What is a building structure inspection and what does it do
A commercial or residential structural inspection can identify potential safety hazards and help ensure a building is safe for occupants and visitors. It also helps owners avoid expensive repairs or replacement costs down the line, by identifying any issues early on.
In some cases, structural inspection services may be required by law, such as when a property is newly built. A structure inspection would be mandatory to determine whether the new build complies with approved documentation. Structural inspections can also be done when homeowners have concerns about the structural integrity of their property, as well as before a property is put on the market.
Here are additional reasons for getting a building structure inspected:
- Identify major hazards from structure to asbestos
- Identify defects, property maintenance and future repairs
- Identify the presence of termites or timber pests
- Review of conditions and potential infestation concerns
Why you need a building structure inspection
Most people don’t realise the importance of having a building’s structure inspected on a regular basis. Many problems can go undetected for years, leading to expensive repairs down the line. By having a professional building consultancy carry out regular inspections, you can be sure that any potential problems are caught early and dealt with quickly and efficiently.
When owners decide it’s time to put their property on the market, a structural engineer inspection report can give potential buyers peace of mind, knowing that the property has been well-maintained.
For newly built properties, a structural inspection can ensure construction was done correctly and to the required safety standards. It also gives time for builders to rectify any issues that may exist. Property owners can not only save time and money, but they will also be less likely to be stuck in disputes with builders.
Consider getting a building structure inspection if you want:
1. Reliable pre-purchase building structure inspection
2. Protect the value of your investment in the long run
3. Prevent defects, financial costs and liability
What our building structure inspection reports provide
During an inspection, the inspector will assess the overall condition of the property, looking for any signs of damage or wear and tear. Important things to look out for include foundation cracks or settlements, bowing walls, sloping floors, and water intrusions. Temporary structures or additions must also be inspected thoroughly. An inspector will also check that all features of the property are in working order, from windows, doors, electrical wirings, interior plumbing, to HVACs.
A building structure inspection report indicates the current structural integrity of a property. It should be conducted by a qualified professional, such as a structural engineer, and will identify any existing or potential problems. The report will also provide recommendations for rectifying any issues that are found.
Based on the findings of the inspection, a detailed report will be produced. It will include:
1. Images of defects needing attention
2. Description of the defects and their probable impact
3. Summary to emphasise the most important issues
4. An HTML and/or PDF version
Why we are the leading building inspectors in Australia
Structural inspections cannot be carried out by just anybody. You need to choose a structural inspection engineer with the qualifications and experience needed to carry out a building inspection correctly. This is to ensure that all potential problems are identified and that the recommendations for rectifying them are sound.
Effective Building & Consultancy is a leading provider of building inspection services. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, we have the expertise to perform a thorough inspection of your property and provide you with an accurate report. Our team of qualified engineers are all licensed and registered to conduct building inspections in greater Sydney and surrounding areas. Effective Building & Consultancy conducts regular safety audits with the International Standard: ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System. We are also a fully insured company and are proud members of ISOsafe.
We always operate with a high level of quality and safety standards to ensure the well-being of our clients, our workers, and the general public. Our mission is to provide consolidated building inspection services so you no longer have to deal with all the stress and hassle of finding different contractors. You can have peace of mind knowing that your property is in very capable and trustworthy hands!
Here’s what you can expect on your building inspection with Effective Building & Consultancy:
1. Structural engineer inspection for houses
2. Comprehensive report in 48 hours of your initial call
3. Detailed information of defects and visual records for proof
4. Cost analysis of remedial works and recommendations
Areas we cover on our building structure inspections
Effective Building & Consultancy will conduct a thorough inspection of your commercial or residential property. We make sure to check every nook and cranny so you can be confident that your property is structurally sound and up to code. We understand how important it is for your property to be in good condition, which is why we always aim to provide the best possible service.
Our building and house structural inspection covers:
- Under floor structures
- Doors and frames
- Windows and frames
- Guttering and downpipes
- Retaining walls
- Patios, balconies and stairs
- Pools, pergolas and paving
- Fences and out buildings