Building Inspections

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Building Inspections

Building Inspections

Why you need a building inspection:

  1. Identify safety hazards and major defects
  2. Plan your maintenance and repairs
  3. Deal with problems in your existing home before they worsen
  4. Plan your renovation
  5. Identify any damage that has been caused by termites & other pests
  6. Identify potential asbestos issues

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What You Get

An easy to understand, jargon-free report within 24 hours of your inspection and the opportunity to discuss the findings with the inspector.

We will also help you understand the risks, if any, of undetected defects. You will also know what factors may have limited the report so you can make an upfront, informed decision.

The report will include:

  • Identification of safety hazards like suspected Asbestos
  • Identification of major defects which is anything that requires repair or replacement to stop further damage occurring
  • Identification of minor defects like expected property maintenance
  • Detailed photos describing defects
  • Works required to address these problems with the building
  • Which trades are required to do the work

Get peace of mind from a knowledgeable builder that has extensive experience building in your local area. Get a professional sounding board for your new project or purchase.

Choose from one of the available building inspections:

Basic

    Package includes:

  • Basic Building Report
  • Safety hazards
  • Major defects
  • Minor defects
Standard

    Package includes:

  • Building inspection report
  • Safety hazards
  • Major defects
  • Minor defects
  • Pest Related Damage
Premium

    Package includes:

  • Building inspection report
  • Includes safety hazards
  • Major defects
  • Minor defects
  • Pest Related Damage
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Gas
WHICH ONE SHOULD I CHOOSE?
  1. Standard is our most popular inspection and covers the majority of inspection requirements.
  2. Premium is usually selected for buildings over 40 years old that may require upgrades to electrical, plumbing & gas
  3. A basic inspection is primarily carried out on apartments above ground floor where there is a low risk of termite or other pest related damage.
HOW OUR PROPERTY INSPECTIONS ARE CARRIED OUT

We conduct a visual inspection as well as use the following instruments:

  1. Moisture meters
  2. Thermal imaging cameras
  3. Different scopes and sounding devices
WHICH SPECIFIC AREAS WE INSPECT
  1. Exterior roof
  2. Interior roof
  3. Under the floor (if applicable),
  4. Interior/exterior of the property
  5. Other structures on the site (garages, car ports, sheds),
  6. The site itself including factors like drainage, retaining walls and fencing
HOW LONG AN INSPECTION GENERALLY TAKES
  1. Depending on the property itself, we generally allow one hour for the inspection.
  2. Some take less or more depending on the degree of accessibility and depending on the number of defects found.
  3. We then prepare the report and liaise with the client on the findings.
  4. Report is usually available within 24 hours of inspection.
WHAT IS EXCLUDED?
  1. Too high – second story roofs can be inspected by arrangement.
  2. Explanation of title or ownership matters, zonings (take from page)
  3. Issues related compliance with the building regulations and acts.
  4. Anything below ground (footage, drainings, soil conditions)
  5. Anything concealed within the walls like insulation, plumbing and electric wiring.
WHERE DO WE SERVICE?

We have building inspectors right throughout Australia. So whether you are looking for a building inspector in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane or Adelaide you will find a qualified expert in your local area.

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What others are saying

  • "It was my first time building a new house and I have had issues with my builder throughout the process, but Richards’s inspection on the day, report of defects and general discussions have given me the peace of mind I needed. "

    Mar 23, 2014 by Tim BurtonInspector: Jim's Building Inspections (Lockleys, SA)
  • "It definitely helped me to understand potential additional costs and priority of work to be done. "

    Apr 16, 2014 by Jennifer FrahmInspector: Jim's Building Inspections (St Kilda, VIC)
  • "Murray arrived on time and did a wonderful inspection. He pointed out defects that we didn't know we had."

    Jun 26, 2014 by Jean KyleInspector Jim’s Building Inspections (Burleigh Waters, QLD)
  • "Brian was very helpful when I called him to get a quote. He wasn’t pushy at all like previous company’s I had spoken to. "

    May 23, 2014 by MelInspector Jim’s Building Inspections (Yokine, WA)
  • "I was so impressed with the way Andrew responded to me and assisted at short notice.  I was amazed at the report  that Andrew had presented to me after doing a pre-handover on my new home.I would not have picked up on half the things that Andrew did.It was money well spent and would recommend  Andrew to anyone."

    June 27, 2015 by Angela SpargoInspector: Jim's Building Inspections (Adelaide, SA)
  • "Engaging Jim's was the decision that saved me from total ruin...My home renovation was turning into a nightmare due to slow and defective work by my builder & I would not have not known how serious the issues were had I not had a professional inspection done."

    May 12, 2014 by IkkyInspector Name: Jim’s Building Inspections (Hills District, NSW)