Monthly Archives: August 2013

Swimming pool safety, you will never sleep easy!

This is what I found on a recent pre purchase inspection: A well ┬áconstructed swimming pool with a complete pool safety fence but the gates did not shut and latch properly. The gates got out of adjustment due to small … Continue reading

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Roof leaks! How will you know?

Not all roof leaks are immediately obvious. Sometimes it is only a small amount of water that gets in and it will take time for ceiling lining to show damage. This can happen in any home and even new home. … Continue reading

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VCAT win! Building Expert comes up with the goods again!

Back in December 2102 I reported that my client bricklayer got a default judgment for “no show”by the owner builder and his expert. Well, guess what, somehow owner got a second bite at the cherry and the matter was re … Continue reading

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Excavation in rock, 45K claim destroyed by building expert evidence!

Recently I was asked to provide expert evidence in a dispute regarding excavation in rock for a home in Epping Victoria. Builder (well established mid tier builder) had made variation claim of 45K as adjustment against provisional sum in the … Continue reading

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