Bowden Building Inspections

 

The trendy Adelaide suburb of Bowden has recently undergone a new development removing a significant amount of the suburbs industrial area, resulting in a modern, fresh and highly sought after urban neighbourhood.

With the new development adding to the number of café’s, restaurants and activities on offer, Bowden is one of Adelaide’s newly discovered gems!

Whether you’re looking to purchase within the new development or one of the suburbs original heritage cottages, the team at Detail Building Inspections can provide you with a property inspection that gives you an insight to the property you may be signing your name to.

Our team comprises of building inspectors that have years of industry building experience. We know exactly what to look out for ensuring that you get the most comprehensive inspection report possible.

 

Salt Damp

While Bowden is recently home to a number of new builds, a majority of the suburb is still filled with beautiful heritage homes each filled with historical beauty. Because of this, it is important that if you are looking to purchase one of these homes, you should be investing in a pre-purchase property inspection. Our inspectors know the nature of the area and the issues that are commonly present. The heritage homes of Bowden have a history of displaying signs of salt damp, which, if left unattended can cause serious issues.

Salt damp occurs when moisture from the base of the build rises up through the homes exterior walls. Many historical homes, much like those in Bowden, we constructed before 1875 when it wasn’t an Australian building standards requirement to have a damp-proof course within the home’s foundation which prevents salt damp from occurring – all the more reason to invest in a pre-purchase building inspection.  

 

At Detail Building Inspections we look for salt damp in the following areas:

  •    Windowsills
  •    Doors and Windows/frames
  •    Blocked and overflowing gutters
  •    Protruding wall ledges
  •    Chimneys

Once we have completed our assessment and e-mailed you the inspection report, you will be able to make an informed decision in regards to repairs. These inspection reports provide you with all of the knowledge you need to make a smart investment choice.

 

Why Bowden?

With such an eclectic mix of people residing in the suburb, the streets boast residents of artistic background. This is reflected in the mural-lined streets and frequent community happenings.

The suburb sits just on the fringe of North Adelaide and with this comes fantastic public transport services. Choose from two train stations, various bus routes, as well as the free tram service from the Entertainment centre into the city, getting around has never been so easy!

 

Food Options That Will Leave You Spoilt For Choice

There’s nothing better than spending your Saturday or Sunday morning with a good coffee and delicious breakfast only a stone’s throw from home. Bowden residents are spoilt for choice in this aspect with endless café and restaurant options within the suburb. Enjoy an avocado on toast at the Loose Caboose, or a more decadent meal at Jarmer’s Kitchen.

Love to cook? Plant 4 Bowden is part of the new development and has fresh food markets every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The markets hold a fantastic vibe and offer visitors more than organic fruit and veg. Indulge in a range of delicacies from all over the world, pick up some quirky homewares and listen to the sounds of live artists all while you shop!

 

Call an Inspection Professional and Reap the Rewards!

Looking into moving to Bowden? Call the Detail Building Inspections team today! Our highly experienced inspectors are the experts in a wide variety of home styles. Call or book online today!