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Pre-handover building inspection Glasshouse Mountains

All Suburbs Building Inspection Reports (ASBIR) specialise in pre-handover building inspection Glasshouse Mountains.

Building a new home in the Sunshine Coast hinterland and want to ensure you’re getting the highest quality workmanship from your builder and subcontractors?

An independent building inspection report at practical completion (PCI) or handover, is one of the most cost effective avenues to give you peace of mind that your dream home won’t cause headaches – both big and small – down the track.

ASBIR recently conducted a handover inspection of a single storey duplex. While there were no major defects, our comprehensive assessment and report did identify a long list of smaller issues including the need to:

  • Adjust door margins and align doors
  • Repair scratches in aluminium windows, door frames and tracks
  • Repair bent skirting and cornices
  • Paint tops of skirting tiles which were visible
  • Paint tops and bottoms of doors to seal against water penetration
  • Install screw caps to match cabinetry to ensure it doesn’t look unsightly

ASBIR Senior Inspector said it’s these little things that can make or break how you feel about your new home when you’ve finally settled in.

“There’s nothing worse than moving into a new property – one that you’ve carefully designed and worked hard to secure – only to feel disappointed with the quality finish,” he said.

Contact us to book a pre-handover building inspection today.

All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports (ASBIR) is the leading provider of building inspections. We have conducted thousands of residential and commercial pre-purchase building and pest inspections in South East Queensland. We are fully licensed (QBCC Lic.No. 20650) and a Member of Master Builders Queensland.     

Call us on 1300 553 007 or submit a quote request to find out how we can help you take the hassle out of buying or building a new home, or finding the perfect commercial, office or retail space for your business needs.  Let ASBIR give you peace of mind.

 

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ASBIR Client Testimonial: 

I found your service to be very efficient, organized and easy to use. The building inspector was excellent – very thorough and professional and the administration process was a breeze. It is refreshing to know there are still good services like yours operating.  

Susan W. – (Coomera – Handover Inspection)

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Contact All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports. 

Call ASBIR on 1300 553 007 Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm to speak to one of our friendly team. Request an obligation free quote 24/7 via our Free Quote Form or send us an email enquiry via our Online Enquiry Form 

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Caboolture Building Inspection Unearths Sub-Floor Issues

All Suburbs Building Inspection Reports (ASBIR) regularly conducts residential and commercial building inspections across the Caboolture and North Brisbane region.

One recent residential report discovered substantial sub-floor issues that required urgent repairs.

“Many home owners and landlords neglect the sub-floor area without realising it can be the origin of many problems within a building,” said local expert and ASBIR Senior Inspector, Fred Broekman.

In order to accurately assess any potential damage or issues, our inspector needs to gain access to the sub-floor in order to detect footing issues, damp issues, wood rot and borer damage – either to the floor itself or the floor frame, along with leaking showers and concealed termite entry points.

Analysis of the sub-floor is routine in ASBIR’s comprehensive building inspections and critical for older homes where potential issues may have gone unnoticed for a number of years.

“In this case, the building was constructed on brick stumps and we identified more than eight cracked brick piers that required urgent repairs and replacement,” Fred indicated.

“We also noticed the underfloor soil was damp, suggesting that water runs through the sub-floor area. This water ponding in the sub-floor areas may adversely affect concrete footings over time.

“Our recommended approach was to continue to closely monitor the area and investigate modifications to divert water away from under the house in order to prevent long-term damage,” he said.

This Caboolture building inspection report also found that no ant caps had been installed.

“Antcapping is a crucial step to help minimise the likelihood of a concealed termite attack. It’s important to note that antcapping doesn’t necessarily prevent termites entering a structure, however, when fitted correctly they force the termites to build mud tunnels around the visible sections that will help with early detection,” Fred suggested.

ASBIR always recommend home and building owners engage a Licensed Pest Inspector, particularly if it’s not possible or practical to install antcapping retrospectively.

All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports (ASBIR) is the leading provider of building inspections. We have conducted thousands of residential and commercial pre-purchase building and pest inspections in South East Queensland. We are fully licensed (QBCC Lic.No. 20650) and a Member of Master Builders Queensland.     

Call us on 1300 553 007 or submit a quote request to find out how we can help you take the hassle out of buying or building a new home, or finding the perfect commercial, office or retail space for your business needs.  Let ASBIR give you peace of mind.

 

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ASBIR Client Testimonial: 

Firstly I would like to say that we were both impressed by the time Fred the inspector arrived. He went into detail with everything over the home. He explained a lot of things we would never have thought of. He was not afraid to let us know of details that could cause us problems or any issues with the house.  He was up front and honest with a lot of things. His patience was fantastic as well, since I had my two young children excited and moving around a lot through the place. Safety was one of the first main key things he pointed out in the inspection of the home.  We were quite satisfied with his work. We would gladly recommend All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports to anyone in the future.

D & S Dixon (Brassall – Building & Pest)

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Contact All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports. 

Call ASBIR on 1300 553 007 Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm to speak to one of our friendly team. Request an obligation free quote 24/7 via our Free Quote Form or send us an email enquiry via our Online Enquiry Form 

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Building Inspection Caboolture Reveals Roof Defects

Pre-purchase building inspections reports are a critical step in the due diligence process when buying a home in South-East Queensland.

A recent Caboolture property inspection was a prime example of this, revealing roof defects and subsequent structural and paintwork issues that the new owner would need address to bring the home up to scratch and prevent further deterioration.

Among the issues identified in All Suburbs Building Inspection Reports (ASBIR) comprehensive 81 page assessment, one of the biggest areas of concern was the poor condition of the roof, the need for a rust treatment to the roof, and the subsequent damage roof leaks had caused to the property.

There were a number of locations throughout the house where the roof had leaked, including the chimney area and bedrooms. There was evidence of current water penetration through the bedroom ceilings, with ASBIR recommending a roof plumber be engaged to investigate further and pinpoint exactly where repairs would be needed.

Moisture damage was noted to the some roof rafters, along with internal and external walls in the sleep-out rooms and roof repairs required to this section of the house.

According to ASBIR Senior Inspector, Fred Broekman, potential buyers should be armed with a thorough understanding of the condition of the home they are looking to buy, before a contract settles.

“Potential buyers can easily fall into the trap of assuming that a roof leak may only require isolated repairs to that section of the home.

“However, if the problem has been left unattended for quite some time – as was the case with this home – we usually identify a raft of issues throughout the entire property including wall damage and structural issues to framework, flooring and paintwork that can lead to a much bigger repair bill than anticipated”.

ASBIR’s report also found that roof flashing had not been installed, enabling moisture to penetrate into the garage and deteriorate the paintwork. While the framework was not very stable, with post deterioration that would also require repairs. 

All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports (ASBIR) is the leading provider of building inspections. We have conducted thousands of residential and commercial pre-purchase building and pest inspections in South East Queensland. We are fully licensed (QBCC Lic.No. 20650) and a Member of Master Builders Queensland.     

Call us on 1300 553 007 or submit a quote request to find out how we can help you take the hassle out of buying or building a new home, or finding the perfect commercial, office or retail space for your business needs.  Let ASBIR give you peace of mind.

 

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ASBIR Client Testimonial: 

We had a wonderful experience with ASBIR, service was great both from office staff to the onsite inspector. Everything and everyone was prompt, well organised and very helpful.  Would absolutely recommend ASBIR to others and will keep you in mind for future inspection needs.  Thanks!

Nicole G. (Lutwyche – Handover/PCI) 

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Contact All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports. 

Call ASBIR on 1300 553 007 Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm to speak to one of our friendly team. Request an obligation free quote 24/7 via our Free Quote Form or send us an email enquiry via our Online Enquiry Form