What is covered by the inspection?
The building inspector will inspect the following areas of your commercial property
- The interior of the property – including walls, ceiling, floor, ceiling, windows, doors, stairs.
- The roof void – if there is reasonable access and it is safe to do so
- The exterior of the property including stairs and external finishes.
- The roof exterior – (subject to height restrictions)
- The property within 30m of the building being inspected – including fencing, driveways, paths, surface drainage
What items not covered by a building and pest inspection?
There are restrictions on the inspection. The inspection is visual only so will be conducted on what can be seen without touching or moving any furniture, rugs, objects, floor coverings or otherwise on the property.
The following items are not included in the building and pest inspection as they are outside of the inspectors area of expertise and should be checked by a suitably qualified trade person (ie. plumber or electrician)
- Home appliances – if the property is being sold with appliances such as a dishwasher, air conditioning unit or oven.
- Other Accessories – such as CCTV, alarm systems, smoke detectors (the inspector will comment on the location but not test), power points, garden irrigation systems, television plugs or intercom system.
- Compliance to building codes – The building and pest inspection does not comment on the structures compliance with local building codes or regulations.
- Toxic and hazardous substances – The building report will note whether the building is likely to contain hazardous materials such as asbestos, however materials cannot be determined without sending for further investigation and testing. This is not included in the building and pest inspection.
- Natural disasters – The building inspection does not include comment about the likelihood of the area flooding, experiencing erosion or a landslide.
The inspector will use the latest equipment throughout the property, including a moisture metre (an indication of leaking pipes behind walls) and thermal imaging camera.
The inspector is certified and licensed with Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC).
To arrange your inspection, contact us today.