Commercial Building Inspection Reports for Due Diligence Process
When purchasing a commercial property there are many components, elements, aspects and areas that must be thoroughly inspected to ensure any structural defects and other issues are identified in order to ensure your investment is of sound quality. Whether it’s a warehouse, office block, an apartment building, retail shop, childcare centre, small factory, hall, school, or motel, a pre-purchase building inspection is an essential step in the due diligence process.
ASBIR is dedicated to delivering professional service
All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports are highly experienced in commercial construction and inspection and are qualified to conduct your Commercial Building inspection. As licensed builders and Building Consultants we are dedicated to delivering highest quality inspection reports and providing you with the professional advice you need in order to be enable you to make an informed decision and have peace of mind when purchasing a Commercial structure.
Exposing defects and other problems
A commercial building inspection identifies significant issues relating to the condition of the property and exposes problems such as; structural cracking, subsidence, leaks or dampness as well as maintenance and timber pest issues. A thorough inspection of all accessible areas of the building will give you a clear picture of the property.
Areas and Elements inspected in a Commercial Inspection
- Roofing – Cover material type, surface conditions, flashings, valley seams, debris, drainage, ridges, hips, ventilation, penetrations, skylights, chimneys, vents, etc.
- Exterior – Patios, driveways, slabs, walkways, grading, drainage, retaining walls, decks, posts, railings, siding, caulking, windows, panes, doors, soffits, fascias, trims, garage doors, etc.
- Interior – Windows, walls, ceilings, doors, steps, stairways, railings, counters, cabinets, fixtures, fittings, toilets, baths, tubs, sinks, vanities, etc.
Australian Building Codes and Standards
The types of commercial pre-purchase inspection reports that are conducted on commercial structures are similar to those for other buildings, such as building & pest reports, maintenance reports and handover reports, except they are specific to the type of commercial building being inspected. Reports comply with relevant Australian Building Codes and Standards.
Is an Electrical Inspection included in a Commercial Inspection?
The condition and operation of electrical components, installations and appliance are not included as part of a pre-purchase building inspection standard or scope of works, however if requested we can arrange for an electrical installation inspection to be carried out by a licensed electrician at the time of your commercial building inspection by ASBIR.
There are different types of electrical inspections, some of these require the power to the property to be turned off for a short period of time. The most requested electrical inspection is the Basic Visual Inspection, which does not require the power to be turned off.
If you would like to discuss which type of electrical inspection best suits your individual needs, please feel free to contact our electrical inspector Seth Atkinson from Atom Power.
Please let us know if you would like to have an Electrical Installation Report of the electrical components of the building included with your commercial building inspection by ASBIR and we can include this in our fee proposal and arrange on your behalf.
If you order an electrical inspection to be included you will receive an Electrical Installation Report as a separate PDF document by email with or shortly after you receive your Commercial Building Inspection Report.
A Building Expert looking after Your interests
A commercial building inspection by ASBIR is conducted by an independent building consultant who has your interests at heart. As our client we are working for YOU and we want to provide you with the best possible service and a written report that is detailed but also easy to read and understand, so you can have the information that you need in order to enable you to make an informed decision and have peace of mind regarding your commercial purchase.
Your building inspection report will contain a summary of findings in which any defects and other problems in the property are noted, along with the inspector’s recommendations for rectification and any relevant photos.
You can expect to receive your commercial building inspection report by email within 1-2 business days after the inspection, in most cases.
As the client you are most welcome to attend the inspection, or call the inspector afterwards to discuss the report and ask any questions.
Dilapidation Reports or Pre-existing Condition Reports
If you are planning to undertake any new construction which is near or adjacent to other properties, or your property is one adjoining any planned development or construction, you will need to consider the possibility that problems may arise in surrounding properties due to the building works.
A Dilapidation Report documents pre-existing condition of buildings before any new construction is commenced so that there is a photographic record of any defects or other issues that existed prior to building works commencing, and therefore could not have been caused by the construction works on the property.
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