Chemical Delignification: Causes & Treatment

Chemical delignification has been found in some metal and concrete tiled roofs around the Perth region, and primarily in properties close to the ocean. However, the deterioration seems to be more related to the ‘Terracotta Tiled Roofs’ which is similar to clay bricks, than to the actual location. 

Before we explain in more depth what chemical delignification really is, we need to understand what products and conditions can lead up to this happening to the roof timber structure. So, let’s start from the beginning.

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Do I need a building inspection on a new property?

By now, most people have understood the value of a pre-purchase property inspection and will gladly pay to get confirmation the property is a good buy. But what if the property you intend to purchase is in fact a new construction; a brand-new home where no one has lived yet, would you still need a professional inspection?

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Get to Know the Inspection Process

When buying or selling a house, the goal is always to get your money’s worth, or more. For this to happen you must first determine the overall condition of the property you’re intending to buy or sell. Undertaking a professional pre-purchase building and pest inspection can help you get a better understanding of the property’s worth, and make sure you don’t end up with a complete dud.

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What to consider before buying property in a Brisbane flood zone

It’s been more than a decade since heavy floods ravaged through parts of Brisbane, leaving many of its residents devastated with substantial flood damage to their homes.

In 2011, it was predicted that property prices in the Brisbane flood zones would take a nosedive as a result of the catastrophic event. However, the outlook is a bit different 10 years on — the riverside properties and communities of Brisbane continue to thrive. In this article we provide some useful tips if you consider buying a house in a flood zone.

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How to Identify Minor and Major Structural Defects at Your Property

Are you looking to invest in a property? Then a building inspection can help assure you that you’re putting your money in the right place and give you peace of mind that there are no safety issues to worry about. It will effectively assist you in identifying any major or minor defects in the building, and whether or not it will be worth your while.

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Common Defects Found in Subfloors (and how to fix them)

Is there a soft spot under your carpet? Are your floorboards squeaking a little louder than usual? If you answer is yes, then your subfloor is probably damaged which can be a problem. In some cases, damaged subfloors can be downright dangerous.

In this article we’ll talk about the subfloor area of the house, its common defects, as well how you can check if your subfloor is damaged… even before an inspection takes place.

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