Your services are absolutely wonderful and detailed in providing explanations accompanied with photos. The report and advice greatly assisted us in the decision making process. We would definitely recommend your services to any family and friends looking for an expert in the building inspection and consulting industry.
All services are backed by Professional Indemnity insurance.
“We were very impressed with Ricks professionalism, honesty and the detailed manner in which he carried out his work. We would have no hesitation in recommending his services to anyone requiring a building inspection”.
Irene & Colin Minson
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Welcome to Ecovera a specialist building consulting service based in Perth Western Australia providing expert unbiased advice to consumers and industry members.
Do you know that in Western Australia there are no licensing requirements to conduct building inspection services? It is therefore important to choose your building consultant carefully, as a basic low cost report from a inexperienced inspector may cost you a lot of money in rectification works and will not comply with the Building Commission's requirements for expert evidence. We can ensure you receive professional advice as we have extensive practical experience and are very conversant with the Building Code of Australia and Australian Standards. Our consultant has over 29 years building experience which includes being a previous employee of the Builders Registration Board and Building Commission providing technical services, assessments and compliance surveillance, practising registered builder 11828, previous NatHers assessor, regular attendee of the state Administrative Tribunal as an expert witness and an extensive background in a number of structural and finishing trades.
Dear Rick, thank you very much for assisting and guiding us with the problems we had with our shower recess.
Your knowledge and experience taught us a lot along the way. Your professional services and detailed report pulled us through the tribunal stage. Whenever we needed your expert advise, you were a phone call away. I would highly recommend your services to homeowners who are battling issues with builders.
Ravi & Sonia
Important information to consider when selecting a building consultant includes:
Are they a registered Builder with the Building Commission of Western Australia? There is currently no licensing requirements in Western Australia for building inspectors and therefore many building inspectors are not registered builders or appropriately qualified.
Do they have the appropriate technical knowledge? They should be very conversant with the Building Code of Australia and Australian Standards.
Do they have practical building experience? No amount of theory can substitute practical building experience. The consultant should have extensive practical hands on building experience.
What type of reporting format do they provide? A low cost basic report may seem attractive at first, but it will not comply with the Building Commissions requirements for expert evidence or the evidence provided will not provide sufficient detail to support your complaint.
What is the scope of the inspection? is the roof space thoroughly inspected, how long are they on site? There is no substitute for a comprehensive detailed inspection.
Be sure that the company promoting the owners experience is not sending an employee or franchise owner who is not suitably qualified.
Are they totally independent?
Are they prepared to attend a court hearing as an expert witness if required?
Do they have access to the latest test equipment? We have access to Flir thermal cameras, boroscope cameras, Elcometer coating measuring devices, Tramex digital moisture meters, reo detectors, laser measuring devices and Penetrometers.
Are their services backed by Professional Indemnity insurance?
Price shopping for a building inspector without considering the above recommendations can be a costly mistake. There is no benefit in saving a few hundred dollars on a basic assessment from an inexperienced inspector, only to find that it has cost you thousands of dollars at a later date from not obtaining a professional detailed assessment in the first place.
I can only say that as chair of the council of Management, Ricks work ethic and knowledge of what he was asked was wonderful. He was always punctual; nothing was too much trouble, and his final report, detailed and comprehensive. I am sure that it went a long way towards the great end result achieved by the council.