When do you need a building consultant?
Building consultants generally have a substantial personal history in the building industry and have practical experience over many years building homes, offices, light industrial and other complexes. With the knowledge attained, building consultants can offer completely independent advice in a wide range of building matters.
For instance, you may have a dispute with a tradesman or builder, and the building consultant can be an intermediary source of advice, or in the worst case, can be an Expert Witness at the civil courts and tribunal if an issue escalates that far. Before it gets to this point, an experienced building consultant will try to resolve any issues so that the matter does not get to court and can be settled amicably wherever possible.
Building consultants are also an invaluable source of knowledge regarding issues such as water leaks, costing renovations, whether your project home is being handed over with all contractual expectations being met, practical alternatives for building renovations and many other problems that can arise. They also hold appropriate licenses and insurances, such as Public Liability and Personal Indemnity, to protect their clients and themselves in the event of a dispute.
If you’re unsure as to whether your matter requires the services of a building consultant, it costs nothing to ring and have a chat.
Do you have a water issue?
The heavy rains in Sydney in early 2020 have exposed a number of water issues, from damp patches in ceilings, flooded carpets, blocked stormwater drains and inefficient box gutters. Water will follow nooks and crannies as it makes its way to the lowest level and finding the source of leaks is often an exercise that requires patience and experience. A building consultant can help identify and locate the source of leaks and suggest remedies and solutions. The sooner this problem is addressed, the less the overall cost will be.