Pre-Purchase Building Inspection
A Building Inspection is conducted as part of our combined Building & Pest Inspection which covers both building defects and timber pest such as termites. The ABIS Pre-Purchase Building Inspection component is conducted to AS 4349.1 standards including identification and reporting of the following defects:
Structural problems in the home and any garages are detailed including:
- Structural Cracking and Movement
- Structural Deformation
- Structural Dampness
- Structural Timber Pest Damage
Conditions Conducive To Structural Damage
Conditions in the home and property that if not removed may lead to structural damage are detailed including:
- Defective Plumbing
- Defective Roof Plumbing & Flashings
- Defective/Bridged Damp Proof Course
- Untradesmanlike Work
- Trees and Shrubs
- Inadequate Sub-floor Ventilation
Defects in Secondary and Finishing Elements
Major defects in Secondary & Finishing Elements throughout the house are detailed and Minor Defects are mentioned generally split up between (click the links below to read more about the defects we look for):
Items that normally form part of a completed dwelling that have been removed or never installed are noted.
Any items that the Inspector observes during the inspection that he thinks may be a hazard to safety are noted.
Why You Should Arrange a Building Inspection
If you're about to purchase a house, you should arrange to have a building inspection to ensure that the house conforms to the 'Building Code of Australia', and that the house is structurally safe and sound and there is no pest infestation. A building inspection is different to a pest inspection, in that a building inspection will let you know about any significant defects or issues with the house and other buildings on the property such as rising damp, ventilation, building movement, roofing issues, safety hazards, construction issues, visual damage that may have already been caused by termites.