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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

Testimonial | Magill

Thanks for the prompt service Don, much appreciated

Ryan
Magill

By |January 2nd, 2015|Testimonials|Comments Off on Testimonial | Magill

Building Inspections do not mean the Purchaser will cool off.

I often feel an uneasy concern when conducting pre purchase building inspections that a Vendor may have when a building inspector enters their home on behalf of a potential purchaser. You just know that they are worried that your inspection may prompt the purchaser to cool off. This occurred just recently in a home I inspected at […]

By |August 20th, 2014|News, PrePurchase Building Inspection|Comments Off on Building Inspections do not mean the Purchaser will cool off.

What Should a Handover Inspection Cover

You are about  to attend your Builder’s handover inspection and you are about to pay the final payment and get the keys to your new home. Before you can legally occupy your newly constructed home there are a number of things that MUST occur. 

Under clause 83A of the Development Regulations 2008 there are certain statutory requirements that […]

By |June 27th, 2014|Handover Inspections, News, Staged Construction Inspections|Comments Off on What Should a Handover Inspection Cover

Asbestos Free Houses from when

If you want an asbestos free house you will need to look at houses built after 1992. With 80% of houses built in Adelaide having asbestos containing products in them, only the more recent homes constructed can be viewed as asbestos free.

Asbestos, like cigarettes was the subject of much public media scrutiny for a long […]

By |June 16th, 2014|Asbestos, News|Comments Off on Asbestos Free Houses from when

Government Calls for Submissions into Home Owners Warranty.

The State Government, prior to the election asked us all to tell us “what you think about Home Building Protection”.  They prompted us with “some ideas you might be interested in discussing include”:

•    the current building indemnity insurance framework
•    the current regulatory framework
•    the current level of information available for consumers and builders
•    suggestions […]

By |March 22nd, 2014|News|Comments Off on Government Calls for Submissions into Home Owners Warranty.

Should a building inspector tell you to buy or not buy?

Many people ask should a reliable building inspector tell you to buy or not buy?

Is this the right question. Should the question actually be do I want to buy the defects that the building inspector has advised exists in this house?

All houses have defects. The one you are living in right now has defects. If you […]

By |May 28th, 2013|News|Comments Off on Should a building inspector tell you to buy or not buy?

Who should conduct a building inspection or home inspections?

The biggest purchase most people are ever likely to make is that of their home. It will likely be the most emotional decision outside of getting married and having kids you will ever make as well.

Many people today are recognising therefore, the need to have a pre purchase building inspection when buying a new home. […]

By |August 15th, 2012|News|Comments Off on Who should conduct a building inspection or home inspections?