Building inspection

Inspect are the building inspection specialists, Inspections carried out by Licenced builder throughout Northern N.S.W.

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Building Inspection
What is involved in a building inspection?

A building inspection should form a vital step of purchasing or selling a property or may be carried out to assess a structure and safety for a specific purpose.

A building inspection should be carried out in all instances by a licensed builder with insurance and years of experience. Building inspections are provided with a detailed and photographic report in all instances. The scope of a building inspection covers structural and safety.

A building inspection must meet the Australian Standard for pre-purchase inspections if you are buying a property and will ensure that the condition of the property you are purchasing is both safe and structurally sound. Inspect can provide a range of building inspections and consultation services to suit your needs.

Important: Prior to engaging any company for a building inspection it is recommended you ensure they are a qualified builder and insured.

In addition to a building inspection we recommend you engage a plumber and an electrician to test the adequacy of plumbing and electrical services such as sewage, solar, pipework, safety switches and drainage.

Types of building inspection & consultation services we provide.

In addition to visual structural building inspections, Inspect – Same Day Property Reports offer a suite of additional (Special purpose building inspections) carried out by our licensed builder. These include:

Note: These services are an additional (special purpose inspection) and may require a licensed tradesperson to further assist such as a plumber, electrician or fire safety specialist.

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Inspections if you are buying or selling a home.

There are two types of inspections Pre-purchase or pre-sale/ auction, Both are basically the same and must be carried out in the same manner.

A building inspection can be carried out for the purchaser to identify potential structural or safety issues that may cost money to rectify. These issues are generally classed as major defects.

A pre-sale building inspection can also be carried out by the vendor to assist with the sale and to ensure that the property being listed does not have any hidden surprises that may hold up and delay the sale. A combined building and pest is an inspection is both the pest and building inspection carried out by a licensed builder and also a timber pest specialist. More information can be obtained on the NSW Fair Trading website here.

Further information about licensing in NSW.

In NSW the laws, Unfortunately, Do not require a licensed builder to inspect the property you wish to purchase. This is unsettling as anyone can do a 3-day course with hardly any building experience and provide you with advice on the structural adequacy of the building you are about to invest your life savings into.

Inspect – Same Day Property Reports guarantee that all our building inspectors are licensed and qualified builders with years of experience and carry adequate insurances.

It is also important to ensure that when booking a building and pest inspection it is undertaken by a two-man team. A builder who specialises in the building side and also a pest technician who understands termites and has treated them.

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