Repairing Irreparable Buildings: The Solution

How often are you contracted by strata managers to carry out repairs on a building that, in your opinion, is past repair?

Many strata titled buildings are ageing and becoming dilapidated to a point where scheduled repairs could end up costing more than what the building is worth. I am sure many builders have been in a position where you think it would be more viable to ‘knock down’ and rebuild rather than repair. This is a very real issue and becoming more common as strata-titled buildings more than fifty years old are now in danger of being ‘written off’ if the cost of repairs is deemed greater than the value of the building.

It’s a tricky situation to find yourself in: suggest a knock-down rebuild and the strata manager or owners will see you as over-reacting. They may think you’re magnifying the problem for your own commercial benefit.

The solution? Partnering with a qualified building engineer such as Silver Wolf, who can provide unbiased, subjective and professional reports on a building’s condition, gives your professional view added depth and credibility. If a knock-down rebuild is the best line of action, you’ll have the reports to back your opinion up.

Our detailed structural inspections will cover all areas including

  • Waterproofing and rising damp
  • concrete cancer
  • cracking
  • magnesite
  • spalling
  • structural condition assessment

An engineer’s report, clearly detailing and articulating the structural condition of a building, can be submitted to the strata manager along with your recommendations and quotation. An added bonus? Silver Wolf can also provide engineering solutions, technical specification and directives necessary for implementing and warrantying the works.

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