Norwood—one of Adelaide’s oldest suburbs—is home to many beautiful houses. The suburb dates back to 1847 and was a destination for numerous European migrants post-World War II. Due to the gorgeous character of the houses at the time, many homes have been maintained to their original appearance. Detail Building Inspections is well prepared to best service Norwood due to our extensive experience with ‘old’ approaches to construction, combined with our knowledge of contemporary builds. This is especially important for providing an effective building report to assist you with buying or selling.
Older properties are naturally more conducive to termites due to the construction style of the time having little-to-no focus on prevention. A CSIRO study actually found that as a house gets older, its susceptibility to termites increases. Norwood homes are no exception. All these pesky creatures need is a regular supply of moisture and they will eat away at your floorboards, roof cavity, or just about anything in between. Consequently, termites can jeopardise the strength and safety of your home.
Licensed in pest control and certified in timber framing, we are well equipped to establish the presence of these pests—making your Norwood building inspection an effective one.
Finding a home in Norwood is a great move for a fun and pleasant lifestyle. The leafy streets provide shade and picturesque surroundings for the beautiful houses throughout the suburb. Located only 4km east of the city, Norwood is an attractive destination for those renting or looking to buy. The area provides a balance of vibrant, fast-paced living for those on the go, while the blossoming landscape allows a relaxed environment for those wishing to unwind in the sanctuary of their home.
Plenty On Offer
Norwood’s main attraction is ‘The Parade’, a restaurant and shopping district equipped with eateries, bars, a cinema, and various shops for fashion, homewares and plenty in between. The Parade remains a hub for those in the immediate area, but the quality of its restaurants and cafes make it a popular destination for many people across Adelaide.
If you’re into sport, you may wish to immerse yourself in the football culture of South Australia. Norwood Oval—also located on The Parade—is home to the ‘Redlegs,’ a team in the South Australian National Football League. The Redlegs have tasted recent success, winning the premiership three times consecutively in 2012-2014. Norwood remains one of the most popular clubs in the league.
For those more musically inclined, Norwood Oval, with a capacity of roughly 22,000, is also often used as a venue for large-scale concerts. Perhaps its biggest moment has been providing the setting for one of the world’s biggest rock bands, The Foo Fighters.
If you are looking for a nice place to raise a family, Norwood is a fine choice. Norwood Primary School, St. Joseph’s Memorial School and St. Ignatius Junior School all provide excellent options for primary years.
Additionally, for senior education, Norwood is in close proximity to Pembroke School, Marryatville High School, Loreto College and Prince Alfred College.
Whether you’re a property buyer looking for a pre-purchase building inspection, a seller looking to cover all the bases, someone with a building project or an owner builder, Detail Building Inspections Adelaide is your local building inspection company.
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