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All Topics-you can request Building Expert report on any topic.

Building/renovating or planning to build - 15 most common

  • How to plan a project
  • Do you need a planning permit?
  • Building design
  • Building permit
  • How to let a building contract
  • Supervising a project
  • Contract administration
  • Building cost planning/control
  • Neighbourhood issues
  • Condition reports
  • Getting best prices
  • Contract maintenance
  • Contractor insurance
  • Owners warranty insurance
  • Feasibility / Estimates

Buying a property - 15 most common

  • Buying your own home
  • Buying investment property
  • Commercial/industrial property
  • Buying builder's spec.
  • Buying off the plan
  • Property risks
  • Buying risks
  • Negotiating skills
  • Buyers agents
  • Inspections
  • Cost of repairs/maintenance
  • Buying subject to condition
  • Section 32
  • Owner builder's reports
  • Building/occupancy permits

Building defects - new work - 44 most common

  • Unfinished work
  • Poor quality
  • Late construction
  • Non compliance
  • Not as per contract
  • Roofing/roof plumbing
  • Render
  • Brickwork
  • Windows
  • Plastering
  • Fixing/doors/architraves
  • Tiling
  • Cleaning
  • Insulation
  • Joinery
  • Floor
  • Stairs
  • Floor finishes
  • Painting
  • Drainage
  • Landscaping
  • Contract Inclusions
  • Balconies
  • Paving
  • Retaining walls
  • Site excavation
  • Floor levels
  • Termite treatment
  • Appliances
  • Fittings
  • External cladding
  • Energy rating compliance
  • Downlights
  • Building cost to finish
  • Building cost to rectify

Building defects - established property - 44 most common

  • Poorly built
  • Poorly maintained
  • Unfinished
  • Illegally altered
  • Illegal structures
  • Foundation movement
  • Uneven floors
  • Leak damaged ceilings
  • Brick cracking
  • Internal wall cracking
  • Plumbing leaks
  • Poor ventilation
  • Internal dampness
  • Rising dampness
  • Asbestos
  • Illegal wiring
  • Illegal plumbing
  • No sub floor access
  • Poor drainage
  • Poor roof plumbing
  • Leaking roofs
  • Termite damage
  • Unwise alterations
  • Below standard work
  • Unwise landscaping
  • Poor insulation
  • Roof sags
  • Smoke detectors
  • Shower leaks
  • Pool fencing
  • Mould
  • Jamming doors
  • Paving
  • Rot in timbers
  • Structural failure
  • Sub floor dampness
  • Damage from trees
  • Leaning retaining walls
  • Safety risks
  • Brick erosion
  • Loose/cracked roof tiles
  • Rust/damaged roof sheets
  • Balustrades
  • Site risks

Building disputes - 15 most common

  • Validity of variation claims
  • Cost of variations
  • Extensions of time
  • Liquidated damages
  • Stage completion
  • What's included in the contract
  • Provisional sums adjustment
  • PC sums adjustment
  • Defective builders work
  • Quality disputes
  • Swimming pool defects
  • Poor workmanship
  • Builder's conduct
  • Site access
  • Progress claims

 

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