Metal Roof Cladding
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Ask the Inspector, blog, Brisbane Building and Pest Inspections, Building Inspection Tips

Metal Roof Cladding

There are many options for metal roof cladding to suit your house or building, from the earliest colonial houses with corrugated iron, through to modern architectural homes utilising Colorbond and Zincalume roof sheeting with...

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Concrete Slab
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blog, Building Inspection Tips

Concrete Slab Problems To Identify BEFORE You Purchase a Property

Concrete slab on ground construction has been around for a long time, however, has been increasing in popularity since the 1970s. Today it’s one of the most common foundations used in homes across the...

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Unsafe Stair Construction
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Unsafe Stair Construction

One of the most common issues detected during building inspections in Brisbane is non-compliant and unsafe stair construction, in fact it forms the basis of most of our public liability court cases. What has prompted...

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Retaining Wall Cracking and Movement
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Ask the Inspector, blog, Building & Renovating, Building Inspection Tips, Home Maintenance, Retaining Walls

Retaining Wall Cracking and Movement

You have finally found the perfect house, or have you? As they say, out of sight and out of mind. This is often the case with retaining walls, particularly boundary retaining walls. Even moderate...

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thermal image
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Ask the Inspector, blog, Building Inspection Tips

The truth about Thermal Image Cameras

What many people do not realise is that on a typical brick veneer house, the external walls do not provide structural support to your house. The brickwork could be removed and your house would...

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Independent Building Inspection Reports
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Are All Building Inspectors And Reports The Same?

Whilst I would like to say that all Building Inspectors always work in the best interests of their clients, unfortunately this is not always the case.  There's a huge benefit to getting an Independent...

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Institute of Building Consultants

Is there an association for building inspectors? There is an association of building inspectors, known as The Institute of Building Consultants, who hold hold regular committee meetings. This group is part of the Queensland Master Builders...

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pool fencing safety certficate
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blog, Pool Fence Laws

Beware of Pool Fencing Safety Certificates being issued on unlawful pool fences

You’ve just purchased your new house and all appears to be proceeding smoothly. Your building inspection report did not highlight an array of disastrous issues and the pest inspectors report confirmed that your house...

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