Building Inspection Reports – Sydney Homeowners Guide

Contents of a report

Building inspection reports in Sydney are crucial for avoiding future problems and extra costs. It’s essential to have a good understanding of the property’s condition prior to purchasing it. In addition to inspecting the property yourself, it is highly recommended to hire an experienced builder for the inspection and building report in Sydney. A building report provides a detailed overview of the property’s condition, covering any structural or maintenance issues.

Building structure

This covers the foundation, walls, roof, and other structural elements.


Information about walls, ceilings, floors, doors, windows, and fixtures like lights and electrical outlets.


Details about the plumbing system including pipes and fixtures.


Covers the main electrical panel, circuits, and outlets.

Heating/ventilation/air conditioning

Includes info on the type of system and any maintenance or repair issues.


Condition of the roof material used with age & any damage or leaks noted. Exterior: Condition of walls/windows/doors as well as decks/patios/landscaping.

Also includes general observations/recommendations for repairs/maintenance along with photographs/diagrams to illustrate any issues found during inspection.

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Utilising the major defects found in the building report you can make an estimate or receive quotes for the repairs and deduct off the sale price.

Obviously, this can only work if the price of the home reflects a home in great condition with no major defects but if the home has been listed for a discounted price because the owner was aware that the building was deteriorated or required major repairs well you may find it difficult to negotiate as that’s already been priced in. Although it never hurts to try.