INSPECT – Case Study of a Building Inspection in Coolangatta

Just recently, we completed a building inspection in Coolangatta on a commercial property that was, in essence, 5 sheds within a concrete block building. Our client was overseas and basically requested we attend the inspection just to confirm that the property was standing and at that address.  He'd … [Read more...]

INSPECT Use Your Building Inspector

This doesn't apply to all building inspectors, but we are special: We believe you get better value when you come along to your building inspection.  While you're there, ask us questions about your new property. Some people have big plans and know what they want immediately, but in case you're not … [Read more...]

MAINTENANCE Building Inspection Specialists Checklist Pt 2

Onwards and upwards (or should we say outwards?) Now that you've had a look around your property and make sure there's nothing amiss with the site, move on to the house exterior. This bit is important, building inspection specialists would agree, because your homes' #1 enemy is the … [Read more...]

INSPECT What Does A Building Inspector Do??

All building inspectors are all bound by the same Standard We don't usually double up on posts but since it is a busy time of year for home buyers, it's a good time to get to know your local building inspector. We get this question a lot, so I think it's worth explaining what building inspections … [Read more...]

DESIGN It In Time For Christmas!

Next Christmas, that is.  Christmas only comes once a year...and the big question we ask ourselves every November is why do we wait until Christmas to do things? We're all equally guilty in this particular phenomena. Why is it in everyone's nature to procrastinate all year long and then try to get … [Read more...]

BUILD – Cool Building Ideas

A Cool Building Idea makes the holiday Last weekend Dwell took a mini-break to North Stradbroke Island. Every time we go there, we enjoy all the beautiful things on offer, the beach, the scenery and the peacefulness. We also enjoy the architecture - you always see something new, or something old … [Read more...]

DESIGN Can Incorporate Custom Construction

I'm bringing this blog back from the past because it bears repeating: This past week [last year] we've attended two different pre-purchase building inspections that included "custom construction" inside the inspected properties. Customising your home for aesthetic or practical reasons can be … [Read more...]

MAINTENANCE – The Right Time to Insulate!

Summer is coming back and it's going to be a hot hot hot one. This is the time to do everything you can to save money and keep yourself cool!! Maintaining your property can be a drag, but there is preventative maintenance then there is the type that saves you money and adds to your comfort … [Read more...]

BUILD With Purpose: A Cautionary Tale of Woe

Last week we were contacted by a solicitor to provide her client with a defect report on a recent renovation. She also requested that we do a cost estimate to compare the price that was charged by the builder to what SHOULD have been charged - already a really difficult undertaking … [Read more...]