Standards Australia

Standards Australia is a standards organization established in 1922 and is recognised through a Memorandum of Understanding with the Australian government as the peak non-government standards development body in Australia. It is a company limited by guarantee, with 72 members representing groups interested in the development and application of technical standards and related products and … Continued


Office of Fair Trading

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is a not-for-profit and non-ministerial government department of the United Kingdom, established by the Fair Trading Act 1973, which enforces both consumer protection and competition law, acting as the UK’s economic regulator. The OFT’s goal is to make markets work well for consumers, ensuring vigorous competition between fair-dealing businesses … Continued


Checking the National Construction Code Is Essential

We need a simple and agreed way of self-assessing and quality assuring building work against the regulations. Jerry Tyrrell pleads for clarity. Journalists are taught to write  a ‘hook’ at the beginning of an article to grab the reader’s attention. Gun violence in the United States kills or injures more than 100,000 people a year … Continued


Let’s Emancipate Building Knowledge by Making Standards FREE

The Australian Building Codes Board has made the NCC available for free online, so what about standards? Jerry Tyrell believes it could be a winning formula. The Australian Building Codes Board provided the NCC (the BCA) for free earlier this year (Yay! Yippee! Woohoo!) and after speaking at September’s Building Australia’s Future Conference the last question from … Continued


The Basic RULES of Waterproofing : Part 1

Waterproofing mistakes are arguably the most costly to everyone. Jerry Tyrrell provides the third in a series of articles that translate the National Construction Code (Building Code of Australia) into builder speak. Back in 2005, one of the first articles I wrote for this column was on waterproofing – see ‘Avoid being a drip!’ This … Continued


Building Properly is Simpler Than We Thought

I realised this year that everything we need to know to build properly is even simpler than what I’ve been saying. All the Australian Building Codes Board, who administers the NCC, needs to do is deliver easy to find code compliance and promote industry best practice. They will do this when they: 1. Publish one … Continued


Tyrrells Property Inspections

Founded by Jerry Tyrrell, Tyrrells Property Inspections is the largest and most experienced Building Inspection company in, Sydney,  NSW. We offer a wide range of services which cover every step in the property buying and building process. We can: 1-Inspect and report on the building you are buying. -Provide technical advice and solutions for building defects … Continued


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