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Why you need a Tyrrells pre-purchase inspection

Monday, July 11, 2016

After quite a lot of searching you and your partner have found a house to buy. It looks pretty sound and is around the right price. Your Uncle George who’s a builder has offered to have a look at the house for you to check that it’s structurally sound. The question then arises – Do you take up Uncle George’s offer or do you get a professional pre-purchase inspection from Tyrrells? 

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Don’t let a building problem escalate into a dispute

Monday, June 27, 2016

Most owners and builders are reasonable people. They do not want to be involved in a building dispute on a new home or renovation. 

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Building design: Box gutters – friend or foe?

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Are you considering building your new dream home? If so, I’m sure you have done the rounds looking at display homes, checking out magazine and internet articles, talking to friends and neighbours and have found ‘the look’ you want your house to have. 

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A Chimney Piece

Monday, June 06, 2016

During a Pre-Purchase Inspection it is not practical to test how well a chimney “draws” the smoke from the fireplace but some rules of thumb include: 

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DIY inspections – A good idea or not?

Thursday, June 02, 2016

It’s tempting to think that with some sort of checklist you can do a pre-purchase inspection on a property yourself. STOP and reconsider!  Yes, in the short-term you might save a few dollars but it is likely that you will miss some issues that in the long-term could be costly to fix. 

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Asbestos compliance: WHS Regulations 2011

Monday, May 30, 2016

Owners Corporations face on the spot fines of up to $33,000 per breach in relation to asbestos in buildings constructed prior to 1 January 2004.* 

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Top 10 Tips When Buying Pre-purchase Reports

Thursday, May 26, 2016

This is the transcript of a recent interview between Stephen Ransley, General Manager of Tyrrells Property Inspections, and Lisa Tremolada from Maddisons Real Estate. 

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Top 10 mistakes when renovating or building

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Australians are trading their homes less often. Times are tough and the market will not pay for any mistakes you make with renovations or additions. Or worse, buyers will reject your property completely. 

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Keeping Fire Stairs Safe

Monday, May 02, 2016

Fire isolated stairs are constructed mainly for use in emergencies. The Building Code of Australia (BCA) Performance Requirement DP2 requires all stairways be constructed to provide safe passage in relation to the nature, volume and frequency of likely usage. BCA DP2 also requires suitable balustrades but allows concessions where use is for emergency purposes or is infrequent. 

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The Building Consultant: Dilapidation Reports

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Building Consultants assess and report on the condition of buildings and quality of building work. In practice, this requires objectivity, an extensive knowledge of common faults and the ability to identify unexpected or likely failures in many different types of buildings. To prepare authoritative advice, Consultants consider their client’s instructions and the perspectives of all ‘players’, analyse relevant documents, interpret Codes and Standards, and consider industry best practice. This article is the second in a series, where Tony Ransley examines what Building Consultants do. 

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