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Key Questions to Ask Your Building Inspector

May 15, 2018
By Adam
Posted in Pre-Purchase Property Inspections
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Key Questions to Ask Your Building Inspector

Important Questions To Ask A Building Inspection


When it comes to entering the real estate market for the first time, it can be a daunting experience, not to mention an emotional roller-coaster. With so many aspects to consider such as the pressure of getting financial approvals, attending house inspections, finding the right property, placing the winning bid or offer, liaising with real estate agents, getting your finances in order and packing. The list is never-ending, so you can be forgiven for overlooking specific areas.

However, there is one aspect of the buying process that should never be overlooked, and that’s investing in a building inspection, moreover a quality building inspection. With Australian Consumer Law only covering purchases of up to $40,000, there is near to no safety blanket for home buyers. This alone should provide you with enough incentive to book in a building inspection.

A pre-purchase building inspection from Detail Building Inspections will provide you with all the knowledge about a property to make a well-informed and somewhat secure investment decision. Each member of our building inspections team holds Australian credentials and qualifications, so you can rest assured that your report is a document curated by professionals that have the knowledge and opinions you can trust.

Whether you choose to go with Detail Building Inspections or not for your Adelaide building inspection, we have created a list of critical questions you should be asking any building inspector to ensure they are the right fit for you throughout your purchasing journey.


Q1. Why Should You Trust Detail Building Inspections to Carry Out Your Building Inspection?

Each member of the Detail Building Inspections, our team have all of the necessary knowledge and skills required to carry out your building inspection to a high quality. With years of experience in the construction industry, you can guarantee that our team know exactly how buildings go together and how they fall apart!

Once you have you received your building report; our team are more than happy to chat with you to explain their findings and provide you with the answers you’re looking for as well as provide you with expert advice, allowing you to make a well-informed decision moving forward.

We also understand that the real estate market is one that waits for no one and if you want to make an offer on a property, you have to make it fast. Don’t let this pressure lead you into making an irrational purchasing decision. At Detail Building Inspections, we are committed to providing our clients with their detailed report within 24 hours of the building inspection allowing you to make an informed decision quickly and confidently.


Q2. What Are Our Credentials?

At Detail Building Inspections, we are made up of building and pest inspectors that possess all the necessary qualifications required to complete your report successfully.


Please see the full list of our building inspector, construction and pest control qualifications below:

-    National Construction license and Building Supervisor registration, number BLD183023

-    Certificate IV Building and Construction

-    Diploma: Building and Construction

-    Certificate in the Timber framing code

-    Certificate in Elements of Roof framing and trusses

-    ITC Certificate 1 in Thermography (Melbourne University)

-    We are one of the two Adelaide building inspectors that have detailed knowledge and certifications in thermography.

-    Pest control License #84868, issued by SA health.


Q3. What Areas Do We Cover?

At Detail Building Inspections, we have been servicing both the residential and rural areas of South Australia for over ten years. If you’re wondering if we service your suburb or town, check out our ‘Areas Served’ page for a full suburb listing.


Q4. How Quickly Can We Book in Your Inspection?

As mentioned above, we understand how fast-paced the real estate market is and if you want to secure the house of your dreams with confidence you have to act quickly. At Detail Building Inspections, we can lock in and perform your building report within 24 hours of your enquiry.


Q5. How Long Will a Building Inspection Take?

The average time of a building inspection is between 1-2 hours. However, this may vary depending on the size and condition of the property.

We encourage all of our clients to be present at the time of the building inspection if possible. Once we are finished, we will take another 20 minutes to walk you through the property to point out defects or potential problems that we have found. This also provides you with a chance to ask any questions you have face to face.


Q6. What Is Covered in Your Building Inspection?

At Detail Building Inspections, we pride ourselves on providing our clients with an extensive and thorough inspection service. In your building inspection report, you can expect to find a collection of findings including all major and minor property faults, as well as accompanying photographic evidence.

The areas of the house we look at include structural elements both inside and out, wet areas, water pressure, roofs and gutters etc. If you have chosen to extend your building inspection service with the addition of a pest inspection, we will look for the presence of termites, any  damages caused by termites and current conditions that could attract the pesky little critters in the future.


Q7. How Do You Make Payment?

We accept payment on the day of your inspection. Once your payment clears, you will receive your inspection report. We accept cash, credit cards (Visa and MasterCard) and Eftpos. However, if you do cancel one of our building inspections within 24-hours of your scheduled appointment time, a 50% deposit fee applies.


Looking for a Professional Building Inspection? Look No Further!

If you’re looking for a thorough, first-class Adelaide building inspection, look no further than the Detail Building Inspections team. With years of industry experience, we can provide you with the knowledge and confidence you need to make a smart investment decision. Call the Detail Building Inspections team today!


Defects found upon inspection that need addressing immediately
Safety hazards that require urgent attention
Major defects that require professional help due to extensive damage
Superficial defects that are classed as normal maintenance
Anything we feel is need for concern
Most Common Defects :
Dampness Issues
Termite Infestation
Fire Hazards
Poor External Surface Drainage
Damaged Roof Sheets Or Tiles
Safety Switches
Leaking Showers & Baths
Smoke Detectors
Major & Minor Wall Cracks
Subsiding Foundations
Defective Gutters
Decayed Boundary Fences
Tree Root Damage
Safety & Electrical Hazards
Bouncy & Uneven Floors
Leaking Hot Water Units
Non Compliant Downlight’s
Active Water Leaks
Salt Damp
Brick & Mortar Deterioration
Subfloor Ventilation
Damp Proof Course

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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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