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 Warfe PhD

Building Surveyor (Limited)

Danielle is an experienced researcher, skilled in project management, risk assessment and communication. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Building Surveying and Certification and is a member of the National Association of Women in Construction and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors.


  • Project management
  • Client relations and communication
  • Information synthesis and interpretation

Alex Wood

Building Surveyor

Alex is a fully qualified and licensed Building Surveyor (unrestricted) 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
  • Assessment and development of performance solutions
  • 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

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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12 September 2020

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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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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23 October 2019

Good design good construction

Planning for your construction project can be time-consuming and costly, and that’s before you’ve even put a spade in the […]

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04 September 2019

When is a dwelling ancillary?

In terms of building approvals, a building is ancillary to a dwelling when it is additional to, but not required […]

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01 August 2019

Considering an outbuilding conversion? What you need to know.

Thinking of creating more space and converting your unused shed or garage into a home office or a bedroom for […]

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