About Us

DoubleCheck Home Inspector Ottawa has performed thousands of inspections on properties ranging from residential to industrial. We offer the expertise and technical knowledge you require when evaluating property whether you are buying, selling or renovating. We also offer independent technical consulting related to building maintenance, repairs and energy evaluation.

Our inspectors are committed to making the property inspection process clear and understandable. We strive to provide maximum value for your investment both in the inspection process itself and ultimately for your property.

DoubleCheck Home Inspector Ottawa specializes in home inspections but we also work in the commercial sector.

Your DoubleCheck Home Inspector is qualified to the highest standards of practice available today in the home inspection industry. We are qualified under the National Certification Authority for property inspection to work anywhere across Canada. We work within the Ontario and American Home Inspedtors code of ethics and standards of practice on every assignment.

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James F. Ellacott qualified as a restoration building inspector while studying for his Architectural Technology Diploma in 1979. Since then, James has inspected buildings and structures in Edmonton, Vancouver, Ottawa and the Arctic Circle. In 1989, he worked with a large corporation on design inspection and construction of structures in the Arctic. He offers 30 years of progressive responsibility as a senior architectural technologist and project manager of design and construction in the private and public sectors. His experience includes management and design on projects with a construction value of over 13 million dollars. Skills include project management, research, design, contract documents and on-site field coordination of personnel. James has conducted building inspections in Edmonton, Vancouver and Ottawa. He can confidently provide you with a realistic and complete inspection of your property and support your decision-making related to selling, purchasing and construction.

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2015 CSA-Z462-15 Workplace Electrical Safety Electrical Safety Authority
Electrical Applications for Infrared Thermography 2014 Snell Canada
2012 Thermal/Infrared Thermography Level ll (ASNT) SNT-TC-1A (2006) Snell Canada Training Center
2010 Building Thermography Part III Snell Infrared Canadian Training Center
2010 Thermal/Infrared Level 1 Certification (ASTN) SNT-TC-1A Snell Infrared Canadian Training Center
2006 National Certification Holder, # 00040 National Certification Authority
2005 Energy Auditor NRCAN Energy Audit Program
2002 Commercial Building Inspections Carson Dunlop and Associates
2000 Registered Home Inspector Ontario Association of Home Inspectors
1998 Certification for Home Inspectors Provincial Association of Certified Home Inspectors
1984 Level I Building Risk Analysis Insurer’s Advisor Organization
1979 Architectural Technologist Algonquin College

Find out more about hiring a Property Inpsector

Hiring a Home Inspector. Central Mortgage and Housing Canada, Order no. 62839, Series no. CE 35

This publication is available from Central Mortgage and Housing Canada (CMHC) www.cmhc.ca CMHC is located at 800 Montreal Road in Ottawa. You may wish to e-mail or contact them by: telephone at 1-800-688-26421-800-688-2642, or by fax at 1-800-245-9274t.