What Does Jim Know About Building Inspections Anyway?

ACTUALLY, QUITE A BIT MORE THAN WE EVER REALISED! We recently discovered that Jim Penman’s dad was a forensic engineer. From an early age Jim’s father was investigating materials, structures and their components which failed o...
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Am I An Owner Builder?

Whether you are or aren’t an owner builder can sometimes be a tricky concept to get your head around. Even if you didn’t personally lift a hammer, but rather project managed different trades to do the work, – you are still, legally, the owne...
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EXPLAINED – Owner Builder Warranty Inspections & S137B of the Victoria Building Act 1993

You're an owner builder and it is time to sell your home. The last thing you want is for your hard work to be a hindrance to potential purchasers who have reservations about quality or compliance, just because the works weren't part of a major domest...
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What's involved in a home inspection?

Most of the time we never get to meet our clients face to face and only a small handful are ever able to come along to the home inspections we organise. So there is often a bit of mystery around what exactly we do during a home inspection. ...
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Re-stumping red flags

A guide to Re-Stumping Re-stumping - or re-blocking as it's known in Victoria - is big business in Australia and can be a very costly exercise, particularly if you don't know what you're looking at and you don't understand what you've bought into....
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