Building Inspection Report

What do you get in a

Melbourne Building Inspections report?

Our building inspectors analyse all of the following factors in their inspections and provide you with the following details in the reports:

Building Exterior Inspection

Examples of inspection considerations include; Structural integrity, State of damp proof course and flashings, Cracking, Dry rot etc.
Walls - Lintels, External cladding, Doors & windows.
Timber or Steel frames and Structures - Structural Integrity etc.
Chimneys - Flashings, Verticality, Deterioration.
Stairs - Structural integrity, Safety issues.
Balconies, Verandahs, patios, decks, suspended concrete floors, balustrades - Structural integrity etc.

Services - Gas & Water meter leaks, Exposed electrical services, Meter box etc. Roof Exterior

Examples of inspection considerations include; Cracked & broken items, loose items, decay, corrrosion etc. Roof Tiles, Roof Iron, Flashings, Skylights, Vents & flues, Valley gutters, Gutters, Downpipes, Eaves, Fascias and Barges.

Building Interior Inspection

Walls - Cracking, bulging, Defective lining, Dampness & damp damage, Distortion, drummy plaster, Nails popping.
Ceilings - Sagging, Cracking, Defective lining, Nails popping, Lath and plaster damage, Fibrous plaster scrimming/grouting/strapping, dampness & damp damage.

Concrete & Timber floors - Damage, decay, Out of Level, Dampness & damp damage, Floor movement such as spring & bounce, Cracking, surface damage.
Metal & Timber framed windows - Putty, Cracked glass, Sash operation, fittings and hardware, water staining, Decayiny frames and sashes, Glazing seals, water staining and corrosion.

Doors and Frames - Binding doors, Defective door hardware, Corroded or decaying frames, Damage, Out of square frames, badly fitting doors.
Kitchen - Bench top, Cupboards, Sinks & taps, Tiles, Sealants to wet area's, Leaking plumbing.

Bathrooms & W.C - Cistern & Pan, Bidet, Taps, Tiles, Bath, Shower, Vanity, Washbasin, Ventilation.
Laundry - Taps, Tubs/Cabinet, Tiles, Ventilation.
Stairs - Stringer, Handrails/Balusters, Newel posts, Treads & risers.

Under the Floor Inspection

Examples of inspection considerations include; Deflection of bearers or joists, Cracking, spalling or rusting to concrete stumps, Structural integrity of masonry piers, Rising damp and dry rot to timber stumps, Plumbing leaks, Electrical wiring, Moisture levels etc.. Approximately 70% of Major structural defects we record are found in the sub-floor space.

Floor Structure - Floor bearers and joists, Stumps, masonry piers, plumbing, electrical, termites and wood borer, bracing requirements etc.
Timber floor - Supports, Underside of floor, Ventilation, drainage etc.
Suspended concrete floors - concrete cancer, General deterioration.

Roof Inspection

Examples of inspection considerations include; Physical damage, Deterioration, Inappropriate modification, Structural integrity, Electrical wiring. Approximately 40% of Major Structural defects we record are found in the roof space.

Roof Framing - Cracked struts, missing bracing, bowed underpurlins etc.
Sarking & Insulation - Integrity.
Roof covering - Cracked tiles, loose or cracked roof mortar, leaking flashings etc.
Fire walls - Integrity as per the requirements set out in the Building Code of Australia.

The Site Inspection

Car Accomodation, detached laundry, abolution facilities & Garden sheds - Inspection areas include areas described above for primary residence.

Fencing - General fencing and Swimming pool fencing - Inappropriate loading.
Retaining Walls - Structural integrity.
Paths, Driveways & Steps - Subsidence, Integrity, trip hazard.
Surface Water - Drainage effectiveness.

As you can see, we specialise in extensive inspections which enable us to provide very thorough and comprehensive building inspection reports.