Pre-purchase Building Inspections

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Pre-Purchase-Building-Inspections Pre-purchase-building-inspections. There are numerous benefits to having a building inspection undertaken on a property you may be thinking of purchasing. This type of inspection is generally regarded as a Pre-purchase building inspection. The main aim is for the purchaser to be aware of any potential problems with the property and to have an understanding as to the severity of …

Reforms Required for Property Contracts

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Building Inspections Perth – Reforms Required Building Inspections Perth – Reforms Required. Over the past few months we have had numerous clients complaining about the West Australian sales property contacts, for building and pest inspections. Many clients are unaware that it is a requirement to add a building and pest inspection clause into their contract. The estate agents generally offer …

Damp in Brick Walls

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Damp in Brick Walls Damp in walls. During a building inspection today, we noticed that the subfloor structures to a property were showing signs of deterioration as a result of damp conditions which was creating wood rot (fungal decay) of the timbers. Damp conditions generally cause timbers to fail and can result in the subfloor structures failing to bear the …

Defects in Timber Framed Roofs.

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Defects with timber framed roofs Defects with timber framed roofs. In residential home building, there are generally two types of roof construction. Timber trusses or a convention pitched roof. Here in Perth, it tends to be the convention pitched roof that is installed to most project homes. Carpenters have the task of erecting these structures, which takes a considerable amount …

Standards Applied During A Building Inspection

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Whilst undertaking new construction inspections over the past few weeks, several clients have asked what building standards are referenced during an inspection. Each State and Territory in Australia has different legislation in place to control the key elements of a building contract. Generally the regulated building standards are contained within the National Construction Code (BCA), then the Australian Standards and …