August 22, 2020

Freshly painted or renovated homes can be one of the most challenging aspects of Pre-Purchase Building Inspections.  The fact that painting may enhance the product being sold also can conceal defects ranging from minor to major.  Variations in surfaces particularly bri...

August 2, 2020

Its not all the time insurance assessors or companies get it right when making decisions on what the extent of work they are willing to conduct when rectifying damage to your home.

Recently we were asked to make a specialist assessment of a clients roof where the insura...

July 26, 2020

There are many reasons to engage a building inspector when constructing your new home.  One of the most important phases is the Frame Stage.  Having an independent inspection at frame stage ensures your home is constructed in line with the architectural  drawings and e...

June 24, 2020

Private certification is common throughout the building industry these days however one thing that certifiers do not check for is quality of workmanship.  Having an experienced consultant inspection your home conducting a Handover Inspection can identify both general m...

May 7, 2020

One of the most common issues we are asked to consult for is moisture ingress in units via rooftop areas.  Most  rooftops are concrete slabs covered by a waterproof membrane or tiles.

The  waterproof membrane generally has a 6 year guarantee that the contractor is...

January 26, 2020

The meaning of the word entrapment is the state of being caught in or as in a trap. 

One of the little known aspects of Building Reports & Pool Safety Inspections is defining areas that can cause entrapment resulting in injury.  Most common issues are sharp objects such...

January 18, 2020


Corrosion is a major factor when assessing homes that fall within a short distance of the ocean.  It is more prevalent where wind and waves cause salt spray to become airborne and blow onto, and build up on building elements.  Industry Regulations  and product manufac...

January 11, 2020

Asbestos is considered to be a safety hazard / product found in buildings constructed prior to 1990. The most common building element containing asbestos is Fibre Cement Sheeting which can be located in external cladding, soffits, in pipework and surrounds, internal sh...

January 5, 2020

This pool was given a Safety Certificate the day before we arrived for a building inspection.  Corrugated iron should be used only with the ribs in the vertical position unless the fence is 1800mm high and has a Non-Climbable zone 900mm from the top on the inside.  Her...

December 19, 2019

You see all things when visiting properties to conduct building inspections but this is the first time I have seen a repair like this.
I am sure the purchaser will be negotating the cost of a new tank on this one.

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