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ROOF DEFECTS during Building Inspection

WHAT ARE THE ROOF DEFECTS FOUND IN BUILDING INSPECTION?

WHAT ARE THE ROOF DEFECTS FOUND IN BUILDING INSPECTION? 23% of houses have been found with defective roof covering when inspector during the building inspection. Broken tiles, missing tiles, problems with roof sheeting are some of the common defective roof examples.  Any defective roof covering problems can directly lead to water penetration from outside, damage to the ceiling, insulation damage, and mold in the roof cavity. The average cost of… Read More »WHAT ARE THE ROOF DEFECTS FOUND IN BUILDING INSPECTION?

Number 2 Building Defect -Wall Cracks

NUMBER 2 BUILDING DEFECT IN AUSTRALIA – WALL CRACKS

NUMBER 2 BUILDING DEFECT IN AUSTRALIA – WALL CRACKS The 2nd most common building defect found during building inspection is cracks in internal and external walls. More than 40% of houses are plagued with cracks in the walls in Australia. Every house has cracks but most of the cracks are superficial and need to not be worried about. But some types of cracks could be dangerous for the building or… Read More »NUMBER 2 BUILDING DEFECT IN AUSTRALIA – WALL CRACKS

Building Inspection Purpose

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF BUILDING INSPECTIONS?

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF BUILDING INSPECTIONS? The main and foremost purpose of the building inspection is to give property buyers the information required to make an informed and confident decision of the purchase. The building inspection focus on the major defects that can cost the buyer a lot of money or may leave the building unsafe to live in. The other purpose of the building inspection is to verify… Read More »WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF BUILDING INSPECTIONS?

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF CRACKS IN THE WALLS

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF CRACKS IN THE WALLS?

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF CRACKS IN THE WALLS? More than 40% of houses in Australia are inundated with walls cracks (Source). Not all the cracks are a threat to the building but there may be some cracks that can be due to serious underneath defects. Building Inspection Council has observed that walls cracks can be expensive and even leave your home unsafe to live in. A building inspection will… Read More »WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF CRACKS IN THE WALLS?

What are structural defects in buildings

WHAT ARE STRUCTURAL DEFECTS IN BUILDINGS?

WHAT ARE STRUCTURAL DEFECTS IN BUILDINGS? The purpose of the building inspection is to advise potential home buyers on the condition of the property. The inspector identifies any minor (scratched paint, minor cracks, rust ) and major defects (safety risk, structural defects) in the property. The structural defects are difficult to identify for untrained buyers and can cost huge sums or make your home uninhabitable. Building Inspection Council provides information… Read More »WHAT ARE STRUCTURAL DEFECTS IN BUILDINGS?

Number 1 Building Defect - Water Damage

NUMBER 1 BUILDING DEFECT – WATER DAMAGE

NUMBER 1 BUILDING DEFECT – WATER DAMAGE According to research, internal water leaks and water penetration from outside are 1st and 3rd most common building defects found during the building inspection. More than 40% of inspected properties have these defects (source). These defects mean water damage to the property.  One of the reasons that a water leak can be so destructive is that it can go unnoticed for a long… Read More »NUMBER 1 BUILDING DEFECT – WATER DAMAGE

Building Inspection Report - Building Inspection Council

5 things buyers should know about building Inspection report

5 things buyers should know about building Inspection report House is the biggest investment for most families and it is an exciting and anxious time for the buyers. As a home buyer, you need a building inspection report to know the true condition of the property you are considering buying. A building inspection report provides you with detailed information about the condition of the building. But as a property buyer,… Read More »5 things buyers should know about building Inspection report

3 Main Building Inspection Companies in Melbourne

3 Main Building Inspection Companies in Melbourne

Building Inspection is a key step in the property buying process. It protects you from unseen building defects which may be costly to repair. A competent building inspector has training and knowledge to detect building defects in a property even when concealed under fresh paint. Basically, experienced building inspectors know where to look for defects. But finding a good building inspector is a challenge. Most of the property buyers have… Read More »3 Main Building Inspection Companies in Melbourne

5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MOLD

5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MOLD – BUILDING INSPECTION MELBOURNE

5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MOLD – BUILDING INSPECTION MELBOURNE Mold not only looks ugly and smells bad, but it is also a serious health risk for occupiers. Mold grows in a warm, damp, and humid environment especially around a constant supply of water. Building Inspection Council has observed that more than 40% of houses in Australia have internal water leakage and Water Penetration from outside, which is… Read More »5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MOLD – BUILDING INSPECTION MELBOURNE

How to Avoid Terrible Building Inspectors - Building Inspection Council

HOW TO AVOID TERRIBLE BUILDING INSPECTORS?

HOW TO AVOID TERRIBLE BUILDING INSPECTORS? “Do your own research, do not take advice from sources with conflict of interest, Ask your dear and nears ones, ask for the proof of qualification and communicate everything in written are some of the tips to avoid terrible building inspector”- Building Inspection Council. A building inspection is conducted to see if the building is free from any serious building defects. Research suggests that… Read More »HOW TO AVOID TERRIBLE BUILDING INSPECTORS?