Which Building Inspection Do You Need?
Getting a building inspection can be confusing as there is a wide variety of different terminology used for the different types of inspections on offer.
Often people find themselves no longer knowing what they are looking for. In essence, you can divide the inspection services Building Masters offer into two different types:
1. Building Inspection (includes the lot)
2. Asbestos Inspection (includes sample lab tests)
1. Within a Building Inspection, we cover:
- Structural Inspection (inside roof, under floor, etc)
- Hidden defects
- Building distortion, subsidence
- Building Code defects
- Electrical installation
- Asbestos inspection
- Termite and pest inspection
- 1001 other items
- Cost of Repairs required
You can get a building inspection prior to purchasing a property (referred to as Pre-Purchase Inspection) or it can be conducted on a property you currently own (often done prior to renovating or selling). Following the building inspection, you will get a fully comprehensive building inspection report outlining the findings and recommendations for solutions, including a costing of any and all repairs needed.
2. Within an Asbestos Inspections we cover:
- Asbestos Identification (audit report if required)
- Sample Lab Testing Service (when visual identification is not possible)
You can get an asbestos inspection prior to purchasing a property or it can be conducted on a property you currently own. This inspection is crucial if you are planning to renovate and suspect that your property has asbestos. We would usually recommend our clients opt for a full Building Inspection as this covers all areas, hidden defects and potential risks — essentially providing you with everything you could possibly need to know about a property’s condition so that when it comes time to take the next step, you’re in the best position moving forward.