Building disputes

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Research has indicated that there are problems in around 22 percent of building projects. Industry wide, these problems result in millions of dollars of costs when dealing with the contractual and construction issues, in rectifying defective work and or resolving disputes. Problems are generally related to quality of building work, concerns about the contract or scope of building works.

Building Inspections

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Master Building Inspectors provides professional building inspection services throughout Perth’s suburbs. We provide a range of building inspections including: ·         Pre-Purchase Home Inspections ·         Commercial Building Inspections ·         Property Condition Reports ·         Dilapidation Reports ·         New Home and Construction Inspections including Stage and Handover Inspections Your house inspection is in safe hands with Master Building Inspectors. Fully insured inspections are …

Easy Ways To Find Positive Cashflow Property

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There are many strategies that you can follow to target positive cashflow properties when starting your search and also to manage these properties to help boost cashflow. They include: Looking in high yielding suburbs. Buying properties 20 – 40% below the median price for the suburb. Targeting multiple income properties – e.g. properties with a granny flat. Buying in regional …

New Home Sales Increase!

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HIA released its New Home Sales Report for April showing detached house sales in April 2015 increased by 0.9 per cent in Western Australia, following a 4.2 per cent increase in March. The level of sales in the three months to April 2015 was 1.6 per cent lower than in the previous three months and 2.6 per cent lower than …

Building Inspections

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Always use a suitably qualified person (such as a licensed builder, a surveyor or an architect) to provide a professional building inspection report for the property you are thinking of buying. These professions should see through any cosmetic improvements covering up faults that might otherwise be missed by an untrained eye. A professional person will ensure that the format and …

Surface Finish of Paintwork

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Paintwork to a building is defective if application defects or blemishes such as paint runs, paint sags, wrinkling, dust, bare or starved painted areas, colour variations, surface cracks, irregular and course brush marks, sanding marks, blistering, uniformity of gloss level and other irregularities in the surface are visible from a normal viewing position.

Would you consider this a major problem?

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Foundation cracking. A builder is not responsible for any foundation movement caused by activities that were not documented at the time of entering into the contract or as a variation to the contract, or that are undertaken by the owner. These include paving, landscaping, planting trees and drainage works after the site is handed over to the owner. The builder is …

Retaining Walls

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There are 3 retaining wall types. Stabilised banks, gravity retaining walls and cantilevered retaining walls. Retaining walls that are over 1 meter high are required to be designed by a practicing structural/ civil/ geotechnical engineer. Stabilised banks can be brick, block, or stone masonry, preservative treated timber or precast concrete interlocking units, laid on a slope or back filled. Gravity …

Building a Home

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Building your own home will probably be the most important, expensive and enduring investment you will make. Therefore, consideration on a variety of matters is necessary. * What can we afford to borrow?- you will need to make a careful assessment of your savings. * What can we afford to repay?- carefully assess your ability to repay the loan. * …

Building Inspections

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A building and pest inspection should be undertaken during the cooling off period for a private treaty sale. If your buying at auction, it is advisable to get your inspection done prior to making an offer as auction conditions usually don’t let you make an offer subject to a building or pest inspection. The purchase of a property is one …