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...]

Pre-Auction Inspections – Marketing Tool or Waste of Time?

There's no doubt there's controversy surrounding the pre-auction inspection - you don't have to Google far to find healthy debate on the blogosphere about their overall merit. If the seller gets one done, there's a perceived potential for corruption between inspector and seller. And if it's … [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...]

INSPECT – Beware The Lone Inspector

For Arguments Sake: Could 1 Inspector be better than 2? A disturbing trend is coming through with pest and building inspections - the Lone Inspector. In tough economic times, a lot of business people spend their days wondering how they can cut costs to attract more clients, knowing that … [Read more...]

BUILD – Cool Building Ideas

A Cool Building Idea makes the holiday Last weekend Dwell took a mini-break to North Stradbroke Island. Every time we go there, we enjoy all the beautiful things on offer, the beach, the scenery and the peacefulness. We also enjoy the architecture - you always see something new, or something old … [Read more...]