DHBA (David Hall Building Appraisals) undertakes pre-purchase building inspections, dilapidation and defect inspection on houses, homes as well as units, townhouses, villas and apartments. Expert witness and litigation support is given for a wide range of areas in Court and NCAT (Fair Trading) matters. Building and pest inspections are completed by experienced consultants and cover Sydney and surrounding areas. Identification of asbestos materials can be included. New house, home and unit inspections cover defects in construction. Properties are given an appraisal and the client is provided with a detailed written report which include photographs. DHBA was created in 1986 with the vision of providing a professional service and detailed reporting on building defects and issues, as well as providing detailed building expertise to purchasers of a property. This requires a thorough and extensive knowledge of the Building Code and Acceptable Tolerances to identify building construction and then identify what defects exist and from there being able to provide positive solutions. Additionally, it has always been a requirement to remain at the forefront of building knowledge and remain up-to-date with products and applications. Our experts are required to have a thorough knowledge of all building construction whether it be a 120 year old house with dampness issues or a new unit building that is showing signs of cracks or water leaks. Further, the support staff are able to provide assistance to clients and follow up with accurate reporting on what has been found by the building experts. The reports include photographs, where appropriate, as well as references to required Building Standards or practises. As an extension of expertise available, we undertake assistance with Expert Reports with claims before the Courts or the NCAT (Fair Trading). These reports require a further depth of building knowledge and the ability to provide substantiation of what the defect is and solutions that are appropriate. Pest inspections are completed by competent and licensed pest inspectors whom undertake a thorough inspection of the building and property and then provide a report on their findings. This allows our inspectors to focus on their expertise and, if required, follow through with recommendations and assistance in managing any pest issues. Dilapidation reports are condition reports on a building or property that are completed prior to construction works in an adjoining area. Our experts evaluate what impact the works in an adjoining area will have on a building and then provide a detailed inspection and report with photographs.
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