Why You Should Get a Pre-Auction Building Inspection

A pre-auction building inspection and pre-purchase building inspection are pretty much the same. If you are seriously considering purchasing a property that’s being auctioned, you should do your due diligence and have the property inspected prior to placing your bid. A pre-auction building inspection is completely your call. While it is not standard procedure, [...]

By |2019-07-29T15:10:41+10:00July 29th, 2019|Categories: Building Inspections, Purchase Property|0 Comments

What are Your Options When a Building Inspection Fails?

This does not necessarily mean that the building is a bad investment. When you know exactly what you’re getting into, you’ll be in a better position to negotiate a fairer price for the property and to prepare for the added costs of repairs and renovations. Even newly constructed properties will not always pass a building [...]

By |2019-07-29T14:20:07+10:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: Building Inspections|0 Comments

Does the Buyer Organise the Building and Pest Inspection?

The obligation to organise a building and pest inspection is the buyer’s. The associated costs are also shouldered by the buyer. The purpose of organising a building and pest inspection is to help you, the buyer, make a more informed decision prior to closing the sale on a property. So timing is critical. It’s also [...]

By |2019-06-04T14:26:20+10:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: Building Inspections|0 Comments

Asbestos Removal 101

If your property was built before 1990 and it has not yet been inspected for asbestos, you should have it inspected as soon as possible. Exposure to asbestos dust and fibres has been linked to a number of serious diseases, including asbestosis, non-malignant pleural disease, asbestos-related lung cancer, and mesothelioma - a type of lung [...]

By |2019-03-26T17:05:01+10:00March 29th, 2019|Categories: Building Inspections|0 Comments

Why Should You Invest in Regular Termite Inspections?

Did you know that home insurance does not include repairs for termite damage? More often than not, homeowners do not discover a termite infestation until it has already caused extensive damage to their property, which will require costly, out-of-pocket repairs.   If you do not know how to spot obvious signs of a termite infestation, [...]

By |2019-03-26T17:03:06+10:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: Building Inspections|0 Comments

What is Slab Edge Dampness?

Slab edge dampness will occur when moisture from various sources is absorbed into the concrete. At first, the dampness affects only the surface layer. However, with repeated and prolonged exposure, the moisture begins to seep in and slab edge dampness occurs. The effects of the slab edge dampness are exacerbated if the concrete used in [...]

What is Delignification and How Can You Prevent It?

Timber makes for a very strong, solid and durable building material but have you ever posed to think why this is so? The timber consists of millions of fibres that are held together by a naturally occurring organic polymer called lignin. It is the natural glue that binds together the millions of fibres that stretch [...]

The Importance of Carrying Out Timber Pest Inspections

One of the key measures that you should undertake on your property or a property piece that you are planning to purchase is timber pest inspection. This assesses the extent of pest infestation in the timber used in your house. There are rules and regulations that should guide the conduct of these inspections. In Australia, [...]

Preventing Mould Growth in Your Home

Mould growth is inevitable in the natural environment. Outside the home, it even serves an ecological purpose helping break down organic matter. In structures, however, it can be your worst nightmare. As long as there is mould growth on your structures, you can be sure they are undergoing a slow disintegration and will soon be [...]

What is Thermal Imaging?

Thermal imaging is a technology that has been used since the 1950s to detect infrared radiation and convert the electrical pulses generated into an image that can be interpreted easily by humans. Thermal imaging lets you “see in the dark” so to speak because the infrared radiation that is visible to the thermal imaging camera [...]

By |2018-05-02T14:44:44+10:00May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Building Inspections|0 Comments
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