Each building is unique, both in the location and building type, and for this reason it is important to get expert advice that is specific to you and your problem. Remedial Building are qualified Building Consultants as well as Builders, so we are able to help you with all the following reports:
- Quotations for all your building and maintenance work.
- Special Purpose Reports geared towards the strata’s requirements
- Property Condition Inspections such as Defect Warranty Reports, Roof reports, Concrete spalling reports, Balcony Condition inspections and Window Condition Inspections
- Construction Supervision Inspection Reports (for Builders and Renovators)
- Specifications Contract Preparation
- Capital Works Plans and Sinking Fund Reports – 10 Year forecasts.
Special Purpose Reports:
A special purpose property report may include the inspection and assessment of the following as it affects you eg. moisture and damp problem diagnosis, safety issues, asbestos presence, security concerns, drainage analysis, detection of problems in plumbing or electrical work, problems with a report you have already received, and the list goes on.
The report may include compliance information, recommendations, quotations, manufacturer’s installation specifications etc. This report is solely geared towards a specific purpose.
Property Condition Inspections:
A Defect Warranty Inspection should be carried out before the Statutory Builder’s Warranty of 6 years has expired to ensure that all known building problems are uncovered. This report should be submitted to the builder or Strata Manager to ensure that the relevant defects are followed up on.
We complete comprehensive Balcony Condition Reports which assess the balcony for many items eg. Balustrade height and safety, waterproofing condition, concrete spalling, drainage issues, hob height etc. We use this information and compile a report on the findings, and recommendations to repair. This can be staged to assist the strata’s ability to fund the project.
We complete comprehensive Concrete Spalling Reports which nominate areas of concrete spalling to the building and best method of repair. Contrary to what a lot of people believe, simple concrete mix is not an effective repair and will end up a problem again within a short time frame.
We can also complete Window Condition Reports which detail all the windows in the complex, and document their size, opening direction, workability etc. We use this information to detail what the strata requires going forward, or they can use it to get a more detailed quote from Window Contractors.
Roof inspections can be completed which document the condition of the roof and any relevant plumbing, both externally and the timber framing internally. We document ways to repair, extend the life, or whether a new roof or waterproofing membrane – in the case of a flat concrete roof – might be needed.
Construction Supervision Inspection Reports:
We will help you to determine relevant milestones in your building/renovations project, and further assist by carrying out inspections at each milestone to provide you with peace of mind that all has been carried out as per your agreement with a builder or tradesperson.
Specifications Contract Preparation:
A list consisting of written requirements for:
- equipment required
- construction standards utilised
- Manufacturer’s installation guidelines
- relevant Australian Standards to be adhered to
- and workmanship quality
Capital Works Plans/Sinking Fund Reports:
From July 2009, all strata schemes are required by law to have a 10-year Capital Works plan in place (Section 75A of the Strata Schemes Management Act 1996). This means that owners corporations must plan how they will repair and maintain common property and raise sufficient funds to cover the costs.
The amount required for the 10-year plan will vary between schemes. For instance, newer schemes may require relatively less money than the plans for older schemes with more repair work due. Each capital works plan should reflect the individual needs of its scheme.
The 10-year plan must be approved by owners at an annual general meeting (AGM) and must be reviewed and adjusted, if required, in the first five years. (extracted from the Office of Fair Trading Website)