Perth Building Inspection Articles

Blocked Gutters

Blocked gutters and downpipes cause water to discharge next to the foundations of your house. This may then cause foundational movement which will result in cracks forming above and below openings

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Inspecting Brickwork

In this photo you can see several downpipes discharging water next to the foundations of this garage. This has caused the ground to expand and contract which has caused the retaining wall to fail and the foundations have subsided. This has caused significant damage to the garage.

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Undermine Foundations

In this photo you can see several downpipes discharging water next to the foundations of this garage. This has caused the ground to expand and contract which has caused the retaining wall to fail and the foundations have subsided. This has caused significant damage to the garage.

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Timber Rot to Rafter

This photo shows that the end of the patio rafter has rotted away, this is common for the ends of timber rafters that have not been sealed adequately. Water can penetrate into the end of the timber grain and the timber will rot over time and eventually collapse as you can see in this photo.

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A Significant Crack

This photo shows a significant crack above a garage door. The crack of approximately 40mm indicated that there was a problem with the foundations that had been undermined.

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What is a Professional Inspector?

Technically, anyone who is doing something on a paid basis can claim to be a “professional”, but it is always wise to dig a little deeper to find out what kind of professional they are. When you are trusting a building inspector to assess and report on the structural integrity of your new home, you need more than a clever businessman or a slick franchise, you need a REGISTERED BUILDER

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Brighten Up Your Home With a DIY Painting Project

If you are unsure, simply purchases a sample pot of your paint, and paint some paint on the wall and let it dry. Test all your colours and wait one day to see what it looks like dry. It may not be exactly what you expected and it is much better to adjust now than repaint an entire room.

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Adding Value with a DIY Renovation

Adding Value with a DIY Renovation To add value to your house, a home DIY renovation to your kitchen or bathroom is a good place to start.  The kitchen is usually the first thing that people look at when considering the purchase of a home, as it is often considered to...

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Planning on Renovating?

Planning on Renovating? Renovating can be a great alternative to selling! When selling a house and buying a new one, the amount of money that you will spend on real estate agent fees, stamp duty, moving costs will usually be well in excess of $40,000 and this is if...

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The Latest National Construction Code Changes

The Latest National Construction Code Changes that effect Western Australian Homes: Is your building inspector keeping up with the latest national construction code changes? Thanks to Standards Australia, NCC Informations Sessions and ABCB.

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Pool Safety In Western Australia

Pool Safety In Western Australia The sad fact is that drowning is the most common cause of preventable death for children under the age of five. In addition to that, most drownings occur where there is no barrier between the house and the pool area. Pool Safety In...

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Beckenham Building Inspection Testimonial

Beckenham Building Inspection Testimonial "If anyone is after a building inspection, we certainly recommend Steve (Perth Property Inspections)."  "Perth Property Inspections conducted a building inspection on the property we were interested in and we were extremely...

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Referral Rewards! Claim your gift card

 Referral Rewards! Claim your gift card You will receive a $20 gift card for each and every completed building inspection. You will be able to choose from a huge range of available gift cards. The more referrals you send our way, the more gift cards you will...

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Bathroom Inspection Checklist

When inspecting, a toilet listen for running water as this may indicate a worn washer and water will continuously be running into the pan. Another way to check this is to place a sheet of toilet paper at the back of the pan and check if it becomes wet.

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Who is Checking New Home Builders?

Consumers are surprised to learn that compliance of new homes to the Building Code of Australia is self regulatory and the builder is responsible to sign off that the building complies.Building Inspector, Steve Miller said “With a rise in new home builds because of...

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