WHY HAVE A BUILDING INSPECTION?
Buying a house is very exciting and we all get caught up in the moment. Wow look at the kitchen! I love the tiles! I love that wall colour! Our lounge suite will look great in here! See what I mean? Our eyes are looking at the cosmetic things that make the house look and feel great. What is needed at this point is a competent building inspector to provide valuable feedback that the house is sound and in good working order.
A building inspector can provide a building inspection report that will look beyond the beautiful kitchen and the lovely wall colours and tell you what major or minor defects exists, what safety hazards to be aware of, if electrical and plumbing fixtures and fittings are in good working order and what the overall condition of the house is compared to houses of a similar age.
A professional building inspector has a broad knowledge of all systems and thousands of parts that make up a house, they have a better understanding of the condition of the property and how items are supposed to function. A building inspector will have specialised equipment to measure dampness in walls, polarity of power points. They will know building codes that relate to safety and proper workmanship and how systems work together. They will have a systematic approach to inspecting the house so that every system and part gets inspected.
So while you get caught up in the moment you can rest assured that the building inspector will provide you with the peace of mind that you need to helped you make an informed decision on the biggest investment that you will make in your life.