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Are you considering buying a new property or have concerns about the home you just purchased? At Select Building Inspections in Adelaide, we offer building and pest inspections that will give you the confidence you made the right investment.
Building inspections are an essential part of purchasing a residential property. Having a pre-purchase building inspection can give you peace of mind in knowing that your investment is safe and will withstand the test of time.
This vital knowledge will allow you to make an informed decision regarding the condition of the property.
Why choose Select Building Inspections Adelaide?
Select Building Inspections Adelaide is a fully licensed building inspection company that offers building inspections across South Australia.
We provide a range of expert services, including real estate and vendor inspections, pre-purchase building inspections, and timber pest inspections.
With over 20 years of experience and in-depth knowledge of the building industry, our building inspectors offer our clients a reliable and prompt service, ensuring information is swiftly communicated.
Discover the benefits of a professional building inspection
Don’t be left in the dark about the condition of a property you may be looking to buy or sell. Our in-depth, easy-to-understand pest and building inspection reports outline any potential dangers or damages that may be lurking within.
Select Building Inspections Adelaide offers a wide range of inspection services that are tailored to meet your specific needs. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, you can be sure that we will find what others can’t see!
Expert advice backed by years of experience and extensive knowledge
Your friendly, experienced team at Select Building Inspections, Adelaide, are fully licensed and insured builders.
We use the latest technology available to detect potential problems during house inspections, and also undergo regular training to provide the best possible service to you. We inspect all types of properties, so whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or an experienced investor, we have the experience and knowledge to help you.
Our streamlined process means we can forward your building inspection report within hours of completing our investigation – and when it comes to pre-purchase inspections, time can be critical.
If you’re buying, selling, or even renovating a home, get in touch for an obligation-free quote today.
What our Clients Say
Why should I get a building inspection?
Selling or buying a home will be one of the largest financial transactions you’ll make in your life. The last thing you want is to discover you’ll lose thousands, even tens of thousands more, repairing issues that you didn’t know existed.
Our trained inspectors will check your property for any damages, leaks, or other problems that could cost you down the road. Not all issues are visible, but there are some obvious red-flags you should watch out for. Here are just some of the faults that our experienced team will investigate:
The list goes on, so it’s critical to ensure an expert evaluates the condition of the property before committing to any contracts.
5 warning signs you need a building and pest inspection
Paint that is flaking or peeling from surfaces may be a sign of something as simple as poor preparation or exposure to the elements. However, there could be a more serious cause, such as rising damp or water leaks.
Many of these problems can be glossed over with some sanding and a fresh coat of paint to fool an untrained eye. But this is only superficial and temporary fix. It doesn’t address the underlying causes and problems will only get worse.
A professional pre-purchase building and pest inspection by Select Building Inspections, Adelaide, can save you from nasty surprises down the track.
We investigate every part of a house, from top to bottom, as well as any structures outside the home, such as carports, sheds, fences, or gazebos. Using specialist equipment and years of expertise, we look beyond the surface to expose any problems hidden behind walls, ceilings or floors.
A comprehensive building and pest inspection is the smartest investment you can make when buying or selling a home.
What Select Building Inspections assess
Depending on the age, location, and structure of your house, we can advise what problems you are likely to encounter and include these in our comprehensive building and pest inspection report. A building inspection will uncover any physical defects with the property such as water damage, termite damage, rotting timber, leaking roofs, and more. Pest inspections will check for evidence of pests such as termites, cockroaches, and rodents.
Building inspections take about two hours and should be carried out by a licensed building inspector. The inspector will compile a comprehensive report detailing all the findings of the inspection.
Once your inspection is complete, you’ll have a complete picture of any issues or potential issues with the property.
Minor defects may need little more than easy DIY repairs. However, major defects or safety hazards may require urgent attention from a qualified professional.
Avoid the Risk of Unqualified Building Inspections
In South Australia, the building inspection industry is unregulated, which means that inspections can be performed by an unlicensed individual. It can be tempting to save money by hiring an unqualified building inspector, but this is a huge risk. Unlicensed building inspectors may miss serious defects which can lead to costly repairs down the track. Worse still, they may not even identify major hazards that could put your family or investment at risk.
At Select Building Inspections, we are fully licensed and insured building inspectors with years of experience. We use the latest technology and equipment to uncover any building or pest problems, big or small. We also provide a detailed report with photos of all our findings, so you’ll have all the information you need to make an informed decision.
A building and pest inspection is an essential part of any property purchase – don’t skip it!
Frequently Asked Questions
What does a building inspection include?
A building inspection includes a thorough examination of the exterior and interior of the property, as well as any external structures such as carports, sheds, fences, or pergolas. We also work with Adelaide Pest Control to identify pests such as termites, cockroaches, and rodents.
Why is a building inspection important?
A building inspection will uncover any potential problems with the property such as building, pest, and maintenance issues. A pre-purchase building inspection is essential for anyone looking to invest in a new property.
How long does a building inspection take?
An inspection typically takes around 1 to 3 hours to complete depending on the size of the home.
What should I do if there are problems identified in the written report?
If you find problems in the building inspection report, it’s important to take action fast. Minor issues may only require easy DIY repairs, but major defects or safety hazards should be dealt with by a building contractor or pest controller.
How much do building inspections cost?
A thorough building inspection from an appropriately qualified inspector will provide you with the assurance that your money is being properly invested. At Select Building Inspections in Adelaide, we pride ourselves on our competitive property-based pricing and quick report turn-around. A pre-purchase building inspection for a small unit starts from just $390.
Can I do my own building and pest inspection?
It’s always recommended to hire a licensed building inspector who will provide you with all their findings in an easy-to-read report. Some buyers try to save money by conducting their building inspections. However, this is a huge risk as unqualified inspections may miss serious defects which could lead to costly repairs.
How often should I get a building and pest inspection?
Do I need to be there during the building inspection?
Do inspections cover other aspects such as the land surveying?
No, building inspections are specific to the property only and do not include land surveying. If you’re looking for a more comprehensive report, you may need to contact a surveyor to carry out a separate survey.
Do building inspections include asbestos?
No, building and pest inspections do not include an assessment for asbestos. If you’re concerned about asbestos, you should seek specialist advice.
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