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Peter Ellis

Peter Ellis

1300 131 270

0416 279 216


I have a background in carpentry and joinery with over 40 years experience in the building industry. I have been part of the successful team at Tyrrells, NSW's largest building consultancy, for approximately 30 years. I have a keen interested in identification and rectification of building defects, specializing in waterproofing and damp issues. I am committed to practical problem solving and dispute resolution.


  • Current
    Builders Licence (Licence No. 33210) – Department of Fair Trading

  • 2008
    Asbestos Identification and Management, TAFE

  • 2005
    Height SafetyAwareness Certificate

  • 2000
    Occupational Health & Safety Induction Training for Construction Work

  • 1994
    Accreditation Certificate in Commercial Mediation, Australian Commercial Disputes Centre

  • 1991
    Pest Control Certificate, Sydney College of TAFE

  • 1990
    Accredited MBA Building Consultant, Master Builders Association

  • 1984
    Basic Microcomputer, University of New South Wales

  • 1972
    HIA Management Course, Housing Institute of Australia

  • 1968
    Carpentry and Joinery Certificate of Proficiency, Caulfield Institute of Technology Victoria

  • 1963 - 1968
    MBA Awards, Master Builders' Association
    Building Technician 5 year Certificate - First in Victoria 1967 and 1968, Caulfield Institute of Technology Victoria


  • 1994 to date
    Customer Relations and Dispute Handling, Tyrrells Property Inspections

  • 1994 to date
    Co-founder, Insite Building Consultancy Pty Ltd

  • 1983
    Co-founder and Senior Partner, Tyrrells Property & Pest Inspections

  • 1980 - 1986
    Project Manager
    Numerous large schemes totalling $50m including:

    • Baden House, Neutral Bay
    • Kurraba House, Neutral Bay
    • Office Development, Inner city Sydney
    • Luxury units in Terrigal
    • Residential renovations and extensions
  • 1969 - 1981
    Managing Director, R V Ellis Pty Ltd, Melbourne
    Building company undertaking repairs, renovations and new building in both domestic and commercial

    Director, Real Estate Survey Service Melbourne
    First company in Australia to undertake pre-purchase inspections and offer expert witness and general building consultancy. Company founded by his father


  • Current
    Independent Expert Panel, Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal
    Member, Housing Industry Association NSW
    Member, Institute of Building Consultants

  • 1993 - 1994
    Water Proofing of Wet Areas Within Residential Buildings, Australian Standards Committee

  • 1991 - 1993
    Past President, HIA Waterproofing Industry Association (National)

  • 1992 - 1993
    Divisional Council, Housing Industry Association NSW

  • 1991 - 1992
    Chairman - Courses on Waterproofing Building Skills Centre, NSW Building & Construction Industry Training Council Ltd

  • 1968 - 1980
    Member, Master Builders Association and Housing Industry Association of Victoria


  • Building Trade Connection Magazine, Building Services Corporation

  • Termite damage and waterproofing articles, Housing Industry Association

  • Numerous articles on waterproofing and building maintenance problems


  • 1998
    Complaint Handling Seminar, Institute of Building Consultants
    Balcony and Roof Waterproofing Failures, HIA/Waterproofing Industry Council of Australia
    Concrete Spalling, Institute of Building Consultants

  • 1993 - 1994
    Complaints Against Building Consultants, Institute of Building Consultants
    Prevention, Detection and Treatment of Termites, State Rail Authority Buildings
    Waterproofing, HIA / CBA Home Show

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