Adelaide Home Inspection

South Australia’s most thorough home inspection- or it’s on the house.

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We provide the insight that one deserves to make home buying more certain

All too often, purchasers overlook the fact that buying a home can be risky and stressful if it’s not done properly.

Whether you’re purchasing your dream home, building a new home, renovating or purchasing an investment property, our capabilities ensure that you get the best results.

A thorough inspection avoids costly surprises and is an invaluable component of a well planned purchase!

Pre-Purchase Home Inspection

Buying a home can be a priceless experience or one that you just want to forget, it all depends on the approach you take and processes that you put in place from the start.

Using Adelaide Home Inspection to conduct your pre-purchase inspection takes the stress and uncertainty from this process; it is an indispensable component of a well-planned purchase.

Our comprehensive reporting enables potential home buyers to make educated decisions about a home purchase: whether to complete the transaction, whether to ask the seller to make repairs, or whether to request a purchase price reduction.

Every home, regardless of age or quality, has a small, medium, or large list of defective conditions. Some are obvious, while others are only apparent during a thorough “inside and out” inspection of the home.

All our home inspections follow or exceed Australian Standards.

In order to ensure we hold ourselves to the highest level of service possible, our pre-purchase home inspections comply with Australian Standard 4349.1 (Pre-purchase inspections, residential buildings).

Our compliance checklist comprise over 130 assessable items that inspect, subject to safe and reasonable access;

  • The interior of the home.
  • The roof space.
  • The exterior of the home.
  • The sub-floor space.
  • The roof exterior, and
  • The site.

Our comprehensive reporting is customised and easily understandable– not “tick and flick” software that is often used by other inspection companies.

Combined Timber Pest and Home Inspection

A Combined Building and timber pest pre-purchase inspection comprises two inspections and is our most comprehensive inspection service.

It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for Adelaide homes as it covers the best of both worlds; building defects and timber pest activity.

Our timber pest inspection and report complies with Australian Standard 4349.3 (2010) and provides a visual inspection of accessible areas and timbers on site.

Our timber pest report identifies both current timber pest damage and conducive conditions that may attract future timber pest activity.

Timber pests include Termites, Wood decay fungi and timber borers. They can cause significant damage to timber structures such as roof frames, wall and floor frames, decks, handrails, and external steps. All homes contain some timber elements in their construction and in many areas of Adelaide are at RISK of timber pest attack.

We can provide a dual report covering both the pre-purchase home inspection to Australian Standard 4349.1 (2007) AND a timber pest inspection to Australian Standard 4349.3 (2010).

Staged Construction Inspection

Building a new home or extending an existing home is one of life’s rewarding experiences-until construction oversights cause real problems “down the track”.

Missed tie-downs, leaking flashings, incorrect wet area waterproofing- these types of oversights can cause real problems- often leaving the homeowner facing expensive rectification works.

Our staged inspections identify non-compliances within your build before they are “hidden” by subsequent building works.

When you use Adelaide Home Inspection for your staged inspections, you receive the advocacy, guidance and support you need to provide ease of mind that your building project is on track.

Our staged inspections are generally carried out at the following critical stages;

  • Concrete slab reinforcing, formwork and penetration termite collars in place ready for the concrete pour.
  • Floor/wall and roof framing complete with bracing and tie-downs completed.
  • Lock up stagei.e. Roof cover, External cladding and external doors/windows complete.
  • Internal linings and wet area waterproofing complete.
  • Pre Practical Completion.

Whether you choose several or all of our staged construction inspections, we provide a thorough written report, including photographic evidence, identifying any non-compliance issues.We are also happy to meet with you or your building supervisor to explain our findings.

As registered building supervisors, we understand the requirements of the building process and work to ensure your home complies with the approved plans, specifications, National Construction Code and relevant Australian and local standards.

Construction defect investigation

Things not looking quite right on your building project?

Adelaide Home Inspection can visit the site to learn about the problems then initiate an impartial resolution.

We can assess the building work against the approved plans and specifications, the National Construction Code and relevant local and Australian Standards.

Our resultant report aims to provide practical, independent, expert advice on preventing or resolving concerns between you and your builder or contractor.

Often by engaging an independent expert any problems can be resolved, avoiding costly delays, added friction or changing the whole tone of the working relationship.

FAQ – Adelaide Home Inspection

What is a home inspection?

A home inspection is a visual, non-invasive examination of the condition of a home that provides one of the most valuable indicators when deciding to purchase a property.

Our inspections provide an unbiased, professional assessment of the condition of the home, providing you with an expert third party opinion and professional report on the condition of the property.

Our inspection reports provide advice regarding the incidence of major defects and an opinion regarding the incidence of minor defects, relative to the condition of similar homes that have been reasonably well maintained.

Our inspections comply with the requirements of the current Australian Standards and we inspect the following areas, where safe and reasonable access is available;

(a) The interior of the home.

(b) The roof space.

(c) The exterior of the home.

(d) The sub-floor space.

(e) The roof exterior.

(f) The property within 30 m of the home subject to inspection.

Who needs a Pre-Purchase Home Inspection?

Anyone buying a home should be aware that engaging Adelaide Home Inspection will help look out for their best interests.

Why have a Home Inspection?

Buying a home isn’t only a significant investment; it’s a life-changing move, whether good or bad is determined by how much attention to detail there is during this process.

Home buyers looking to purchase their new home as well as those with a property undergoing construction or renovation are types of people who would benefit from having a professional inspection done.

At Adelaide Home Inspection, we exceed the requirements of Australian Standard 4349.1 (2007), Inspection of Buildings and Australian Standard 4349.3 (2010), Timber Pest Inspections.

Our inspection reports provide valuable advice regarding the incidence of major defects and an opinion regarding the incidence of minor defects of your new home.

Who needs a Staged Construction Inspection?

Anyone building a new home or extending an existing home will benefit from our Staged Construction Inspections. These inspections (and our extensive reporting) identify non-conformance within your build- oversights that can cause expensive rectification works down the track.

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