- Staged Home Construction Inspections in WA - Worth it?
- New Homes – Lock Up Inspection - Staged Construction Inspections in WA
- Building a New Home Check Your Gutter Overflows Mechanisms
- New Home Construction - Practical Completion Check List in WA - Smoke Alarms
- New Homes in WA - Roof Frame Inspections
- Bathroom Renovations - Pleasure or Pain?
- Exposed Aggregate - The wonder product for new and existing homes - but......
- Dilapidation Inspections - Potentially a Great Insurance Policy if you are Building a New Home
- Renovating your Perth Home - Stop and Consider Before You Sign
- Owner Builders Beware - Special Selling Requirements
- Helping Your Builder to Understand!
- Housing Construction Disputes and Defects in WA
- Air Conditioner Ductwork - An Important Part of New Homes
- The Importance of Soakwells on Western Australian Properties
- Weep Holes - Where Tears Come From?
- Stop - Check Your Builder Before You Sign
- More on Collar Ties
- Do you really know what a Collar Tie is?
- Tie Down Rods?
- Do you know what to look for in your new Roof?
- Check Your Roof
- Key Stages in Constructing Your New Home
- Importance of Staged Construction Inspections
- New High-Risk Bushfire Regulations in WA The Implications for Home Owners
- Are Cracks in Property Walls Always a Sign of Structural Damage?
- Purchasing a new home
- Offer and Acceptance Special Conditions Building Inspections
- The Importance of Proper Insulation on Downlights
- What are Under Construction Building Inspections, and Why are They Important?
- Q&A with Houspect Building Inspections WA Director Chris Walsh
- Top tips for Spring Outdoor Home Maintenance
- DIY Checklist for House Sellers
- Governments happy to undermine building inspection standards
- Building a new home
- New trend for vendor inspections
- How to make sure you buy a home not a headache
- Beware Timber Decking
- Maintenance Recommendations Dampness Entry
- Housing Construction Disputes and Defects in WA
The WA Government's audit of new homes constructios in 2014/15 and again in 2016 found almost one in three houses where non compliant. Given there is no external reviews during a new home build your own independent inspection by Houspect can be extremely
If you are building a new home in WA another important construction inspection on the construction journey is the “Lock Up (and waterproofing)” inspection.
When it rains in WA the water hits the roof, runs off the roof into the gutters, down the downpipes and into soakwells or storage tanks. But what happens when the volume of storm water is simply too great for the gutters to handle?
Did you know that the transitional Smoke Alarm rules for post 1 May 2015 approved WA residential buildings end on 1 May 2017?
New Home - Staged Construction Inspections in WA – Roof Frames If you are building a new home in WA one of the most critical inspections along the construction journey is the roof frame inspection.
Bathroom renovations can produce bathrooms with stunning outcomes . It is hardly surprising that many home owners embark on construction journeys to transform tiered bathrooms. When it goes well it can go very well. When it goes bad, it can go very bad.
Exposed aggregate is very popular with new and existing homes and has become the preferred product to traditional cement and paving for many home owners. But buyer beware. There are a large number of doggy operators out there!
If you are construction a new home and there is the potential that your demolition and or construction works may damage your neighbours houses, a dilapidation inspection may be just the answer.
There are laws ion WA to protect Home Owners against unprofessional, illegal and unscrupulous trades people. Now your rights, use your protection and seek support form qualified Building Inspectors if your renovation does not proceed to expectation.
Owner Builders selling homes within 7 years of a Licence need to to obtain Owner Builder Indemnity Insurance. Houspect can produce the required report that enables Owners Builders to secure the required insurances.
On occasions there will be issues with new home constructions. What is important is that these issues are called out clearly, succinctly and if required loudly and early enough so that the issue can be rectified without impacting the delivery schedule.
Home constructions can invoke a host of discussions between builders and home owners. Most of these issues can be resolved through sound negotiation. When they can't the WA Building Commission can provide support to owners. Houspect is well position to pr
Air conditioners are being installed in many new homes. Home owners need to ensure that the air conditioning ducting has been installed to Australian Standards.
Soakwells are a critical part of every home. They need to be installed to ensure your legal obligations are met but more importantly to ensure you home is protected.
Weep Holes. A Critical Part of your home. Make sure they are installed so as to avoid future problems
Do not sign your new home Construction unless your Builder guarantees that they will provide you and your building inspector reasonable access to the entire property (especially teh roof space) during the build, but especially during the PCI to enable you
Collar Ties making sure they are there is one thing. Making sure the timber and connects are correct is also important.
Collar Ties - A fashion statement or integral part of your roof frame?
Tie Down Rods are often specified in Engineers Drawings to ensure that metal roofs and their support structures are tied into your new home. But how do you know you need them and where they go? That is where your Houspect Building Inspector comes in.
It is important to check the roof in your new home construction. The challenge is do you know what to look for?
The Importance of having a Qualified Inspector Checking the Roof
It is important to inspect your home at every stage of the inspection Journey.
The Importance of Inspections throughout the Construction Process
New Legislation in regard to Bush Fire Control will impact most home owners in WA, .
At the first sign of cracks in house walls, most homeowners will feel a bit of panic.Learning more about how wall cracks can happen can help homeowners to gain some peace of mind while waiting for a professional building inspection company to evaluate the
You know a building inspection is an important part of the decision-making process, but you may not be quite sure of what a building inspection report will actually tell you. Understanding the scope of a building inspection is key...
By obtaining building inspections and including the reports as special conditions on an Offer and Acceptance contract, new buyers can protect themselves from unexpected financial burdens as the result of property damage, illegal building liabilities and o
Before installing downlights on your property or purchasing a structure which contains these fixtures, it is of vital importance that you ensure beyond any doubt they're installed correctly and make proper use of insulation.
What are Under Construction Building Inspection Reports?
A report is a visual assessment by an inspector to identify any structural and/or significant defects of the major building components of a property that are visible at the time of the property inspection.
Most outdoor home areas are the centre of activity during Spring and Summer so its important that some simple easy checks are done to ensure trouble free enjoyment especially if the property is being prepared for sale
One solution to improving the chances of selling your property quicker is a Houspect pre-listing or general maintenance inspection, which can both be used as great tools for selling your home.
Vendor Inspections, often referred to as Pre-Listing inspections, are becoming more popular because they eliminate many of the pitfalls and hassles associated doing an inspection when you have a buyer.
For many years it was a standard practice that pre purchase building inspections were conducted in accordance with the Australian Standard AS4349.1 This standard required people conducting building inspections to be either architects, engineers or regist
Building a new home or renovating an existing home is a complex process
How to make sure you buy a home not a headache!
As owners and investors scramble to add value to their properties, they often choose to make minor structural changes that appear easy and inexpensive to undertake but can be a liability when it comes time to sell.
Though few people want to spend the weekend repairing their toilet, hiring a professional is only appealing until you consider the bill.