Category Archives: Building Inspection

How safe is your home?

Recently I inspected a large multi million dollar home in a prestigious suburb. It had many ¬†issues but the following issues stood out   ¬†Finding defects of this type induced me to look further and this is what I found … Continue reading

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Swimming pool safety, is yours five star safe or five skulls drowning risk?

Just yesterday I inspected a nice home (pre purchase inspection) with a pretty swimming pool. It was almost picture perfect but on closer inspection this is what I found:   If you think I am over the top then imagine … Continue reading

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Swimming pool safety, you will never sleep easy!

This is what I found on a recent pre purchase inspection: A well ¬†constructed 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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Building leaks, forensic testing with thermal imaging

Building leaks are annoying and can be extremely frustrating particularly if they (as usual ) are hard to find. Recently I found a cause of roof leak on a multi million dollar penthouse apartment in a few minutes (after owners … Continue reading

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Swimming pool cracking up, whats the problem?

This is what this owner wanted to know. He has just built a brand new Million dollar home with undercover swimming pool that is showing the signs of cracking.   Three sides of the pool have cracked and it was … Continue reading

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Rising dampness, adding to human misery.

Recently I visited Tasmania on a holiday and whilst there i visited Port Arthur. It’s impossibly beautiful place but also depressing and shrouded in history of human misery. One of unintended contributors to misery for all, convicts, servants, soldiers and … Continue reading

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Building Inspection could save you from getting hurt or save you from Injury claim!

Most people would not know that polished timber stairs are injury risk because a person could easily slip and get seriously hurt. This is why BCA has requirement that the treads must be finished in non slip materials. Guess what? … Continue reading

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Building advice, building cost, Renovate or demolish?

Last week I inspected old dilapidated building with request to advise whether it was feasible to renovate or if it was a job for demolition. It depends. There is seldom a straight answer simply because there are many variables. Many … Continue reading

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Pre purchase inspection, industrial building it is riskier than it looks.

Inspection of commercial and industrial property is subject to a different rules to that of a dwelling. This is partly due to legislation and partly due to the fact that it is a workplace. Owner’s/ employer’s duties include making workplace … Continue reading

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Building inspection, How to take a big hit on your asking price?, just don’t get independent inspections while you build!

You will sell your property one day, Is this what it will look like?   For an attempt to save few hundred dollars while you build and skimping independent inspections you are risking a donkey ride from your builder and … Continue reading

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