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Horror stories when building Commercial properties

Horror stories when building Commercial properties

Building or renovating a property for your business can be a very exciting and rewarding experience. There can be many perks of building the site where your commercial business will reside, such as saving in monthly rent, not having to depend on landlord communication to fix maintenance issues and being able to design the building to suit your exact needs. On the other hand, being the owner of...

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SPI’s Frequently Asked Questions

SPI’s Frequently Asked Questions

  Are you wondering why you should select SPI Property Inspections to conduct the inspection of your potential investment? Perhaps you’re wondering what our experience is, how quickly we can carry out the inspection and what areas we cover. To answers some of these questions, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions to ease your stress and explain why you’re selecting the...

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Interview with SPI Commercial Manager

Interview with SPI Commercial Manager

To discuss the importance of investing in a Commercial Building Inspection, we interviewed SPI’s Commercial Manager, Elisa Dal Mas. During our chat, we explore why a building inspection report is essential, what the usual process is and additional recommendations from Elisa herself. Tell us a little about yourself/your role at SPI Property Inspections I am the Commercial Manager at SPI...

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New Victorian Pool Fencing regulations 2018

New Victorian Pool Fencing regulations 2018

  In April, the Andrews Labour Government announced some major changes to pool fencing laws. As a consequence, the pool fencing regulations in Victoria are under a huge microscope in parliament this month. Why is there change? The Victorian Government aims to improve the safety around pools and lessen the number of deaths associated with swimming pools. After numerous reports of deaths with...

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Overlooked defects in a Commercial Building

Overlooked defects in a Commercial Building

  Regularly, we overlook and brush off small issues in buildings as ‘insignificant’ and ‘unimportant’ which can easily turn into serious problems. Over time, these issues can often have a detrimental effect on the building and surroundings if left untreated. When investing in a commercial property, it’s critical to know the overall condition of the building and whether it complies...

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Our Rail/Infrastructure Project update

Our Rail/Infrastructure Project update

  The team at SPI Property Inspections carries out dilapidation inspections for several companies and Alliances around Melbourne.  For each project, Property Condition Surveys are completed on all residential and commercial buildings, as well as Council assets such as roads and footpaths, prior to construction. In each case, the owner or representative must provide consent to carry out...

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High-rise schools are trending in Melbourne

High-rise schools are trending in Melbourne

We’ve seen residential apartments skyrocket, commercial buildings triple in size and entertainment venues climb hundreds of metres into the sky.  So, what’s next for Melbourne’s skyline? Can you believe our younger generation’s school facilities? South Melbourne Primary School, located in Richmond, is Victoria’s first high-rise school and can accommodate for more than 500 students....

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What’s new with Melbourne’s infrastructure?

What’s new with Melbourne’s infrastructure?

With Melbourne’s population forever on the rise, the Government is constantly building facilities, community bases and additional infrastructure to better accommodate the residents. We see grants and development signs popping up in almost every suburb so understandably you may ask ‘What’s new now in Melbourne?’ Read below to find out…   New suburbs Along with an increase in...

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Commercial buildings-Common defects

Commercial buildings-Common defects

  When investing in a commercial property, it’s essential to know the overall condition of the building and at the same time checking that it complies with building regulations. Being informed about the potential problems of the building can help save you thousands of dollars, many headaches and lots stress!   Though each building will present a range of defects, some issues are more...

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Is a Building Condition Report important?

Is a Building Condition Report important?

Arranging a Building Condition Report for a commercial property is a wise and valuable investment. It’s imperative to know the overall condition of the building and whether it complies with building regulations. By having an independent review of the complete structure, you will be better informed about what you’re purchasing or leasing and it will give you peace of mind when making...

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