Services

Services

West Coast Building Biology offers many Audits and as such pricing will vary.

Initial Consultation is $150 for the first hour, subsequent blocks at $50 per half hr or $25 per 15 mins (+ GST for businesses)

As well as my onsite visit, all off-site research is included in the cost. Travel is extra.

I can also supply a written Report if required.

Express Healthy Home Audit | $150

Via phone/email/Skype (NO site visit)

Fee Inclusions

  • A Questionnaire will be emailed to you to complete and return to me
  • I will offer practical solutions to eliminate or reduce any hazards after reading your questionnaire
  • Follow up phone call if required.

Call 0418 928 301 or email tania@westcoastbuildingbiology.com.au

Healthy Home Audit | From $350

Approx 3-4 hours on site

A comprehensive audit of the potential or existing health hazards in your home and recommendations on how to eliminate or reduce these exposures in the most cost-effective way.

Fee Inclusions:

Questionnaire to be completed and returned to me via email prior to visit. Site visit at your home to assess the following:

  • External & internal sources of AC magnetic fields and radio frequencies (from mobile phone towers, meter panel/smart meter, solar panel inverters, wireless technologies inside the home, electrical appliances and wiring)
  • Dampness or mould issues, indoor humidity levels
  • Potential or existing allergens – dust, dust mites, mould, pests, pets
  • Drinking water and water used for showering/bathing
  • Identifying ambient air issues that may affect indoor air quality
  • Potential sources of chemicals – cleaning and personal care products, pesticides, furnishings, building materials and more
  • A written summary of hazards identified and recommendations to rectify them
  • Any sampling (mould and/or air quality) will incur additional charges but will be discussed before proceeding.

If you require more information please phone for an obligation free chat.

Call 0418 928 301 or email tania@westcoastbuildingbiology.com.au

Nursery Preparation or Child’s (one room) Audit | From $150

Approx 1-2 hours on site

Babies & children are not little adults!!

Unique exposure pathways – in utero and breastfeeding. They have more exploratory behaviour – hand to mouth activity. Increased inhalation of contaminants as their breathing zone is closer to the floor and they breathe more air compared to adults. They are still developing immune and respiratory systems. Early life exposures can influence a child’s health both mentally and physically and carry on through to adult life. Critical windows of development that are susceptible to hormone-disrupting chemicals.

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Assessment of the baby or child’s immediate environment including:

  • A Questionnaire to be completed and returned to me prior to visit
  • Existing or potential allergens
  • External & internal sources of AC magnetic fields and radio frequencies (from mobile phone towers, meter panel/smart meter, solar panel inverters, wireless technologies inside the home, electrical appliances and wiring)
  • Advice and recommendations of furnishings, paints and finishes, baby monitors, personal care products and much more
  • Written report if required.

If you require more information please phone for an obligation free chat.

Call 0418 928 301 or email tania@westcoastbuildingbiology.com.au

“In the last several years, a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities.” US EPA, 2018

Healthy Building Design and Material Selection | From $150

Price will vary depending on if a site visit is required

Thinking of building or renovating? I can help with practical suggestions to create a healthy home and avoid or minimise hazards. A healthy home should smell like fresh air and support the health and wellbeing of the occupants.

Depending on your circumstances you may need to complete a questionnaire before the onsite visit.

Considerations –

  • Location – proximity of industry, major traffic and air routes, parks, golf courses and recreation fields, potential allergen and chemical exposure
  • Building materials and finishes – interior and exterior
  • Insulation
  • External and internal sources of AC magnetic fields and radio frequencies
  • Suitable water filtration
  • Non chemical pest management control

If you require more information please phone for an obligation free chat.

Call 0418 928 301 or email tania@westcoastbuildingbiology.com.au

Pre-lease/Pre-purchase Home Audit | From $150

Approx 1-3 hours

An assessment of a home before leasing or purchasing.

It can be as comprehensive as the Home Healthy Audit or just address your immediate concerns for 1 room or something in between.

It could include:

  • Location – proximity of industry, major traffic and air routes, parks, golf courses and recreation fields, potential allergen and chemical exposure
  • Moisture in building materials and potential water intrusion will be conducted inside and outside of the building. A moisture meter will be used to inspect for dampness in building materials and the likelihood of mould development
  • External and internal (if possible) sources of AC magnetic fields and radio frequencies. As household appliances are not likely to be in the building these cannot be assessed at this stage.

If you require more information please phone for an obligation free chat.

Please note: This audit does not replace a building inspection by a licensed Building Inspector. I cannot assess structural damage or determine whether the building meets relevant standards, such as those outlined in the Building Code of Australia.

Call 0418 928 301 or email tania@westcoastbuildingbiology.com.au

Drinking Water Assessment | From $150

Approx 1-2 hours

Get a filter or be the filter!

(Healthy Home Healthy Family, Bijlsma 2018)

Depending on your source of water – tap, bore/well, tank or bottled will determine what contaminants that may affect your drinking water.
Possible contaminants – chlorine, aluminium, copper, pesticides, micro-organisms, bushfire particles, hormone disrupting chemicals and fluoride (heavily debated).

  • We can discuss your requirements or concerns either by phone or email as a site visit may not be required
  • If you decide to proceed I will send you a Questionnaire to be completed and returned to me
  • I will research where your drinking water comes from (distributor) and if needed collect a sample of your drinking water and have it analysed by a Water and Soil testing laboratory. (Sampling is an extra cost)

Call 0418 928 301 or email tania@westcoastbuildingbiology.com.au

“Volatile organic compounds (VOCs), including formaldehyde, may be emitted slowly from indoor building materials, furniture, paints and carpets. VOCs can also be released by smoking and detergent, or drift in from attached garages or outdoor sources. These can contribute to acute conditions (e.g. poisonings) as well as cancers and asthma” World Health Organisation, 2018.

Electromagnetic Fields Audit | From $150

Approx 1-2 hours (AC magnetic fields, radiofrequencies, wireless technologies, mobile and cordless phones)

A Questionnaire to be completed and returned to me prior to visit.

A comprehensive audit identifying all potential EMF sources inside and outside your home by testing AC magnetic fields and high frequency radiation. Exposure to power lines, fuse and meter boxes, household electrical appliances are all tested, also sources of radiation from smart meters, phone towers, mobile phone base stations, wireless (WIFI) technologies and DECT (cordless) phones.

If you require more information please phone for an obligation free chat.

Call 0418 928 301 or email tania@westcoastbuildingbiology.com.au

The World Health Organisation classified both AC magnetic Fields (IARC 2002) and radiofrequencies (IARC, 2011) as possible carcinogenic to humans.

Possible short-term health effects

Mould and Moisture Audit | From $150

Approx 1-2 hours

A Questionnaire to be completed and returned to me prior to visit.

To identify potential hazards associated with excess moisture in building materials and furnishings. A moisture meter is used where there is evidence of water intrusion, mould growth, musty odours without visible mould growth or if the occupants are experiencing health problems that may be related to mould exposure.

Sampling may or may not be required and will be discussed before proceeding. Sampling is an additional cost.

If you require more information please phone for an obligation free chat.

Call 0418 928 301 or email tania@westcoastbuildingbiology.com.au

West Coast Building Biology is a proud member of the Australasian Society of Building Biologists (ASBB), founded in 2007.

To make a booking or to find out more, call 0418 928 301, email tania@westcoastbuildingbiology.com.au, or message us on Facebook.

Is your home, school or workplace making you sick?

Call Tania – and start living a healthier life!

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