Building Inspection Consulting

Building Inspection Consulting

Fault Diagnosis

As a building-owner, property-manager, or real-estate agent, you may be experiencing some level of structural problem with a building the cause of which you are unable to diagnose.

Advice from a trades-person will not necessarily be independent or the best option for you.

An on-site meeting can be arranged to trace the causes and discuss options for rectification or management (see Building Inspection Consulting - Fee Schedule).

Our primary inspector is Kym Buckley.  He is a licensed builder and registered building works supervisor, with building experience from 1978 and building inspection experience continuous from 1991.

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Building Disputes Advice

In the event that you find yourself in dispute with your builder or trades-person about a structural problem with a building, you may appreciate an independent assessment of the issues and discussion of your position.

An on-site meeting can be arranged to assess the work, canvass the alternatives, and mediate with the builder (if appropriate). [pricelist link]

Our primary inspector is Kym Buckley.  He is a licensed builder and registered building works supervisor, with building experience from 1978 and building inspection experience continuous from 1991.

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Expert Witness for Mediation or Court

If a dispute with your builder or trades-person is considered serious enough and escalates toward court, inspections and report writing to detail the issues involved and clarify your position, in the form required by a South Australian court, can be undertaken and produced.

While fees apply to all physical tasks, disbursements, meetings, and attendances, [pricelist link] no charge is made for telephone conversations between you and the consultant ensuring your superior understanding and confidence.

Our primary inspector is Kym Buckley.  He is a licensed builder and registered building works supervisor, with building experience from 1978 and building inspection experience continuous from 1991 and has been accepted as an expert building witness, complying with the Supreme Court of South Australia Practice Direction 46, on numerous occasions.

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Building Maintenance Assessments

As a building-owner or property-manager you may wish to, or be required to, establish a maintenance schedule to ensure the on-going protection for a portfolio of buildings

Site-meetings with individual trades-persons can be time-consuming and the information will still require collation into an over-arching schedule describing service and frequency of service.

On-site inspections can be sensitively arranged directly with occupiers to determine current standard and design future management for each property. [pricelist link]

Previous customers for this service include The South Australian Community Housing Authority (S.A.C.H.A.) and individual Community Housing Co-operatives.

Our primary inspector is Kym Buckley.  He is a licensed builder and registered building works supervisor, with building experience from 1978 and building inspection experience continuous from 1991.

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Swimming Pool Safety-Barrier Assessments

With effect from 1st october 2008, if you are a building-owner or real-estate agent selling a house which incorporates a swimming pool of any age, you are required to ensure that its pool safety-barrier is effective and fully-complying (with section 71aa of the development act 1993).

An on-site meeting can be arranged to assess compliance, supply a certificate of compliance (if appropriate), or discuss options for rectification (if appropriate). [pricelist link]

Our primary inspector is Kym Buckley. He is registered by the department of planning and local government, to competently undertake this work (refer to www.planning.sa.gov.au/ go/swimmingpoolconsultants).

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Pre- and Post- Construction (Dilapidation) Assessments

As a builder, building-owner or property-manager contemplating significant building work on, or near, a boundary you may require a ‘before and after’ set of inspections and reports documenting the initial state of the neighbouring buildings together with any structural damage resultant upon your building work. [pricelist link]

This can serve to minimize the risk from a neighbour representing that damage has been caused and to prove the extent of any damage which is caused.

Our primary inspector is Kym Buckley.  He is a licensed builder and registered building works supervisor, with building experience from 1978 and building inspection experience continuous from 1991.

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Cost Regression Reports

An investor, purchasing a residential property, may be able to secure a taxation advantage and claim a capital works allowance by being able to authoritatively demonstrate to the Australian Taxation Office what the dwelling would have cost to build. [pricelist link]

We have good experience in calculating historical construction costs.

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Asbestos Registers

With effect from april 1991, if you are a building-owner of a commercial or industrial building, you are required to ensure that you have completed a survey of where asbestos containing materials can be found on the premises in order to safeguard employees and contract construction workers. The penalty for non-compliance could be a $10,000 fine. [pricelist link]

We have good experience in testing for and developing asbestos registers.

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