House Inspections - House and Pest Packages - Pre-sale Vendor Inspections - Handover Inspections - Pest only Inspections - Warranty Inspections
An Inline Building Inspections report will detail both major and minor defects, flaws in finishes and also building code compliance faults. We have certified inspectors on staff who are available every day of the week and in most cases we aim to complete your inspection within 24 hours of your call. Our pre-purchase staff are trained, experienced, licensed and accredited in AS4349.1-2007.
A pre-purchase inspection is the best way to ensure that a house you want to buy doesn’t have any lurking issues that will be expensive to repair. That includes both structural problems and anything in the house that is not up to code or you should be made aware of – the last thing you want is to go through the stress of buying a new home only to find that everything is not as it seemed.
What we inspect and report on :
Interior of Building:
The interior of a house is probably the part that concerns homebuyers the most. It’s hard to predict what might be lurking behind the walls and under the floorboards.
- Timber and concrete floors
- Timber and metal framed windows
- Doors & Frames
- Kitchen (bench top, cupboards, sink/taps, tiles)
- Toilet / WC
- Stairs (stringers, handrails/balusters, posts, treads, risers)
- Floor coverings
- Paint work
- Damp (all areas)
Exterior of Building:
It’s very important to thoroughly inspect the outside of the building because it is exposed to the elements. There are all kinds of ways that weaknesses can develop in the exterior of a home without showing any visible damage to the casual eye. Here is what we inspect for home exteriors:
- Timber/steel frames and structures
- Stairs (railings, balconies, verandas, patios, decks, suspended concrete, ballustrades)
- Ventilation / Weep Holes
- Damp Proof Course
- Rising Damp
- Paint work
The roof in particular can be a difficult area of the house due to weather exposure and often difficulty in accessing. The average homeowner can look at the interior and exterior without much trouble, but the roof is another story. A roof problem can develop into a leak that causes thousands of dollars of damage.
- Roof Covering
- Ridge capping
- Skylights, vents, flues
- Eaves, facias and barges
- Paint work
The roof cavity is a little more accessible than the roof itself, but frequently insulation, HVAC, and other obstacles make keeping up with it difficult. We always inspect the roof cavity as a potential source of leaks, cracks, birds and rodents. We inspect:
- Roof framing
- Service installation damage
Sub Floor Areas:
When accessible our inspectors always look under the floors, because a surprising amount of damage from unseen stresses can appear there. Dampness and water damage from leaks is a major concern, especially because it can lead to mould. Pests also like to inhabit the space below the floors.
- Timber flooring
- Concrete suspended slabs
- Ant cap condition
- Dampness / Drainage
There are plenty of areas on the property aside from the house itself that benefit from inspection. Other structures need to comply with building codes just as does the house and for the same reasons they can collapse without proper safety protocols. They also might host pests that could migrate over to the house. Various 'add-ons' often require an expert eye to determine their integrity rather than compliance.
- Out Buildings
- Retaining walls over 700mm high
- Surface Drainage Adequacy
- Rain water tanks
- Rain water retention systems
- Swimming pools
An Inline Pest Inspection looks for evidence of damage and locates the presence of wood destroying insects like termites, borers, ant species and other nasties. We provide a detailed report and recommendations to remedy the situation, including our suggestions on reputable providers of pest treatment options.
- Nests (active and inactive)
- Timber damage
- Previous evidence of infestation