Residential Building Reports

building inspections report

Building Inspections Report will help in identifying the existence of any minor or major defects within the property and complies with the Victorian Building Authority’s guidelines

Its such an exciting time in someone’s life when they are looking for a house to buy,they go from one house to another looking but not really looking as the leave and ask later-did that house have fly screens installed on the windows or did the garage door work?

When there is an open for inspection we really don’t take notice of the important things and we really don,t now if everything works like the heating and air conditioning or are we going to have to fork out a few hundred dollars to fix any issues that are identified in the building inspections report

We were recently asked to do an inspection on a house in Berwick it looked like a nice property from the outside with not many defects all minor ,the owner had bought the property without doing a pre purchase building inspection and wanted a report detailing any defects

This should have been done before he bought it as he may have been able to renegotiate a better price as well as saving himself thousands .

There were major defects in the roof space(how many people ever go into the roof space or the sub floor-(not many )the long webs on the trusses had been removed(photo above) by the insulation installers without the owners knowledge.

building inspections reportThis was a significant structural issue that required urgent rectification ,the waste from the kitchen sink was not connected as the pvc pipe had been broken and all the waste was going into the sub floor providing great conditions for termites as well as undermining the soil conditions around the timber stumps.

You may think that you don’t need a building inspection report but you certainly do, never take the risk for the small cost involved it just does not make sense.

The Building Inspections Report will identify all defects minor or major as well as checking for the presence of termites and borers and will be full of photos showing location of all defects identified.

You may have structural defects you never knew you had or you may have many minor defects that although minor can still cost you many thousands to rectify

Our client didn’t realize that the garage door was not working as the motor was blown nor did he realize that the side boundary did not have a retaining wall constructed and the front lights on the garage piers had not been connected.

If he had consulted a building inspector to conduct a building inspections report this would not have happened as all defects would have been identified in the building inspection report and he would either have re negotiated the price or walked away.

What We Cover in a Pre Purchase Home Inspection Report

 

  • Roof frame
  • Walls, internal and external
  • Under floor-sub floor
  • Doors and frames, internal and external
  • Windows and frames, internal and external
  • Guttering and down pipes
  • Retaining walls
  • Patios, balconies and stairs
  • Pools, pergolas and paving
  • Fences and out buildings
  • Plumbing/electrical Overview
  • Maintenance issues
  • Building defects not of a structural nature
  • Drainage

Structural Defects

  • Roofing, internal and external
  • Roof frame
  • Walls, internal and external
  • Under floor
  • Doors and frames, internal and external
  • Windows and frames, internal and external
  • Guttering and down pipes
  • Retaining walls
  • Patios, balconies and stairs
  • Pools, pergolas and paving
  • Fences and out buildings

Report are emailed within 24 hours of site attendance

We provide services across Melbourne including Frankston, Geelong and Mornington Peninsula
We are VBA Registered Building Practitioners with many years of experience and we know what to look for
Always consult a building inspector for your next pre purchase building inspection report.