Building defects are unfortunately all too common, and issues can range from doors not closing properly, through to leaky roofs.

These types of issues can seriously affect the value of your asset and the safety of the occupants. Poor workmanship often results in disputes between builders and owners and can cover a host of issues – including but not limited to:

  • Design flaws

These include defects in the foundation structures such as floors, pillars, roofs and walls. If the builder has used inferior materials and does not comply with regulatory standards, serious accidents can occur.

  • Plumbing and drainage

Plumbing leaks, overflowing gutters and related drainage problems need to be assessed by professionals. In strata buildings, these issues will also have an impact on your neighbours.

  • Roof damage

Over time, roofs can be prone to all sorts of damage often caused by inclement weather, falling tree limbs or faulty design. If left unattended, roof damage can lead to more serious problems throughout the building.

  • Insulation and cladding

Recent updates to legislation in Queensland have banned the use of aluminium composite panels that are infilled with Styrofoam insulation which are combustible and can cause a more serious fire event.

  • Electrical wiring and safety

Faulty wiring has the potential to cause freak fires due to short circuits. If you notice any exposed wires, malfunctioning power points or power trips in your building, you need to get the issue resolved.

How can Abscan help you?

Identifying building defects and preparing inspection reports is one of our specialties at Abscan Building Consultants.

We utilise the latest technological equipment and processes in the forensic analysis and assessment for the rectification of building defects, especially in multi residential and commercial structures.

We offer a host of specialised ‘due diligence type reports’ including:

  • Building Defect Reports
  • Roof Leakage
  • Pre Purchase House Inspections
  • Commercial Building Inspections
  • Hand Over Inspection Reports
  • Dilapidation Surveys
  • Expert Witness – Building Disputes
  • Damp and Water Intrusion
  • Insurance Damage Assessment
  • Combustible Cladding Inspections

If you are experiencing any of the issues listed above in your residential or commercial building – or have become involved in a building dispute – call our professional team at Abscan Building Consultants on 07 4721 5244 or email: .