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Tony Ransley

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

About this person


1987 to date
Housing Inspections & Assessments Pty Ltd
Self-employed Builder, Timber Pest and Building Consultant, with expertise in . Pre-Purchase (in accordance with AS4349.1) . Timber Pest (in accordance with AS4349.3) . Dilapidation and Maintenance Reports . Quality Assurance of building work (Progress and Final) . Pre-lease and Lease Reports . Expert Opinion e.g. Defective and Incomplete Work, Variations and other Contract Disputes, Security of Payment claims
1984 – 1987 Self employed
Residential Building Designer and Contractor
1981 – 1984

Construction Manager

1977 – 1981 Contract/Speculative Domestic and Commercial Construction
1976 – 1977 Project Construction Supervisor
1966 – 1970 Carpenter and Joiner Apprentice
Publications 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 2011 A Chimney Piece (Blog) 2010 The Building Consultant: Dilapidation Reports (Blog) Keeping Fire Stairs Safe (Blog) The Building Consultant: Quality Assurance (Blog)
Seminars 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

Raising the bar – Australian Institute of Building Surveyors, NSW Chapter
Expert Forum, Andreones Pty Ltd Lawyers
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
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
Expert Forum, Andreones Pty Ltd Lawyers
2005 to date
NSW Licensed Building Consultant – Licence No BC849, Department of Fair Trading
Height Safety Awareness Certificate, Expert Forum, Andreones Pty Ltd Lawyers
Expert Forum, Andreones Pty Ltd Lawyers
Cleaning of Brickwork, Clay Brick and Paver Institute
Occupational Health & Safety Induction Training, WorkCover Concrete Masonry Construction, Concrete Masonry Association of Australia
Essential Fire and Other Safety Measures Workshop, Australian Institute of Building Surveyors
Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying & Assessment, University of Technology Sydney
Pest Control Certificate, Sydney Technical College
Clerk of Works, Hornsby Technical College
Carpentry and Joinery, Gore Hill Technical College

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
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