Building Inspections & Reports
Inspection of roof void
General Building Inspection Information
A Building Inspection and Property Report (or a Pre Purchase Building Inspection for newly constructed homes) comments on structural damage, conditions conducive to structural damage, as well as any defects in the condition of secondary and finishing elements to the property.
The Building Inspection Report will contain a description of the property and the materials used in the construction of the building.
Structural cracking in brickwork
The report will also highlight any areas the inspector was unable to access on the day of the property inspection. Photographs may show defects and/or areas of concern that the inspector has noticed in the course of the building inspection. View our gallery from previous inspections to see some of our findings.
Rusting to corrugated roof sheeting
Rusting steel beams
The consultant will inspect all accessible parts of the property. These include the following areas:
- Interior of the building
- Exterior of the building
- Roof space
- Under-floor space
- Roof exterior (subject to health and safety regulations)
- Garage, carport and garden shed
- Separate laundry or toilet
- Small retaining walls (ie. non-structural)
- Steps, fencing, paths and driveways
A Building Inspection or Property Report is not an all-encompassing report dealing with every aspect of the property, and it is not a warranty against further defects.
The purpose of a building inspection is to warn you about any significant damage to the building and needs to be carried out by a professional, a licensed building inspector will have the experience needed to find the most common building faults and give advice on the significance of the fault.
- View a sample building report here.
As a part of a building inspection we generally recommend carrying out a termite inspection on the property as well, these often go hand in hand to ensure the property is safe from existing termite damage or infestation. Ask us about getting a combined building and pest inspection and save off the total cost.