. They responded to every question in a timely manner. Every person we dealt with was courteous and clarified every detail we were unsure of. Their reports were very informative, and the inspectors had very good attention to detail. Everything they did was on point! Their emails, notes, reports, everything! I can't fault them.

This was our first time building a house and the staff in Darbecca were the only people that didn't give us a headache.

I highly recommend Darbecca to anyone building a home.

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Josh Cherry
Josh CherryClyde, Victoria2 posts
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Extremely Thorough and Professional

Can't express how happy we are with our private building inspections from Darbecca. They are extremely thorough and great to deal with. All appointments were a breeze to book and the reports were all received on the same day. We had a close friend who is a building inspector interstate review the reports and he was extremely impressed with the quality and depth of the reports Darbecca produce. Our Site Supervisor was aware of this also, so I think it kept him on his toes!

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NCEW
NCEWGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC2 posts
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Laurie K
Laurie KSouthwest, VIC3 posts
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Emerson
EmersonGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC2 posts
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Thorough reports

Well documented and thorough inspections, easy to understand and backed by relevant guidelines - however what the builder chooses to do about them is probably more relevant.

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Whitney
WhitneyMelbourne
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If you’re building, you would be stupid not to have Darbecca

We built with a volume builder and engaged with Darbecca from the very beginning. Not only did they pick up on massive structure errors but the support throughout our build was reassuring.

We would highly recommend Darbecca, each consultant that visited our build were highly knowledgeable and took the time to explain what we should expect/tolerate.

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Dil
Dil
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Essential service

Darbecca provides an excellent and professional service, giving us detailed report and photos to submit to our builder for rectification along the stages of our new house. Thank you.

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Dduva
DduvaVictoria, 32284 posts
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Well worth every cent for peace of mind and attention to detail!

Cannot speak highly enough of how much Darbecca assisted us during our very stressful and difficult build. Our inspector Paul was amazing and picked up so many things we couldn't see ourselves or didn't know about. The fact that the reports link to building code and guidelines is really helpful. If you are building we would thoroughly recommend getting the team on board.

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Ron Bryan
Ron BryanCaboolture South
 

Brilliant Inspection by 2 Very professional Inspectors

Thank you very much Darren & Greg for a very professional inspection & Report. Our building supervisor has commented to us on the report & they are ripping through with the defects & minor alterations. We have highly recommended your Company to our friends who are building in our complex & they also want peace of mind that they have been given a good build.

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Bob M
Bob M3 posts
 

It was worth the peace of mind

We originally went with Dennis homes because they had a reputation for quality. Having said this, not being builders, we also had a nagging concern over whether we were getting a top quality house. Darbecca were highly recommended and we are so glad that we engaged them. Brett and the team were professional, prompt and above all, very reassuring. They picked up numerous errors that the builder then set about rectifying. We particularly liked the way the Darbecca inspectors spoke to us in plain, simple English so that we could easily follow the building process. They provided detailed written reports within 24 hours of each inspection. For peace of mind and to ensure that you are getting a quality build, go with Darbecca.

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Sean
SeanGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC8 posts
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Darbecca is a must

We hesitated to spend money to hire a private inspector as our builder is well known as a premium builder. However we decided to hire for just a peace of mind.

We engaged with Darbecca as our private inspector as recommended by most of my insta followers.

It was such a good decision to go with Darbecca because they were punctual, thorough and very professional.

My SS told me that he doesn’t like Darbecca as they’re too picky, which is totally ok to us. Yes all Darbecca inspectors were strict and professional.

We are not sure of choosing same builder in the future but we will engage with Darbecca if we build our second house for sure.

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Tom To
Tom To
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Excellent

If got Darren or Rod as inspectors your in luck!

Very friendly and professional from the staff that would organise your inspections to the actual inspectors. If you manage to get Rod L or Darren L as inspectors your in luck. Because they are extremely good at what they do. Great eye for detail and the report provided is comprehensive, easy to read and backs up all recommendations with actual policies. Only downer if you get a diff inspector other than Darren or Rod, they are just not as good.

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Paul Bonnici
Paul Bonnici
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Very well exicuite

Very professional,helpful and very honest. Inspected the entire house thoroughly without any problems and would get Darbecca again if I were to build again.

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Katie
Katie3 posts
 

New build

We found Darbecca to be very accommodating, staff were friendly & always prompt with replies to any correspondence. Inspection appointments were made promptly & the detailed reports were great. The inspector took the time at every inspection to go over main issues & talk me through solutions. Have recommended to others who are building.

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Jonas
JonasGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
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Worth

Friendly and efficient admin staff

Reliable inspectors and does work for the benefit if the customers

Easy booking system, prompt response through email

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Naomi
NaomiGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC5 posts
 

Essential and professional service

Darbecca provides an excellent and professional service, giving us detailed report and photos to submit to our builder for rectification along the stages of our knock down rebuild project. As novice builders, we relied heavily on the findings and comments of Darbecca and valued their input. For a fraction of the cost of the overall build, using Darbecca was a “no-brainer” to keep our builder on its toes!

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Carla Rita
Carla Rita
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Don't know where I'd be without them

My entire experience with Darbecca was a very pleasant and professional one. From enquiring about their services and answering my many questions, to making my first initial booking, through out my Inspection stage, receiving my report and follow up emails.

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APC
APCTorquay
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Thank you Darbecca

We employed Darbecca when the builder of our new home would not listen to our concerns over some issues we had. Darbecca came out, completed a thorough report and were extremely easy to deal with. As a result of the report, the builder has now began rectification works on our home, including new bricks, bathroom/ensuite/laundry floor tiles, floorboards and plumbing. Without the help of Darbecca, we would still be disputing with the builder. We highly recommend Darbecca and just wish we had of employed them sooner.

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Kylie
KylieCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC2 posts
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Would never build without them!

We had 2 guys Paul and Patrick and found them to be professional and very knowledgeable. It took the pressure off the build and if my partner and I ever build again we will definitely be using Darbecca!

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JJ41
JJ41Southwest, VIC56 posts
 
Jessica Qui
Jessica QuiMelbourne3 posts
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Great service

The staff was on time and very thorough. He the service was bit pricy but definitely worth it. We will use them again next time.

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GNil
GNilMelbourne2 posts
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Worth it!

I have used Darbecca for 3 major stage inspection for my house.The report was very good and accurate.It includes all minor details including the relevant Australian codes.The builder have rectified all defects picked up by Darbecca.

Overall best experience.

Little expensive but worth it!

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Emily
EmilyMelbourne
 

High customer focus

We had Darbecca come and do our final inspection after having some concerns about our build. From the beginning the office were efficient in getting quotes and booking information to us. Our inspector Hayden was personable, efficient and thorough. His report was detailed with great description and pictures. He picked up a nasty structural oversite which could have had major ramifications later. We got Hayden to come out and do a re-inspection for our piece of mind and he gave us the thumbs up.

Thanks so much. Will recommend to all friends

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Mian Hameedullah
Mian HameedullahTarneit
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Best independent inspector

Best new home building inspection;only small things in garage and roof were not checked.

Over all good service.

Timely inspection

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Dipu
DipuGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC9 posts
 

Very happy with the service

We recently built a new home. We contracted Darbecca to check for four stages of the build as we had no idea what to look for. Darbecca team and Consultants made the process that much easier for us explaining a long the way and providing us with detailed reports with the photos. We can also contact the surveyor directly which helps to clarify the issues reported back to the builder. We highly recommend Darbecca to make life so much easier when building your home. It was a great piece of mind having Darbecca there for us during the exciting time.

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Jennifer M
Jennifer MGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC19 posts
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Great service. Professional, thorough repoerts

Inspector was always on time. Reports were detailed, with photos, and easy to understand. This information kept our builder focused.

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FBJ
FBJ
 

Very Happy Customer

My wife and I recently built a new home. We contracted Darbecca to overlook each stage of the build as we had no idea what to look for. The Darbecca team and Consultants made the process that much easier for us explaining a long the way and providing us with detailed reports. They communicated with the building supervisor as well as us.

We highly recommend Darbecca to make life so much easier when building your home. It was a great piece of mind having Darbecca there for us during the exciting time. Great Team, Great communication.

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Noni
NoniMelbourne3 posts
 

Poor service

Contacted Darbecca's team to get a final inspection done.

Price is way above the roof.

And to get a response from them is a challenge and to me, it felt like this company has an attitude problem.

I contacted them three times and asked for an email reply to which no clue as to where those reply went.

The operator can not handle questions and I advised them of a specific time to them to do the final inspection to which they tried to book me 30 mins before the inspection time and said the inspector will inspect the site from outside while nobody is there on site and once someone comes they will do it from inside. Total inspection time is 2 hours. Well if someone asks you to pay $1500 for this service, I am not one of them.

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Monika
MonikaMelbourne
 

Brilliant

The best money we have ever spent.

Darbecca have supported us throughout our build with Porter Davis not just with written reports but continual support and advice re ongoing issues we come up against with our builder.

Amazing service from Admin to Build consultants. Extremely professional and knowledgeable.

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Ally Watson
Ally WatsonMelbourne9 posts
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Excellent service! Highly recommend!

First time building a new home and we knew we'd need someone in our corner helping us. Darbecca was recommended by friend following their positive experience.

We engaged Darbecca to inspect at each stage of the build. They were always reliable and knowledgeable. No question of ours was to silly!

Booking inspections was simple. Darbecca were flexible with any changes we required. We always received their written reports on the same day.

Highly recommend Darbecca!

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Pharmaboy1815 posts
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Excellent service. Very thorough

The communication was excellent. They were flexible if I had to cancel or reschedule an inspection. The reports are very thorough and the builder was happy to comply.

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Optimistic
OptimisticGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC11 posts
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Christie
ChristieGeelong
 

Highly Recommended!!

Darbecca was recommended to me and they did not let me down. Brett was prompt, professional, addressed all issues fairly. Reports were detailed and fully explained.

I have already recommended to family and friends.

At the time it can seem like a lot of money but when you consider how much you are spending on building your house the price doesn’t compare to ensure that all is built to current building regulations and completed correctly.

Highly recommended and worth every cent. I will never build another house without the services of Brett.

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paul b
paul bfrankston3 posts
 

useless

Organised to have inspection, said they would be in contact sooner to date to confirm all good, told them only contactable by email as we were out of country for 3 weeks, get mail one working day before inspection to say they had given our spot to some one else as they could not contact us.(Hello contactable by email only first email we got was to say they couldn't contact us one day before.)

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G Singh
G Singh
 

Darbecca ---- The name is enough

The Company started By Darren And Rebecca to guide and help people to have a flawless Build of their dream home. Darbecca will stand by you at the time when builder is giving you a hard time.

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Mel45
Mel45
 

Excellent help whilst building

Darbecca have been nothing but prompt and helpful during our build. They have even been available when our builder gave us short notice (ie - on the day for inspection). The office admin are excellent, the inspectors are very good and available to explain on the phone if necessary.

Well worth the $ to have some comfort that our home will last.

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