Your home is probably the most significant investment you will ever make. That’s why it is essential to protect it. You might not know that with time, structural issues develop and cause expensive problems in the future. That’s why when buying a property, building and pest inspections are crucial to making an informed decision.
You should only trust the professionals for a qualified property inspection.
Timber pests may attack dwellings in concrete multi-level structures; however, it is highly unlikely that this will affect the structural elements of the dwelling. Due to this, it is our advice that the pest component is not required, but a building-only inspection should still be carried out. There is still a likelihood of structural
Building and pest inspectors conduct a non-visual inspection of the property. We analyse the condition of the roof structure and linings, wall structure and linings, the foundation and floor structure and check whether the house is safe from a general structural standpoint. Not just that! We identify if any part of your property is affected by pests.
If access is available, we get in the roof space; we get on the roof, get under the building, and look in cupboards and hard-to-reach places, so you don’t have to.
We visually check electrical services and appliances, solar panels and inverters, HVAC systems, and plumbing fixtures/ connections. We then provide guidance on whether specialised contractors should investigate further.
We then provide you with a clear picture of the property’s condition in an extremely detailed report so that you know its actual worth.
The building and pest inspection report highlights the property’s condition from the foundational and structural standpoint. It involves mentioning problematic areas that must be rectified, underlying issues that can turn into potentially expensive repairs in the future, and solutions to all the problems — be it pest infestation or a damaged roof. It also includes coloured photos of the defects so you can make a sound buying decision.
In general, most building and pest inspections take about one and a half to two hours but depending upon the property size, it can take longer. The time also relies on the condition of the property. Older homes usually take longer than newly constructed ones. Issues that arise during the inspection will also affect the total inspection time.