Our Services

Building Defect Inspection

Mal Wright Pest & Building Inspections are here to help ensure the structural integrity and safety of your property. With years of experience in the industry, we understand the importance of thorough building defect inspections to safeguard your investment and provide you with peace of mind.

What is a Building Defect Inspection?

A building defect inspection is a comprehensive assessment of a property’s structure, identifying any existing or potential defects that may compromise its safety, integrity, or value. Conducted by qualified and experienced inspectors, this inspection aims to uncover issues ranging from minor defects to significant structural concerns.

Why is a Building Defect Inspection Required?

Investing in a property is a significant decision, and ensuring its quality is paramount. A building defect inspection is essential for several reasons:

Prevention of Future Costs

Identifying defects early can prevent more extensive and costly repairs down the line.

Safety Assurance

Ensuring the safety of occupants by addressing any structural issues promptly.

Legal Compliance

Meeting regulatory requirements and ensuring the property adheres to building standards.

Negotiation Power

Providing leverage in negotiations by having a clear understanding of the property's condition.

Peace of Mind

Knowing that your investment is sound and free from hidden defects.

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What's Covered in a Building Defect Inspection?

Our comprehensive building defect inspection covers various aspects of the property, including but not limited to:

Structural Integrity

Assessment of the foundation, walls, roof, and other structural components.

Water Damage

Detection of leaks, moisture intrusion, and water damage.

Electrical & Plumbing Systems

Evaluation of wiring, plumbing fixtures, and connections.

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Pest Infestations

Identification of signs of pest infestation, including termites and rodents.

Safety Hazards

Detection of hazards such as asbestos, faulty wiring, and trip hazards.

Building Code Compliance

Assessment of compliance with local building codes and regulations.

Exterior and Interior Condition

Inspection of both exterior and interior spaces for defects and deterioration.

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What Happens After a Building Defect Inspection is Conducted?

After conducting a building defect inspection, our team provides you with a detailed report outlining our findings. Armed with this information, you can make informed decisions regarding the property, whether it’s negotiating repairs with the seller, budgeting for future maintenance, or seeking expert advice on addressing specific issues.

Frequently Asked Questions about Building Defect Inspections

What is the difference between a building inspection and a building defect inspection?

A building inspection is a general assessment of a property’s overall condition, while a building defect inspection specifically focuses on identifying defects and structural issues.

The duration of the inspection depends on the size and complexity of the property but typically takes a few hours to complete.

While your presence is not required, we encourage clients to attend the inspection to ask questions and gain a better understanding of the property’s condition.

Yes, our inspectors are trained to identify hidden defects using specialised equipment and techniques.

You will typically receive the inspection report within 24 to 48 hours after the inspection is completed.

If significant defects are found, we will provide recommendations for further evaluation by appropriate specialists and advise you on the necessary steps to address them.

Building defect inspections are not typically covered by insurance, but they are a valuable investment in protecting your property.

Yes, the inspection report can provide valuable leverage in negotiations with sellers regarding repairs or price adjustments.

Yes, we provide ongoing support and consultation to address any questions or concerns you may have after receiving the inspection report.

Yes, our inspectors are fully qualified, licensed, and experienced professionals with extensive knowledge of building defects and inspection techniques.

Contact Us Today for Peace of Mind

Don’t leave the safety and integrity of your property to chance. Contact Mal Wright Pest & Building Inspections today to schedule your building defect inspection. Trust our expertise to uncover hidden defects and ensure your investment is in good hands.