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Building Inspections

Crest Building Consultancy Ltd is a local company here in Victoria, BC. Our aim is to provide our clients with a professional and efficient service. We specialise in building inspection services. Our inspections are extremely thorough and our reports provide extensive detail.

We have 29 years experience in building inspecting and hold the highest qualifications on the island.


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Whether it is a house, condo, heritage property or commercial property, our inspections are extremely detailed.

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Our reports are not standard reports but specifically written for each property we inspect. They are typically 30 to 50 pages long and contain clear, concise information with diagrams and photographs. They are printed at the end of the inspection and copies can be emailed electronically if desired.

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Our principal inspector, Lee Ottewell, has been inspecting buildings since 1988. He has a degree in the subject.
He inspects properties for private individuals, commercial clients and the Government.
He is a Licensed Inspector (Consumer Protection BC), an Accredited Home Inspector (Home Inspectors Association BC) and was formerly a Chartered Building Surveyor (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors).



The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is the world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property, infrastructure and construction. The RICS was founded in 1868.


The Home Inspector Association BC is an association of professional home and property inspectors, representing all regions of British Columbia. They are committed to protecting consumers through their stringent membership requirements, mandatory ongoing training programs, and their detailed Scope of Inspection

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Consumer Protection British Columbia is a Government agency responsible for licensing businesses and individuals under the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act.