BUILDING INSPECTIONS WESTERN SUBURBS MELBOURNE
House Inspections are VBA Registered Practitioners with many years of experience, servicing all Western Suburbs of Melbourne, we have the knowledge and expertise in providing informative building inspection reports
We often see on our inspections poor workmanship relating to inadequate sealed plumbing penetrations that are not correctly sealed with no flanges installed exposing the building to pest infestations- VBAs Standards and Tolerances 2015 clause 7.08 states- 7.08 Pipe penetrations through external walls and inside cupboards Plumbing holes are defective if they are not: a) properly grouted as appropriate b) fitted through neat minimal size penetrations (in the case of cabinetwork) c) fitted with tight fitting cover plates or collars with penetrations kept to the smallest size practicable.
We always come across during our inspections inadequate installation of flashings and how they are attached to the surfaces ,this defect has the potential in allowing surface water to enter into the roof space and creating water damage to your ceilings, insulation ,sisalation coverings and allowing entry of pests ,something we definitely need to avoid The Standards and Tolerances 2015 clause 7.06 states- Flashings are defective if they are not provided in accordance with the requirements of the Building Code of Australia. Wall and step flashings, and sloping flashings cut into walls are defective if they do not incorporate weathering folds, anti-capillary breaks and sealing, or do not enter the masonry walls by at least 15 mm