29 Oct 2020

Staged building inspections on new builds are highly recommended. This assures an opportunity to identify potential areas of concern and rectify simply rather than once the build is complete. Chat to us for staged building packages rather than paying for individual inspections.

Between Inspections there’s always projects for customers on the go!! This is a Before and After of a recent transformation of a back shed to an entertaining area by the swimming pool. Perfect for summer. 

Clearly you can see the difference in accessibility to all of the joins and materials in the main structure. Getting workmanship inspected during the 1st & 2nd fix can be an absolute money saver.

22 Oct 2020

Inadequate or non compliant Balcony balustrade can be a very serious and potentially fatal over sight, especially when it comes to infants and children.

The guidelines are clear:

Any balustrade with a greater fall height than 1 metre must comply with the Australian standards which states that no gap be greater than 125mm and a minimum rail height of 1000mm.

Below is a pic from today’s inspection in Encounter Bay, showing the Gap between the wall and Balcony post (balustrade) which is exceeding the safety requirements.

Balustrade which is exceeding the safety requirements
22 Oct 2020

Between Inspections there’s always projects for customers on the go!! This is a Before and After of a recent transformation of a back shed to an entertaining area by the swimming pool. Perfect for summer. 

17 Oct 2020

In the week leading up to settlement day you should do a final walk through. This is generally to make sure that any special conditions/ repairs are met and the property is in the same state as when you exchanged contracts.

Here is an example of a final walk through check list, what to take, what to look for and What to do if you have any concerns.

12 Oct 2020

A moisture test performed on both sides of this newly built wall is indicating a possible leak.

This could be the result of many reasons but if this is not rectified, timber rot could occur resulting in reframing sections of the wall,  new wall sheeting,  re-waterproofing and re-tiling.

First step to rectify is to get a plumber to perform a pressure test  to identify the point of possible leak and then correct. (Then just the plaster board to be repaired and painted).

Reasonably simple and another reason to have a Building Inspection before you buy.

Servicing all of Adelaide and surrounding areas, be sure to give us call at A2Z Building Inspections when purchasing your new home.