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A Building Inspection will assist a property owner or a potential buyer to make sound investment decisions, or protect their home, and manage maintenance and renovation requirements and reduce the threat of specific risks like Asbestos and regulatory compliance requirements.

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What is Included in a Building Inspection?

While the purpose of your building or property inspection may vary depending on the service selected, the main aim of property inspections is to identify safety hazards, major defects and minor defects. You will get detailed information that enables you to make an informed decision about the property purchase or the ongoing management, maintenance and renovations of property or buildings you already own.

Key areas inspected include:

  • Interior
  • Exterior
  • Roof Exterior
  • Ceiling Interior or Void
  • Ancillary Buildings on the Site
  • Subfloor and Slab where applicable
  • Fencing
  • Landscaping Elements like decks and retaining walls
  • The Site

A Building Inspector will examine key areas of the property for serviceability and appearance defects including:

  • Condition of building materials
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Main fixtures and fittings
  • Key infrastructure including plumbing, electrical and gas systems by prior arrangement

A Building Inspector also notes items which are suspected health hazards like mould and asbestos and will highlight to the client any areas that they suspect may be non-compliant with various codes and regulations.

Generally this may also involve referral to secondary inspection parties like surveyors, engineers, town planning, local government, and other relevant authorities.

Specialist Building Inspection Services

Building Inspection companies generally offer specialised services which respond to a wide array of commercial or corporate and government requirements. They also respond to tenders for building, property or asset inspection requirements.

How is an Inspection Report written?

Your inspection report is usually prepared on-site however; this will vary upon the company and the Inspector you choose.

  • Detailed description of the property and its construction method
  • Any evidence of concealment of building defects
  • Limitations and obstructions that affect the scope of the inspection
  • Detailed list of each defect categorised by severity and location
  • Photographs of defects with problems specifically highlighted
  • Statements of further information and where applicable items that are in good condition
  • A clear summary that provides you with the ability to prioritise defect
  • Recommendation's for further inspections where applicable
  • Rating for the probability or risk of undetected defects
  • A full list of accessible and inaccessible areas
  • Details of attachments and appendices to the report

Depending on the age and type of property, a Building Inspector usually provides additional information about your building and critical issues rising from the recommended use of fire alarms, safety glass warnings, notifications and advice about managing Asbestos related risks.

When it comes to property inspections, it is always best to choose a local professional to provide you a residential or Commercial Building Report. The reason for this is that a local inspector will be more aware of local conditions and local government rules for your property. So let us find you the right person for your Building / Property Inspection today. Just call the number listed above or leave us an enquiry form and you will be contacted ASAP.

When Inspection Reports are required for either a General Building Inspection, Pest Inspection, Termite Inspection or Asbestos Inspection, it is highly recommended that these reports are done by fully qualified inspectors with proper credentials and required experience to do the job as per your personal request. Do not risk your report to just anyone.