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Detailed Building Inspections

Auspect is committed to providing you with a detailed building inspection backed up with a comprehensive building inspection report that meets the Australian Standard AS 4349.1. You can have peace of mind knowing our reports will highlight any damage or the potential of future damage to the home of building.

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Our Internal Building Inspection Covers

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Ceilings and Cornices

For sagging, nails popping defective lining, cracking, damp damage

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Internal wall Finishes

(Load bearing and non-load bearing walls) for bulging, nails popping, out of plumb, cracking / crazing, loss of adhesion, blowing and pitting, cracked glass blocks / glazed partitions

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Floor Finishes

(E.g. polished wood, terrazzo, ceramic tiles or slates, but not a floor covering) for surface cracking / crazing, cracking at doorways, lifting, damp damage

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Windows/window elements

For grazing putty, failed glazing seals, broken glass, sash operation, sash fittings and hardware, water staining, rotting wooden frames, corroded metal frames

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Door/door Elements

For defective door hardware, damaged doors, binding doors, loose / badly fitting doors, corroded / rotted frames

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Architraves/skirtings

For fixing, damp damage

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Fireplaces/chimneys

For broken / missing grates or inserts, damaged timber/stone surrounds, damaged hearth tiles, smoke stains on fireplace openings, water stains on chimney breast

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Kitchen bench tops

For lifting, damage, water damage

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Kitchen cupboards

For fixing, fitting / operation of doors, drawers and hardware, water damage

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Kitchen tiles

For cracking, being drummy / loose, missing / cracked grouting / sealant

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Kitchen sink / taps

For leaking trap & waste pipe, damage, operation, incomplete assembly, leaking traps

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Bathroom wall sheeting

For fixing, watertight joining, damage

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Bathroom tiles

For cracking, being drummy, fixing, missing or cracked grouting / sealant

External Building Inspection

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Masonry walls

(Including face brickwork, block work, external render or stucco) for bricks fretting and spalling, mortar eroding, blocked / obstructed weepholes, cracking brickwork, corrosion of embedded steel, arch bars or lintels & associated cracking, movement, crazing and surface cracking, sheet spalling

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External Cladding

For wind damage, rotted weatherboards, warping/ splitting and corrosion

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Damp-proof course / flashing

For fixing, damage, corrosion, being loose, dislodged / deteriorated

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Windows / window elements

For gaps to wall structure, sealing to junction between frame and wall, state of glazing putty, weathering, rotted timber, corrosion

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Slab floor finishes

(Balconies and patios) for damage, lifting and cracking

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Paintwork

For effect of lack of painting on water-tightness of external walls & parapets, blistering, flaking, cracking, peeling

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Chimneys

For lack of chimney support, continuity and intactness within roof space, intactness above roof line, missing chimney pots / cowls, dislodgement or deterioration of flashings, mortar erosion, metal flue corrosion

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External Joinery

(E.g. barge boards, gable ends etc) for fixing, badly weathered or rotted timbers

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Garage doors

For fixing, badly weathered or rotted timbers, corrosion, damage

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Underside of roofing

For corrosion, deterioration, water-tightness

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Roofing

For corrosion, secureness of fixing screws, lifting, damage, water-tightness, pointing, state of ridge tiles, shell ends, barge tiles

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Skylights

For Leaking, Damage

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Valleys

For fixing, corrosion

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Flashings

For being loose, dislodged or deteriorated, damage

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Rainwater goods

(Including gutters, downpipes, and rainwater tanks) for fixing, damage, corrosion

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Eaves/linings

For fixing, damage

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Roof Insulation

For fixing, damage

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Roof sarking

For fixing, damage

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Termite shields

For fixing, damage, corrosion

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Small retaining walls

(Non-structural) for cracking, movement, tilting

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Paths and paving

For cracking, breaks, evenness

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Driveways

For cracking, breaks, evenness

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Stairs and handrails

For corrosion, rotted timber, safety

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Fences

For fixing, being plumb, cracking & movement, badly weathered or rotted palings, corrosion, damage

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Site drainage

For defective piping, possible drainage problems if the inspection is conducted during a prolonged dry spell.

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Incomplete Construction

Items that normally form part of a completed dwelling that have been removed or never installed are noted

Safety Issue

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Safety Inspections

Any items that the Inspector observes during the building inspection that he thinks may be a hazard to safety are noted.

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