A detailed assessment of the building and surrounding property which exceeds the requirements of Australian Standard 4349.1 Inspection of Buildings.
The report will detail any safety issues, significant defects, structural defects and recommended maintenance schedule. Although the maintenance items are not considered defects, they form an important part of our advice to you as failure to observe our recommendations may lead to the premature deterioration of the building fabric.
Items inspected will establish the performance and integrity of the following accessible areas:
Subfloor - Floor Frame, clearance, damp, ventilation.
Internal walls - Cracking, damp, surface finishes, moisture ingress.
Joinery - Doors, windows, cabinetry, door hardware, mouldings and finishes.
Ceilings - Fixing, sagging, cracking, staining.
Internal roof space - Roof frame, leaks, corrosion, fretting, ceiling attachment, ventilation, insulation, electrical wiring, penetrations.
Plumbing - Leaks, regulation venting, water hammer, water flow and drainage. (visual only).
Electrical - RCD compliance, smoke detector compliance, earth stake bonding. (visual only).
Roof cover - Fixing, pointing, sagging, penetrations, corrosion, soffits, eaves.
Roof plumbing- Flashings, gutters, downpipes, overflow, stormwater connection, corrosion.
External walls - Cracking, render, protective coatings, lintels, fretting, weathering, cladding, corrosion.
Out buildings - Garages, carports, verandas, patios, pergola, sheds.
Surrounding property - Driveway, paths, retaining, boundary fences and walls, pool fencing compliance, surface drainage, invasive trees.
Staged inspections during the construction phase will report on any works that have not been completed in a satisfactory manner or in compliance with the Building Code of Australia and Australian Standards.
We generally recommend a minimum of 5 inspections, however we will be guided by the requirements of the scope of works or your specific request.
Items inspected will establish the compliance and standard of workmanship to the following areas:
Slab stage - Dimensions, set out, levels, provision for services, cracking and surface finish.
Plate Height - Damp courses, flashing, weepholes, waterproofing, dimensions, brick bonding, wall ties, tie downs, structural columns, levels, finishing heights, cavity, lintels, jointing, built in joinery and frames.
Roof frame - Roof framing compliance, connections, support, eaves lining and soffit.
Lockup - Roof cover, fixings, pointing, roof plumbing, ceilings, plastering, waterproofing, plumbing and electrical first fix.
Practical completion - Final detailed assessment, doors, windows, cabinets, tiling, electrical and plumbing fit out, painting and finishes.
Construction works including demolition, excavation and compaction can sometimes cause damage to adjoining properties, resulting in legal disputes and costly repairs.
Our detailed written report including photographic evidence is completed prior to the commencement of construction to provide an accurate assessment of the existing condition of the property.
Whether you are a consumer or building service provider we can provide you with an independent and unbiased assessment to assist you in reaching a satisfactory resolution with the other party.
Our written report complies with the requirements of the Building Commission of Western Australia and the State Administrative Tribunal as expert evidence. We can also attend the Tribunal hearing as an expert witness if required.
Whether you have a leaking roof, wall cracking, beam deflection or any other building issue we can investigate the cause and advise on the rectification works required. An independent opinion will ensure you do not pay for costly remedial works that are not required.