WHAT DO BUILDING INSPECTORS CHECK
The pre purchase building inspector will inspect all the internal areas of the house ,look at all surfaces ,ceiling ,walls ,cornices looking for any structural issues ,they will look at the flooring condition of every room whether there is any bounce or any movement that needs more investigating.
Our building inspectors are independent in Melbourne so you are well protected with no information going to the real estate agent or any other prospective buyers.
The architraves and skirting boards are inspected for any termite damage and whether there is any dampness or mould that may be present.
The bathrooms are inspected and tested for any leaking issues, any plumbing defects, is the water leaving in a timely manner from basins or is there evidence of blockage to drains.
The shower tiling and surrounds are looked at and inspected for any issues with the caulking ,any cracks to shower bases ,all tapware operating as required.
Are the shower screens intact with no breakages noted, the ventilation is checked as well as inspecting again for any termite damage, as termites love the humidity of bathrooms
The inspection of the subfloor is probably the most important inspection as well as the roof space as these areas will restrict the majority of people entering.
With the sub floor we inspect for any stump damage, bearers and studs are ok and whether there is evidence of any dampness in the soil which may be caused by broken/blocked drains, the land may be sloping towards the house as well as other factors that require investigating.
Independendent building inspectors in Melbourne are preferred by many house purchases as they are independent therefore you can be assured that there reports will only be for you without any pre selling to other vendors, they will not divulge any information regarding the property to any other person without your permission.
The roof space is inspected to see whether the structural roof members are still in good condition and whether they comply with the building code, the insulation is inspected as is all lighting and wiring .
Drainage is looked at and the roof is inspected looking for any damage to the tiling/metal deck and looking at the flashings as well as gutters and downpipes .
There are over 1000 items that are inspected during our inspections which can last anywhere between 1 hour to 2 hours depending on size of property and the amount of defects present.
As you can see its well worth the small cost to have your pre purchase building inspected by house inspections in Melbourne inspectors .
We recently inspected a house in a Melbourne suburb of Bayswater only to identify that sections of the bearers and floor joists in the sub floor were badly rotten from the water emanating from the shower base above and required urgent rectification firstly by a plumber and also by a carpenter.
There were other defects with rotten timber retaining walls and no insulation in the roof space, although these defects are non structural they have the potential to cause a lot of headaches in the future to the prospective buyer.
The client re negotiated a better contact price saving himself a few thousand dollars so he was the winner in the end.