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PH: 0400 739 462

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It’s not uncommon for new houses and renovations to be completed with defects.

If your new building or renovation project has been completed with unsatisfactory defects, engage DC Pest and Building Inspections to conduct a new building defects inspection and obtain a property condition report.

Why? Because if there are any defects you have proof in the report and are able to notify the builder to rectify these problems, before its too late.

Our Inspectors are qualified builders with years of experience. With this experience we uncover defects that an untrained eye would leave undetected, when defects are found they will be reported on.

Our inspectors are also looking for major and minor building defects, mould, excessive moisture, wood rot and fungi.

Using Tramex moisture meters, will show the percentage of moisture in the buildings walls, floor and any suspicious areas, this can show us if there are any leaks or drainage problems before its too late.

We make ourselves available to discuss the content of the report with you in detail. You are guaranteed to receive your report via email within 24 hours of the inspection

Our Inspectors are fully insured with professional indemnity and public liability insurance.

What We Look For

Some of the construction elements we check during a new building defects inspection report are as follows:

  • Site assessment considering falls of land and drainage adequacy
  • Ceilings
  • Internal walls
  • Floors
  • Internal joinery
  • Built-in fittings (including kitchen and other fittings)
  • Bathroom fittings
  • Fireplaces and chimney breasts
  • Roof space (checking construction workmanship of all structural components)
  • Subfloor space (check construction workmanship standard of bearers and floor joists)
  • External walls
  • Windows
  • External doors
  • Verandas, patios and decks
  • Roof exterior (including roof covering, penetrations and flashings)
  • Rain water goods
  • Walls and fences

Australian Standards

Our Building Inspections comply with Australian Standards.

  • AS 4349.0-2007 – Building Inspections

Covers All Readily Accessible Areas

The inspection covers all readily accessible areas including.

  • Roof exterior
  • Roof interior
  • Internal rooms
  • Subfloor
  • Out buildings
  • Fence line
  • Retaining walls
  • Driveway and paths
  • Trees

Thermal Imaging

At DC Pest & Building inspections we use the latest technology in thermal imaging.

Adding thermal imaging to an inspection allows us to find problems in a non-invasive way that the naked eye can’t see, to give you peace of mind.

The thermal imaging camera by FLIR can identify problems early, allowing them to be documented and corrected before becoming more serious and more costly to repair.

Thermal imaging cameras are the perfect tool for locating and identifying building failures and active termites, as they make the invisible visible. On a thermal image problems jump right out at you. A thermal imaging camera is the one tool that really lets you see it all.

Some of the problems that thermal imaging allows us to see is:

  • Active Termites
  • Building Failures
  • Energy Loss
  • Detect missing insulation
  • Detect Mould
  • Detect Moisture
  • Detect Electrical Faults
  • Detect Plumbing Faults
  • Just to name a few.

So it goes without saying, by adding thermal imaging to your inspection, you really do get the full service. You could save yourself thousands in identifying problems, ensuring your peace of mind.

Get In Touch With DC Pest and Building Inspections 0400 739 462