Building Construction, Remodelling and Renovation

Building Consulting Services

Professional support for building, buying or renovating property

Property usually represents the most valuable asset that people or organisations own and occasionally specific issues arise that require specialist investigation and advice.

building consultants and engineers

In such situations it is important to call upon people who have the technical expertise and experience to correctly identify what needs to be done and ensure that solutions are professionally implemented.

Wilson and Associates offer a comprehensive range of consulting services for anyone building or repairing buildings or infrastructure. Our services include:

Structural engineering, architecture, land surveying, quantity surveying, MEP (Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing) design, construction and power management.

Our team has extensive experience in solving the most challenging of technical problems such as the repair of buildings with structural damage, inspecting and repairing earthquake damage,

Some recent examples of our work are as follows:

Villa in Bali

Major Structural Repairs

A brand new villa worth over a million dollars was built without foundations or sufficient reinforcing steel in the floor slabs. Wilson and Associates designed and supervised repair work involving investigation of the ground's load bearing capacity, the installation of foundation piers and strengthening beams for the floor slab. This major work was highly successful.


Quantity Surveying and Inspection

An expensive luxury villa in Canggu was 60% completed when the builder walked off the job. An independant assessment of the value of work completed was required to resolve the conflict between the builder and the client. Wilson and Associates provided a detailed assessment of the Bill of Quantities which was used to resolve the situation. The availablity of a detailed and objective report provided the means for the client to win a court battle with the building contractor.

Underpinning of Subsided Foundations

A two storey private house built on filled land at Taman Mumbul had subsided at a front corner resulting in the house splitting in half right through the centre. The floor of the open plan downstairs room had a crack across the centre while through the roof was a gap 6 cms wide.

The front corner of the house was underpinned, the floor removed and relaid with reinforced beams and the roof was stitched together and the cracks covered. After several years and some major earthquakes no further cracks have appeared in the house.

Assessing and Rectifying Earthquake Damage

After recent earthquake a number of buildings suffered damage and it was necessary to inspect them to make sure they were safe and to organise appropriate repairs.

Power Management Planning and Renewable Energy

Wilson and Associates have developed a power management plan for the Green School providing consulting services for the reduction of power use throughout the school and the installation of a solar voltaic power generation system.

Water Contamination and Purification

A large Villa complex has had their water supply contaminated from local septic tanks. A series of initiatives have been designed and implemented to address the initial problem and move to a more effective long term solution.

Excess Water Use

A large commercial complex found they were use very large quantities of water every day resulting in very large electricity bills to power 3 large water pumps. Investigations were carried out to determine where the water was going and to take corrective action. Water and electricity use has been reduced by as much as 90%.

For many people buying or building property represents the most costly investment they will make in their lives. A property inspection can help you by providing timely and useful advice and information.

Bali is becoming a very popular place to rent or own property but for some it can be a jungle. There are many highly professional architects, builders, developers and real estate agents operating on the island but there are also many who may wish to take advantage of the unwary.

We employ qualified experts to offer a range of services that remove much of the risk and heartache. Our reputation is built on integrity and the desire to bring standards, objectivity and fairness to the property world. By careful examination and analysis we provide objective and accurate information that will help you to make sound decisions by telling you what you need to know.

Our Inspection Services

If you are buying:

  • A fully comprehensive inspection so you know exactly what you are buying.
  • Or a structural survey covering only the most important items including foundation, structure and roof,

If you are coming to the end of your maintenance period:

  • A fully comprehensive inspection to make sure everything is in excellent condition before you finally take over the property.

If you are building:

  • We can check your contract documentation to make sure you have a properly documented statement of what you are getting, you have an adequate maintenance period and the building is properly designed to structural engineering standards which suit the site.
  • Inspection of the foundation and structure druing construction to make sure the reinforcing and concrete match the design specifications.
  • Ongoing construction inspections to make sure that standards are met.
  • Final comprehensive inspections before you finally take possession.

Structural Surveys

If you are buying or renting existing property we can check that buildings are structurally sound and that there are not going to be any nasty surprises.

Comprehensive Property Condition Reports

We provide independent exhaustive inspections for potential property buyers to tell them everything about a property including the structural standard and condition right down the detail such as the condition of wall surfaces, doors, windows, plumbing and electrical circuits.

Handover Inspections

For people who are coming to the end of their maintenance period we can make sure everything is up to scratch before you finally sign off with the builder or developer. Our maintenance inspections not only cover superficial issues such as wall finishing or sticking windows and doors, our structural surveys carried out by fully qualified engineers will identify the more important issues such as adequacy of foundations and structural integrity of the building.

Electrical Audits

With an unreliable electricity supply in most parts of Indonesia combined with restrictions on how much power people have access to many people are having problems with their electrical power. The problem is excerbated by poor electrical installations, phase inbalance in 3 phase supplies and the common incidence of neighbours "borrowing" power.

Electrical audits can resolve many electrical problems and reduce power bills by optimising circuits, identifying and removing power losses and finding faults.

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Water Testing

Water quality is a major issue in Bali and contaminated water can cause illness even death. Contamination may be from minerals in the ground, from a nearby septic tank or perhaps industrial waste.

A laboratory test can check the purity of your water and provide the information needed to plan appropriate measures to improve the quality of the supply.