Understanding common building defects
Australia’s most common strata defects and how they become systemic
Knowing your building systems and common building defects can help you spot them and give you some understanding of what specialists look at when they undertake diagnostic reporting. What’s more, knowing where defects most commonly happen also means you can make sure the builders you use have a good reputation in this area.
Common building defects data in Australia has been led by researchers from the City Futures Research Centre and Deakin University, with organisations like PICA Group contributing to funding and studies. Knowing the most common residential defects means better government policy that protects the interests of committee members and owners.