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Tony Ransley

Tony Ransley

1300 131 270

0415 279 217


I've worked with Tyrrells Property Inspections for over 25 years. In that time I've endeavoured to blend my practical know-how with the construction knowledge, document analysis and people skills required to consult effectively on a broad range of building issues. I'm committed to obtaining fair and practical outcomes in building dispute matters.

I have forty eight years experience in building construction and consultancy including:
  • Practical knowledge in most building trades
  • Design, construction, management and quality assurance of numerous domestic building projects
  • Inspection and reporting condition, compliance and timber pest status of over 10,000 properties, including buildings for sale, for rental or requiring dilapidation or maintenance, buildings under construction and expert reports concerning defective building work
  • Expert witness representations in jurisdictions including Mediation, Arbitration, Consumer Claims Tribunals (CTTT & NCAT) and Local, District and Supreme Courts

Building related interests include:
  • Interaction between building trades
  • Building maintenance
  • Communicating complex building issues clearly
  • Hazards in housing
  • Environmental innovation in housing including non-chemical pest management
  • Energy efficiency in housing


  • 2010

    Raising the bar - Australian Institute of Building Surveyors, NSW Chapter

    Expert Forum, Andreones Pty Ltd Lawyers
  • 2008
    Fire safety measures workshop series - Introducing the issues, Australian Institute of Building Surveyors
    Expert witness workshop, The Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators
    Expert Forum, Andreones Pty Ltd Lawyers
    Asbestos Identification and Management, TAFE
    Fire Safety Measures workshop, Australian Institute of Building Surveyors

  • 2007
    Fire Risk Management, NSW Department of Housing
    Fire Protection - Certification of Fire Systems, Australian Institute of Building Surveyors
    Rail Industry Safety Induction, Skilled Rail Training

  • 2006
    Expert Forum, Andreones Pty Ltd Lawyers

  • 2005  to date
    NSW Licensed Building Consultant - Licence No BC849, Department of Fair Trading

  • 2005
    Height Safety Awareness Certificate,
    Expert Forum, Andreones Pty Ltd Lawyers

  • 2004
    Expert Forum, Andreones Pty Ltd Lawyers

  • 2003
    Cleaning of Brickwork, Clay Brick and Paver Institute

  • 2000
    Occupational Health & Safety Induction Training, WorkCover
    Concrete Masonry Construction, Concrete Masonry Association of Australia

  • 1999
    Essential Fire and Other Safety Measures Workshop, Australian Institute of Building Surveyors

  • 1994
    Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying & Assessment, University of Technology Sydney

  • 1988
    Pest Control Certificate, Sydney Technical College

  • 1973
    Clerk of Works, Hornsby Technical College

  • 1970
    Carpentry and Joinery, Gore Hill Technical College


  • 1987 to date
    Tyrrells Property Inspections
    Pre-purchase, pest, dispute, dilapidation and maintenance reporting, defect investigations and expert witness work

  • 1984 - 1987
    Residential Building Designer and Contractor, Self employed

  • 1981 - 1984
    Construction Manager

  • 1977 - 1981
    Contract/Speculative Domestic and Commercial Construction

  • 1976 - 1977
    Project Construction Supervisor

  • 1970 - 1976
    Domestic Renovations and Additions, Contract Carpenter

  • 1966 - 1970
    Carpenter and Joiner Apprentice


  • 1975 - 2009

    NSW Licensed Builder, Lic No 36153
    Current NSW Licensed Building Consultant, Lic No BC 849
    Past Member, Master Builders Association
  • 1980 - 2004
    Member, Housing Industry Association NSW
    Past President and Founding Member, Institute of Building Consultants

  • 1988
    MBA Accredited Consultant


  • Wet Area Floor Wastes and Falls in Floor Tiles

  • 2009
    Owner Builder Handbook - Successful building and renovating, with Jane Tyrrell and Jerry Tyrrell

  • 1997
    The Property Maintenance Handbook - How Experts Manage Maintenance, with Jerry Tyrrell

    A Chimney Piece (Blog)
    The Building Consultant: Dilapidation Reports (Blog)
    Keeping Fire Stairs Safe (Blog)
    The Building Consultant: Quality Assurance (Blog)


  • 2006
    Common Faults in Brickwork, Eden Brae Homes

  • 2001
    Oh God, Termites - Termite Management, Australian Institute of Building Surveyors

  • 2000
    Building Defects and Remedies - Waterproofing, Australian Institute of Building Surveyors

  • 1999
    Managed Maintenance - Getting The Maintenance Done, Institute of Strata Title Management
    Hazards In Residential Buildings, Institute of Building Consultants

  • 1998
    Property Maintenance, Community Housing Conference

  • 1997
    Pre-purchase Property Inspections, Institute of Building Consultants

  • 1996
    Pitfalls in Conveyancing, Legal & Accounting Management Seminars Pty Ltd

  • 1992
    Mines Subsidence, Institute of Building Consultants

  • 1990
    Inspection Procedures, Institute of Building Consultants
    Items to Observe During a Pre-purchase Property Inspection/Report

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