We aim to provide a quick turnaround with both our building assessment and surveying service, whilst ensuring that your proposed project satisfies all regulatory requirements. This facilitates a smooth process when making application for building approval with your local Council.
Pre-purchase Building Inspections
Our pre-purchase building inspection service ensures that you can be confident when buying your new property. We give you a comprehensive report outlining the condition of the property and any defects that might require attention or rectification. Michael Westcott (proprietor) is an accredited building surveyor with over 28 years of building inspection experience. He is a member of the Master Builders Association (MBA) and carries professional indemnity insurance for your peace of mind.
Bushfire Assessment Services
Our bushfire assessment and reporting services ensure that your project is built with construction materials suited to the appropriate Bushfire Attack Level, as well as addressing the issues of adequate vegetation clearance (hazard management areas), firefighting water supply and access requirements to meet all legislative requirements. If you are building outside of a bushfire prone area we provide BAL exemption reports which is also a legislative requirement.
House Energy Ratings
House energy rating is another service provided by HBAS. We will ensure your home or extension meets the minimum six star requirements whilst employing the most cost effective construction methods. If you want a high performance energy efficient home, we have extensive knowledge in relation to energy efficient building design and can provide information on the best ways to achieve this within your budget. This can include aspects of the design such as orientation, glazing, thermal mass, insulation, and ventilation, as well as blower door testing for air leakage.
HBAS is accredited with the Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV) as a NatHERS thermal performance assessor.
On-site Wastewater Management
Our on-site wastewater system design services will ensure that you have the correct wastewater disposal measures in place when you are building or extending in an unsewered area. We carry out soil sampling and testing to enable us to recommend the most appropriate water disposal system for your property. We also offer solutions for existing wastewater systems that have failed. We provide all the required documentation to support your application for special plumbing permit (SPP) to your local Council.