Before you buy, get a Pre-purchase Building Inspection
Get a building inspection to identify faults before buying!
Our building inspection helps get the real story because buying a home is one of the biggest financial commitments you’ll ever make. Therefore, it’s important to be as fully informed as possible. Our building inspection and pre-purchase report can help save you money. In addition, we help you avoid the stress of ending up with a home with major structural issues.
Sam will spend up to two hours on-site undertaking a thorough inspection. After that, he'll give you a verbal pre-purchase report on the structural integrity of the property and outline possible areas of concern. Just $220 + GST. This price is ideal for anyone on a budget or deciding between multiple properties.
Your building inspection and pre-purchase report will include:
- Roof, vents, flashing and trim
- Gutters and downpipes
- Skylights, chimneys and other roof penetrations
- Decks, steps, porches, walkways and railings
- Eaves, facia and soffits
- Basements, foundations and crawlspaces
- Exterior cladding
- Retaining walls, fences and sheds
- Heating systems
- Cooling systems
- Water heating systems
- Moisture testing
- Plumbing fixtures and fittings
- Electrical panels, meter boxes and fuses
- Fireplaces and hearths
- Insulation and ventilation
- Garage doors, safety sensors and openers
Our building report includes moisture testing. A damp home is unhealthy for your family to live in.
We help identify leaky homes with rising damp or condensation issues.
Sam uses a non-invasive device to measure the moisture levels in walls, ceilings, and floors. In other words, the test allows him to quickly check for near-surface moisture distributions up to 4 cm, without any damage to the property.
Plus, if you're doing any home improvements like a kitchen upgrade or bathroom renovation, he can help you with that too!
Sam Adams - Qualified Building Inspector
Sam Adams is a licensed builder with over 15 years of carpentry experience. He graduated with The New Zealand Diploma in Construction Management and has many years of experience working in the field. Sam understands the statutory and regulatory environment as it applies to the construction and design of buildings. Also, he has a thorough knowledge of the structural principles for building work. This includes foundations, substructure, the envelope, and the interior. See his recent work on Facebook.