What’s included in Pre-Purchase Building Inspections

A pre-purchase inspection is vital, especially in older homes and buildings, which are likely to have aged naturally or have not had proper maintenance. Before you invest in a home or any property, building inspection to check for pests, and to examine plumbing and electrical features is important. This work must be done by professional building inspectors to make sure every stone is turned.

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Things Checked During Building Inspection

During pre-purchase building inspections, the following assessments are included:

  • The inspector checks the footings and walls foundations.
  • Ceiling, windows, and doors are inspected too.
  • A thorough inspection of the roof and framing
  • Plumbing systems and any traces of dampness
  • Any illegal extension connected to the property
  • Electrical wiring

Pest inspections are also included and carried out by pre-purchase building inspectors. Reasons to hire experts include:

  • They can quickly identify signs of pests that can destroy property such as termites and white ants. They will spot infestation signs and warn you about the property.
  • Hollow woods may not be easy to notice for an ordinary home buyer. But pest inspectors will spot excavated woods, which are usually eaten from the inside by terminates.
  • Another sign of termites identified via building inspection is blistering paint on windows, walls, and windows.
  • Moist areas create a breeding hub for infestations, but a professional inspector will check and examine them to determine possible damage of the property.
  • Checking for any untreated timber. This means all garden areas must be inspected.

Some of these critical signs are not easy to identify. What you need in Melbourne is a team of professional pre-purchase building inspections. They ensure that you buy a quality property that will not cost you a fortune to repair. Contact BPI North Melbourne today!

 

CEILING INSULATION CAUSES A FIRE HAZARD ASH AT NORTHCOTE

Insulation in this roof void is in contact with the back of the recessed light fixtures causing a potential fire hazard. Insulation must be kept clear of the backs of recessed lights by at least 200mm or a cowl (available from all electrical supply stores) should be placed around such lights to prevent insulation from contacting lights.

If you have any questions or concerns about this or any other building matter, you can call Troy at BPI Building and Pest Inspections on 0400 105 554 visit https://www.buildingandpestinspectionsnorthmelbourne.com.au email us on melbournenorth@bpic.com.au

“At BPI we use the latest Thermal imaging cameras and moisture meters for all our Pre-Purchase / Building and Pest inspections,

So if you are looking at buying or selling a property, please free call our office today on 1800 505 640 or send us an email at melbournenorth@bpic.com.au , So remember… For Professional Service Call the BPI Guy!”

SUBSIDENCE/ MOVEMENT TO VERANDAH

BPI Melbourne finds signs of movement to rear verandah.  Unsafe handrail – large gaps.

  • subsidence/movement to deck
  • large gaps to handrails
  • weather damage to frame timbers

If you have any questions or concerns about this or any other building matter, you can call Troy at BPI Building and Pest Inspections on 0400 105 554 visit https://www.buildingandpestinspectionsnorthmelbourne.com.au email us on melbournenorth@bpic.com.au

Building and Pest Inspection Services

We offer an enormous range of independent building inspection services to our customers throughout Melbourne including CraigieburnCaroline SpringsTaylors hill, Tarneit Werribee Truganina and Point cook. . Some of our most popular inspection services include:

Tax Depreciation

 

Take full advantage of the tax deductions you are entitled to as a commercial or residential property investor with a tax depreciation schedule inspection report from BPI.

Inspections

 

A BPI pre-purchase inspection is the most complete and comprehensive way to examine the condition of a property in Melbourne.

Pre-Purchase

 

If you are about to invest in something as big as a house, it pays to know exactly what you are buying. We’ll conduct a thorough inspection of the interior and exterior of your home including the roof and subfloor.

Pest

 

Termite infestations are very common in Melbourne and throughout Victoria. If you suspect you have termites, contact us immediately; we will conduct a timber pest inspection using the latest technology, and provide a maintenance plan to keep them at bay.

All of our consultants and building inspectors are covered by full public liability and professional indemnity insurance and are members of organisations such as The Master Builders Association, The Housing Industry Association, The Australian Institute of Building Consultants and The Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association.