The inherit dangers of second story windows and openings.
STAGED BUILDING INSPECTIONS
HANDOVER BUILDING INSPECTION
Are you purchasing a near new or building a new property??
Having a staged and/or hand over building inspection can pick up some issues that will cause you costly defects in the future. Don’t be fooled by new and shiny looking materials that can impress at a first glance.
This property in Seaford, South Australia had tek-screws through valley gutters and box guttering which will cause you massive headaches in the future. Once the rubber grommet on the tek-screw perishes it will allow water to pass the screw allowing the gutter to leak and eventually rust. This will be a costly defect to rectify in the future and will cause subsequent damage, further increasing the repair bills.
You would think that this type of thing would not be allowed to happen in today’s modern building practices, but as a professional property inspector I can tell you it is a regular occurrence. Purchasing a new home certainly does not void the risk of building defects. Always be aware of the quality of the trades that are working on your home.
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Avoid Costly Oversights
This is a photo of a house built in Victor Harbor, Adelaide South Australia which is built on stumps. As you can see this stump is sitting on a paver which is sitting on dirt. Basically this is a big red light! If any water washes beneath this property it can quite easily remove some dirt away from beneath the paving, causing it to sink. This would of course result in damage to the flooring above and significant repair costs.
Everybody enjoys a rendered finish on their home, but unless done correctly it can quickly become a costly & ugly nightmare.
How To Make Sure You Don’t Get Caught Out!
- Staged Building inspections
- Performed at certain stages during the build
- Quickly identify these potential issues
- Rectify any potential problems during the early stages of development
A2Z have extensive experience in working with property developers and builders and ensuring that their work is up to industry standard. Phone Aaron today to discuss your options when building.
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A good time to take note of the condition of your foundations and external structural walls is during a period of weather change, particularly in the colder & wetter months.
Pre purchase building inspection performed at Encounter Bay in Adelaide’s southern suburbs is a renovators delight.
One of the main defects that was found was in regards to the large entertaining balcony. From time to time you hear on the news that a balcony has collapsed and several loved ones were hurt or worse.
Regularly check over your balcony or have a experienced building inspector inspect it. Issues that can lead to injury are timber rot from lack of painting maintenance etc. balustrades that do no comply with Australia standards.
This balcony in particular suffers from timber fungal rot.