House Inspections – Tips for Home Buyers

After 10 plus years conducting building inspections in Melbourne and Bayside suburbs around Cheltenham, Mr Inspector knows that most people are not trained or qualified building inspectors and for that reason we thought we’d list a few things you can keep in mind when...
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Building Inspection in Black Rock – Plumbing Defects

Mr Inspector, a qualified building inspector in Melbourne, took the above photograph during a building inspection in Black Rock showing leaking plumbing pipes. Excess dampness in a sub floor area (under the home) is conducive to termite infestation and can also cause settlement in...
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Garages and Building Permits – Mr Inspector

Is a permit required to build a garage? Mr Inspector conducts pre-purchase building inspections Melbourne wide and is often asked by clients about what they require a building permit for. Schedule 8 of the Building Regulations 2006 lists items where are Building Permit is...
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Independent Building Inspectors

Building and Pest Inspectors in Melbourne must be independent and act only in the best interests of their clients.  Mr Inspector’s Code of Ethics prohibits the payment of referral fees to any estate agent or other body referring them work. Mr Inspector is a totally...
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Major Structural Defects

Mr Inspector conducts building and pest inspections around Melbourne and regularly comes across all types of defects.    For the purposes of a pre-purchase building inspection there are a number of defects or degrees of defects that we need to report on.  Each Building ...
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Properties of Timber

Since 2004, Mr Inspector has been conducting pre-purchase building inspections around Melbourne and assisted numerous home owners and home buyers. Timber Information Timber is a naturally occurring organic material and widely used in the construction industry. Your home will contain different grades and different...
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Metal Faults

Mr Inspectors qualified building inspectors commonly see rust related problems during many of their house inspections in Melbourne. Faults in metal are predominantly caused by corrosion. Corrosion has occurred due to three main exposures to the metal: AIR. WATER. SALT WATER. The three listed...
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Brick Wall Cracking

Since 2004, Mr Inspector has been conducting Building Inspections Melbourne wide assisting home buyers with the condition of their potential home. Introduction Having carried out thousands of building inspections around Melbourne we can conclude that brick masonry cracking is quite common in Victorian homes...
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