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Seven point for getting independent inspector for your build

As independent inspector myself I can only point to my experience from a large roadkill of owners who have diabolical problems or dearly wish they had inspections done. It is true that there are over 20,000 builders in Victoria and … Continue reading

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About independent building stage inspections

From experience, pre contract review plus 4 stage inspections is the sweet point between price and value. The recommended inspections are: 1 Pre contract review 2 Pre slab inspection 3 Frame inspection 4 Pre plaster inspection 5 Pre final inspection … Continue reading

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Independent inspector, what to look for.

There are many competent inspectors out there and a few very good ones. Also because inspection industry is not regulated there are many cowboys and wannabees that are there just for the money grab. This is why on this forum … Continue reading

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Ignore independent building inspections at your peril!

After over a decade of building inspections in commercial and domestic construction, the most astonishing find is the blind trust in the builders and the owners with mist in their eyes throwing bags of money at a builder in na├»ve … Continue reading

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Thermal Imaging Inspection proves its worth, Yet again!

This week I did pre final inspection on a large two storey home. As usual I always scan with my thermal imaging camera looking for defects that otherwise would be unseen. Typically I will find poorly fitted ceiling insulation resulting … Continue reading

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In the spirit of Xmas and forgiveness

Some time ago I prepared a VCAT report for a lady that purchased a home then found serious unreported issues even though she had pre purchase report done. This was my summary: “The client has purchased this property in reliance … Continue reading

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Even simple dilapidation inspection could turn into a drama!

This week I was engaged for dilapidation inspection and report on a older dwelling that was next to major domestic development. Owners wisely decided that the condition of their home should be properly recorded so that if any damage occurs … Continue reading

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About building inspectors and negligence

Below is my reprint from Homeone forum: The first standard I quoted is for building inspections Yes there is liability for negligence for any inspection that inspector does. However you have got to remember that if there is significant defect … Continue reading

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About experts, icebergs, ocean liners, and hot air balloons

When is expert not an expert? When is expert nothing more than a pretender? I will explain via analogy. A true expert is someone with approved course of study and extensive experience, foremost in the field and among peers. Its … Continue reading

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When is building variation not a variation

Recently I have been helping a couple with theit build with critical stage inspections. I did pre contract review, pre slab inspection, frame inspection and pre plaster inspection. It was plain and uneventfull sailing with the issues picked up during … Continue reading

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