When buying a new house a thorough Building Inspection should be on your Home Inspection Checklist.
A Per Purchase Building Inspection is just as important whether purchasing a brand new house or a one hundred year old piece of history. Every house has different characteristics from the land the dwelling sits on to it's construction method. Our Building Inspector will look at all the elements including the Building Code for legal ceiling heights which is catching some people out of late. It's all part of our Building Inspection Services and the good news is we've grown to now service Brisbane, Ipswich and The Gold Coast.
Most defects would be hidden to an untrained eye turning a seemingly nice house into a potential money pit. Most customers we talk to said they spend less than 20 minutes looking at the house or unit before putting an offer in. We look in places where you would typically not inspect, like under the subfloor or in the ceiling space. The Building Inspector will go over the property looking for defects, it's our job to not get caught up in the emotion of the buy. Many customers are walking around thinking of where they can put their furniture or what colour they can paint the rooms.
How does it all work?
Building Inspections are a breeze to organise with our friendly staff. We take care of all the running around and set the appointment time with the agent on your behalf. We invite all customers to attend the Inspection so at the end you can walk around with the Inspector and see all the areas of concern they have found. Then within four or so hours you will receive your Digital Building Inspection Report via email. It really is that easy! Also with the Report you get the inspectors mobile number for further information if need be. We are trying to make the Building Inspection process as simple as possible!
What Building Inspection Equipment do we use?
Each Building Inspector carries an array of modern equipment which includes a Thermal Imaging Camera and Digital Moisture Meter. What gives us an edge in the market is being up-to-date with Technology. The tools which assist us have advanced greatly even in just recent years. So with this gear and years of knowledge in the construction industry we can offer one of the best Building Inspections on the market.
What does a Building Inspector check?
The report will cover areas of concern relating to;
- The roof (limited to lowset houses and weather conditions)
- Ceiling Space
- Inside the house
- External of the house
- Subfloor (if access is over 500mm in height)
- Garages & Out Buildings
- Non structural retaining walls
- Fence lines within 5o metres of the house.
Should I inspect my home before selling it?
This shows confidence in your property, especially if it is going to auction. You are lessening the "fear of the unknown" to potential bidders. By getting a Pre Purchase Building Inspection done early enough you can fix any issues that may have showed up in the report. We think it's a smart and savvy thing to do!
How much do Building Inspections cost?
The Building Inspection cost will vary depending on the size of the dwelling and it's type. For instance, unit prices start at $279 (Inc Gst) and houses start at $319 (Inc Gst). Be careful going for the cheapest inspection around as it might end up being a cheap service. Our prices are market competitive and included state-of-the-art equipment with same day report and photos. We provide a discount when combining other services such as post settlement Pest Control.
Do you do a Building Inspection before or after you make an offer
When buying through private treaty usually the Pre Purchase Building Inspection is conducted after both parties have sign off on the contract price or offer. We have done Pre Purchase Building Inspections on houses before the contracts have been signed but that is rarely the case. The Real Estate Agent is sweating on getting you into a contract. The only other common reason is a Building Inspection prior to auction. Depending on the interest in the property there might be a handle full of serious buyers. This normally means the property goes through several building or pest and building inspections. Vendors can have their own Inspections done and copies of the report handed out on the day but these are often dismissed. Buyers do not hold much confidence in reports issued by vendors or on behalf of the selling agents.
Certified Home Inspections conducts Building Inspections on;
- Town Houses
- Body Corporate Complexes
We can also do a combined Pre Purchase Building and Pest Inspection.
*Attention* - Queensland Licensing
Queensland is the only state where the Building Inspector has to be a Licensed Builder and hold an additional current Pre Purchase Inspection Licence. The Inspector cannot work under a company licence or a master licence. All our Building Inspectors are Individually licensed and insured.
So when you need one of the most thorough Building Inspection Reports on the market think of Certified Home Inspections. We keep the Building Inspection Cost down and have excellent availability for those last minute property finds. Give us a call on 1800 UNCOVER (1800862683) for a fast quote and availability.
The Service Area we cover for Pre Purchase Building Inspections is Brisbane, Ipswich, The Gold Coast and their surrounding areas.