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Who is looking after your investment?

Slab Heave Melbourne, Negligence goes on and on!

I am engaged for stage inspections for a new two storey residence in point Cook built by a volume builder. What many people do not realise is that spot inspection of critical points in construction is not the only purpose … Continue reading

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Frame Inspection- there is more to it than you think!

Last Saturday I inspected a two storey house frame. It had already passed mandatory frame inspection and looked pretty good. I did not find any significant defects to report except that upper level Rumpus room had excessive bounce. When I … Continue reading

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Pre slab inspection, its nice to see a good job!

Yesterday I inspected slab preparations for concrete pour today. It was a pleasure to see completed preparations that were neat and indicated that skilled and experienced concrete crew was there: Findings: ¬†At the time of inspection, preparations for slab pour … Continue reading

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Pre Slab Inspection, preparations rushed and incomplete!

We always recommend pre slab inspection for two reasons: Firstly to make sure that preparations are complete and nothing of significance has been missed and secondly to put builder on notice that you have building expert looking after your investment. … Continue reading

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Pre purchase inspection, your investment is at risk!

Buying a property is risky investment and you can get caught out and it could cost you plenty and give you a lot of headache. My client, a young man invested in a unit but did not get a pre … 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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Pre slab inspection is essential for your peace of mind!

We always recommend pre slab inspection for your peace of mind. Why? It is so that another pair of expert eyes goes over the preparation in case something was missed. Frequently we find inadequate attention to detail and even serious … Continue reading

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Last chance building inspection

Our building control system does not require pre plaster inspections, so why should you have one?I now call them LAST CHANCE INSPECTION. We do a lot of them for very good reasons. The following are just some items we look … Continue reading

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Guide to standards and tolerances, It’s useless!

Anyone reading about Guide to Standards and Tolerances would think it provides a reasonable view as to what is acceptable in domestic building construction. Nothing could be further from the truth. In reality the guide is used by builders as … Continue reading

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Playing Russian roulette with building inspections? Will the gun go off?

People often overlook independent building stage inspections either through ignorance or because they are making choice to save money. However this is not a simple commercial decision and the risks are far greater than you can imagine. If something does … Continue reading

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