Your Building Inspector
Nick Broadhurst is your building inspector. He is a Class A Builder, with an Architecture degree from the University of WA. He has also held building licences in New South wales, Western Australia and Victoria.
Nick began building homes and renovations decades ago, in Victoria. He moved to New South Wales to design and build a block of ten home units. After more, he got another opportunity to build blocks of units, up to 44 home units on one project, in Western Australia, where he had gotten his Architecture degree. He worked there for two successful commercial builders. Nick built as a project manager of hospitals and units and was also involved in design and working with clients.
After that he was given a chance to work with tier 1 construction company, John Holland Constructions in Victoria. There he worked on a down town office tower as a junior project manager. 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.
But things went desperately quiet for the construction industry then and John Hollands collapsed. The construction arm went into liquidation due to an overseas purchase, and so went hundreds of jobs.
So Nick went all-hands and worked with a wrecking company in Victoria for year. He knew the owners well. But newer opportunities arose and he was given a chance to go and work in Japan. That promise of eight weeks grew into ten years. Here Nick did many things, branched out to other countries, started joining disaster relief programs, and he began teaching a voluntary literacy program. Here is also where he began commercial building inspections. This work soon took him all over Asia. Plus he worked in a USA design office for a year, doing sketch plans for the buildings he was inspecting.
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 he was always learning while doing.
That work finished and so he came back to Canberra where he had lived before. A freind of his in Perth was also a builder and a building inspector, and offered to show Nick how to migrate from one profession to the other. Only now Nick would be inspecting houses instead of commercial projects. It all seemed natural enough. Nick loved meeting the clients and doing the work.
At the same time as all this he continued writing. Nick joined writing clubs and guilds in ACT. After attending a class he soon learned the techniques of writing children’s books. So, his writing branched also out into picture books and comics. These were often translated.
All the time Nick never stopped learning, studying, writing. Most recently he studied the ancient Sanskrit language at the largest university in Kathmandu, which helped his writing more. Many English words come from Sanskrit.
Nick also assisted in putting in a literacy program he had developed, called Better Education Nepal. And, as Nick found his body needed repairs he started a nutrition company, based on Himalayan jungle nutrients. He found others wanted the nutrients, to extend their lives and activities as well. So that was born.
Nick is active in trying to help the environment and animals. He is passionate about all his fellow living beings, and his world, and his art. The income he makes more or less goes into his projects. But 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. Or him being at a banquet with George Bush Senior and his wife some time back. Or having lunch with Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, the royalty he has met, and the list go on.
Here though, Nick is just your building inspector. He has another life, 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 one.
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 therm. They are designed to. 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 be healthy, wealthy and wise, and have lived a good life.
Nick’s experience is wide. And he brings each aspect of that experience to his inspections and hopes it reaches you.