Perth Building Inspection Articles

Painting On a Budget

Painting your house is something that you can do on your own if you want to save some money. Having the right paint will help you save more and maximize the use of your paint to its full potential. You also must keep in mind that just because you want an affordable paint, it doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice its quality.

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7 Tips For Removing Carpet Stains

Removing Carpet Stains: DIY Techniques and Cleaning Solutions: Spilled wine, pasta sauce, ink, pet urine… our carpets have seen it all. Before calling an expensive cleaning service, consider the DIY approach with these trusted common household cleaning solutions…

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Selling Your Home Tips

If you are planning on selling your home, there are many things that you can do to make it more enticing to buyers. Fresh paint and new carpet will increase the appeal and they are something that most people will notice and appreciate. Home buyers don’t like to see…

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Ways To Declutter Your Home

If you are looking for ways to make your living space cleaner and more conducive to focus and relaxation, you need to declutter your home. Soon you’ll be enjoying your minimalistic, clean and organized house while never missing any of that old stuff that once had you crammed into your tiny living space.

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Types of Grass for the best lawns in Perth

There are some rough price guides below, but you can also check Gumtree to see what specials are available for the different types of grasses here in Perth. An important part of any Australian backyard is the lawn, but for many Perth home owners, it is a rushed after-thought

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What’s New In The World Of Landscaping?

In Perth, the rising trend of smaller sized blocks has also resulted in people opting for low maintenance gardens and artificial lawns. Landscaping is thought by some to be a chore, but those who know the value of an aesthetic art form such as landscaping …

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Roofing: Colorbond or Tiles?

Are you planning to replace your old, damaged roof? Or perhaps you are building a new home and are unsure whether to go with tiles or colorbond. The life expectancy of roofs is usually…

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Strange Things Building Inspectors Find

It is not uncommon for a building inspector to find some unexpected and unusual things when inspecting a house. From the carcasses of exterminated rodents, to boxes of keepsakes, and letters from a childhood sweetheart and sometimes even…

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How To Get Rid Of Black Mould

Having a black mould in your home or investment property is a serious problem that can cause significant health issues to anyone who is exposed to it. Here are some quick tips on how you could remove black mould in your house or your building.

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Damaged Roofing Tiles?

Why would you trust an unknown door-knocking salesman to inspect the condition of something when they are trying to sell you the same thing? Most homeowners are not inclined to climb up on to their own roofs and inspect the condition of roof tiles for themselves, and many home owners don’t really know what to look for.

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Rusty Steel Lintel Causes Brickwork to Move

While inspecting the external brickwork of a house during a pre-purchase building inspection, it was noticed that the steel lintel above the window had rusted. This had caused the brickwork above to lift up by 12mm.

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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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Five Tips To Add Thousands To The Sale Of Your House

Five Tips To Add Thousands To The Sale Of Your House While all home owners are trying for the best price when selling their properties, it can sometimes become a costly exercise that blows the budget and isn’t worth it. Property inspection expert Steve Miller said...

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