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Publications

The Pest Pack By Jerry Tyrrell Since the ’50s we’ve been brainwashed about termites and other serious pests of timber in our buildings. If we find termites, we assume the building’s going to fall down. And worse, we spend thousands of dollars “nuking” the place with toxic chemicals. The Pest Pack saves owners the cost … Continued

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Off the Plan Purchase

Buying Off the Plan A popular way to buy a new unit, townhouse or strata commercial property is to purchase it before building work is even started. This is called buying ”off the plan” and means you have to: make a judgement on the location of the unit and it’s parking within the complex read … Continued

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The Typical Auction

Buying at Auction If you are planning to buy at auction thorough preparation for each purchase is essential. If you plan to bid you must do all the research before the auction day. Even when you know the vendor may choose to withdraw the property prior to the auction, you must still carry out all … Continued

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Why You Need a Property Inspection

Why You Need a Property Inspection A thorough pre-purchase inspection report by Tyrrells will find out if that dream home is really a dream home or a repair-riddled nightmare. A property inspection gives the buyer written proof of a property’s condition to compliment proof of legal title. Everyone agrees that purchasers have a right to … Continued

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What Is a Timber Pest Inspection?

What is a Timber Pest Inspection? Most lending authorities and wise consumers require a timber pest report of the structural soundness of the intended new home. This Report, with the exception of mortar damage to structural brickwork (mortar bee attack), should be solely concerned with investigation within the property of critical joinery and all structural … Continued

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Trouble Free Building

Introduction Tens of thousands of building projects go wrong every year. Most of the trouble starts from a combination of errors and omissions in the plans, a bad relationship with the contractor, mistakes and mismanagement by the contractor and your failure to make sure the building quality is OK. Building projects should go right. They … Continued

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Termite Problems

When you live in Australia, termites are a fact of life. However, there are only three species which do real damage to timbers in your home and in all cases, damage will only occur if you neglect basic maintenance or do not carry out regular timber pest inspections. Undetected termite activity is scary and you … Continued

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Getting Approvals

Getting Approvals All new buildings, additions and the demolition of existing buildings must have a Development Approval from the relevant council authority before any work can be commenced on site. Development Approval requires an application to be lodged and fees paid to Council and will normally include the following: Planning consent The Council Planning Officers … Continued

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Why Tyrrells

Reasons for using NSW’s only ISO accredited Building Consultancy Comparison of Property and Timber Pest Inspections Comparison of Property and Timber Pest Inspections tyrrells.com Others Full crawl of roof interior and subfloor* Yes Sometimes Expert, trained building consultants (not part-time builders) Yes Sometimes Professional Indemnity Insurance Yes Sometimes Full inspection of safely accessible roof exterior* … Continued

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Avoiding Disputes

Building disputes don’t need to occur if you get the right tactical advice. Often the basis of a disagreement is a simple misunderstanding or honest mistake. In which case it is important to use a building consultant who is impartial and can provide a balanced view. Be wary of advice from friends. The emotional, financial … Continued

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Defects Inspection Reports and Building Problems

Even with the best of intentions things can go wrong when you start out building or renovating, and you end up in dispute with your builder. Tyrrells receives many enquiries from customers and contractors asking for help. Make an appointment to meet with the builder to discuss the problem. Before the meeting make sure you … Continued

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The anatomy of building

Builders are working hard to build well but there are so many groups gouging and obstructing what they do. The main problems are confusing and inaccessible rules and standards; conflict based processes to solve disputes; and fragmented associations who look after their own interests. In this article published in Building Connection Magazine, Jerry Tyrrell proposes a … Continued

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Our Team

We provide a reliable source of experienced and well-qualified building consultants for accurate advice. Peter Corbishley Mo :0466 257 400 Gavin Swain Mo :0427 284 137 Andrew Gaddes Mo :0429 907 760 Charlotte Pinder Ph :1800 572 182 Vivian Chen Ph :1800 572 182 Ivy Marnezos Mo :1800 572 182 Hannah Barry – Office Manager … Continued

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About Us

Tyrrells Property Inspections was formed in 1983 by architect and builder Jerry Tyrrell and builder Peter Ellis. Our aim is to provide a reliable source of experienced, independent and well-qualified building consultants for accurate advice. Our ability to solve complex building problems & retain recognised experts in areas such as waterproofing, masonry & remedial solutions, … Continued

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Terms and Conditions

Terms & Conditions We wish to clarify the terms and conditions applying to the provision of our Services. If the “fine print” is too small please call our office for an enlarged copy. In the unlikely event of a misunderstanding or mistake we will strive to resolve all your reasonable queries and complaints quickly and … Continued

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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy The security and protection of our customers’ personal information is our top priority and is especially important in our business of Tyrrells Property Inspections Pty Limited. We have a team of professionals overseeing our operations and have never had a problem with securing the privacy of our customer information. The Information we need … Continued