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Pre-Purchase Building Inspections

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Pre-Purchase Building Inspection Services available for Perth!

 

Buying a ready built home can be an exciting step, it may be your firstventure into the home owner family or you maybe moving into a new phase of your life’s journey. Whatever your life plans are the property you are about to purchase will become your future home and at Housecalls we want to give you every opportunity to make the best decisions possible.

That’s why we have custom designed our Pre-Purchase Inspection Reports to provide you with the best information available in an easy to read and understand format. The reports format have been developed by the Housecalls team from years of experience as practising builders and provide you with details of the home you are about to purchase.
We offer two types of Pre-Purchase reports, Gold Star and Platinum, both reportscomply with, and exceed Australian Standard AS 4349.1 – 2007 Inspection of Buildings.With these types of reports you will beable to form an understandingof the properties condition your about to purchase along with any defects or maintenance work that maybe required.

star Our Gold Star report is best suited to the home buyer looking for an inspection report covering structural items, RCD and smoke alarm installation, general external and internal property condition overview, major maintenance items.

This report covers;

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Roof    Swimming Pools/Spas
Roof covering; Tiles, sheet metal etc.   Compliance; Fencing, gates, windows, doors.
Roof plumbing; Gutters, downpipes, flashings, soakwell connections.   Pumps & Filters; Pump operation, filter type, general visual condition.
Roof frame; Timbers, steel and trusses.   Pool; Composition material, visual condition.
Roof space; Insulation, ceiling suspension material, electrical wiring, plumbing, air-conditioning ducting and exhaust fan venting.   OutbuildingsStorage; Garages, workshops, sheds, stores.
Roof external finishing’s; Eaves, fascia’s, barge boards, gables.   Outdoor areas; Patios, pergolas, gazebos
Walls   Plumbing
External walls; Brick, renders, feature claddings.   Water Services; Water flow (tap operation), waste drainage (sinks, baths, showers, basins).
Internal walls; Plastering, lining boards. Gas; Heater points (gas bayonets), regulation venting, appliance types.
Stud framing and linings; Timber, steel.   Electrical
Tiling; Showers, bathrooms.   Meter Box; RCD installation
Damp; Moisture ingress from showers, other damp problems.   Smoke Alarms; Installation
Ceilings   Power points; Checked for power to outlets.
Composition; Material type, condition, features.   Lighting; Switch & light operation checked.
Staining; Possible cause, remedial actions   Appliances; Installed types.
Joinery   Air-Conditioning; General appliance visual condition and duct condition.
Frames, Doors & Windows; Material type, finish, condition.   Fans; Ceiling and exhaust fan operation.
Cabinetry; Location, material type, condition.   Paving & Driveways
Locks; Types.   Material; Type, condition
Floors Gardens
Construction; Material type, visual condition.   Fencing; Condition, type.
Coverings; Type & visual condition.   Reticulation; Visual condition – not tested.
Retaining walls; Material type, condition.


Our Platinum report is for the discerning home buyer, it offers a more detaileddescription of the properties condition,internally it provides a room to room narrative. Outside the properties external condition is more comprehensively identified. Plumbing, gas and electric fitments are visually checked where accessible, taps and lights operated for working order. Internally walls adjoining showers checked for moisture ingress, where accessible roof and underfloor voids inspected. This report covers all items listed our Gold Star report provides and in addition gives;

 

Roof   Plumbing
More detailed indication of roof condition; Ridge & Hip tile pointing, tile damage.   Water Services; Water flow (tap operation), waste drainage (sinks, baths, showers, basins).
Walls   Gas; Heater points (gas bayonets), regulation venting, appliance types.
External walls;Pointing condition, Rendering   Electrical 
Internal walls; Plastering room by room condition, decoration condition.   Air-Conditioning;Operating condition
Ceilings   Gardens 
Room by Room decoration condition   Reticulation;tested.
Joinery
Room by Room decoration condition
About The Company
Housecalls is independently owned and operated by a licensed builder. We are based in Perth where all our inspectors have 40 plus years’ practical experience in the residential construction industry, coupled with our local knowledge we are able to specialise, and pride ourselves, in giving our clients the best in property reporting services for the Perth Metro area.
Contact Info
9/45 Tidewater Way,
Ascot WA 6104

08 9457 6066

reports@housecalls.net.au