Internal Secondary & Finishing Element Defects

The Building Inspection includes the following Internal inspections:

  • Ceilings and cornices for sagging, nails popping, defective lining, cracking, damp damage
  • Internal wall finishes (load bearing and non-load bearing walls) for bulging, nails popping, out of plumb, cracking / crazing, loss of adhesion, blowing & pitting, cracked glass blocks / glazed partitions
  • Floor finishes (e.g. polished wood, terrazzo, ceramic tiles or slates, but not a floor covering) for surface cracking / crazing, cracking at doorways, lifting, damp damage
  • Floor coverings (linoleum, cork, carpet etc) for wear & tear, lifting, damp damage
  • Paintwork for blistering, flaking, cracking, peeling, mould growth
  • Windows/window elements for grazing putty, failed glazing seals, broken glass, sash operation, sash fittings & hardware, water staining, rotting wooden frames, corroded metal frames
  • Door/door elements for defective door hardware, damaged doors, binding doors, loose / badly fitting doors, corroded / rotted frames
  • Fly-screens for fixing, damaged frames, damaged screens
  • Architraves/skirtings for fixing, damp damage
  • Fireplaces/chimneys for broken / missing grates or inserts, damaged timber/stone surrounds, damaged hearth tiles, smoke stains on fireplace openings, water stains on chimney breast
  • Kitchen bench tops for lifting, damage, water damage
  • Kitchen cupboards for fixing, fitting / operation of doors, drawers & hardware, water damage
  • Kitchen pantry for defective doors & shelves
  • Kitchen tiles for cracking, being drummy / loose, missing / cracked grouting / sealant
  • Kitchen paintwork for blistering, flaking, cracking, peeling or mould growth
  • Kitchen sink / taps for leaking trap & waste pipe, damage, operation, incomplete assembly, leaking traps
  • Bathroom floor finish for imperviousness, grade to floor waste, water damage
  • Bathroom wall sheeting for fixing, watertight joining, damage
  • Bathroom tiles for cracking, being drummy, fixing, missing or cracked grouting / sealant
  • Bathroom paintwork for blistering, flaking, cracking, peeling, mould growth
  • WC cistern and Bidet for cracking, leaking, fixing
  • Taps for operation, leaking, incomplete assembly
  • Bath and Spa for being adequately sealed and properly recessed at junction with wall, damage
  • Shower for screen, leakage, leaks & water damage around cracks & shower rose, broken glass
  • Vanity for water damage, fixing, leaking trap & waste pipe
  • Washbasin for fixing, cracking, leaking trap & waste pipe
  • Laundry floor finish for imperviousness, grade to floor waste, water damage
  • Laundry wall sheeting for fixing, watertight joining, damage
  • Laundry tiles for cracking, being drummy, fixing, grouting & sealant
  • Laundry paintwork for blistering, flaking, cracking, peeling, mould growth
  • Laundry washtubs/taps for leaking trap & waste pipe, operation, corrosion of cabinet, incomplete assembly, leaking taps