24 Jan 2018

Improper decking construction resulted in rotten timbers

In the day and age of DIY jobs around the home due to everyone getting exited with THE BLOCK etc I often find issues like this!

It is now more important than ever to get a pre-purchase property inspection in order to identify potential problems like this. Sure, it might be easy to spot some old timbers or fixtures that are already rotting, but what about a recently completed renovation? You know, the type of jobs that are rushed through quickly in order to make a great impression with a minimal cost?

It’s these types of ‘upgrades’ that home buyers really need to watch out for. The use of incorrect materials or improper installation are easily masked by the ‘wow factor’ these botched up renovations can create. You owe it to yourself to invest in a professional, somebody who can see past the smoke and mirrors of a property presentation and get straight down to what’s important – how valuable or how much of a liability is this property you are considering investing in!

This was at a property in Morphett Vale, south of Adelaide, South Australia.
Incorrect materials for certain jobs will not last when exposed to the elements of weathering and moisture etc.
These are just some of the issues that can be found with a pre purchase building inspection.
INVEST WITH CONFIDENCE with your biggest asset.

Improper decking construction resulted in rotten timbers

Repairs to this decking could've been costly

Repairs to this decking could’ve been costly

18 Jan 2018
Pre Purchase Inspection - moisture detection

Tramex Moisture Encounter Plus – if there is moisture it will find it.

Do you need a pre purchase inspection?
Well this is up to you! But keep in mind Realestate is usually your biggest investment!
there are some things you may or will not see when you view the property.
Some of these issues can be very costly.

-moisture test performed in a shower area. This returned a failed test due to no sealant applied around the tap to stop moisture/water entering into the wall cavity. This in the future can lead to fungal rot within the wall which can lead to costly unnecessary bathroom maintenance or even renovations.

Here you can see damage sustained from moisture inside the wall

Here you can see damage sustained from moisture inside the wall

02 Jan 2018
Green Living Buildings
There’s a lot to consider when building a new home besides styling.
Future running costs can be reduced dramatically if thought is pit into the building design process like
-building situation of certain rooms used later in the day.
  • insulation
  • window films or types of windows
  • wall products
  • cooling systems
  • solar
Investment in design research will be valuable in the future. Feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have.