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Building and Pest Inspection – Subfloor

Another reason to get a building and pest inspection Sub-floors within houses provide a wealth of information which is useful to prospective buyers The sub-floor can reveal any moisture related problems such as leaking wet areas bathrooms kitchens laundries site drainage issues lack of adequate structural support or subsiding piers/footings as well as evidence of termite entry wood rot and mortar decay The subfloor is... Keep Reading

Building and Pest Inspection – another item we assess is the Location of Garden Beds

During a Building and Pest Inspection we assess the location of garden beds relative to the property Garden beds are not recommended against the side of buildings Excessive watering can cause a range of moisture related problems If gardens are located against a building they should be kept below internal floor levels by a minimum of 75mm so that entry by termites into the building... Keep Reading

Downlights – a common safety hazard found during Building Inspections

Low voltage flush mount downlights are common in modern and renovated homes These fittings generate large amounts of heat and can pose a possible fire risk when not installed properly Where insulation is present suitable fire rated fittings should be installed They should be free from lose material such as insulation timber framing members debris or stored items. A building inspection in Willoughby revealed poorly installed... Keep Reading

Termites and Concrete Slab Homes

Many home owners assume that a concrete slab and external brick walls prevents termites from accessing their home This is untrue Termites can gain access over the slab edge and can travel through brick mortar joints and weep holes in external brickwork They also gain access through cracks in the slab and slab penetrations such as plumbing and electrical wiring Often homes built on concrete... Keep Reading

Does my House have Termites?

Research developed by the CSIRO rates Sydney as the second highest risk category for termite attack in Australia second only to the tropical regions in the far North This means that every property in Sydney is at high risk of termite attack. There are several hundred species of termites in Australia The species that causes the most damage to Sydney homes are the group known as... Keep Reading