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Building consultants & Quantity estimators specialising in remedial specifications, defect & compliance reporting & design delivery

Project managers & Superintendents specialising in project planning, design management, contract administration & quality control 

"It had dawned on me that the occurrence of a defect was the result of some condition or action, and that it would be possible to eliminate defects entirely by pursuing the cause”    Shigeo Shingo      
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Facts & Stats

Are building defects common?

Unfortunately, the occurrence of general building defects is quite high. Research conducted by UNSW in 2012 found that 72% of apartment blocks in NSW have building defects and over 80% of apartment blocks in NSW built since 2000 have building defects.




What are the most commonly reported defects? 

  1. Internal water leaks - 42%

  2. Cracking to internal or external structures - 42%

  3. Water penetration from outside - 40%

  4. Guttering faults - 25%

  5. Defective roof coverings - 23%

  6. Defective plumbing - 22%

  7. Tiling problems - 20%

  8. Building movement - 17%

  9. Noise breakthrough - 17%

  10. Defective balcony balustrades - 15%   



What is water ingress and why is it a problem?

Water or moisture penetration from the outside of a building to the internal areas is generally referred to as water ingress. Water ingress can present in a variety of ways. A commonly known type is rising damp, which is often found in older buildings due to the breakdown of the original damp proof course over time. 





Hydromedial offer a range of industry specific services. . Click on the icon which best describes you or the service you require.

Strata Managers
Owners Corporation
Home Owner
Insurance Providers

Why Hydromedial?

It begins with experience, and what sets us apart is our expertise in communication. The Hydromedial team have decades spent immersed in multiple sectors of the industry in technical construction to management & design, so we understand the frustrations of all stakeholders, and we know how to avoid them.


Take comfort in knowing we are accredited, licenced & registered:

  • Hydromedial operate under a quality & environmental management system which ensures consistency & accuracy across everything we do.
  • Both Directors are Licenced Master Builders.
  • Our Project managers are accredited & registered through the Australian Institute of Project Management. 
  • We are insured for Public Liability to the sum of $20M.
  • We are insured for Professional Indemnity up to $5M.

Areas we can help are:

  • Forensic defect analysis with a focus on issues relating to water ingress. Water ingress can present a diverse number of symptoms from superficial to structural. It can be challenging to diagnose at times but also highly rewarding when the results are in.
  • Developing strategies to remedy building failure with the application of historically proven building methods combined with the latest technical improvements in both methods and materials with a view to life cycle extension to your building.
  • Identifying potential design flaws prior to construction. Through careful review of site plans, proposed materials & site conditions such as drainage, aspect, and location. A small change on the design could save the owner time and money on remedial work or energy consumption down the track. 
  • Maintenance scheduling based upon site assessments. Having a maintenance schedule in place can equip the owner with the knowledge to increase the longevity of your product. 
  • Cost evaluations and general estimating of defect remediation & new construction. Have your project estimated prior to tender stages. Having a project estimated pre-tender stage gives a level of control on the financials and reduces the risk of inflated costing from suppliers.
  • Qualifying the right contractors for your project. This is the riskiest part of any project, but we are consistent & accurate in how we select & recommend contractors for your project.
  • Expert project management & superintendency consulting on small to large scale projects is something we take pride in. We utilise our cross-industry experience and education to strategically plan each project with a focus on good communication and minimal impact. 


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Facility Managers
Water Ingress


Hydromedial is the collaboration of two careers in the construction industry, spanning 48 years in total, 3 continents and an ongoing curiosity in the built environment. Collaboratively, our team have experience in custom designed cottages, basements, through to multi-level & high-rise structures.


Hydromedial has established a consultancy team that is committed to improving the life cycle outlay of each project and increasing the longevity of the built environment, by understanding the cause, the remedy, the impacts and the stakeholders. At Hydromedial, these considerations are at the fore-front of every decision we make, and every direction we take. 


Hydromedial deliver an all-encompassing service. We collaborate with a highly experienced group of industry professionals including Structural, Hydraulic, Fire and Geo-technical Engineers. We provide a targeted approach to problem solving, utilising resources in a targeted way minimising project costs & overall impact to our clients.



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