Learn about our journey to becoming a leading Melbourne-based residential building consultant, our history in the construction industry and the values we carry into every project and application.
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Supporting The Residential Building Industry

Our mission is to deliver exceptional building surveying consultancy services that enhance regulatory and technical outcomes throughout every phase of your building project.

Our passion and focus is the residential building industry. We aim to take the hassle out of building permit applications and design reviews to help your project to proceed without interruptions.

Deemed to Perform Consulting offers a comprehensive range of building consultancy services that can be tailored to your project and clients. Whether you need a complete permit handover package or an audit of your residential building designs, we have you covered.

Our values

At Deemed To Perform Consulting, we pride ourselves on providing professional building consultancy services across Melbourne.

Each of our services are delivered with professionalism and attention-to-detail to help our clients avoid interruptions and any potential mistakes that would need rectification.

Our aim is to build long-term partnerships within the residential construction industry that are based on mutual trust, growing a network of building professionals that are committed to exceeding industry expectations.

We provide professional consultancy services for the construction industry that help ensure all phases of your project meet the highest regulatory standards, delivered with the attention-to-detail and care that you would expect from your own business.

We excel in streamlining processes and delivering prompt results for our clients, helping to ensure that permit applications and regulatory requirements are handled swiftly and effectively.

Our focus is solely on the residential building industry and its specific needs, helping our clients get the expertise and services they need for projects at their scale, not someone elses.

From performance solutions to advocating for your project during construction, we can help you navigate obstacles so your team can complete your build without delays.

Our services are delivered with integrity and honesty, giving you peace of mind knowing that your documentation and designs have been properly scrutinised by a building consultant without errors.

A passionate and experienced building consultant

With more than 17 years of hands-on experience in the building and construction industry, Laura Terrnova offers a fresh and innovative approach to building surveying consultancy.

As a registered building surveyor with the VBA (Victorian Building Authority) and an accredited member of the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors, Laura possesses the necessary qualifications and expertise to deliver exceptional services. 

Laura’s journey in the building industry began as an architectural drafter, allowing her to gain valuable insights into design principles and construction techniques. Over time, she transitioned into technical, compliance, and project management roles, showcasing her proficiency in modular and offshore procured building products.

Now with nearly two decades of experience as a relevant building surveyor, Laura is guiding Deemed To Perform to become a leader in the residential construction space, becoming a key resource for designers and developers to lean on throughout the life of their projects.

Laura Terrnova


• GradDip, Building Surveying
• CertIV, Building & Construction
• Bachelor Of Arts


Deemed To Perform Consulting is an accredited member of a number of relevant building authories, giving business assurance that their projects are being analysed by an industry-backed building surveying consultant.

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