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Attention Property Owners

Don't risk using unlicensed trades when building or renovating. To find out why please call Howard Ryan on 0412 233 977.

(as per The Home Building Act 1989)

Talk to me, Howard Ryan, about anything relating to your home.  Emailing me is a free service at

H&K Intel

Shows builders and their clients how to intercept alleged defects!

To all builders! Our intel into the NCC and A.S. is FREE (a 3-hour session for site supervisors, construction managers and tradies). 

Howard Ryan is available for Conciliation and Mediation with builders, their clients and their inspectors to intercept alledged defects.

Once defects are found the builder IS LIABLE!

Contract Administration Service

Our “Contract Administration Service” is an integral part of H&K Ryan and comes from over 50 years of experience developing, delivering and, now administering building contracts.

If you are about to build or renovate you will most likely need help in deciphering all the maze of paperwork, provisional costs, variations, specifications, CDC and DA  for the future, let alone the plans.


Our Contract Administration Service starts from $3,300 inc GST and includes a free signed copy of Howard's book “What My Builder Didn't Tell Me”, 2 inspections and FREE email connections with Howard Ryan personally.

Can you afford not to factor this service into your building investment?

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Unstoppable Solutions

H&K Ryan & Associates has been protecting and guiding home buyers and builders for over 50 years. Howard Ryan is very passionate about protecting all consumers throughout this process.

PURPOSE: To be the creator of accountability for the protection of the Australian homeowner.

Building Inspector


H&K Ryan has carried out thousands of new and existing property inspections and has become a uniquely recognised name within the building inspection and construction professions and industries. We are committed to all our clients and their needs when it comes to purchasing and or building their dream homes. H&K has the experience necessary to provide you with detailed property inspection reports whether you are buying, selling or renovating. We are also specialists in forensically analysing Australian Standards that are referenced in the NCC (National Construction Codes)

H&K Ryan is experienced in all pre-purchase building inspections, new construction frame and final handover inspections, defect and warranty inspections and dispute avoidance processes (DAPS). We also offer Alternative Dispute Resolution services and are experienced Expert Witnesses in NCAT Tribunal Matters.

  • Property Consultancy from $1,295 inc GST.

  • New Construction Inspection report from $1,295 inc GST and defect inspections start from $1,995 inc GST

  • Our rates for Expert, Court and NCAT Tribunal Reports are only priced on initial application. In most cases, fixed prices are always given. We only charge for one-way travelling.

  • Contracts Administration with two vital inspections included start from $3,300 inc GST

We specialise in Forensic Compliance Investigations for New Construction.

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In the media since 1999

Our House

About cracking to residential properties.

A Current Affair

About Swimming Pool construction issues.

Today Tonight

About termite damage to Sydney properties.

Daily Telegraph

Balcony collapse 

2GB The Two Murray's

New Home


What My Builder Didn't Tell Me

This is an explanatory book to allow its reader to understand the importance of what is required when building or buying a property and to help avoid costly litigation.

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Howard Ryan has over 55 years within the Residential Building and Inspection Industries.


He has a passion for giving back to these industries and what the general public needs.

Please take your time when buying property, as rushed decisions can lead to unresolved issues.

Read Howards CV which you can download in the link below to find out more about his extensive experience.

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