What Do Pre-Purchase Building Inspectors Look For?
When you choose ABPOM’s team of experienced & qualified building and pest/termite inspectors to carry out your pre-purchase building inspection, we’ll look at:
The condition of the building
You want peace of mind that the building itself is sound and free of both significant building defects and structural issues, so we conduct a thorough inspection of the building proper.
No one likes a leaky roof, so we’ll inspect and report on any structural defects or issues around the roof such as poorly fitting, degrading or broken tiles.
We’ll also check around the roof structure its flashings, gutters and downpipes.
2. Walls, floors, windows & doors
We’ll examine the condition of internal and external walls, noting alignment, the proper functioning of doors and windows, and the condition of the floor and subfloor areas such as stumps, brick piers, bearers, floor joists etc.
Additionally, we’ll also assess if there is adequate ventilation, signs of dampness, or pest infestation.
3. Safety hazards
Here we’re looking for any potential safety hazards of the building.
This can include the condition of balcony platforms, unsafe barriers around balconies or decking, cracked glass in windows or doors and inadequate barriers/ fencing/ gates around swimming pools or spas.