It is not possible to overstate the value of a comprehensive building inspection study. The report is a direct reflection of our own knowledge of construction and inspection, which means we are careful in its content. A successful report would define visible and non-visible defects, their urgency, photos, a report on pests and recommendations for resolving them.
The report will assist you to make financial decisions on repair work, imperative or otherwise, whether purchasing or selling and help you understand or negotiate the anticipated sale price.
Inspection is performed to follow the standard, ensuring that all usable areas will be measures by your building inspector. This helps us to categorise specific house sections and in specified headings convey them to you.
Superficial defects are common in a building inspection, but are nevertheless significant. Although these would not impact the building’s structural integrity, minor deficiencies can need to buyer or seller has the desired appearance on the house.
These types of defects start small, but may lead to far greater problems and financial losses subsequently. This may be as basic as cracks or corrosion that can lead to water damage or further dilapidation.
These will need immediate invention and usually result in a loss of money unless addressed. Subsequently, flaws such as this may have a huge effect on the acceptable selling price, putting you out of pocket theoretically.
As a result of the issues identified, engineering firm will usually summarise their recommendations for seeking resolutions through licensed practitioners. It is important to understand that, while helpful, our summary is only used to condense our findings and should be followed by reading the entire report.
The report will include defects identified throughout the interior of the household. they will differentiate our findings according to the room assessed (i.e. Kitchen, Bathroom, Bedroom 1,2,3 etc.)
While the report will classify each room, they will indicate the defects found in specific parts of the build
The defects found in each room will be described by your building inspector and as a result the flooring will vary accordingly. The type of floor signifies variations in their susceptibility to specific types of damage.
Defects found may also relate to floor coverings such as tiles or timber, which can include cracks, floorboard movement, damage to the skirting board, untrue level, or pest attacks such as borers. A pest controller, carpenter, or both, may have to be contacted depending on the defect found.
Due to cracking, tradesmen’s mistake, or defective adhesives, toilets, ensuites, or other tiled rooms may also be damaged by moisture. It may be possible to solve these errors with a tiler. Leaks and damage to water are also conducive to further termites attacks, meaning it is necessary to fix them early.
The level of the floor will cause the build-up of water and, in the most serious cases, the flooding of storm water. If found, the information will be included in the report.
The building inspector will assess the state of walls (damage to brickwork, rendering and plastering) and establish any defects to window and door binding. We use moisture meters to detect moisture in the walls and identify why this would be the case; this can often lead to recognising larger defects. The type of tradesman required will depend on the nature of the damage.
The evaluation will extend to the state of the ceiling and indicate any damage to plasterboard, rendering, or cornices. The ceiling can often be susceptible to water damage due to exterior issues such as roof leaks. Depending on the defect, ceilings may require regular maintenance.
The exterior of your house experiences the worst of the weather; therefore it is important to assess it for current defects or the susceptibility of future problems. We will systematically make our way around each area of your house to include in our report.
The building inspection will include the state of the roof’s materials, whether it is tiles, corrugated iron or anything in between. Damage to your roof can lead to issues with insulation and water damage to your roof cavity. If not addressed, roof defects are likely to worsen. As long as your roof space meets the minimum access and safety requirements, our inspection will extend to inside this area.
Our inspections will also include an assessment of the gutters and downpipes and test for any leaks or debris build up.
Effective drainage is imperative to a decent house. Your building inspector will assess how equipped the property is to managing inclement weather, paying close attention level of the surrounding landscape and pathways. This will indicate how prone the property might be to flooding or stormwater damage.
All aspects of the house will be paid attention to by a quality inspection; this includes your outdoor areas. These areas are also vulnerable to weather damage and infestation by pests.
The building inspection will recognise, with an emphasis on termites, any insect threats inside the household. In addition to the active hazards and environments conducive to attacks, our evaluation will include recognising harm from previous pests.
The urgency of defects is a vital factor in a building inspection study. The overview will provide you with an initial guide on what was inspected and our subsequent findings, it is here that we will describe the areas examined and describe the types of defects.