Here’s an all too familiar story from the Newcastle Herald: A Glendale property is demolished after its owners found deadly loose-fill asbestos insulation.
This type of asbestos was relatively popular in the1960s and 1970s.
Science now tells ... Read more
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... Read more
The Pitfalls Of Property Investment
The pitfalls of property investment are many.
Andrew Heaton from Sourceable advances the argument that it’s important to get a quality survey. While a retail store is often happy to return a $10 item of clothing, it’s far more complex with rea... Read more
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.
... Read more
Rental Reforms To Hit Queensland
Queensland’s 40-year-old rental laws are under scrutiny. One big potential change: making it easier for tenants to own pets and more pressure to address repairs in a timely manner. Property owners, however, may have more powers in their hands to ch... Read more
Your Health Health Before Mould
Imagine if you were battling the following: Nose bleeds, chest infections, sinus troubles, asthma, hair loss, breathing issues, chronic fatigue, rashes and headaches.
Sad to say, but these are just some of the potential consequences of living with... Read more
No Shortcuts For Property Inspections
There are no shortcuts for property inspections in the professional world. In fact, the backing of an experienced inspector from Jim’s Building Inspections can save you much grief.
A professional is on top of his or her game and working for you.... Read more
Asbestos Imports - A Health Concern
If you follow the news, you’ll be aware that Chinese companies have been exporting asbestos products to Australia. But did you know that they’re not alone?
There’s a long list of countries exporting products with asbestos to Australia. They ... Read more
Mould - The Silent Killer
Mould: Ugly, yes. But the health consequences of inaction are uglier.
Gizmodo explains: “A common mould called Aspergillus, when inhaled by particularly susceptible people, can infect the lungs and spread throughout the body. Other moulds that ... Read more
Beware Of Unqualified Building Inspections
How to avoid unqualified building inspections? In a Fairfax article, Chris Dyce, president of the Australian Society of Building Consultants, says go with experienced building inspectors. Make sure they’ve work experience in the industry and don’... Read more