1. Inspection During Construction

    Building Inspection Reports

    Inspection During Construction

    The common procedure in the building industry is for the owners to engage a building contractor to build for them for a price; licenced contractor is responsible at the end of the day to supply a building that complies with the relevant standards and quality, in most cases this does not happen!  

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  2. Defects Reports

    Building Defects Report

    Defects Reports

    A condition report of buildings adjacent to a construction site prior to the commencement of construction, often a Council condition of approval. Usually done as a photographic record of the structure. Councils, require suitably qualified people, and may not accept a building consultant.  

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  3. Expert Witness Reports

    Expert Witness Report

    Expert Witness Reports

    Defects or incomplete expert report completed in a method evidence and preparing reports that may at some stage be used as evidence for litigation purposes in any jurisdiction.  

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  4. Dilapidation Reports

    Dilapidation Report

    Dilapidation Reports

    The common procedure in the building industry is for the owners to engage a building contractor to build for them for a price; licenced contractor is responsible at the end of the day to supply a building that complies with the relevant standards and quality, in most cases this does not happen!  

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Residential

Inspection During Construction

Why would you have the residence inspected during construction.?  Mainly it is to have an independent looking the building works at relevant stages of the building work, generally what we have here is a set of eyes with experienced knowledgeable having no relevance or conflict with the construction contractor.  Continue reading

Buying new house and land

Don’t think because you are buying a newly constructed residence and land that everything is rosey.  Of cause it may look good there may be underlying problems in more ways than one.  Building defects may be present that will not show up until years and later and when you go to get them fixed, that is why you will find out.  You need experienced building inspector to expose where visible the defects, plus the important certification and documentation are in place.

Plans and Specifications

Make sure you are aware of what you are building, research, detail and clearly explain and know what you are getting, especially prior to signing a building contract, You will need advise and assistance, no job or contract is the same.

Building defects must be justified

No good just saying there is a building defect without details, the defects must have a cause and affect, these details must be explained in detail why it is considered a defect,  sometime what may be considered may be a design issue, that is the contractor follows the requirements of the Structural and design detail.  Defects to some may be a within allowable tolerances, therefore not a defect.  It is very important to use those who know and not to exaggerate the issues as this will only costs you money.

Wrapping your building

Construction in Australia generally are brick veneer, the internal timber framing skin is not sealed acceptably in my view, rather in most cases the frames have no seal or the frames are not rapped wrapped acceptably and sealed with a insulation paper.  Continue reading

Building Inspections during Construction

Always wise and have someone else looking over the building work during construction, Certifier’s come to the site and look at the general issues related to the construction certificate, their issue isn’t quality and neither is the Building Code of Australia (BCA)

Master Builders Association of NSW, Member since 1981

It is very important that the people you deal with in the #building industry have affiliations with an Industry Association, we have been members of the Master Builders Association of NSW since 1981, taking a active roll over most of that period.  These active memberships are very important to keep up with the rules, regulations and general building knowledge.

About me

I would like to 1st give you a basic outline of my history in the building industry and how I became a Building Consultant.

Grew up in beautiful beach side suburb of Cronulla going to Cronulla Primary & High School. Left school starting as a Carpentry & Joinery apprenticeship in 1969 and finished my trade leading onto a post trade Clerk of Works, Building Business certs to obtain a builders license. Continue reading

Providing building inspections services to Sydney, the southern highlands, and south coast.

About Us

Worthingtons Building Consultancy principal Stephen Worthington has been carrying out building inspections and reports since 1994...read more