About Us

Pudding Lane was created to provide an engaged and collaborative experience and help navigate your path through the building regulations.

With over 20 years’ experience in building surveying, we appreciate that each project is unique. Our knowledge and attention will help yours be a success.

We adhere to the Code of Practice for Building Surveyors (Tasmania) and the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors Code of Conduct, and deliver our services with integrity and professionalism.

Who are we

Dan Witte

Assistant Building Surveyor

Dan has over 20 years’ experience in the building industry, working on the tools and more recently in building surveying. He is a qualified building surveyor and has a practical and thorough approach to residential construction. He has a good rapport with both designers and builders and is fabulous in assisting with knotty problems.


  • Residential construction
  • Client relations and communication
  • Practical problem solving

Dan Warfe PhD

Building Surveyor (Limited)

Danielle is an experienced researcher, skilled in communication, risk assessment and the evaluation of evidence. She specialises in consulting and performance and is currently studying a Bachelor of Building Surveying and Certification, and is a member of the National Association of Women in Construction and the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors.


  • Project management, consulting and reporting
  • Client relations and communication
  • Assessment and evaluation of performance solutions
  • Information synthesis and interpretation

Reuben Witte

Building Surveying Student

Reuben has contributed to building the family home and – appreciating the challenges of the building process and the value of helpful advice – is embarking on a career in building surveying. Undaunted by the legislative learning curve, he is commencing a Bachelor of Building Surveying and Certification and is a student member of the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors.


  • Client relations and communication
  • Soaking up knowledge

Alex Wood

Building Surveyor

Alex is a fully qualified and licensed Building Surveyor (Open) with experience across all sectors. He has been practising building regulation for over 20 years, primarily in Tasmania but also mainland Australia, and is a trusted and professional operator. He enjoys productive, longstanding relationships within the construction industry, and excels in identifying solutions within the regulatory boundaries.


  • Interpretation of building legislation
  • Adaptive reuse and change of use
  • Design consultation
  • Access for people with disabilities
  • Commercial, industry, government and residential

Why work with Pudding Lane


We do it properly, safeguarding your building and its occupants and reducing the risk exposure for all project participants.

People focussed

We provide the advice and guidance you need to achieve your building project, insuring your building is safe and healthy for use.

Unrestricted license

We can work on any size and any type of building in any sector, and we have the breadth and depth of experience to assist with your project.

Vigilant and knowledgeable

We maintain up-to-date knowledge and resources so we can apply the latest industry developments and legal interpretations to your project.

Learning & Resources

Stay up to date with the industry

04 February 2022

Structural inspections and who does them

Structural adequacy is a primary requirement of all building work in Australia – no-one wants their  building to collapse. Buildings […]

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01 December 2021

Solving performance for a product-specific performance solution

This one’s for the designers, particularly those who like to use a performance solution. To refresh, a performance solution is […]

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24 November 2021

Do I need an energy assessment for this?

When we receive plans for building work on dwellings, we’re often asked if an energy assessment is needed for the […]

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26 June 2021

Low-risk work, notifiable work and permit work – what’s the difference?

Building work is any work that involves erecting, constructing, altering, renovating, adding to, repairing, underpinning or demolishing a building. It […]

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17 October 2020

Why do I need a building surveyor?

As a community we expect our buildings to be safe, healthy, useable and sustainable: there are numerous recent examples of […]

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26 June 2020

Buying an existing house? Read this first

We’re often asked to approve illegal building work on a recently- or soon-to-be-acquired property. It’s not uncommon for someone to […]

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26 February 2020

What is a Certificate of Title and what does it tell me?

Certificates of Title are quite useful little documents and are required for most building projects. They are legal documents of […]

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17 January 2020

Protection work – stuff you need to know

What is it? Protection work is the additional work put in place to protect people and adjoining properties from construction […]

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