It is not possible to overstate the value of a comprehensive building inspection study. The report is a direct reflection of our own knowledge of construction and inspection, which means we are careful in its content. A successful report would define visible and non-visible defects, their urgency, photos, a report on pests and recommendations for resolving them.
The report will help you make financial decisions on maintenance work, whether necessary or not, whether you are buying or selling, and will help you understand or discuss the anticipated sale price. The inspection is carried out in accordance with the norm, ensuring that all accessible areas are measured by your building inspector. This allows us to categorise individual house parts and communicate them to you under specific headings.
Superficial defects are common in a building inspection, but are nevertheless significant. Although these would not impact the building’s structural integrity, minor deficiencies can need to buyer or seller has the desired appearance on the house.
These types of defects start small, but may lead to far greater problems and financial losses subsequently. This may be as basic as cracks or corrosion that can lead to water damage or further dilapidation.
These will necessitate immediate invention which, if not resolved, will normally result in a financial loss. As a result, errors like this may have a significant impact on the appropriate sale price, potentially leaving you out of pocket.
The building inspector will evaluate the condition of the walls (damage to brickwork, rendering, and plastering) and identify any deficiencies in window and door binding. We use moisture metres to detect moisture in the walls and determine why this is the case; this can frequently lead to the detection of larger defects. The type of tradesperson needed will be determined by the nature of the damage.
The inspection would include the condition of the ceiling and any damage to the plasterboard, rendering, or cornices. Water damage to the ceiling is common as a result of external problems such as roof leaks. Ceilings can need routine maintenance depending on the defect.
The building inspection will include the state of the roof’s materials, whether it is tiles, corrugated iron or anything in between. Damage to your roof can lead to issues with insulation and water damage to your roof cavity. If not addressed, roof defects are likely to worsen. As long as your roof space meets the minimum access and safety requirements, our inspection will extend to inside this area.
The importance of defect urgency in a building inspection report cannot be overstated. The summary will provide you with an initial guide on what was inspected and our subsequent findings; we will identify the areas investigated and the types of defects in this section.