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Monday September 24, 2018

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Ignore Independent Building Inspections at Your Peril
Commercial
Thursday January 5 2017

Ignore Independent Building Inspections at Your Peril

When it comes to building inspections in commercial and domestic construction, the most astonishing finding is the blind trust in the builders and the owners with...

Shoddy Builders, Inspectors Harming Residential Industry
Residential
Wednesday April 6 2016

Shoddy Builders, Inspectors Harming Residential Industry

Some of the shoddier builders in Australia can have an unreasonable attitude in relation to wanting to get the job done without consultation.

Lax Building Inspector Regulation Puts Home-Buyers at Risk
Residential
Tuesday April 5 2016

Lax Building Inspector Regulation Puts Home-Buyers at Risk

Upon buying her first home in 2012, ‘bbelly’ felt she was being prudent in obtaining a pre-purchase building inspection.

Access to NSW Home Inspection Audits Set to Start
Residential
Monday April 4 2016

Access to NSW Home Inspection Audits Set to Start

The NSW government is set to make property inspection reports more accessible in a move it hopes will save potential home buyers hundreds of dollars.

Standards vs. Contracts in Real Estate Transactions
Residential
Monday February 22 2016

Standards vs. Contracts in Real Estate Transactions

Quite often when arranging a building inspection with the real estate agent selling the property, I am met with a chorus of ‘this is a structural...

A Wake-up Call for Building Consultants
Business
Thursday January 21 2016

A Wake-up Call for Building Consultants

Building consultant opinion report writing on new projects in particular needs a complete overhaul, not just licensing and regulatory control.

Safety: Mean What You Say and Say What You Mean
Safety
Friday September 18 2015

Safety: Mean What You Say and Say What You Mean

Over the course of many years managing onsite safety for a variety of companies in construction, the single biggest complaint I’ve heard is "They tell us...

Building Inspectors Risk Litigation Due to Inadequate Training
Residential
Monday September 7 2015

Building Inspectors Risk Litigation Due to Inadequate Training

In 2009, the building inspection industry took a backward step because of a law that quietly deregulated the industry in NSW.

The Gulf Between Real Estate Agents and Building Inspectors
Business
Tuesday August 4 2015

The Gulf Between Real Estate Agents and Building Inspectors

It’s no secret that real estate agents and building Inspectors do not always see eye to eye.