Property Inspection Reports

Before you commit to a new home, invest in a building inspection report from Melbourne Property Inspections. Our reports are completed at a high level of detail to help you make informed decisions when it comes to your property.

A house inspection report can cover:

Interior of the Building:

Ceilings – Sagging, cracking, defective lining, nails popping, lath and plaster damage, fibrous plaster scrimming/grouting/strapping, dampness & damp damage.

Walls – Cracking, bulging, defective lining, dampness & damp damage, distortion, drummy plaster, nails popping.

Timber & Concrete floors – A property inspection report will consider damage, decay, out of level, dampness & damp damage, floor movement such as spring & bounce, cracking, surface damage.

Timber & Metal framed windows – Putty, cracked glass, sash operation, fittings and hardware, water staining, decaying frames and sashes, glazing seals, water staining and corrosion.

Doors and Frames – Binding doors, defective door hardware, corroded or decaying frames, damage, out of square frames, badly fitting doors.

Kitchen – Bench top, cupboards, sinks & taps, tiles, sealants to wet areas, leaking plumbing.

Bathrooms & W.C – Cistern &pan, bidet, taps, tiles, bath, shower, vanity, washbasin, ventilation.

Laundry – Taps, tubs/cabinet, tiles, ventilation.

Stairs – Stringer, handrails/balusters, newel posts, treads & risers.

Exterior of the Building

Examples of home inspection report considerations include; structural integrity, state of damp proof course and flashings, cracking, dry rot, etc.

Walls – Lintels, external cladding, doors & windows.

Timber or Steel frames and Structures – Structural integrity, etc.

Chimneys – Flashings, Verticality, Deterioration.

Stairs – Structural integrity, safety issues.

Balconies, verandahs, patios, decks, suspended concrete floors, balustrades – Structural integrity, etc.

Services – Gas & water meter leaks, exposed electrical services, meter box etc.
Roof Exterior

Examples of home inspection report considerations include; cracked & broken items, loose items, decay, corrosion, etc.

Roof Tiles, roof iron, flashings, skylights, vents & flues, valley gutters, gutters, downpipes, eaves, fascias and barges.

Roof Space

Examples of considerations for a building inspection report in Melbourne include; physical damage, deterioration, inappropriate modification, structural integrity, electrical wiring. Approximately 40% of major structural defects we record are found in the roof space.

Roof covering – Cracked tiles, loose or cracked roof mortar, leaking flashings etc.

Roof Framing – Cracked struts, missing bracing, bowed underpurlins, etc.

Sarking & Insulation – Integrity.

Fire walls – Integrity as per the requirements set out in the Building Code of Australia.

Sub-Floor Space

Examples of property report and inspection considerations include; deflection of bearers or joists, cracking, spalling or rusting to concrete stumps, structural integrity of masonry piers, rising damp and dry rot to timber stumps, plumbing leaks, electrical wiring, moisture levels, etc.. Approximately 70% of major structural defects we record in our house inspection reports are found in the sub-floor space.

Timber floor – Supports, underside of floor, ventilation, drainage, etc.

Suspended concrete floors – Concrete cancer, general deterioration.

Floor Structure – Floor bearers and joists, Stumps, masonry piers, plumbing, electrical, termites and wood borer, bracing requirements, etc.

The Site

Car accommodation, detached laundry, ablution facilities &garden sheds – Inspection areas include areas described above for primary residence.

Retaining Walls – Structural integrity.

Paths, Driveways & Steps – Subsidence, integrity, trip hazard.

Fencing – General fencing and swimming pool fencing – Inappropriate loading

Surface Water – Drainage effectiveness.

Please contact us on 1300 88 65 25 for a free property report quote and discussion.