Mawson Lakes Building Inspections

Mawson Lakes is a fantastic example of a vision becoming a reality. The space was formerly a sheep station for European settlers back in 1877 but has since transformed into suburbia for over 10,000 Adelaideans. The area was initially named ‘The Levels’ and was categorically non-residential, but in the late 1990s, the state government released the land with a proposal of a planned community.

In a short space of time, the suburb grew exponentially with many housing developers vying to win contracts and meet consumer demand. However, in their desire to build numerous homes in a short space of time, there have been shortcomings in the building approach. This is not to say that is the case with every home here, but if you are buying here it is worthwhile to engage in a pre-purchase building inspection to make sure that you are getting value for money.

Insulation

Did you know that South Australia energy prices just became the most expensive in the world? As the people of Adelaide are aware, our summers can be absolute scorchers and our winters quite frosty. As a result, the need for cooling and heating is essential for most. However, this reliance can drive up the power bill—especially if the building hasn’t been up to scratch. If a house has poor insulation, not only will your air-con/heater usage increase, but it will also have to work harder to reach the desired temperature when warm or cool is escaping.

Through their experience in the construction industry, Detail Building Inspections can help prospective buyers of Mawson Lakes by advising of any defects surrounding a home’s insulation. Not only could this save you money when negotiating the sale, but it can also help bring down your power bills by advising of how to get it fixed.

Why Mawson Lakes?

The suburb has the benefit of being entirely pre-planned, meaning the infrastructure and amenities allow for an easy-going, carefree lifestyle. Just as the name indicates, the suburb is located on a beautiful expanse of water, providing its residents with a picturesque spot of tranquillity and a perfect spot for the local rowing club to do its thing. If rowing isn’t your forte, other leisurely activities on offer are the golf club, parks, cafes or hotels. Mawson Lakes reflects a modern lifestyle for independent adults or a perfect place to raise a family.

Students or Professionals

Mawson Lakes is in direct proximity to a university campus as well as a technology hub for over one hundred companies. Suburban life here is perfect for those wishing to pursue tertiary studies, while the professional hub provides incredible networking and collaboration opportunities for a wide range of South Australian technology companies.

Affordable for the Buyer or Renter

Entering the housing market is never easy, but with a median housing price of $410k for a 3-bedroom home, this could be the perfect place to start. If you are looking for something a little more temporary, the suburb has an abundance of rentals, with the average price of $380 per week.