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, factory, hall, school, or motel; a pre-purchase building inspection is an essential step in your due diligence process.
At All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports (ASBIR) we are here to deliver professional commercial building inspection services so that you have peace of mind.
At ASBIR we are:
- Highly experienced in commercial construction inspections
- Qualified to conduct commercial building inspection services
- Licensed builders and building consultants
- Dedicated to delivering high quality commercial building inspection reports
We provide you with the professional advice you need to make an informed decision with peace of mind when purchasing a commercial building.
A Commercial Building Inspection Exposes Defects and Problems
A commercial building inspection report identifies significant issues relating to the condition of the property and exposes problems such as:
- Structural cracking
- Timber pest issues
Thorough commercial building inspections of all accessible areas of the building will give you a clear picture of the property.
Commercial Building Inspection Reports – Areas and Elements Inspected
- 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.
A Building Expert Looking After Your Interests
Commercial building inspection reports by ASBIR are conducted by an independent commercial building inspector who has your interests at heart.
As our client we are working for YOU. That means we want to provide you with the best possible service. You receive:
- A detailed written report that is easy to read and understand
- All the information you need to make an informed decision
- A summary of findings in which any defects and other problems in the property are noted
- Commercial building Inspector’s recommendations for rectification
- 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.
You are most welcome to attend the inspection or call the commercial building inspector afterwards to discuss the report and ask any questions.
Australian Building Codes and Standards
The types of commercial pre-purchase inspection reports conducted on commercial structures are like those for other buildings, such as building and pest reports, maintenance reports and handover reports. But a commercial inspection is different in that it is specific to the type of commercial building being inspected. All ASBIR commercial building 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 brief period. The most requested electrical inspection is the Basic Visual Inspection, which does not require the power to be turned off.
Please let us know if you would like to have an Electrical Installation Report included with your commercial building inspection by ASBIR. We can include this in our fee proposal and arrange on your behalf.
Not sure which type of electrical inspection best suits your needs? Call our office and speak to one of our friendly staff.
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 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.
Contact Us for Commercial Building Inspections
Looking for quality commercial building inspection services in Brisbane? Call us on 1300 553 007 during business hours, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm to speak to one of our friendly team.