What we check

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Examples

As you can see from the photos below, some defects are obvious and some defects might slip past the untrained eye. Especially that of an excited buyer who is looking through rose tinted glasses!  

That is why you need a non bias, experienced surveyor to inspect a property and compile a report!

Feel free to request a sample report from us by getting in touch!

"Cladding - There are minor cracks in the mortar that appear to be from settlement in the foundations over the years.  We recommend the cracks are monitored for a few months for signs of movement.  If no movement occurs, the cracks can be repaired."

Structural And Non-Structural Defects

“Cladding – There are minor cracks in the mortar that appear to be from settlement in the foundations over the years. We recommend the cracks are monitored for a few months for signs of movement. If no movement occurs, the cracks can be repaired.”
"Sub Floor - There is evidence of leaking wastes that should be inspected and repaired as necessary by a Registered Plumber."

Evidence of Leaks

“Sub Floor – There is evidence of leaking wastes that should be inspected and repaired as necessary by a Registered Plumber.”
"Ceiling Cavity - There is fire damage to the roof framing and there are evident repairs been undertaken.  We recommend you check the Council building records to ensure all work is authorised."

Evident Repairs

“Ceiling Cavity – There is fire damage to the roof framing and there are evident repairs been undertaken. We recommend you check the Council building records to ensure all work is authorised.”
"Deck - This type of deck requires a building consent due to its height, and you should check this with the council to make sure the work has been approved. The balustrade panels are not constructed correctly and the seat creates a height hazard as it can be climbed by younger children.

Safety of Structure

“Deck – This type of deck requires a building consent due to its height, and you should check this with the council to make sure the work has been approved. The balustrade panels are not constructed correctly and the seat creates a height hazard as it can be climbed by younger children.
"Ceiling Cavity - There are evident alterations, a beam has been installed and a wall may have been removed.  We recommend you check the Council building records to ensure all work is authorised."

Hidden Alterations

“Ceiling Cavity – There are evident alterations, a beam has been installed and a wall may have been removed. We recommend you check the Council building records to ensure all work is authorised.”
"Sub Floor - Higher than normal moisture readings were indicated. There is moisture damage to the flooring and further investigation is required by a Licensed Building Practitioner."

Evidence of Leaks

“Sub Floor – Higher than normal moisture readings were indicated. There is moisture damage to the flooring and further investigation is required by a Licensed Building Practitioner.”
"Roof Exterior - There are no apron flashings at the change of pitch in the roof and these junctions should be kept well sealed, or ideally apron flashings should be installed to prevent moisture ingress.  This can be done by a Licenced Roofer"

Roof Flashing

“Roof Exterior – There are no apron flashings at the change of pitch in the roof and these junctions should be kept well sealed, or ideally apron flashings should be installed to prevent moisture ingress. This can be done by a Licenced Roofer”
"There is cracking between the window sills and frames, which can be re-sealed or painted to protect the timber from moisture damage.  The rubber window seals have shrunk and will need to be pushed back in place, or replaced with new seals.

Joinery

“There is cracking between the window sills and frames, which can be re-sealed or painted to protect the timber from moisture damage. The rubber window seals have shrunk and will need to be pushed back in place, or replaced with new seals.

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