FAQ

When conducting an inspection report, what is an Express Building Inspector looking for?

Our Express Building Inspectors are thorough and comprehensive in their inspections, with areas covered but not limited to:

  • Roof coverings, including sagging, drainage, flashings, gutters, skylight, chimney (visual only), fascia, barges, downpipes.
  • Exteriors, including drainage, wall cladding, trim, doors, decks, stairs, timber, windows.
  • Masonry, including salt damp, rising damp, cracking, fretting, subsidence, mortar, damp proof course.
  • Attics, including roof structure, signs of water leakage, access, party walls, fire walls, Insulation.
  • Interior, including walls, ceiling, floors, doors, windows, cupboards.
  • Kitchen including, cupboards, drawers, bench tops, sink, tap operation, visible plumbing.
  • Bathrooms, including tiles, caulking, grout, shower/screens, bath, vanity, toilet, taps operation, visible plumbing.
  • Fireplaces including, hearth, mantle, vents, chimney (visual only).
  • Structural (visible) - foundations and footings, framing (walls, floors, roof), lintels.
  • Subfloor- where access is available, cellars.
  • Insulation - batts, vapor 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.

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