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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Venting and Insulating the Roof Space

Our majority of our climate is affected be heat and to a less degree by cold, There are many views in what is the best way to keep your residence insulated, the first issue in our view is to have good  insulation to the roof space and have it completed correctly.  You certinly know the difference during the Building Inspection has been carried out, also relates to deaths during insulation work in very hot regions.

What you can’t have is thermal barrier insulation to the ceiling level and a reflective sarking below the roof tile or metal deck roofing without a method of ventilation. The reflective sarking even though goes some way to retain the heat from entering the roof space doesn’t fully reflect the heat rather when the roof space is heated this sarking also goes to retain heat especially when there is a thermal barrier placed to the ceiling sheeting.  All leading to a combustion chamber.attic fan 4 Without good circulating for the removal of the heat especially from the roof space & combustion zone and there is no way this would be acceptable.  Placing a air drawing fan that could be fitted to the roof or gable ends where present,  requires inlets to fresh air away from the fan to allow full flow of the rood and or wall spaces,  wall vents to the base of veneer or full brick construction may be utilized to not only circulate the roof space but the wall cavities.  Dragging fresh air that could be hot or cold is better than having a heat combustion condition in the roof space, that is when the ceiling insulation starts working.

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