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...]

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 Pre-Purchase Building Inspections – Decontructed!

To some its a mere formality, to others its a HUGE step in a property purchase. What do you know about the pre-purchase building inspection process? Here's what we do.  When you get in touch with us to book in your pre-purchase building inspection, we ask you a few questions such as; Do … [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...]

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...]

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 – 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...]

MAINTENANCE – Selling Your House??

If you're thinking about selling your house, chances are you're busy. You could be selecting a real estate agent that you feel will get the job done, one with a good reputation. You might be contacting your conveyancer to let them know you're putting your home on the market.  Possibly you're looking … [Read more...]