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Dilapidation Reports for Developers, Builders and Owners

Dilapidation Reports for Developers, Builders and Owners

The SPI team is working with several companies and alliances to provide dilapidation inspection services for rail, road and infrastructure projects in Melbourne and Central Victoria.  For each project, a dilapidation report (otherwise known as a property condition survey) is carried out on all residential and commercial buildings, prior to construction.  This also includes council assets,...

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Road Closures To Avoid During The New Year’s Break

Road Closures To Avoid During The New Year’s Break

Be sure to stay in the loop with the road closures this New Year’s period so you don’t waste your precious time during the holiday break in traffic. Below is a list of main areas to keep in mind: West Gate Freeway 2 Jan 2018 until 1 Jan 2022 — Single lane closures in both directions overnight between Millers Road and Williamstown Road. Speed limits will be reduced from 100km/h to 80km/h...

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Season’s Greetings From The SPI Team!

Season’s Greetings From The SPI Team!

2018 has proven to be a challenging yet rewarding year for the entire SPI team for our office staff and our Inspectors!  Our expanding team relocated to a new premise (click here for more info) and our project wins have kept our SPI team busy.  We’ve also introduced a residential division called The Home Inspection Hub who covers all our domestic work.   Clients please note… We’ll be...

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Building Condition Reports for Childcare Centres

Building Condition Reports for Childcare Centres

When it comes to providing inspection services, highlighting the building’s overall safety is a top priority for our clients.  Moreover, when buildings are occupied by children, the safety aspect is extremely important and the need for condition inspections are extremely crucial. When choosing childcare centres, parents want to know their children are learning in a safe environment, which...

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A Building Condition Report is important for existing owners

A Building Condition Report is important for existing owners

A Building Condition Report is important for existing owners- even after the sale. While many understand the importance of a Building Condition Report when purchasing a property, some do not realise that obtaining the same report can be extremely beneficial for a current owner as well. We outline the additional reasons why obtaining a condition report is essential for existing owners. These...

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Recap of the HIA Awards Night

Recap of the HIA Awards Night

What an exciting past few weeks it has been at the office! Our General Manager, Helen Legg, was announced as the Runner Up for the 2018 Victorian HIA Business Partner Award.  We are an extremely proud bunch here at the SPI office! We’ve asked our Operations Manager, Marie Kitch, for her recap of the night as she also attended the event at Crown Palladium. “It was a very special night for SPI...

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SPI’s General Manager is a HIA Award finalist

SPI’s General Manager is a HIA Award finalist

Our General Manager, Helen Legg, was announced as one of the finalists for the HIA Business Partner of the Year Award 2018. We had a quick chat to Helen about her thoughts on this amazing achievement. 1.How does it feel to be a Victorian finalist for the HIA Business Partner of the Year Award?It was all a bit of a surprise as I hadn’t realised that Col (Director of SPI & Husband to Helen)...

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Melbourne’s New Infrastructure Project

Melbourne’s New Infrastructure Project

What is the North East Link project? The aim of the North East Link projects is to complete the missing link in Melbourne’s freeway network. It will be a modern new freeway connecting an upgraded Eastern Freeway to the M80 Ring Road in Melbourne’s North-East. What will be upgraded? M80 Ring Road to Lower Plenty Road: From the M80 and Greensborough Bypass to the northern tunnel portal, this...

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Exciting changes at SPI

Exciting changes at SPI

Exciting things are happening at SPI Property Inspections and we would like to share some very important news with you… We are proud to announce that due to our remarkable growth over the past 18 months, we have moved to a new (and bigger) office location.   Our new address is located at: Unit 4/164 Boronia Road, Boronia, Vic 3155 Our move date: Thursday, 25 October 2018.  We will be...

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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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