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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

INSPECT First Home Buyers…PBI, Brokers and Agents

Right now is probably the best time in literally years for first home buyers - interest rates are at an all-time low, house prices are still near bottom (but on the re-bound) and you still have time to get in by Christmas. If you don't want to make any mistakes, come along with us, we'll help … [Read more...]

Pre-Purchase Inspection – Gold Coast

You wouldn't think that a brand new concrete high rise would need a pre-purchase building inspection.  Theoretically, it shouldn't.  However.  Last March we were engaged to inspected a unit in a new complex in Kirra - approximately 1 year old. It's only come to mind now, because this week we … [Read more...]