Building Inspection Adelaide

Building Inspections Adelaide
If you’re buying a home in Adelaide and want a building inspection done to make sure you know the problems before you buy, Don Palmer from Reliable Home Inspections is the best person to contact. He prides himself on providing service that is professional, personal, independent and unbiased.
The Reliable Home Inspections difference
Don Palmer […]

By |March 16th, 2017|Building Inspection Cost, Building Inspector, News, PrePurchase Building Inspection, Staged Construction Inspections|Comments Off on Building Inspection Adelaide

Essential Rising Damp Prevention

There are more important measures for essential rising damp prevention than providing a physical barrier somewhere near the base of the wall. That is whether a physical barrier or a chemical barrier is used.
Essential rising damp prevention entails removing the source of the rising damp.
Damp soil conditions are the major source, whether under the floor […]

By |June 14th, 2016|Damp, News|Comments Off on Essential Rising Damp Prevention

Mentoring is the real role of the Building Inspector

Mentoring is the real role of the Building Inspector. It is not to instruct you whether to buy or not to buy.
Some time ago we wrote an article on this web site titled “What to expect from a Building Inspection Report”. In that article we noted that it should not be the role of the […]

By |April 20th, 2016|News, PrePurchase Building Inspection|Comments Off on Mentoring is the real role of the Building Inspector

Is your Building Inspector an expert in all things buildings

Is your Building Inspector an expert in all things buildings, or do you see him/her as you would your Doctor?

 

Your local doctor has a broad knowledge of all things health. You use your doctor as a 1st port of call when feeling sick. Most of the time your doctor can not only diagnose you but […]

By |March 4th, 2016|Building Inspector, News|Comments Off on Is your Building Inspector an expert in all things buildings

Annual Termite Inspections. Don’t begrudge the cost.

Annual termite inspections should be a compulsory part of your home maintenance regime. Don’t begrudge the cost. Be warned – failing to do this could be extremely costly in the long run as many a home owner has found.
I learnt a couple of weeks ago that one of my clients from about 3 years ago […]

By |February 26th, 2016|News, Termites|Comments Off on Annual Termite Inspections. Don’t begrudge the cost.

Who do you trust in assessing defects in a home.

Whether over a 100 years old or built yesterday all buildings have defects.
Most people can probably see most defects for themselves during an open inspection. If that is the case why would you bother paying a so called “expert” to conduct an inspection.

A message received from a potential client cancelling an inspection raised this question […]

By |December 5th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Who do you trust in assessing defects in a home.

Making the most of Evaporative Airconditioners

Evaporative Airconditioners have proved an inexpensive and popular option for cooling homes in South Australia. They are ideally suited to Adelaide’s hot, dry climate.
Significantly however I find that many people do not appreciate how an evaporative airconditioner should be used and the need to service them.
 

They cool the outside air and reduce the temperature in […]

By |June 21st, 2015|News|Comments Off on Making the most of Evaporative Airconditioners

But what can a Building Inspector provide that I can’t see for myself.

The father of a Vendor today asked with genuine interest what was to be gained by having a building inspector conduct a prepurchase building inspection on a home.
As he saw it he could tell if a house was in good condition or not. He also believed he could ascertain in a quick walk around what […]

By |June 10th, 2015|News|Comments Off on But what can a Building Inspector provide that I can’t see for myself.

Another way Staged Construction Inspections provide peace of mind.

Following on from my last blog post on Staged Construction Inspections providing peace of mind this post considers a further thought worth considering.
Everyone would appreciate that a Building Inspector will pick up issues in a staged construction inspection that need correcting by the builder.  And it is not unreasonable that you yourself might pick up […]

By |June 6th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Another way Staged Construction Inspections provide peace of mind.

Staged Construction Inspections provide peace of mind.

Consider having staged construction inspections whether building yourself or with a builder of renown. The cost if you don’t could be catastrophic.
 

The building industry in South Australia I believe to be strong. Is it perfect? No! Can it do better? Of course it can!

Building new homes, or even extending your current home, is an emotional experience. […]

By |May 29th, 2015|News, Staged Construction Inspections|Comments Off on Staged Construction Inspections provide peace of mind.