No 1 - Downpipes Discharging Near Footings
Downpipes Discharging Near Footings is the first in a series of common defects that ABIS finds during Building and pest Inspections.
If rain water is allowed to accumulate in the soil surrounding the base of exterior walls and the slab or footings on which they are founded, two future problems are likely to develop.
Not all Handover Inspections or Handover Inspectors are the same
What Pests are Covered by a Pre-Purchase Building and Pest Inspection?
The home of your dreams has finally been completed, from the first brick to the last roof tile. Whether you plan on living in the house or selling it off, you will need an inspection report to show that the house is suitable for habitation and there is nothing to be fixed.
Looking for the best Building and Pest Inspection in Brisbane
Finding the perfect house that meets all your needs can be difficult especially in the current economic climate. But finding the best building and pest inspection services in Brisbane can be an even tougher ask.
Drainage Problem - No Ground Slope Away From The Base Of Walls
When you have a Pre-Purchase Building or Timber Pest Report done it usually contains references to "Conditions Conducive". So what does this mean?
This term comes from AS4349 which is the Australian standard that covers pre-purchase inspections. It refers to situations that exist on the property being inspected that if not removed will lead to problems in the future.
Condensation Caused By Air Conditioning
Buying a home or investing in property is one of the most important long-term commitments anyone can make. From finding your perfect house to applying for a home loan and getting it approved, a lot of time and effort is needed. However, once the process is complete and keys in your hand, the hard work is still not over just yet. One of the most overlooked aspects when buying a home is whether the house was built with natural material or material containing toxins that could not be picked up.
Building and pest inspections are a big business in Brisbane. The city and surrounds are home to a number of Brisbane building and pest inspectors, and yet many people in the market for these services struggle to find a company they can trust. The question of what to look for in a building and pest inspector in Brisbane, what services – like pre-purchase building inspections – should be on offer, and what companies are recommended, are all very important, and luckily can be answered right here and right now.
Buying your first home?
Building inspections are part and parcel of being involved in the property market, and whether you’re building, buying, selling or renting it’s generally a smart idea to investigate building and pest inspections. There’s a certain peace of mind that comes with having those trustworthy building and pest inspections reports, and in real estate there’s nothing better than that feeling.
Building And Pest Inspection Brisbane
Picking a company or an individual to conduct a Building and Pest Inspection can be difficult and confusing if you have never gone through the process before.
ABIS is happy to provide you with some quick tips for first-time home buyers:
Qualified Building Inspector
Make sure the Building Inspector you pick has a QBCC license to conduct "Completed Residential Building Inspections". The BSA issues two types of license:
The whole process involves hundreds of observations which must be recorded in a standardised format in regulations with the Australian Standards. It may appear that the comprehensive report you get is a bit lengthy, but it is necessary to convey to you a lot of information about the inspection itself and the property inspected.
These hazards can be separated into two main types: (i) Hazards to occupants and (ii) Hazards to tradespeople and others who enter the roof void.
For first time home-buyers, it is normal to feel overwhelmed by the whole experience of purchasing a property.
ABIS has listed out 8 steps that could assist you greatly in your journey to be a home-owner in Brisbane, Queensland.
While most building and pest reports will outline a list of minor faults and defects, what are some of the big issues that should set your alarm bells ringing?