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Peter Ellis
Peter Ellis

Mo :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 the identification and rectification of building defects, specializing in waterproofing and damp issues. I am committed to practical problem solving and dispute resolution.


Building Trade Connection Magazine, Building Services Corporation

Termite damage and waterproofing articles, Housing Industry Association

Numerous articles on waterproofing and building maintenance problems


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

Professional Experience
1994 to date

Customer Relations and Dispute Handling, Tyrrells Property Inspections

1994 to date

Co-founder, Insite Building Consultancy Pty Ltd


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.
Builders Licence (Licence No. 33210) – Department of Fair Trading
Asbestos Identification and Management, TAFE
Height SafetyAwareness Certificate
Occupational Health & Safety Induction Training for Construction Work
Accreditation Certificate in Commercial Mediation, Australian Commercial Disputes Centre
Pest Control Certificate, Sydney College of TAFE
Accredited MBA Building Consultant, Master Builders Association
Basic Microcomputer, University of New South Wales
HIA Management Course, Housing Institute of Australia
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
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
Professional Memberships
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)