Things You Should Know About the Building Inspection Process

Building Inspection

The best way to learn about the condition of a property is through a building inspection. Some problems are just minor issues. They do not have to be a deal breaker. However, other pressing issues could present a safety hazard to the building or cost thousands of dollars to fix.

With over 30 years of experience in Melbourne building inspection services, we have seen it all. Premium Pre-Purchase Building Inspections, as a registered builder and pest inspector in Melbourne, could easily detect any dodgy cover-ups, shoddy work or structural problems that develop over time.

What Should a Professional Building Inspection Cover?

A professional building inspection should be like a full body health check-up. It should cover and examine all areas of the house.

Premium Pre-Purchase Building Inspections is not like many other inspectors in Melbourne. We thoroughly inspect every aspect of the building, not just the surface. Under the floor, over the roof and every space in between gets checked, during our building inspection. We use the latest equipment, such as infrared cameras and moisture meters, to detect any hidden issues or problems.

Can a Building Fail in an Inspection?

The findings of a building inspection will merely provide you with an objective and unbiased assessment of the property condition. It is not a pass or fail system.

Our objective at Premium Pre-Purchase Building Inspections is to detect any issues, defects, problems and potential problems that exist in the building. Determine where they are, to what extent and investigate their causes and effects on the property. We will also advise you on how they should be fixed and how much it will cost to fix them.

Through our building inspections in Melbourne, these are the most common issues we come across:

  •    Poor craftsmanship
  •    Sub-standard finishes
  •    Non-compliant building work
  •    Timber framing failures and inadequacies
  •    Slow and fast leaks from showers or baths and wet areas
  •    Poor external drainage or stormwater systems
  •    Safety hazards such as collapsing structures
  •    Potential Fire Hazards
  •    All sorts of ‘cover-up jobs’

What Does The Building Inspection Report Include?

The report is a useful document you will receive, as a conclusion of the building inspection process. It should be unbiased, objective and detailed to give you as much information as possible about the current and potential problems of the building.

Your Premium Pre-Purchase Building Inspections report will be sent to you within 24 hours of the inspection. Our report includes clear photos and detailed explanations to make it easy to understand. It covers all minor and major defects, current and potential issues to give you a clear idea about what is going on with the inspected building. We also provide you with steps to rectify any problems and estimate how much this will cost.

During the building inspection, you are also welcome to accompany our inspector and ask any questions. It is an excellent way to get a professional opinion on the issues you are unsure about.

To book the best building inspection service in Melbourne, call us now!