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Peter Ellis

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

About this person

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.

1984Basic Microcomputer, University of New South Wales

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
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
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

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)

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