DILAPIDATION REPORTS

DILAPIDATION REPORTS

 

A Dilapidation Report is a record of the condition of the existing buildings before building works are started, they can be required by the local councils so as they can protect there assets before heavy haulage uses there roads or footpaths as well as the builder can also require a report of the existing condition of the building that abuts his new construction works so as to avoid disputes in the future .Councils also require these reports as part of the development phase for building approval, on completion another report is conducted outlaying any changes to the existing council assets and existing buildings Report. We recommend that you have a Dilapidation Report done for your protection as well as to be in compliance with the local authorities.

dilapidation reports

Is a Building Report Required?

 

The condition report will also document the condition of all footpaths and kerbs as well as all crossovers that may be affected by the building works, and it will record condition of these assets before building commences and then at the completion any deposits paid to council will be able to be refunded if the condition report shows that no damage has occurred.

House Inspections have experience and the knowledge in the conduct  of Dilapidation Inspections as they are the professionals in this field so you can have peace of mind that nothing has been missed, access to any properties for inspection can be organized by us if you prefer .dilapidation reports

The Condition Report will include photos of the existing defects and nature of defect as well as location ,any cracks will be measured before and after to show any difference in width of cracks to therefore to provide a better understanding of the nature of the damage. The exterior of the building is inspected as well as all the interior sections are recorded, we also record any retaining walls, sheds, pathways and fencing, give house inspections a call for any concerns or for any free advice.

dilapidation reports

Have our professional inspectors conduct a Dilapidation Condition Report to provide you with expert evidence to support you in the case of any claims for damages in the future.

 

Building Inspections Berwick

BUILDING INSPECTIONS BERWICK

As the real estate market is constantly fluctuating, people who are selling their property will go to any length to camouflage any defect for a good sale.  Buyers are recognising the importance of House Inspections in Melbourne and are relisting their services for peace of mind before signing a contract of purchase.  These days, people are aware that buying a home like any investment, it needs great consideration and that is why House-Inspections should only be conducted by the experts in industry.

building inspections berwick
building inspections berwick

Property investment has the same risks of profit or loss as any other business endeavor.  There could be risks involved that might be missed without thorough inspection for the experts.  House Inspections in Melbourne professionals examine the property and provide a detailed report to the buyer within the same day, covering all internal and external areas of the property.

 

building inspections berwick
building inspections berwick

Although not a requirement, you as the buyer, are welcome to be present during the inspection so the house inspector could point out to you any problems that may be prominent, dont worry if you cant be there your home inspector will give you a call and discuss all the findings and will follow that up with a detailed inspection report as well as detailed photos showing where the defects exist clearly,he will then email you the report normally the same day

 

Whether you are purchasing an existing home, are a first home buyer or you are building a new house, for a few hundred dollars out of pocket by engaging the services of a house inspector you will receive peace of mind and you may save thousands of dollars if there are Structural defects present in the home,This report can give you a way out of the contract in the possibility that there are Structural defects present and will also give you the barganing power in re structuring the original price

PRE PURCHASE INSPECTIONS

BE SMART AND CONDUCT A BUILDING, PEST AND PRE PURCHASE INSPECTIONS IN MELBOURNE

 

Always strive in maintaining your house or building in prime condition, doesn’t matter you own just one or you own 2 properties and always check the condition of any rental properties you own, that way you will be assured that when it does comes time to sell you will be confident that there are no issues that might affect the sale price, pre-purchase inspections in Melbourne can identify defects before you signing a contract saving you from potential problems in the future. It’s also a good idea to have regular building and pest pre purchase inspections in Melbourne when a property is already in your care, if you are an estate agent or a rental agent. It might be free of defects today but does that mean that will always be the case, off course not as you should always carry out maintenance on a regular basis so therefore by keeping up with this program you will always be one step in front of any issues that might arise

pre purchase inspections
pre purchase inspections

Building inspections in Melbourne should be carried out by qualified inspectors if you want to achieve successful results, you should seek out building inspectors that are registered with the VBA in Melbourne and always check there registration details as many just lie and say yes we are Registered when they are not, the industry in Victoria is not currently regulated allowing anyone to do building inspections or pre purchase inspections, I now of one current inspector who 12 months ago was a “motor mechanic” so always check there credentials that way you will have confidence that all is good in terms of a quality inspection being conducted. Most companies do building and pest inspections but again are they registered for pest inspections-“not many are”pre purchase inspections

One of the most trusted names in building inspections throughout Melbourne is House Inspections, a company that has provided state of the art service since 1995. Our inspectors are Registered with the VBA with many years of experience, we guarantee our inspections so If your not happy with our service we will refund your money no questions asked, that’s how confident we are in our commitment to you our client and we never provide any details of inspections to third parties like the real estate agent as they always ask after the inspection” was everything ok” and we reply sorry we cannot divulge any information with which many get offended with as they say that “all other inspectors confide in us” with which I reply “they shouldn’t” customer service means a lot to us and we will always protect you the client as well as our reputation. We inspect all external areas and internal areas and are more concerned about any major structural defects that may exist rather than advising the client that the toilet seat needs adjusting, believe it many inspections do

PRE PURCHASE INSPECTIONS IN MELBOURNE: THERE IS NO EXCUSE

 

Always put a condition on your contact “subject to building and pest” and make sure that there are no words that say Structural as many agents leave this clause in to protect there commissions as there may not be any structural defects but there will be many other major defects that could cost you thousands to repair and also you will have no way to renegotiate the contract price, we conducted a recent inspection where the client did not have any clause” subject to building and pest inspection” in his contact and on his third day of his cooling off period we provided this inspection and found significant structural defects that would have cost him thousands to repair, he decided to walk away so the small cost was well worth it. I cannot stress how important it is to get a building and pre purchase inspection clause inserted into your contract prior to signing .At Building House Inspections Melbourne; we are available on the same day or within 24 hours of your prefered date of inspection, we will never let you down

pre purchase inspections
termite trailings

RING  HOUSE INSPECTIONS AND RELAX

 

When you call us we will answer all your questions and we can provide free construction advice so please give us a call we are here to help as we take pride in our customer service

CALL GEORGE ON 0450 632 867 ANYTIME

 

Pre Purchase Building Inspections from Building Inspectors in Melbourne

Conducting a Pre Purchase Building Inspection is a Must

 

Hiring a reputable building inspectors in melbourne firm is strongly recommended before signing your contract of sale,just because it looks ok does not mean that it is.

Theres no requirement in Victoria for any person doing a pre purchase building inspection to be registered therefore its a business thats unregulated so yes it does become “BUYER BEWARE”

There are many buiding inspection firms in Victoria and its a highly competitive industry and as such there are many smaller firms that will say anything to get a job,does the normal person ringing up for a quote on a pre purchase inspection building inspection know that there are many people working as building inspectors that have no idea what they are doing,i dont believe they do,so its imperative that the public is educated about the prospective risks that are associated by hiring an unregistered practitioner,always hire the services of a registered building practioner before proceeding with the inspections and always check his credentials ,dont take his work that he is registered as he may be lying.

pre purchase building inspections from building inspectors in melbourne
sub floor water

The building inspectors job will be to identify any defects that currently exist in the property and he will examine all internal and external areas as well as the sub floor(assuming there is access) and the roof space,he will look at everything and for the small cost involved its certainly worth every cent in conducting a pre purchase building inspections from Building Inspectors in Melbourne firm before proceeding.

All buildings have some sort of minor defect but its the major and the structural defects that are more concerning,once we inspected the roof space of a house and discovered that all the long webs from the truss roof were removed by the insulation installers allowing them more room to lay there product and therefore making the property structurally unsound,the building owners has no idea that this was the case as not many owners go into the roof space or the sub floor.

pre purchase building inspections from building inspectors in melbourne
termite trails

The subfloor space was inspected and we were horrified to find it covered in 50mm of water with mould growing in the soil,the waste pipe from the kitchen was not connected to the sewer so all the waste was just flowing into the sub floor,if this property was not inspected then the purchaser would never have known about this issue and consequently costing him many thousands to rectify in the end,its always wise to hire a Registered Building Inspector in Melbourne before you sign the contract of sale

PRE PURCHASE BUILDING INSPECTIONS MELBOURNE


An insight to pre purchase building inspections Melbourne

 

 

While buying or investing in a property, building inspections play a crucial role and undoubtedly worth to opt for. Want to know more about pre purchase building inspections Melbourne? As the name depicts, the pre purchase home inspection or building inspection report is the one that a person gets before buying a property. Also been referred and widely known as standard property report, the report is been made on the account and basis of the entire condition of the building covering substantial defects or the problematic areas that could affect in the long run like leakage in the ceiling, crack around the walls, drainage blockings etc.

Pre Purchase Building Inspections Melbourne
Pre Purchase Building Inspections Melbourne

Such kind of report actually is convenient and helpful for the prospective buyer to understand the potential concerns that might be associated with the property and the cost required in order to fix the same. There are consulting companies been dealing into providing home inspections and building inspections related services covering both residential and commercial real estate. Wondering about the house inspections cost that will get incurred? Well, the inspection is usually conducted taking care of varied factors such as structural, termites, roof condition, wall conditions, plumbing, drainage, over 1000 items are required to be inspected

 

There is a very famous saying that prevention is always better than cure. And there are many reasons and advantages to go for a pre purchase building inspections. Make sure to always consult a well certified and professional firm to inspect the property. The experts have deep knowledge and understanding of the technicalities of the building along with the price effecting solutions. The defects and flaws might be missed by untrained people but professionals catch them easily and it makes it utterly important to seek assistance from skilled experts only.

 

As the industry is not regulated in Victoria its very important to ensure that your inspector has the skill set that is required for him to provide the best advise, so always go with someone who is Registered with the VBA and check out there credentials ,just be cause they say they are doesn’t mean they are.

STRUCTURAL BUILDING INSPECTIONS

STRUCTURAL BUILDING INSPECTIONS

 

House Inspections Structural Inspections are used to determine the structural integrity of a property and to identify potential structural and/or engineering issues that may be present within the property to make the potential buyer aware of these defects before purchase-a pre purchase structural building inspections is an important part of the buying process

structural building inspections
structural building inspections

We are independent and work for you the client only and will identify any areas of concern and provide a report identifying the type of defect and the location as well as the cost to rectify, for the small cost involved its sure worth it. Whether you are a property buyer needing assurance that no problems exist or a vendor needing advice on how to fix your property before it goes on the market it sure is worth alleviating any problems in the long term. It doesn’t matter whether you are the home owner or just wanting to renovate your property these reports will give you peace of mind.

The main advantage for a buyer going to auction is that House Inspections can provide you with a detailed report about the structure at a reduced inspection fee. If you want details about repairs and maintenance, structural, paving, fencing, drainage, etc then you should consider our full residential Pre-Purchase Building Inspection

We provide Building Inspections & Structural Inspections throughout all off Melbourne and surrounding regional areas.

What Does the Report Provide?

 

The House Inspections Structural Building Inspection Report is a thorough, independent document completed in accordance with the Australian Standards 4349.0.

structural building inspections
Structural building inspections-wall defect

On a Structural Building Inspection, our  Building Inspector will identify and report on existing structural defects within the main building, i.e. stumps and sub-floor or slab, walls and cladding, roof cover and related components such as chimneys, flashings, valleys, gutters. We will advise you on any concerns with cracking to walls, sagging to the roof, roof framing, deteriorated roof tiles, rusted or inadequate flashing, gutters, downpipes and balconies so you can make an informed decision whether to proceed with the purchase.. The report also contains  Photos showing where the defects exist in assisting your decision making .

About the House Inspections Inspection

 

We provide you with expert, unbiased and independent assessments on the structure of the property, House Inspections inspectors are licensed builders with many years’ experience in the industry so you can rely on there advice with confidence.

structural building inspections

What Does Our Structural Building Inspections Cover?

 

Our Structural Building Inspection includes a visual inspection of the following areas of the building, subject to access being provided

  • Roofing, internal and external
  • Roof frame
  • Walls, internal and external
  • Sub-floor structures
  • Doors and frames, internal and external
  • Windows and frames, internal and external
  • Guttering and downpipes
  • Balconies and stairs
  • Drainage and Plumbing
For more information or to book a Structural Building Inspection, call House Inspections on 0450 632 867, email us at info@house-inspections.com.au

 

BUILDING INSPECTIONS DONCASTER

BUILDING INSPECTIONS DONCASTER

 

The purchase of a house is a big decision and the most important thing is to employ an experienced Building Inspections inspector to check out your property for any defects that are existing
I fail to understand why so many people when buying a property do not do a Building Inspection as ive seen some many houses that have so many problems that my advice to my clients has been DO NOT BUY THIS HOUSE-there are too many structural issues that will cost you thousands to rectify,but ultimately someone will buy it
How many times have i inspected the sub floor only to uncover rotten floor boards,termite trails and defective stumps holding bearers and floor joists that are ready to collapse, my client had walked away from the purchase but someone else bought it and he was celebrating at the day of auction without realising that he just bought himself a “Lemon” which was going to cost him thousands to remedy
More people get there car inspected for faults before buying rather than there new house purchase-CRAZY,they  just paid hundreds of thousands of dollars and they were worried about paying out $500-$700 for a Building Inspection,it just does not make sense

WHAT WILL MY BUILDING  INSPECTIONS DONCASTER INSPECTOR LOOK FOR

 

ROOF DEFECTS-Your Building Inspections Doncaster inspector will inspect for any Roof Defects which should include-Rusted roof sheeting-Cracked Tiles-Moss buildup on tiles-hip and ridge capping and check the mortar for any cracks.

He will also check your roof line -is it even??-any tree overhang -box gutter conditions etc rust,ponding or any debris .He will also check any parapet walls if required and all valley gutters

Tarneit Building inspections identify all defects
Tarneit Building Inspections Rotten Fascia

GUTTERS AND DOWNPIPES-Checking of your gutters is a must as he will look for rust and any debris that could cause problems with surface water going back into your home-are the downpipes connected to storm water-are the downpipes rusted or blocked-are they aligned correctly

FASCIA AND EAVES-Is there any evidence of any rot present,is the timber sound,are the eaves even or have they become detached-is there evidence of Asbestos present

WEATHERBOARDS-Are the weatherboards even,any sign of timber fungal decay-are the plinth boards intact-any evidence of termite infestation -inadequate subfloor ventilation is very important to check as is cross flow ventilation-Gaps around window and door frames

BRICKWORK-Are there any signs of any structural defects or settlement cracks to brickwork and do they pose a safety issue-any rising damp present-is the damp proof course visible-is the mortar holding its strength-weep holes present and are they clear of debris or vegetation-any evidence of cracking over windows and doors -are all lintels in good order

WINDOWS AND DOORS-Any evidence of timber decay to doors and timber windows-any cracking to glass panes-sash cords broken/damaged-are the windows opening or are they binding-are any doors binding-are all locks and handles ok-any door rattle-door seals

SUB FLOOR-probably the most important part of the building inspection -any evidence of dampness or any surface water present-all plumbing intact-no leaking from bathrooms or the Laundry

Any decay rot to timber flooring,joists and bearers-any decay to timber stumps,are the concrete stumps cracked have they been installed correctly-inadequate footings-all electrical wiring installed correctly,no loose un connected wiring-any timber or debris present and has the ductwork been installed correctly or is it damaged

damage to floorboards in sub floor
damage to floor boards in sub floor

DECKS-BALCONIES-GARAGES-PERGOLAS-are all the balustrades installed correctly or any evidence of rot,minimun gaps required of no more than 125mm between railings as this is a safety issue for children

Is the decking and framing adequate and been installed according to the building code-all pergolas installed correctly with no evidence of timber decay,post rot and all decking is installed correctly-are all the gutters and downpipes installed as required

GARAGE AND CARPORTS-is the condition of the roof gutters and downpipes reasonable or do they require rectification-any evidence of water damage to doors-are the garage doors openening and closing-any cracks to concrete slabor oil stains

ROOF FRAME-whats the condition of the roof cladding-any leaks present or evidence of broken tiles-are all framing timbers secure and installed to the building code-is the insulation adequate,does the insulation touch any downlights-are there downlight covers installed-is the condition of ductwork satisfactory or is it detached

roof void inspections

ALL INTERNAL AREAS-are all the ceilings intact with any evidence of cracking, sagging or mould present in bathrooms or laundries-are the moisture readings within the range,is all flooring intact with no defects,no evidence of sagging or “bouncing”floors

Are the floors level-are all doors and windows closing or is there evidence of “binding”-no evidence of any structural defects and are all floor coverings satisfactory

BATHROOMS-KITCHENS-LAUNDRY-check water pressure,and evidence of water hammer present-all tap ware and pipes are they operating adequately-shower tiles and grout are they showing signs of deteriotion and any water damage to skirtings

Are shower screens intact with door opening and closing and are they sealed not alowing any water to escape-are toilets operating as intended are there any blockages noted -is the vanity condition satisfactory or are there defects present

Are exhaust fans present and are they operating as intended and are all tap flanges sealed correctly or is there water leaking into the sub floor-Check bath tub installation and how quick the excess water is leaving or are there blockages which will require rectification

SITE AND LAND-We check the drainage,any blocked drains present,is the surface water flowing away from the house or going back to the foundations

Are all fences intact with no fungus decay evident to any timber members-are the retaining walls sound with no leaning or rot evident-is the driveway in reasonable condition with no cracking or settlement to concrete noted

Are any trees causing cracking to brick walls -are the pool gates self closing with no defects noted to any pool fencing

TERMITE INSPECTIONS-A full pest inspection should always be performed as per A.S. 4.3.4.9.3-2010 Inspection of Buildings Part 3-Timber Pest Inspections

Are there any live termite or termite nests visible and any evidence of termite activity to all timbers internally and externally– are moisture readings satisfactory as already mentioned-and sign of borer damage-report on all timber fungal decay and rot present  and any conductive conditions currently present that will attract termite

concrete has exposed reinforcing thats rusted-Building inspections doncaster

As you can see there are so many defects that the building inspector will look for which makes a Building inspection a good investment,you will receive a detailed inspection report with photos and approx costs to rectify any defects,you should also receive a phone call from your inspector if your not present to give you all details -good and bad from your Building Inspections Melbourne inspector
Always make sure you hire a competent VBA Registered Practitioner as he will give you advice that could save you thousands in the end,the industry in Victoria is not regulated so anyone can do inspections,i now of people who used to be car salesmen and motor mechanics and now call themselves Building Inspectors,what a lot of rubbish so please always ask the right questions and get advice from The VBA or Consumer Affairs and if an inspector says hes registered check out his registration with the VBA before employing him-House Inspection Melbourne inspectors are all registered

BUILDING INSPECTIONS DONCASTER-TIP

 

This tip alone has the potential to save you thousands:
Prior to signing of any contracts ensure that you always delete the agents condition “MAJOR STRUCTURAL ” and initial  the deletion and also get the agent to initial-then under the special conditions of the contract write the following:”SUBJECT TO A SATISFACTORY BUILDING AND PEST INSPECTION’if there is finance to be approved include the word”FINANCE”and be the last bidder and increase your offer in lots of $1000
One of the most trusted House Inspections Melbourne firms is House -Inspections that have provided honest and reliable inspections for many years and they pride themselves on there attention to detail and the quality of there reports ring Building inspections doncaster for any free advice

For all advice and recommendations ring George on 0450 632 867

 

BUILDING INSPECTIONS

BUILDING INSPECTIONS

The purchase of a house is a big decision and the most important thing is to employ an experienced Building Inspections inspector to check out your property for any defects that are existing

I fail to understand why so many people when buying a property do not do a Building Inspection as ive seen some many houses that have so many problems that my advice to my clients has been DO NOT BUY THIS HOUSE-there are too many structural issues that will cost you thousands to rectify,but ultimately someone will but it

How many times have i inspected the sub floor only to uncover rotten floor boards,termite trails and defective stumps holding bearers and floor joists that are ready to collapse, my client had walked away from the purchase but someone else bought it and he was celebrating at the day of auction without realising that he just bought himself a “Lemon” which was going to cost him thousands to remedy

More people get there car inspected for faults before buying rather than there new house purchase-CRAZY,they  just paid hundreds of thousands of dollars and they were worried about paying out $500-$700 for a Building Inspection,it just does not make sense

WHAT WILL MY HOME INSPECTIONS INSPECTOR LOOK FOR
ROOF DEFECTS-Your Building Inspections inspector will inspect for any Roof Defects which should include-Rusted roof sheeting-Cracked Tiles-Moss buildup on tiles-hip and ridge capping and check the mortar for any cracks.
He will also check your roof line -is it even??-any tree overhang -box gutter conditions etc rust,ponding or any debris .He will also check any parapet walls if required and all valley gutters
Tarneit Building inspections identify all defects
Tarneit Building Inspections Rotten Fascia
GUTTERS AND DOWNPIPES-Checking of your gutters is a must as he will look for rust and any debris that could cause problems with surface water going back into your home-are the downpipes connected to storm water-are the downpipes rusted or blocked-are they aligned correctly
FASCIA AND EAVES-Is there any evidence of any rot present,is the timber sound,are the eaves even or have they become detached-is there evidence of Asbestos present
WEATHERBOARDS-Are the weatherboards even,any sign of timber fungal decay-are the plinth boards intact-any evidence of termite infestation -inadequate subfloor ventilation is very important to check as is cross flow ventilation-Gaps around window and door frames
BRICKWORK-Are there any signs of any structural defects or settlement cracks to brickwork and do they pose a safety issue-any rising damp present-is the damp proof course visible-is the mortar holding its strength-weep holes present and are they clear of debris or vegetation-any evidence of cracking over windows and doors -are all lintels in good order

WINDOWS AND DOORS-Any evidence of timber decay to doors and timber windows-any cracking to glass panes-sash cords broken/damaged-are the windows opening or are they binding-are any doors binding-are all locks and handles ok-any door rattle-door seals
SUB FLOOR-probably the most important part of the building inspection -any evidence of dampness or any surface water present-all plumbing intact-no leaking from bathrooms or the Laundry
Any decay rot to timber flooring,joists and bearers-any decay to timber stumps,are the concrete stumps cracked have they been installed correctly-inadequate footings-all electrical wiring installed correctly,no loose un connected wiring-any timber or debris present and has the ductwork been installed correctly or is it damaged
damage to floorboards in sub floor
damage to floor boards in sub floor

 

DECKS-BALCONIES-GARAGES-PERGOLAS-are all the balustrades installed correctly or any evidence of rot,minimun gaps required of no more than 125mm between railings as this is a safety issue for children
Is the decking and framing adequate and been installed according to the building code-all pergolas installed correctly with no evidence of timber decay,post rot and all decking is installed correctly-are all the gutters and downpipes installed as required
GARAGE AND CARPORTS-is the condition of the roof gutters and downpipes reasonable or do they require rectification-any evidence of water damage to doors-are the garage doors openening and closing-any cracks to concrete slabor oil stains
ROOF FRAME-whats the condition of the roof cladding-any leaks present or evidence of broken tiles-are all framing timbers secure and installed to the building code-is the insulation adequate,does the insulation touch any downlights-are there downlight covers installed-is the condition of ductwork satisfactory or is it detachedroof void inspections
ALL INTERNAL AREAS-are all the ceilings intact with any evidence of cracking, sagging or mould present in bathrooms or laundries-are the moisture readings within the range,is all flooring intact with no defects,no evidence of sagging or “bouncing”floors
Are the floors level-are all doors and windows closing or is there evidence of “binding”-no evidence of any structural defects and are all floor coverings satisfactory
BATHROOMS-KITCHENS-LAUNDRY-check water pressure,and evidence of water hammer present-all tap ware and pipes are they operating adequately-shower tiles and grout are they showing signs of deteriotion and any water damage to skirtings
Are shower screens intact with door opening and closing and are they sealed not alowing any water to escape-are toilets operating as intended are there any blockages noted -is the vanity condition satisfactory or are there defects present
Are exhaust fans present and are they operating as intended and are all tap flanges sealed correctly or is there water leaking into the sub floor-Check bath tub installation and how quick the excess water is leaving or are there blockages which will require rectification
SITE AND LAND-We check the drainage,any blocked drains present,is the surface water flowing away from the house or going back to the foundations
Are all fences intact with no fungus decay evident to any timber members-are the retaining walls sound with no leaning or rot evident-is the driveway in reasonable condition with no cracking or settlement to concrete noted
Are any trees causing cracking to brick walls -are the pool gates self closing with no defects noted to any pool fencing
TERMITE INSPECTIONS-A full pest inspection should always be performed as per A.S. 4.3.4.9.3-2010 Inspection of Buildings Part 3-Timber Pest Inspections
Are there any live termite or termite nests visible and any evidence of termite activity to all timbers internally and externally-are moisture readings satisfactory as already mentioned-and sign of borer damage-report on all timber fungal decay and rot present  and any conductive conditions currently present that will attract termite

concrete has exposed reinforcing thats rusted

As you can see there are so many defects that the building inspector will look for which makes a Building inspection a good investment,you will receive a detailed inspection report with photos and approx costs to rectify any defects,you should also receive a phone call from your inspector if your not present to give you all details -good and bad from your Building Inspections Melbourne inspector

Always make sure you hire a competent VBA Registered Practitioner as he will give you advice that could save you thousands in the end,the industry in Victoria is not regulated so anyone can do inspections,i now of people who used to be car salesmen and motor mechanics and now call themselves Building Inspectors,what a lot of rubbish so please always ask the right questions and get advice from The VBA or Consumer Affairs and if an inspector says hes registered check out his registration with the VBA before employing him-House Inspection Melbourne inspectors are all registered

HOME INSPECTIONS-TIP

This tip alone has the potential to save you thousands:

Prior to signing of any contracts ensure that you always delete the agents condition “MAJOR STRUCTURAL ” and initial  the deletion and also get the agent to initial-then under the special conditions of the contract write the following:”SUBJECT TO A SATISFACTORY BUILDING AND PEST INSPECTION’if there is finance to be approved include the word”FINANCE”and be the last bidder and increase your offer in lots of $1000

One of the most trusted House Inspections Melbourne firms is House -Inspections that have provided honest and reliable inspections for many years and they pride themselves on there attention to detail and the quality of there reports

For all advice and recommendations ring George on 0450 632 867

 

 

HOME INSPECTIONS

HOME INSPECTIONS-The Purchase of a house can be a very daunting experience

 

The purchase of a house is a big decision and the most important thing is to employ an experienced Building Inspector to check out your property for any defects that are existing,i fail to understand why so many people when buying a property do not do a Building Inspection as ive seen some many houses that have so many problems that my advice to my clients has been DO NOT BUY THIS HOUSE-there are too many structural issues that will cost you thousands to rectify,but ultimately someone will buy it

How many times have i inspected the sub floor only to uncover rotten floor boards,termite trails and defective stumps holding bearers and floor joists that are ready to collapse, my client had walked away from the purchase but someone else bought it and he was celebrating at the day of auction without realising that he just bought himself a “Lemon” which was going to cost him thousands to remedy

More people get there car inspected for faults before buying rather than there new house purchase-CRAZY,they  just paid hundreds of thousands of dollars and they were worried about paying out $500-$700 for a Building Inspection,it just does not make sense

WHAT WILL MY HOME INSPECTIONS INSPECTOR LOOK FOR

ROOF DEFECTS

Your Home Inspections inspector will inspect for any Roof Defects which should include-Rusted roof sheeting-Cracked Tiles-Moss buildup on tiles-hip and ridge capping and check the mortar for any cracks.He will also check your roof line -is it even??-any tree overhang -box gutter conditions etc rust,ponding or any debris .He will also check any parapet walls if required and all valley gutters

Tarneit Building inspections identify all defects
Tarneit Building Inspections Rotten Fascia

GUTTERS AND DOWNPIPES

Checking of your gutters is a must as he will look for rust and any debris that could cause problems with surface water going back into your home-are the downpipes connected to storm water-are the downpipes rusted or blocked-are they aligned correctly

FASCIA AND EAVES

Is there any evidence of any rot present,is the timber sound,are the eaves even or have they become detached-is there evidence of Asbestos present

WEATHERBOARDS

Are the weatherboards even,any sign of timber fungal decay-are the plinth boards intact-any evidence of termite infestation -inadequate subfloor ventilation is very important to check as is cross flow ventilation-Gaps around window and door frames

BRICKWORK

Are there any signs of any structural defects or settlement cracks to brickwork and do they pose a safety issue-any rising damp present-is the damp proof course visible-is the mortar holding its strength-weep holes present and are they clear of debris or vegetation-any evidence of cracking over windows and doors -are all lintels in good order

WINDOWS AND DOORS

Any evidence of timber decay to doors and timber windows-any cracking to glass panes-sash cords broken/damaged-are the windows opening or are they binding-are any doors binding-are all locks and handles ok-any door rattle-door seals

SUB FLOOR

probably the most important part of the building inspection -any evidence of dampness or any surface water present-all plumbing intact-no leaking from bathrooms or the Laundry-any decay rot to timber flooring,joists and bearers-any decay to timber stumps,are the concrete stumps cracked have they been installed correctly-inadequate footings-all electrical wiring installed correctly,no loose un connected wiring-any timber or debris present and has the ductwork been installed correctly or is it damaged

damage to floorboards in sub floor
damage to floor boards in sub floor

 

DECKS-BALCONIES-GARAGES-PERGOLAS

are all the balustrades installed correctly or any evidence of rot,minimun gaps required of no more than 125mm between railings as this is a safety issue for children-is the decking and framing adequate and been installed according to the building code-all pergolas installed correctly with no evidence of timber decay,post rot and all decking is installed correctly-are all the gutters and downpipes installed as required

GARAGE AND CARPORTS

is the condition of the roof gutters and downpipes reasonable or do they require rectification-any evidence of water damage to doors-are the garage doors openening and closing-any cracks to concrete slabor oil stains

ROOF FRAME

whats the condition of the roof cladding-any leaks present or evidence of broken tiles-are all framing timbers secure and installed to the building code-is the insulation adequate,does the insulation touch any downlights-are there downlight covers installed-is the condition of ductwork satisfactory or is it detachedroof void inspections

ALL INTERNAL AREAS

are all the ceilings intact with any evidence of cracking, sagging or mould present in bathrooms or laundries-are the moisture readings within the range,is all flooring intact with no defects,no evidence of sagging or “bouncing”floors-are the floors level-are all doors and windows closing or is there evidence of “binding”-no evidence of any structural defects and are all floor coverings satisfactory

BATHROOMS-KITCHENS-LAUNDRY

check water pressure,and evidence of water hammer present-all tap ware and pipes are they operating adequately-shower tiles and grout are they showing signs of deteriotion and any water damage to skirtings-are shower screens intact with door opening and closing and are they sealed not alowing any water to escape-are toilets operating as intended are there any blockages noted -is the vanity condition satisfactory or are there defects present-are exhaust fans present and are they operating as intended and are all tap flanges sealed correctly or is there water leaking into the sub floor-Check bath tub installation and how quick the excess water is leaving or are there blockages which will require rectification

SITE AND LAND

We check the drainage,any blocked drains present,is the surface water flowing away from the house or going back to the foundations-are all fences intact with no fungus decay evident to any timber members-are the retaining walls sound with no leaning or rot evident-is the driveway in reasonable condition with no cracking or settlement to concrete noted-Are any trees causing cracking to brick walls -are the pool gates self closing with no defects noted to any pool fencing

TERMITE INSPECTIONS

A full pest inspection should always be performed as per A.S. 4.3.4.9.3-2010 Inspection of Buildings Part 3-Timber Pest Inspections-are there any live termite or termite nests visible and any evidence of termite activity to all timbers internally and externally-are moisture readings satisfactory as already mentioned-and sign of borer damage-report on all timber fungal decay and rot present  and any conductive conditions currently present that will attract termite

concrete has exposed reinforcing thats rusted

As you can see there are so many defects that the building inspector will look for which makes a Building inspection a good investment,you will receive a detailed inspection report with photos and approx costs to rectify any defects,you should also receive a phone call from your inspector if your not present to give you all details -good and bad from your Building Inspections Melbourne inspector

Always make sure you hire a competent VBA Registered Practitioner as he will give you advice that could save you thousands in the end,the industry in Victoria is not regulated so anyone can do inspections,i now of people who used to be car salesmen and motor mechanics and now call themselves Building Inspectors,what a lot of rubbish so please always ask the right questions and get advice from The VBA or Consumer Affairs and if an inspector says hes registered check out his registration with the VBA before employing him-House Inspection Melbourne inspectors are all registered

HOME INSPECTIONS-TIP

This tip alone has the potential to save you thousands:

Prior to signing of any contracts ensure that you always delete the agents condition “MAJOR STRUCTURAL ” and initial  the deletion and also get the agent to initial-then under the special conditions of the contract write the following:”SUBJECT TO A SATISFACTORY BUILDING AND PEST INSPECTION’if there is finance to be approved include the word”FINANCE”and be the last bidder and increase your offer in lots of $1000

One of the most trusted House Inspections Melbourne firms is House -Inspections that have provided honest and reliable inspections for many years and they pride themselves on there attention to detail and the quality of there reports

For all advice and recommendations ring George on 0450 632 867

 

 

House Inspection Melbourne

HOUSE INSPECTION MELBOURNE-Pre Purchase Building Inspections-The Purchase of a house can be a very daunting experience

The purchase of a house is a big decision and the most important thing is to employ an experienced Building Inspector to check out your property for any defects that are existing,i fail to understand why so many people when buying a property do not do a Building Inspection as ive seen some many houses that have so many problems that my advice to my clients has been DO NOT BUY THIS HOUSE-there are too many structural issues that will cost you thousands to rectify,but ultimately someone will but it

How many times have i inspected the sub floor only to uncover rotten floor boards,termite trails and defective stumps holding bearers and floor joists that are ready to collapse, my client had walked away from the purchase but someone else bought it and he was celebrating at the day of auction without realising that he just bought himself a “Lemon” which was going to cost him thousands to remedy

More people get there car inspected for faults before buying rather than there new house purchase-CRAZY,they  just paid hundreds of thousands of dollars and they were worried about paying out $500-$700 for a Building Inspection,it just does not make sense

WHAT WILL MY HOUSE INSPECTION MELBOURNE INSPECTOR LOOK FOR

ROOF DEFECTS-Your House Inspector Melbourne inspector will inspect for any Roof Defects which should include-Rusted roof sheeting-Cracked Tiles-Moss buildup on tiles-hip and ridge capping and check the mortar for any cracks.He will also check your roof line -is it even??-any tree overhang -box gutter conditions etc rust,ponding or any debris .He will also check any parapet walls if required and all valley gutters

Tarneit Building inspections identify all defects
Tarneit Building Inspections Rotten Fascia

GUTTERS AND DOWNPIPES-Checking of your gutters is a must as he will look for rust and any debris that could cause problems with surface water going back into your home-are the downpipes connected to storm water-are the downpipes rusted or blocked-are they aligned correctly

FASCIA AND EAVES-Is there any evidence of any rot present,is the timber sound,are the eaves even or have they become detached-is there evidence of Asbestos present

WEATHERBOARDS-Are the weatherboards even,any sign of timber fungal decay-are the plinth boards intact-any evidence of termite infestation -inadequate subfloor ventilation is very important to check as is cross flow ventilation-Gaps around window and door frames

BRICKWORK-Are there any signs of any structural defects or settlement cracks to brickwork and do they pose a safety issue-any rising damp present-is the damp proof course visible-is the mortar holding its strength-weep holes present and are they clear of debris or vegetation-any evidence of cracking over windows and doors -are all lintels in good order

WINDOWS AND DOORS-Any evidence of timber decay to doors and timber windows-any cracking to glass panes-sash cords broken/damaged-are the windows opening or are they binding-are any doors binding-are all locks and handles ok-any door rattle-door seals

SUB FLOOR-probably the most important part of the building inspection -any evidence of dampness or any surface water present-all plumbing intact-no leaking from bathrooms or the Laundry-any decay rot to timber flooring,joists and bearers-any decay to timber stumps,are the concrete stumps cracked have they been installed correctly-inadequate footings-all electrical wiring installed correctly,no loose un connected wiring-any timber or debris present and has the ductwork been installed correctly or is it damaged and

damage to floorboards in sub floor
damage to floor boards in sub floor

not operating as intended

DECKS-BALCONIES-GARAGES-PERGOLAS-are all the balustrades installed correctly or any evidence of rot,minimun gaps required of no more than 125mm between railings as this is a safety issue for children-is the decking and framing adequate and been installed according to the building code-all pergolas installed correctly with no evidence of timber decay,post rot and all decking is installed correctly-are all the gutters and downpipes installed as required

GARAGE AND CARPORTS-is the condition of the roof gutters and downpipes reasonable or do they require rectification-any evidence of water damage to doors-are the garage doors openening and closing-any cracks to concrete slabor oil stains

ROOF FRAME-whats the condition of the roof cladding-any leaks present or evidence of broken tiles-are all framing timbers secure and installed to the building code-is the insulation adequate,does the insulation touch any downlights-are there downlight covers installed-is the condition of ductwork satisfactory or is it detachedroof void inspections

ALL INTERNAL AREAS-are all the ceilings intact with any evidence of cracking, sagging or mould present in bathrooms or laundries-are the moisture readings within the range,is all flooring intact with no defects,no evidence of sagging or “bouncing”floors-are the floors level-are all doors and windows closing or is there evidence of “binding”-no evidence of any structural defects and are all floor coverings satisfactory

BATHROOMS-KITCHENS-LAUNDRY-check water pressure,and evidence of water hammer present-all tap ware and pipes are they operating adequately-shower tiles and grout are they showing signs of deteriotion and any water damage to skirtings-are shower screens intact with door opening and closing and are they sealed not alowing any water to escape-are toilets operating as intended are there any blockages noted -is the vanity condition satisfactory or are there defects present-are exhaust fans present and are they operating as intended and are all tap flanges sealed correctly or is there water leaking into the sub floor-Check bath tub installation and how quick the excess water is leaving or are there blockages which will require rectification

SITE AND LAND-We check the drainage,any blocked drains present,is the surface water flowing away from the house or going back to the foundations-are all fences intact with no fungus decay evident to any timber members-are the retaining walls sound with no leaning or rot evident-is the driveway in reasonable condition with no cracking or settlement to concrete noted-Are any trees causing cracking to brick walls -are the pool gates self closing with no defects noted to any pool fencing

TERMITE INSPECTIONS-A full pest inspection should always be performed as per A.S. 4.3.4.9.3-2010 Inspection of Buildings Part 3-Timber Pest Inspections-are there any live termite or termite nests visible and any evidence of termite activity to all timbers internally and externally-are moisture readings satisfactory as already mentioned-and sign of borer damage-report on all timber fungal decay and rot present  and any conductive conditions currently present that will attract termite

concrete has exposed reinforcing thats rusted

As you can see there are so many defects that the building inspector will look for which makes a Building inspection a good investment,you will receive a detailed inspection report with photos and approx costs to rectify any defects,you should also receive a phone call from your inspector if your not present to give you all details -good and bad from your Building Inspections Melbourne inspector

Always make sure you hire a competent VBA Registered Practitioner as he will give you advice that could save you thousands in the end,the industry in Victoria is not regulated so anyone can do inspections,i now of people who used to be car salesmen and motor mechanics and now call themselves Building Inspectors,what a lot of rubbish so please always ask the right questions and get advice from The VBA or Consumer Affairs and if an inspector says hes registered check out his registration with the VBA before employing him-House Inspection Melbourne inspectors are all registered

HOUSE INSPECTION MELBOURNE TIP

This tip alone has the potential to save you thousands:

Prior to signing of any contracts ensure that you always delete the agents condition “MAJOR STRUCTURAL ” and initial  the deletion and also get the agent to initial-then under the special conditions of the contract write the following:”SUBJECT TO A SATISFACTORY BUILDING AND PEST INSPECTION’if there is finance to be approved include the word”FINANCE”and be the last bidder and increase your offer in lots of $1000

One of the most trusted House Inspections Melbourne firms is House -Inspections that have provided honest and reliable inspections for many years and they pride themselves on there attention to detail and the quality of there reports

For all advice and recommendations ring George on 0450 632 867