Building Fault Diagnostic Report

Why is a Building Fault Diagnostic Report Important?

Property owners are often confused by varying structural or building reports, or varying quotations of contractors all proposing to address their interpretation of priority issues.

 

Furthermore, attempts by the owners to analysis and assess the proposals 'apples for apples' is very difficult and this process alone can take months; each proposal is based on an individuals interpretation of the issues, the scope of work for each work element, the quantity of each element required to be addressed, the warranties and standards applicable tot the work, etc. 

The structural and building reports, while often high-level, are critical in revealing fundamental building and structural issues that will impact the longevity of the building and it's internal and external finishes. Without careful consideration of fundamentals, any money spent on finishes can be wasted.

The Building Fault Diagnostic Report is the step required after the initial report, but before quotations are sought for the work. The report contains the following items that are critical in providing 'apples for apples' prices from preferred and qualified contractors:

  • Evaluation, selection and agreement of priority items in order to confirm the scope of work

  • Provision of scope of work (which will also confirm whether local Council approvals are required, and how long the work is expected to take)

  • Provision of bill of quantities for each work element type within the scope of work

  • Provision of specification for each work element

  • Provision of construction details for each work element where required (eg. Waterproofing details at drains, expansion joints, skirtings, etc.)

  • Confirmation of relevant warranties, Australian Standards and legislation (eg. Home Building Contracts Act 1991)

  • Determine wether a staged completion of the works is required, or whether all works can fit within current budget.

 

Benefits

The various benefits provided by a Building Fault Diagnostic Report are as follows:

  • Evidenced based results: From detailed inspections we are able to provide project specific specifications that accurately reflect the unique causes of the reported issues.

  • Prevents work being carried out contrary to requirements of the Home Building Contracts Act 1991.

  • Prevents the time delays that are experienced prior to the commencement of the work. This often eventuates through disparate proposals being received for various opinions of the scope of the work from various contractors asked to quote for varying scopes of work. This often takes months to align and correlate.

  • Prevents time and cost over-runs during the procurement of the work as many of the factors affecting budget, latent conditions and variations are resolved prior to contract signing. 

  • Allows owners to select the most appropriate and qualified contractor for the work.

  • Allows the owners to accurately assess the cost-benefit for the proposed work and defining high-priority issues.

  • Provides a ‘line in the sand’ in regards to the owners expectations, and the contracted deliverables. 

  • Provides a measurable and certifiable scope of work.

  • Provides a baseline document allowing owners to seek competitive, and ‘apples for apples’ quotations for the same work.

 

This report is from a registered building company with over 40 years experience in diagnosing similar building issues.

Outcomes

The following outcomes are produced in the Report. Note that this outline is based on a typical leaking suspended concrete slab causing damage to external and internal finishes areas below:

  1. Preliminary desktop review of drawings and specification related to the issues.

  2. Site attendance by registered builder to visually inspect and report on the issues, with secondary site resources included as follows;

    • Site Supervisor - Tiling: Breakout and reporting on type and condition of substrate, and any existing waterproof membrane (WPM)

    • Site Supervisor - Masonry: Breakout and reporting on type and condition of substrate and embedded reinforcing.

    • Waterproofing materials representative for reporting and specifications.

  3. Provision of ‘Building Fault Diagnostic Report’; Report containing photos, observations, recommendations and scope of work with price (where this is able to be provided based on the visual inspection).

 

Value

Varies according to property size, scope of work and complexity of issues being addressed. Please contact us to discuss your project and a quotation can be emailed to you within 1 business day.​ You may like to meet with us one-on-one to discuss your project in detail.

How does the Building Fault Diagnostic Report fit in the overall procurement of the work, and your existing reports? 

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