Our Company

About Our Company

“City Building Consultants is a leading Building Consultancy Firm operating in Sydney and across NSW. We provide premium Building Consultancy services for a diverse range of clients ranging from Lawyers, Developers, Builders, Strata Managers, Building Managers and Strata Plans.

Our team of highly professional Building Consultants bring a coordinated professional approach with over 25 years of experience and a proactive attitude to work and technically sound advice for your project. We are Licensed Builders who understand the building process.

After a comprehensive inspection and investigation, City Building Consultants will provide you with a detailed report composed of photographical evidence, factual data and expert analysis of building defects”.

Our Services

  • Strata Defect Inspections
  • Project Management
  • Contract Administration
  • Pre-Purchase Building and Timber Pest Inspections
  • Pre-Settlement Inspections
  • Dilapidation Surveys
  • Water Leak Investigations
  • Thermal Imaging
  • Swimming Pool Barrier Inspections

Our Affiliations & Associations

  • Australian Society of Building Consultants (ASBC)
  • Master Builders Association (MBA)
  • Concrete Institute of Australia (CIA)
  • Fire Protection Association of Australia (FPAA)
  • Swimming Pool and Spa Association (SPASA)
  • Infraspection Institute
  • International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI)

What We Do

Strata Defect

New Strata Plans come with time-limited statutory warranties. Under NSW building law, it is 2 years for general defects and 6 years for structural defects. Construction defects in Strata Plans can have an enormous financial and emotional impact on you as a property owner or investor. From superficial cracking to major structural faults, we offer a full suite of consulting services including litigation compliant reports and negotiating with the builder / developer for the rectification of defects.


A Pre-Settlement Inspection, or a Practical Completion Inspection is a vital investment for a new build property purchase at handover stage. It provides the opportunity to identify any defects or incomplete works. To help you with this process we use our years of experience to thoroughly inspect the property and provide a detailed report.

Project Management

We specialise in the Project Management and Contract Administration of Remedial projects in occupied Strata Plans. We work with Strata Managers, Building Managers, Executive Committee Members and Contractors to ensure a smooth project.

We prepare tender documents, invite remedial builders to tender, evaluate tenders, award contracts and schedule the works.

Nick Dalamagas personally oversees each project and is a Licensed Builder with over 25 year’s experience in the Construction Industry. During the remedial works, we act as the Project Superintendent and provide ongoing advice to our clients, such as monitoring quality, review and assessment of variations, monitor of progress, review progress claims and respond to Contractors RFI’s.

Building and Timber Pest Inspections

Purchasing a property is undoubtedly one of the largest financial investments you will make in your lifetime – that’s why it’s vital to do it right. We have deep expertise in Building and Timber Pest Inspections to hunt down any problems because we are Licensed Builders who can detect problems. We use a thermal imaging camera with every inspection to conduct a thorough inspection of the property.

During a Building & Timber Pest Inspection we inspect the roof exterior, roof interior, building exterior, building interior, subfloor and the site in accordance with AS4349.1 to look for major defects such as damp issues, poor external drainage, potential safety hazards, leaks, structural cracks and timber pests.

Dilapidation Surveys

A Dilapidation Survey is a very thorough survey which documents the state of building elements and structure down to minor wear and tear prior to any building works on an adjoining property. This is performed by an Independent Building Consultant who has a good understanding of the aspects of a building that are likely to be affected by nearby works, and who know exactly what to look for.


We provide Commercial and Residential Dilapidation Surveys to document the condition of a property prior to, and after, construction or demolition on an adjoining property. If you have failed to get a Dilapidation Survey done then you could potentially be liable for any damages if a claim is made.


The Survey is provided as a Final Report which includes detailed photographs and a written component.

Swimming Pool Barrier Inspections

The NSW State Government has introduced new pool safety compliance laws aimed at reducing the incidence of children drowning in backyard pools. The new laws promote the need for regular checks and maintenance of pool safety barriers. 

We are Registered Swimming Pool Inspectors with the NSW Department of Fair Trading (formerly known as E1 Accredited Certifiers).

If you are selling or leasing your property, we can inspect your swimming pool barrier and issue a Certificate of Compliance or Non-Compliance depending if the barrier meets the requirements under the Swimming Pools Act, Regulations and Australian Standard AS1926.1 depending on when the pool was built.

Why Us

We are Licensed Builders with over 25 experience in the Construction Industry. Our team is comprised of individuals with sound industry expertise.

We pride ourselves in completing all operations with honesty, integrity and excellence constantly going the extra mile to get the job done, with ongoing support post-project. No matter the size or scope of your request, we encourage you to reach out today to speak with a member of our team who will provide tailored solutions to your unique business needs.

Whatever representation or advice you need, rest assured that we will work round-the-clock to provide effective solutions. We add incremental value to our clients by ensuring they have as much cost certainty as possible and their expenditure is kept within budget from end to end.

Affiliations & Professional Associations

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