Two questions we hear all too often: "Aren’t Building Inspection Reports all pretty much the same" and "shouldn’t I just get the inspector offering the lowest price?" The answer to both questions is definitely not! Some building inspectors are true professionals and a home buyer’s best friend. These inspectors will protect you from making an expensive mistake by uncovering hidden [...]
There are lots of people in the building industry who think they would make a good Building Inspector -the kind people who think they have just the right type of experience to recognise building defects, hidden faults and likely future repair expenses. It's not hard to understand why: for the most part, it's typically because they don’t enjoy their job [...]
It may be stating the obvious, but the primary use of a Building Defect Report for a property buyer is to assist in understanding the true condition of the property, its present (possibly hidden) and future repair costs to help ensure the buyer can actually afford to become the owner of the property. However, a secondary, lesser known, function of [...]
This short video will show you examples of how damp earth and bad drainage can cause structural damage around the home. Unwanted moisture enables the growth of various fungi in wood, which can cause rot or mould. Airborne concentrations can become serious health issues. This is why home building inspections are a must.
It’s a story you’ve probably heard before, or perhaps you’ve even been unlucky enough to experience it firsthand: after years of saving and hard work, a young couple is finally ready to enter the property market and the exciting time of buying their first home arrives. However, to their dismay, the whole experience turns out to be quite different [...]
Property buyers looking to build a new home or purchase a house and land package from a volume building company can easily fall victim to the pitfalls they produce through poor workmanship and hidden defects. The emotional turmoil and financial destruction created by building with or purchasing a shoddy home from a volume builder is something that is hard to [...]
What does asbestos look like? How are they harmful to you and your family? Watch this informative video on Asbestos and how you should rid your property of this harmful material.
Unless you’re a big-time investor, you probably don’t purchase real estate often at all. On average, people buy a new property every seven years, but it can often stretch into decades between drinks. As a result, it’s easy to feel unfamiliar with the process when you start looking on the market after a long absence. Choosing a building inspector is [...]
To say men are strongly represented in the building inspection industry would be an understatement. According to the most recent data available through Job Outlook – an initiative of the Department of Employment – more than 89.6% of architectural, building and surveying technicians are male. The Workplace Gender Equality Agency tells a similar story, reporting that men make up 88.3% [...]