Basic Guide to Building Inspections

Basic Guide What To Look For

Initial Steps

  • Check windows and doors open and close easily
  • Check for mould or damp areas along skirting boards, walls and ceilings
  • Check for sagging ceilings or buckling walls
  • Lift the carpet and check for any rotting floorboards or any dampness
  • Try taps to ensure there are no problems with running water, hot water or drainage
  • Flush toilets to check for a running cistern
  • Look under sinks for any leaks or rust 
  • Review the hot water system for size and age, and check for any damp areas
  • Try light switches
  • Look at the general state of the roof, guttering and drain pipes
  • Inspect exterior walls for cracks and other defects
  • While you are at the property, listen out for the noise levels coming from outside

Here’s what to keep an eye out for. If you decide to make an offer on the property and everything works out, next up is getting a pro building inspection and timber pest check during your cooling-off period.

building inspection

During the professional building inspection, our team will thoroughly examine the structural integrity of the property, identifying any potential issues or areas of concern. Our timber pest inspection will focus on detecting the presence of termites and other wood-destroying pests that could compromise the property’s soundness.