Building Inspections Perth
All our building inspections are performed by qualified inspectors. You will receive a type-written narrative Summary Report detailing our findings. Areas of concern will be noted and cost estimates for significant repairs will be included in the report. The building inspection report will be delivered with evidence photos. You see what the inspector sees! The report for pre purchase inspections is availiable 12 hours after the inspection process.
Safety warning: Houses built between 2005 and 2017
Several homes built between 2005 and 2017 have been inspected by us and over 60 percent of those houses have been reported with ceiling failures. Inspection of those ceilings identified that the plasterboard ceiling lining had begun to detach from the ceiling joist framing due to incorrect positioning and amount of adhesive applied to the timber ceiling joists. This has caused many ceiling collapses. Ceilings that have sagged are not only unsightly they can eventually fall and can cause serious injury and damage to content Building Surveyor Peter Hopfinger said.
The standard REIWA contract excludes ceilings of the building inspection clause but if the ceiling has a failure to a stage where it is considered unsafe then we will report this as a safety issue and it might be covered under this contract Mr Hopfinger said
Structural Problems associated with metal roofings
Damage investigations form 2016 have revealed that some metal roofing systems have sufficient strength to resist extremely high winds , while other systems have blown off during winds that were well below design wind speeds. When metal roofing (or hip, ridge, or rake flashings) blow off during severe weather conditions, water may enter the building at displaced roofing; blown off roofing can damage buildings and injure people. This is because the wind uplift forces are greater than the weight of the roof and the “tie-down” fixings are, in some cases, not strong enough to resist the uplift effect. Read more