Nick Broadhurst is your building inspector. However, he’s also a Class A Builder, with an Architecture degree from the University of WA. And he has held building licenses in New South Wales, Western Australia and Victoria.
His Early Experience
Nick began building homes and renovations decades ago, in Victoria. Shortly after that he moved to New South Wales to design and build a block of ten home units. Then after that, Nick got an opportunity to build more blocks of units, including 44 home units on one project, in Western Australia – where he had earlier gotten his Architecture degree.
Nick also worked there for two successful commercial builders. He also built as a project manager of hospitals and units and was also involved in design, working with clients.
Tier 1 Company Experience
After that he was given a chance to work with Tier 1 construction company, John Holland Constructions, in Victoria. There he worked on a downtown office tower as a project engineer. It was in Melbourne where he started writing his first science fiction book. Nick then moved to another Holland’s project as a design manager and did some of their historical renovation work in the city.
Things go Down
However, things went desperately quiet for the construction industry back then and John Hollands collapsed. Unfortunately, the building construction arm of the company went into liquidation due to an overseas purchase, and so went hundreds of jobs.
So Nick went hands-on and worked with a wrecking company in Victoria for year. He knew the owners well. And newer opportunities arose, and he was given a chance to go and work in Japan.
That promise of eight weeks grew into ten years. And there Nick did many things, travelled out to other countries, started joining disaster relief programs, and began teaching a voluntary literacy program. This is also where he began commercial building inspections. It soon took him all over Asia.
Plus he worked in a USA design office for a year year or so in Hollywood, doing preliminary feasibility space planning.
Finally Nick resettled back in Australia and did more building inspections on a commercial scale. Here he continued building and designing for a Western Australian construction company. And as usual, he was always learning while doing.
Predictably, that work finished, and so Nick came back to Canberra where he had lived before. A freind of Nick’s in Perth, also a builder and a building inspector, showed Nick how to migrate from one profession to the other. Only now, Nick would be inspecting houses instead of commercial projects. Of course, it was natural enough, though. Nick loved meeting clients and doing the work.
At the same time as all this he continued his writing. Consequentially, Nick joined writing clubs and guilds in ACT. After attending those he learned the techniques of writing children’s books. So soon, his writing branched also out into kids picture books and comics. Plus they were translated. See here.
All this time Nick never stopped learning, studying, and writing. Most recently, as written of before, he studied the ancient Sanskrit language at the largest university in Kathmandu. This helped his writing, as many English words derive from Sanskrit.
Nick also assisted in establishing a literacy program he had nurtured, called Better Education Nepal. And, as Nick found his body needed repairs he started a nutrition company, based on Himalayan jungle nutrients. Interestingly, he found others wanted the nutrients, to extend their lives and activities as well. So that was also born.
Nick is and has been active in trying to help the environment and animals. He is passionate about all his fellow living beings, and this world, and his art. Not surprisingly, the income he makes more or less goes into his projects. However, there is much he will not write too much about, like last year going to a dioxin conference in Hanoi at the invitation of the Vietnamese government. Nor him being at a banquet with George Bush Senior and his wife some decades back. Or even him having lunch with Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, and the royalty he has met. The list go on. See here.
Building Inspector in Canberra
Here though, Nick is just your building inspector. He has another life, like most, but he knows a lot about construction, architecture, and thus inspections. You will get professional service.
Nick built this website, and also took all the photos for it, except two.
Two Inspection Streams
There are two main streams to Nicks building inspection types. One is the traditional pre-purchase building inspections. That includes termite and timber pest inspections, energy efficiency ratings, and the standard building inspection. The other tier is the stages construction inspections.
Nick also continues to paint, and never stopped since school days. Though, he only does it in his spare time.
So, he writes, does building inspections, and more. He loves his writing because his stories help the people who read them. They are designed to do so. Is does not matter if the stories are for the children or for young adults or older audiences. They help the people who read them, and that is how life should be, according to Nick. If you help more than you get helped, you should have a great chance of being healthy, wealthy and wise, and live a good life.
Nick’s experience is wide. And he brings each aspect of that experience to his inspections and hopes it reaches you.
Nick has summarised his philosophy on this page. We hope you get a chance to read it.
For more on his books, see here:
Nick’s first book site about his 23 book sci fi series.
His second book site including his picture books and comics.
And his third books site about how the sites and stories started and who helped.
Nick’s fourth book site and about his own background.
The site below is about Nick’s Super-Superfood, see here:
Nick also does commercial building inspections Canberra.