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Building & Pest Inspections Westlakes

Paul has over 20 years of working in the building industry, property maintenance and renovations and with the backing of professional industry and standard training specific to property inspections; he will provide you with a professional, highly detailed and readable report.

His fascination with property and the love of great service will provide you with an honest, open and unbiased report on the property you are considering purchasing. Express Building and Pest Inspections sole purpose in our business is to work for you and you alone.

Paul is a full time and not part time property inspector with full liability and indemnity insurance specific to building and pest inspections covering every detail as per the 4349.1 inspection standards. Please don’t settle for part time and non insured inspectors who charge very little, and provide little levels of service.

With 7 inspectors in Adelaide alone and over 40 across the nation, we are able to provide you with a rapid response time, which is especially important during the 48 hour cooling off period.

Our team of fully accredited pre-purchase inspectors are professional and always on time. When we say we will be there at a certain time, then we will be there with you or the agent as required.

We ensure a completely trouble free experience with the latest in reporting systems and technologies to better inform you on the biggest financial investment in your life and if you want the best then that is what you will get.

As an accredited and trained building inspector I am able to offer you professional services in the following areas.

Pre purchase/auction reports: Defects report before purchase, done by the buyer, puts you in control!

Pre-Sale Report: Defects report before sale, done by owner (Same as Property Condition Report).

Handover Reports: No one else checks your new home for quality of workmanship and quality of materials.

•Investment Property Tax Depreciation: Data collection for Quantity Surveyors and registered tax agents.

Timber Pest Report: Termites are a small pest, but a huge nightmare for home owners.

Asbestos Auditing: So you can feel safe in your own home.

Rental Property Condition Report: Protect your property with pre-tenancy, periodic and exit inspections.

Property Maintenance Report: Keep the property well maintained so minor issues don’t turn into major expenses.

Dilapidation Reports: Details the existing condition of a building at a specific point in time. Completed prior to and on completion of construction works. As part of development approvals most council’s will stipulate that one of these are required to protect adjoining neighbours.

Building Inspection Reporting

What we report on for pre-purchase, pre-sale, pre-auction, rental properties and dilapidation inspections
Roof – covering, sagging, drainage, flashings, gutters, skylight, chimney (visual only), fascia, barges, downpipes
Exterior – drainage, wall cladding, trim, doors, decks, stairs, timber, windows
Masonry – salt damp, rising damp, cracking, fretting, subsidence, mortar, damp proof course
Attic – roof structure, signs of water leakage, access, party walls, fire walls, Insulation
Interior – walls, ceiling, floors, doors, windows, cupboards
Kitchen – cupboards, drawers, bench tops, sink, tap operation, visible plumbing
Bathroom – tiles, caulking, grout, shower / screens, bath, vanity, toilet, taps operation, visible plumbing
Fireplaces – hearth, mantle, vents, chimney (visual only)

Structural (visible) – foundations and footings, framing (walls, floors, roof), lintels

Subfloor – where access is available, cellars

Insulation – bats, vapour barrier, fire hazards

Ventilation – roof, soffits, bathroom, laundry

Plumbing – (visible plumbing only), water source , leaking pipes, drainage, related piping, water hammer, water pressure, tap operation and leaks

Electrical – (visible electrical items only) switches, power points, lights