INSPECT – Case Study of a Building Inspection in Coolangatta

Just recently, we completed a building inspection in Coolangatta on a commercial property that was, in essence, 5 sheds within a concrete block building. Our client was overseas and basically requested we attend the inspection just to confirm that the property was standing and at that address.  He'd … [Read more...]

MAINTAIN – Inspection of Asbestos Roofs

The inspection and maintenance of roofs is important and spring is as good a time as any to clear your gutters and valleys of leaf debris.  In fact we believe your home maintenance schedule should run on a season to season reminder system.  The reason we're so fond of metal roof sheeting is because … [Read more...]

INSPECT – How Do I Read A Pre-Purchase Report??

When reading a pre-purchase report, it can be easy to get caught up in the minor issues within the building inspection findings. Don't! MINOR issues can also be read as MAINTENANCE and all houses have that. It's the big stuff that you want to focus on.  Below, I've set out a key for you to help … [Read more...]

INSPECT Use Your Building Inspector

This doesn't apply to all building inspectors, but we are special: We believe you get better value when you come along to your building inspection.  While you're there, ask us questions about your new property. Some people have big plans and know what they want immediately, but in case you're not … [Read more...]

INSPECT Before You Sell…Pre-Sale Inspections

A pre-sale inspection sets you up for success! Before you go to sell a property, you do a lot of different things in preparation: you declutter your house and maybe tidy things up, you get a few different agents in to give you an idea of price and how they plan to market the home, you talk to your … [Read more...]

MAINTENANCE Building Inspectors Inside! Part 3

Once you've gone around outside of your property the natural thing to do is go on in. The main things we building inspectors look for inside the property are MOISTURE and MOVEMENT related. MOVEMENT: Movement is common to most buildings - you hear people call it "settling" and it happens over time … [Read more...]

MAINTENANCE Building Inspection Specialists Checklist Pt 2

Onwards and upwards (or should we say outwards?) Now that you've had a look around your property and make sure there's nothing amiss with the site, move on to the house exterior. This bit is important, building inspection specialists would agree, because your homes' #1 enemy is the … [Read more...]

MAINTENANCE – Home Maintenance Made Easy!!

The next 3 posts are going to be about home maintenance. Because we're passionate about property we believe maintaining your asset is the name of the game!!  A lot of home owners out there don't really understand that it's easy to prevent your home from deteriorating slowly over time. It's not just … [Read more...]

INSPECT What Does A Building Inspector Do??

All building inspectors are all bound by the same Standard We don't usually double up on posts but since it is a busy time of year for home buyers, it's a good time to get to know your local building inspector. We get this question a lot, so I think it's worth explaining what building inspections … [Read more...]

INSPECT Think You Have Termites? Time For A Pest Inspection?

With termites, as with dentistry, it's cheaper to get a check-up before you actually have a problem.   Termites are such an important aspect of home maintenance, especially in this part of the world.  South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales are all noted as "Areas Of Concern" for … [Read more...]