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About Us

DoubleCheck Home Inspector Ottawa has performed thousands of inspections on properties ranging from residential to cottage. We offer the expertise and have the 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 home inspectors are committed to making the property inspection process clear and understandable. If you are unsure of a particular item or comment made during the inspection please as for clarification. You need to know now during the inspection of your home or cottage before the end of the inspection. 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 and Cottage inspections.

Your DoubleCheck Home Inspector is qualified to the highest standards of practice available today in the home inspection industry. In 2000 James Ellacott received his designation RHI, (Registered Home Inspector), which is the most extensive and highest level of qualification in Canada. We are qualified under the National Certification Authority 2006 for property inspection to work anywhere across Canada. We work within the Canadian and American Home Inspectors code of ethics and standards of practice on every assignment Hire a Registered Home Inspector-Ottawa’s Premier Choice.

President 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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Algonquin College Professor
2014 to 2017
Home Inspection Program
2012 Thermal/Infrared Thermography Level ll (ASNT) SNT-TC-1A (2006) Snell Canada 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 Inspector

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.