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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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.  All frames prior to adding the external cladding or masonry walls should in my view be wrapped, tape sheet joints,perimeter of all opening and penetrations.  Australia do not in most cases have extreme cold weather other than some of the Alpine areas, the Building Code of Australia (BCA) does make mention of the mininising of air leakage but in my view not to any sufficient details or requirement.  Reducing energy costs is a prime reason to address this issue but it is just so important to not only attend to the windows and glass door issues also building walls to allow comfort living, see Dow for some of the US ideas, insulation in the walls is not an answer. Stephen Worthington (c)

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