A Guide To Chemical Delignification

Chemical delignification is a process that damages timber in metal and concrete tiled roofs, especially in coastal areas and places with high pollution levels. This insidious process, also known as defibrosis or ‘hairy timber’, compromises the structural integrity of roofs, and can render them unsafe for even a single footstep.

In this guide, we’ll look at what causes chemical delignification, prevention strategies, identification techniques, and expert management approaches to ensure the safety of occupants and the integrity of your property. We’ll also discuss the implications for property owners and the importance of seeking professional expertise to mitigate this destructive process.

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Maintenance Tips for New Homeowners

Congratulations on your new home purchase! Now begins the crucial task of ensuring its safety and longevity.

Once you’ve reviewed the pre-purchase building inspection report and finalised the purchase of your property, it’s vital to not only address its recommendations but also establish a routine home maintenance plan. Your building inspector stressed the importance of resolving structural and pest issues, but regular maintenance tasks are just as essential in safeguarding your investment and avoiding expensive repairs.

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Cracks in Walls: When to Worry

Cracks on your walls can be more than just unsightly; they may also signify potential threats to the safety and structural integrity of your home if left untreated. While some minor cracks are superficial and be easily fixed, others could indicate more serious underlying problems such as structural damage, including subsidence and compromised foundations.

Understanding the various types of cracks and their causes is crucial for homeowners to determine when to take action:

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Steps To Get Your House Ready For Sale

In today’s bustling real estate market, with countless buyers and sellers making their moves, it’s essential to find ways to make your property stand out.

Let’s look at some simple ways you can help prepare your house for sale, and examine how a professional pre-sale property inspection can be your secret weapon in maximising your home’s value and ensuring a smooth property transaction.

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Building and Pest inspections can assist sellers as well as buyers.

Many people assume Building and Pest Inspections are only relevant to purchasers as part of the contract process. This assumption is not entirely correct. 

The Vendor has a fantastic opportunity to have their home inspected prior to listing their property for sale.

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Retaining Wall Failure

A retaining wall is a structural feature designed to prevent downhill soil erosion and soil collapse.

There is a wide range of retaining walls, all of which use the same principle. This is that the earth’s pressure must be offset by an opposing force.

The common signs for retaining wall failure are cracking, tilting, bulging, bowing or buckling. If you are unsure of the integrity of your retaining wall, book in for a building inspection today.

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Pre-Settlement Inspections: What Are They and Why Are They Important?

Before finalising the purchase of a property, it is crucial to conduct a pre-settlement inspection. This inspection ensures that the property is in the expected condition. By thoroughly examining the property before settlement, buyers can verify that any agreed-upon repairs and conditions have been met.

In this article, we will discuss the importance of pre-settlement inspections and provide a comprehensive checklist of things to look out for during the inspection.

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Buying A Brick Home? Why We Check for Weep Holes

Ever heard of weep holes? Well, if you’re buying a new home, you are about to. Weep holes are topping the list of items to inspect during a pre-purchase building and pest inspection on brick houses as they can cause expensive moisture damage if ignored.

In this blog post, we discuss the purpose and problems homeowners can experience with weep holes in masonry walls.

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What does a building inspection cover?

A building and pest inspection is an important consideration before purchasing any property. It helps determine existing and potential problems in the house or building and gives you an expert’s advice on the property’s overall condition.

Also, with the inspection report on hand, you will be able to negotiate the property price with cold hard facts.

The pre-purchase building inspection is a very helpful tool for property buyers, but bear in mind that it also has limitations.

If you are wondering ‘what do building inspectors look for?‘ – read on and you’ll find out everything you need to know about what is and isn’t included in your building inspection.

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Questions to ask at an ‘open house’ that can save you money

If you’re in the market for a new home you are probably no stranger to ‘open houses’ or property inspections. Inspecting a house in person is a great way for potential buyers to see whether or not it measures up to the listing agent’s market spiel. More importantly, you’ll get to find out more about the overall health and state of the home you may potentially purchase. If you know what questions to ask, that is.

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