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Mail: 68 Hamilton St. Yarraville Vic. 3013
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Permit Approvals Plus was started by David Short in 2013 and has grown into a family orientated, competitive, client driven organisation which continues to change the way Building Surveying companies are viewed.
Our emphasis on returning calls same day, providing free consultancy are just some of the services we provide & you should expect.
We especially enjoy the relationships we make with clients, including home owners, architects, draftspersons & builders.
All inspections conducted remain in house which appeal’s to clients dealing with one person

The Team

David Short Director – Building Surveyor

David has been involved in the construction industry for over 34 years. A fully qualified carpenter & joiner by trade working on domestic projects within the housing industry he then moved into commercial construction industry working his way up to be foremen/site manager on a diverse range of projects which included multi storey building’s, multi storey in-ground basements, shopping centres & schools to name a few. His extensive knowledge of construction techniques give all clients an advantage. Changing his direction in 2008, David completed education for him to gain registration as an inspector in 2010 & Building Surveyor in 2011.

Matthew Short – Assistant Building Surveyor

Matthew has been working full time at Permit Approvals Plus since 2016. Matthew has completed his Diploma & Advanced Diploma in Building Surveying at Victoria University. During his time working he has conducted mandatory inspections and written reports for non-compliance all whilst under the supervision of David. Matthew is still in the very early stages of his Building Surveying career and is eager to learn and driven to become a registered Building Surveyor.

Andrea Short – Accounts

Andrea has been involved within the company from 2013 taking care of all financial matters within the organisation

Rachel Short – Cadet

Rachel has worked part time since 2016 in between building surveying studies