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What is Asbestos? Where is it likely to be found within a house?

There are basically two types of asbestos materials used in construction. Friable and bonded. Friable asbestos is the most dangerous and is usually found in thermal insulation and pipe lagging type of insulation and is not commonly found in domestic buildings. Bonded asbestos material however can be found in most domestic buildings constructed before the mid 1980’s. Generally speaking all buildings built before the mid 1980’s will contain asbestos... Keep Reading

Drainage problems

Why does that downstairs room always smell damp and what’s causing those stains on the walls? Split level buildings and homes with basement rooms or lower storey additions often suffer from ongoing damp related problems due to poor building design and a lack of site drainage. The site topography slope of the site can direct stormwater toward the building and into the subfloor areas Once in the... Keep Reading

Home Warranty Inspection Agreement

For information on Owner Builder Inspections or Home Warranty Inspections enquire today with our office on 1300 556 156. Home Owners Owner Builder Warranty Inspection Agreement To AS 4349.0-2007 Inspection of Buildings General Requirements And Section 95 of the NSW Home Building Act 1989 Important This is NOT a Pre Purchase Building Inspection Agreement TYPE OF PROPOSED INSPECTION ORDERED BY YOU Inspection amp Report The inspection will be of the Building... Keep Reading

Terms used to describe types of defects

DAMAGE The building material or item has deteriorated or is not fit for it’s designed purpose. DISTORTION WARPING TWISTING The item has moved out of shape or has moved from it’s intended position and no longer fulfills it’s intended purpose. WATER PENETRATION DAMPNESS Moisture has gained access to parts of the building not designed to withstand moisture. MATERIAL DETERIORATION The item is subject to one or more of... Keep Reading

Building and Pest Report Terminology and Definitions

Terms used in the Conclusion of our Building Reports Overall Condition of the Property LOW The frequency or magnitude of major/minor defects is considered to be less than expected for a wellmaintained building of similar type and age. TYPICAL The frequency or magnitude of major/minor defects is considered to be typical as expected for a well-maintained building of similar type and age. HIGH The frequency or magnitude of... Keep Reading