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Melbourne Building Pest Inspections
Termites have the potential to quickly destroy a house or cause so much damage that it could cause structural issues within the property, a building & pest inspection should be undertaken as early as possible during the buying process, this way the buyer will know the condition of the property and will be able to make a better-informed decision whether to proceed with the purchase
AS 3600.2 recommends that a routine inspection for termite management be undertaken annually but unfortunately not many people go by this principle which can cause problems with your warranty
A termite inspection during the building & pest inspection is a visual inspection only and not an invasive inspection, its carried out using thermal cameras, moisture meters, and other specialized equipment, however, the use of this equipment is beyond the minimum requirements of the Australian Standards
The termites that the report refers to are subterranean and damp wood termites it does not report on dry wood termites or mould.
Before you buy a building in Melbourne it’s important to know its condition beyond what you can see yourself. A qualified building inspector should inspect the building and write up a report that helps you make a sound investment decision.
The building inspection report can help you make your final purchase decision or serve as information in your negotiations with the seller.
A good building inspection report will tell you:
- if there are any major defects or structural problems
- if there has been dodgy building work or issues covered up
- if there are leaks or waterproofing issues
- what the minor defects are and what your ongoing maintenance costs will be
- what it will cost you to get the property up to scratch
Building Inspections are a Smart Investment
Building inspection costs start at just $295 but can save you thousands of dollars down the road. A properly written report tells you not only what is wrong with the property now, but what could potentially go wrong in the near future, such as a roof on its last legs or an HVAC system on the fritz.
An Inside Look at the Building
To the untrained eye, the building you want to buy makes it look great. Its location, layout, and function may be just what you had in mind, but what you don’t know could hurt you. Without a professional inspection, you could overlook serious defects that could cost you a lot of money and decrease the value of the property. Why take a chance on making a bad investment right from the start?
New House Inspections
A New Home Handover Building Inspection report looks at all aspects of the new home including the interior and exterior. We leave no stone unturned, ensuring that every aspect of the home functions well, is in good condition, and is sound. We’ll look for any non-compliant work, missing components, or even damage, such as moisture or the use of subpar materials.
Our reports include inspection of:
- The exterior of the building
- Windows and Window Frames
- Doors and Door Frames
- Bathrooms, En-suites, Kitchen, Laundry, WC
- Balustrades and Handrails
- Plumbing Fixtures and Fittings
- Hot Water Units
- Rising Damp
- Moisture in wet areas
- Roof space framing structures
- Roof coverings
- Vents and Flues
- Shower recess
- Fascias and Barges
- Downlight safety
- Subfloor supports
Contact us for any inquiries