Building Inspection Willunga – Make an educated buying choice

 

The historic township of Willunga is located 47 km south of Adelaide, situated on the edge of McLaren Valley which lies to the north. Unlike any of its neighbouring townships, modern Willunga is known for its almonds, holding its annual Almond Bloom Festival each July.

 

Established only three years after the settlement of South Australia, the town reflects South Australia’s unique character, providing residents and visitors with a stunning a rewarding place to explore. Willunga is filled with a number of charming and interesting old buildings. Early settlers named each of the town’s streets after saints, giving the town a quaint European feel.

 

As attractive as the historical buildings of Willunga may be, they come with many structural concerns to new home buyers. If you’re in the market to purchase property within Willunga, we suggest getting a building inspection. Skipping a pre-purchase property check can lead to nasty, and costly surprises further down the line.

 

Structural Concerns

Older properties can present various structural concerns. Before purchasing it is essential to ensure that major architectural elements of the home are in a satisfactory condition not only to save you money long term but to also ensure you and your family’s safety.

 

At Detail Building Inspections, we will go over the internal and external factors of the home to ensure that you can make a well-informed purchasing decision.

 

Here is a list of possible issues we look for when inspecting a property:

 

Interior

 

  •    Cracks in walls (Some may be hidden by wallpaper)
  •    Salt damp and moisture in walls and flooring
  •    Confirm ceilings are clear of mould or leak stains
  •    Assess the workings of windows and blinds
  •    Check plumbing systems for leaks and drainage issues
  •    Testing of all electrical systems, including PowerPoints and air conditioners
  •    Look for rusting framework
  •    Check doors are functional
  •    Check the level of traffic noise
  •    Check phone lines and TV aerial points

 

Exterior

 

  •    Ensure fencing and gate bases are in sound condition
  •    Inspect any large trees close to the house, as their roots could cause structural damage
  •    Rotting timber on the outside
  •    Inspection of external structures like pergolas and granny flats (confirm extensions are legal, and council approved)
  •    Keep an eye out for fire hazards such as external cables or power points
  •    Ensure outer walls are straight
  •    Test water pressure of external taps
  •    Check the condition of the roof including frames and tiles
  •    Look for signs of pests

 

Mount Magnificent Conservation Park

 

Only 12km south-east of Willunga is the beautiful conservation area that makes up part of the Heysen Trail. This is the perfect place to explore the natural environment and see the western grey kangaroos in their natural habitat. Take a picnic with you and make a day of it.

 

Mount Compass

 

Make the short journey to Mount Compass. This small settlement was named after Governor Gawler lost his compass near the site. The town’s primary purpose is that of an agricultural district typified by dairy farms and market gardens.

 

Spend the day at Harvest the Fleurieu, where you can pick your own seasonal fruit and vegetables including strawberries, blueberries, peas, sweetcorn and so much more!

 

If you’re looking for an expert building inspection with a professional approach, give the team at Detail Building Inspections a call today!