PRE PURCHASE BUILDING INSPECTIONS IN MELBOURNE
Deciding to purchase a new home is one of the most exciting, and important decisions you will make in your lifetime. However, it is also one of the biggest risks you will ever take, and it’s better to make the decision based on logic rather than emotion. We are here to help provide certainty and confidence to make sure you are 100% sure about your huge decision.
We are renowned for undertaking efficient, affordable, and thorough pre purchase house inspections in Melbourne. After the inspection, we provide a detailed and comprehensive report which covers the structural viability of the building, via email on the same evening of the inspection.
What exactly is a pre purchase inspection report? The report is a document which outlines any major and minor defects which have been discovered during the inspection, which can range from major structural defects to leaking plumbing.
We are extremely proud to have helped a vast amount of people save money by avoiding expensive repairs in Melbourne associated with building issues. Protect your new investment with Pre Purchase property inspections, and give yourself peace of mind. Booking only requires 24 hours notice in advance of a pre purchase inspection.
Homeowners & purchasers count on us for friendly, professional service as well as a strong commitment to detail. To find out more information about our pre purchase building reports, or to book an obligation free quote, call George on 0450 632 867 or contact us online.
CONSTRUCTION STAGE INSPECTIONS
Are you building a new home, but are unsure what signs to look for to make sure the builder is completing their work to meet relevant standards? Well, we can help with our construction stage inspections carried out on new homes to make sure your builder is completing all works to a high standard.
Whether you want inspections to be carried out for each stage of construction, or only one or two stages, we’ve got you covered. Book your construction stage inspection for your new home today. Call us on 0450 632 867 for complete peace of mind.
Construction Stages are as follows:
Inspection of the overall slab dimensions and the footing, waffle pods, waterproof membrane, and steel reinforcement which keeps your home standing upright. Our inspectors will also check for any possible site drainage issues, as they can affect the foundations through movement during construction.
To do this, you will need to request structural engineering documentation from your builder, as this is not normally provided as part of contract documentation.
Inspection is of the steel and timber frame to ensure that structural connections, dimensions, engineer’s details, and general construction issues concerning Australian standards and regulations are inspected.
This inspection also includes: alignment and fixing of the frame to the concrete slab, room dimensions, checking that the frame is plumb, level, straight and square with all bracing correctly installed, bargeboards properly aligned, fascia boards, damage to door frames and windows, roof trusses are satisfactorily installed and braced to meet manufacturers requirements. Also, that structural flooring is level, does not squeak and is properly fixed, installation wrap is not damaged and has been correctly installed.
You will need to ask your builder to give you the structural engineering documentation, as this does not normally form part of contract documentation.
Inspection covers external wall claddings like brickwork/weatherboards/rendered polystyrene, as well as roof claddings, bargeboards and gutters, fascia boards, external windows and doors, articulation joints, damage to specially coated surfaces, and weep holes and flashings.
It is strongly recommended to have an inspection scheduled after the first three courses of bricks have been laid. This is for peace of mind to ensure that excess mortar has been removed from the damp proof course membrane.
This inspection does not align with a certain construction stage, however it is strongly advisable to have a check of the following items, that would otherwise be inspected at lock-up or frame stage; electrical wiring for correct location of power points and light switches, shower bases and baths installed correctly, any frame damage due to installation of plumbing pipes or electrical like damage to bottom studs/plates, bracing and noggins.
This inspection covers architraves, all internal cladding, doors, skirting, built-in shelves, basins, baths, sinks, troughs, cupboards and cabinets are fitted and fixed in position awaiting painting. This inspection also checks for plastering defects which will need to be resolved before painting commences.
Inspection is undertaken after all contractual obligations have been met by the builder, and the home is presented at completion. This inspection thoroughly audits all items which have been previously inspected, as well as all completion items which are yet to be inspected.