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Building Inspections

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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.

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

Leaking

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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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