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Building Inspectors – Why Experience is Important

Building Inspectors

Building Inspection

Building Inspectors are typically builders who have given up construction to start inspecting homes. The issue is that being a qualified builder does not necessarily make a good building inspector.

There are essential skills and experience required for Building Inspection that are not required for construction work.

For example:

  1. Not only is a good knowledge of current building materials, standards and practices required but in-depth knowledge of the building practices and materials used in the past.
  2. An inspector is not only required to follow a detailed process to ensure nothing is missed on the first inspection, but to be able to do this day in and day out for thousands of inspections without a drop in standards.
  3. The inspector must have a knowledge of the materials and practices of the past that are now likely to be associated with problems.
  4. An inspector must be able to communicate well with clients. It is important that the client understands any problems identified during the inspection.
  5. An Inspector must be able to focus on the inspection n and not be distracted by interruptions form others.

These are just a few of the many skills required and none of them can be acquired quickly.   Experience of both the inspector and the company they are part of is very important when picking a Building Inspector.

Having a Building and Pest inspection undertaken when you buy a home may appear a straight forward process. But the devil as always is in the detail. Good practices, systems and experience are essential if nasty surprises are to be avoided.

 

 

ABIS building and pest inspections are conducted to the highest standard by building inspectors with a minimum of 10 years experience together with the highest professional qualifications in their field. ABIS has been in business over 27 years conducting both building and timber pest inspections.

Our highly recommended home inspectors are all long term trusted employees not here today gone tomorrow sub-contractors. ABIS Inspectors are supported by a unique computer aided inspection system and the latest inspection equipment such as high sensitivity thermal cameras costing thousands of dollars that others don’t often have.

When you book a pre-purchase inspection with ABIS, our friendly local (they know the area and are not in a interstate or overseas call centre) staff will make the whole process easy for you. Our Office team make all the arrangements with you, your agent, the vendor, the tenant (if there is one) and you will be sent an email to confirm the inspection time along with a pre-engagement letter which covers the scope of the inspection. Good communication and local knowledge are key to you getting the most out of your building and pest inspection. We are always happy to answer all your questions and you are most welcome to be on site when we do the inspection. Our technology, systems and processes also mean you get your high quality report shortly after your inspection is completed.

And all this for an incredible low price.

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ABIS The 1st Choice in Building & Pest Inspections