Strata Maintenance Reports
It is a requirement for all strata plans to have a 10 year maintenance plan in place to identify and forecast future costs to be allowed for the ongoing long term maintenance of the building. Strata maintenance reports can provide input to part or provide the bases of the entire maintenance plan.
Pre-sale inspections and reports
Independent and unbiased Pre purchase Reports can be prepared for inclusion within sale documentation to assist potential purchasers, instil confidence and reduce delays.
General condition building reports and causation reports
General condition reports can assist landlords, home owners or potential purchasers to an insight into the current condition, short and long term maintenance requirements of the building.
Building defect inspection and identification reports
Defect inspections can identify areas where the construction of the building does not meet current standards and where this will have an effect on the buildings longevity, safe occupancy and/or maintenance requirements.
Compliance reports - Building Code of Australia and Australian Standards
The performance of a building contractor is not normally checked for compliance until something goes wrong and a non-compliant section of works could cause detrimental effects to adjoining areas over a prolong period of time and possible high cost repair consequences. Early detection could prevent costly repairs.
Building Maintenance reports
Building maintenance plans can identify and forecast future costs to be allowed for the ongoing long term maintenance of the building.
These reports identify the condition of the building structures adjacent to a proposed construction zone to establish a datum to be re-examined at the completion of the construction works to enable accurate identification of any adverse effects of the adjacent construction works.
The effective co-ordination of small, medium and large projects has the potential save the owner money by minimising potential downtime and avoiding prolonged contract periods.
Tenders for specified works can be prepared and called for to assess the market prices and availability of interested contractors. Tendering is carried out in confidence and closed at a single point of time to minimise potential advantages to late submissions and possible collusion of contractors.
Hazardous materials management
Asbestos, Synthetic Mineral Fibre, Mould, PCB’s, Petro Chemicals are all common hazardous materials and can be found in nearly every building. When exposure to these and other elements becomes a threat to the well-being of the occupants, effective hazardous materials management is paramount. SCBC can co-ordinate cost effective solutions to reduce or nullify these risks.
Assistance with claim preparation and damage assessments for storm, flood, fire and general insurance claims
If an unfortunate circumstance occurs and a claim on your insurance policy is made, assistance can be provided to ensure that the claim is made to cover all that is required to restore your property to its previous condition and that the works are completed in a professional and tradesman like manner to industry standards.
Preparation of fire/flood specification and scopes for restoration
With major claims for significant loss it is cost effective to prepare a full and comprehensive specification and scope of works for the restoration of the building. The specification and scope can be included into a tender document for the effective pricing of the works.
Dispute mediation for builder/owner and contract resolution
If there is ever a dispute with your builder SCBC is able to take an unbiased approach to resolve the issue without all the angst and bad feeling that are usually associated with disputes. We can refer to industry standards, the Building Code of Australia, Australian Standards and Office of Fair Trading Guidelines to determine amicable solutions.
Building litigation support including acting as an expert witness, site investigation
and reporting on quality assurance or defective workmanship.
SCBC can provide support to clients, builders, legal counsels or other stake holders with the provision of factual, accurate and comprehensive reports in accordance with the Expert Witness Code of Conduct for presentation at mediation or hearings within the Consumer Trade and Tenancy Tribunal or Court proceedings. SCBC can also act as an expert witness within these proceedings.
Co-ordination of industry experts
SCBC can arrange and co-ordinate specialist industry experts such as Environment Hygienist, Geotechnical Engineers, Structural Engineers, Hazardous Materials Handlers, Disaster Recovery Support to provide assistance if required and expert advice.
Home owner warranty condition and defect identification repo
Within all residential buildings where building works have exceeded $12,000 by a single contractor, the contractor is obliged to provide Home warranty Insurance and provide statutory warranties in accordance with the Home Building Act. This type of inspection/report can check on the performance of the contractor and compliance with the Building Code of Australia and relevant Australian Standards