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Dilapidation Reports are essential

Dilapidation Reports are essential

What is a Dilapidation report? A dilapidation report inspection (also known as an Existing Conditions inspection) outlines any existing cracking and damages to adjoining properties before you commence construction work. For developers, it is an essential requirement (according to the Building Act) to carry out before any construction work commences. Who can carry out a dilapidation inspection? A...

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Melbourne’s Growth Affecting Infrastructure

Melbourne’s Growth Affecting Infrastructure

With Melbourne’s ever-growing population, it comes as no surprise that there is a need to continually develop our infrastructure requirements.  Though it provides a boom in jobs for those in the construction industry, it can also contribute to traffic gridlock with road closures. Emerging figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show how fast the city’s population is growing....

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PCI Inspection for a Commercial property

PCI Inspection for a Commercial property

Are you about to finish the build of your commercial property and are eagerly awaiting your move in date to get your business up and running? There is one small step we recommend before you proceed to take the keys. Organising a Final Hand Over (also known as a PCI) inspection to be conducted for your almost-finished build ensures peace of mind. The wisest course of action is to engage an...

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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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