Pre-Purchase Residential Building Inspection

The Purchase of residential property is an important decision and should be supported by knowledge of the physical state of the property. Independent and objective advice is often required to enable informed decisions. That’s where Building Inspections Today comes in, our Pre-Purchase Building Inspections are carried out by licensed industry professionals with years of Inspection knowledge and experience.
The purpose of the inspection is to provide advice to the prospective purchaser or other interested party’s regarding the condition of the structure of the property. The inspection shall comprise visual assessment of accessible areas of the property to identify major defects to the building structure and to form an opinion regarding the general condition of the structure of the property.

Getting Building Inspections Today to carry out a Pre-Purchase Building Inspection on your prospective new property will help to ensure.

  • You save time & money by allowing us to identify defects to the Property
  • You have peace of mind knowing the complete state of the property
  • There has been no known concealment of potential defects
  • You have a easy to read comprehensive Pre-Purchase Report delivered within 24 Hours of the inspection taking place.

Building Inspections Today –Residential Building Report complies with Australian Standard AS 4349.1-2007 Inspection of Buildings.

Areas inspected include the building and the site including any fences that are up to 30 metres from the building and within the boundaries of the site. Note: In accord with AS4349.1-2007 minor defects are not reported unless they are arising directly from a Major Defect.

Areas inspected within the interior of a building are as follows:

Ceilings, Walls, Timber Floors, Concrete Floors, Timber Windows, Metal-Framed Windows, Doors and Frames, Skirting and Architrave, Kitchen- Bench Tops, Cupboards, Sinks, Taps & Tiles, Bathroom, WC and Ensuite – Floor, Cistern and Pan, Bidet, Taps, Tiles, Bath, Shower, Vanity, Wash Basin, Ventilation & Mirrors, Laundry – Floor, Taps, Tubs/Cabinet, Tiles & Ventilation, Stairs, All Damp Problems, Electrical Installation, Plumbing, Smoke Detectors, Hard Floor Coverings e.g. Ceramic Tiles, Slate Parquetry.

Areas inspected within the exterior of a building are as follows:

Walls, External Cladding, Doors & Windows, Timber or Steel Frames & Structures, Chimneys, Stairs, Balconies, Verandahs, Patios, Decks, Suspended Concrete Floors & Balustrades.

Areas inspected regarding the Roof Exterior are as follows:

Roof, Skylights, Vents & flues, Valleys, Guttering, Downpipes, Eaves, Fascia's & Barges.

Areas inspected regarding the Roof Interior are as follows:

Roof Framing, Roof Covering, Insulation, Sarking, Party Walls.

Areas inspected regarding any Sub Floors are as follows:

Timber Floors & Suspended Concrete Floors including sub-floor ventilation. (Ventilation is important in minimising infestations by timber pests and helps prevent damp problems.) Areas inspected in regards to the site in general are as follows: Car Accommodation, Detached Laundry, Ablution Facilities, Garden Sheds, Retaining Walls, Paths, Driveways, Steps, General Fencing, Swimming Pool Fencing, Surface Water, Stormwater run off.
You will be notified of any Cracking of Building Items and its location. Including a description of the cracking defect at the time of the inspection, its significance and if there are any recommended actions.

Hand Over Inspections

A Handover Inspection is a report carried out by a licensed Builder on the quality of finishes and overall quality of build of any New Home or Investment Property. The inspection is carried out prior to the homeowner taking possession of their New Home and paying the Builder their final invoice. It is a reassuring way for a New Home owner to ensure the product they are getting is up to the quality and standard expected.
Building Inspections Today will identify any incomplete and outstanding work as well as reporting on the quality of the workmanship. The Report comprises a comprehensive checklist of inspection points, as well as a detailed list of additional defects outside these checkpoints, the Building Inspector will report on the working quality of items such as,

  • Doors & Door Furniture
  • Appliances
  • Lighting
  • Plumbing Fixtures
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage Door

As well as the quality of workmanship of the,

  • Painting
  • Tiling
  • Carpentry
  • Floor Finishes
  • Cabinetry
  • Etc.

Before you take the keys to your New Home. Let Building Inspections Today ensure.

  • There are No hidden or overlooked defects
  • All defects & poor workmanship is well documented, so your Builder can rectify the issues.
  • Your New Home complies to all current Industry Standards
  • You have the opinion of a highly qualified, highly experienced team.
  • You're getting what you paid for.

Construction Defect Inspections

A Construction Defect Inspection is a report carried out by a licensed Builder on the quality of finishes and overall quality of workmanship by the trades working on any new House, Townhouse, or Unit. The inspection is carried out for the Builder prior to their Clients walking through the property for their final check and payment of the final invoice. Building Inspections Today operates independently from the Building Company providing the Builder an independent & comprehensive report that can be passed onto trades and supervisors.
Building Inspections Today will identify any incomplete or outstanding work as well as reporting on the quality of the workmanship of the trades engaged by the Builder. The Report comprises a comprehensive checklist of inspection points, as well as a detailed list of additional defects outside these checkpoints, the Building Inspector will report on the working quality of items such as,

  • Doors & Door Furniture
  • Appliances
  • Lighting
  • Plumbing Fixtures
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage Door

As well as the quality of workmanship of the

  • Painting
  • Tiling
  • Carpentry
  • Floor Finishes
  • Cabinetry
  • Etc.

Before you finalise Payment to your trades let Building Inspections Today ensure:

  • There are No hidden or overlooked defects
  • All defects & poor workmanship are well documented, so you can send the list to your trades to rectify the issues.
  • Your supervisors have ensured the highest quality of workmanship by the tradesmen involved in the project.
  • You have the opinion of a highly qualified, highly experienced team, to back your quality product in deliverance to your client.
  • You're getting what you paid for from your Trades and Supervisors

Dilapidation Reports

A Dilapidation Report is a visual report of a property both externally and internally to note the condition prior to any new works commencing. The purpose of this report is to document any cracking and or damage to the property pre-construction. When the works is completed, a final inspection is conducted to document if any new changes or damage has occurred, if so this can then be used to claim on rectification works.
The qualified and experienced inspectors Building Inspections Today can provide you with a completely independent Dilapidation Report, which will allow for no bias towards the owner or the developer to allow for an accurate report.

The report is comprehensive yet set out in an easy to understand format with multiple photos included for the benefit of the homeowner and developer. So before you commence your new development or any new development commences beside your home, get Building Inspections Today to ensure:

  • The Property’s current condition is accurately reported on.
  • Rectification work if needed can be carried out without extensive legal battles
  • Ensure major issues are picked up early in the construction process
  • Save Time & Money with a NON-BIAS report from Building Inspections Today

Construction Stage Inspections

Generally the construction of a residential dwelling is broken into 6 Main stages these are:

  1. Base Stage
  2. Frame Stage
  3. Enclosed Stage (lock-up)
  4. Fixing Stage
  5. Practical Completion Stage
  6. Handover

At the completion of each of these six stages the client will be sent an invoice by the Builder for payment for the completion of works of a various stage. This is not the Golden Rule though it is the most common practice, at this point the client would like to know that they have got what they are paying for, so similar to a Quantity Surveyor checking the progress payment on a larger development project. Building Inspections Today will check that the work that is being claimed is complete, that the workmanship is up to industry standard and quality. This is a good reassurance for a client to make sure they are getting what they are paying for. Depending on what level of Building Progress Inspection Package a client might choose, we offer a large variety of additional services including

  • Construction schedules
  • Completed works schedules
  • Quality control reports
  • Claim percentage breakdowns
  • Expected proceeding claim date & amount for budgeting

Our Construction Progress Inspection Claims are tailored for each particular project and scope of works, so please contact the office to arrange a fee proposal.