Why is forensic different?
Other building consultants will only refer to the relevant building codes, Australian standards and tolerances , when doing an inspection, thats fine if the house was built after the 1980’s, but when dealing with old heritage houses and buildings you really have to understand the old methods used, how they where built, and why they where built that way, it’s all relevant in purchasing a home or property that is over a 100 years old, a heritage building consultant can tell the difference between a renovation ( word used to cover up problems) or restoration ( word used to say it was done correctly).
Christopher Bart has been the managing director at Australian Heritage Restorations for the past 15 years where he has accumulated a wealth of knowledge on heritage buildings and homes in conjunction working with some of the worlds leading heritage architects and engineers.
Christoper realised there was a need for a specialised heritage building consultant as he had many clients calling him after purchasing heritage homes and properties that had been repaired or attempted to be renovated where they have actually caused more damage to the structure and would cost the new owners tens of thousands of dollars to repair within 2 years of purchasing the property.
Let Christopher Bart show you the difference between a renovation that covers all the problems and a restoration that will last you another 100 years.
- Pre-purchase building reports
- Defects reports on existing structure and newly completed renovations
- Expert witness for building disputes
- Expert reports for insurance disputes