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