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Read Article: What to DIY and What Not to DIY!

What to DIY and What Not to DIY!

When it comes to DIY it is important to know your limitations. There are certain household projects that require expertise to ensure workmanship is of a high enough standard and meets relevant safety codes.

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Read Article: Caring for Wooden Decks

Caring for Wooden Decks

As building inspectors, we regularly get called to properties which have wooden decks. Whether you’re renovating or selling your house, a well maintained wooden deck can help your property stand out.

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Read Article: Preparing your home for winter

Preparing your home for winter

There are a number of areas of your home where you can make simple changes or improvements, which will help keep you warm and happy while the sun is taking its yearly vacation.

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Read Article: Preparing Your Home for Winter

Preparing Your Home for Winter

There are a number of areas of your home where you can make changes or improvements, which will help keep you warm and happy while the sun is taking its yearly vacation.

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Read Article: Solar Options Available

Solar Options Available

The photovoltaic effect is what occurs when a material is able to generate electricity through contact with sunlight. Basically, it is the essential element needed to make solar panels work.

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Read Article: Veggie Patches: What’s in Season

Veggie Patches: What’s in Season

Do you like to experiment when it comes to your veggie patches? It’s always a good idea to find out what’s in season before you start planting as this will save you a lot of time and energy in the long run

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Read Article: Renovating or Extending Your Home? Think About Obtaining a Dilapidation Report

Renovating or Extending Your Home? Think About Obtaining a Dilapidation Report

Before you even begin renovating or extending your home, it’s a good idea to consult with your neighbours and discuss having a dilapidation report carried out on your properties.

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Read Article: How Stage Construction Inspections Protect Your New Home

How Stage Construction Inspections Protect Your New Home

Construction Stage Inspections. How they protect your investment and reduce your stress with a new build. Having a new home built is exciting. It can also be a nerve-wracking experience, particularly when you don’t have a working knowledge of the buildin

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Read Article: What to Look for When Buying or Building a Home Near the Beach

What to Look for When Buying or Building a Home Near the Beach

A beach front property is a dream for anyone buying a new home. If you find a site for sale that is within your budget, it is important that you carry out relevant due diligence weighing up the pros and cons of a particular location.

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Read Article: Timber Frame vs Metal Frame

Timber Frame vs Metal Frame

Timber or metal frames? It’s a choice that homeowners have to make when building. Both building materials have their pros&cons so it is important to learn the pros and cons of both timber and metal before deciding which material is a better fit for yo

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Read Article: Brick vs Cladding

Brick vs Cladding

Brick or cladding – which building material is better? The truth of the matter is, the choice largely depends on the architecture and location of your home and weighing up the pros and cons of each material.

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Read Article: Properly Insulating & Sarking Your Home

Properly Insulating & Sarking Your Home

If you want to save money on your energy bills, properly insulating your home is the way to go. There are minimum standards required for insulation; however, that doesn’t mean you can’t go the extra mile to ensure your home is fully optimized

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Read Article: Converting Your Roof Space to Storage

Converting Your Roof Space to Storage

Storage is an issue for most homeowners. If you have adequate roof space, there is no reason that you cannot use it for storage. However, storing your prized possessions in your in that area requires advanced planning to ensure that it is suitable for sto

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Read Article: Bushfire Zone Standard Building Code

Bushfire Zone Standard Building Code

The BAL rating of your home determines how well protected the property and homeowner is from bushfires. When considering a new build, BAL comes into play when planning construction.

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Read Article: Top Building Tips to Assist with Ventilation and Air Flow

Top Building Tips to Assist with Ventilation and Air Flow

Ventilation is one of the most important features of any home. If it is ineffective you can look forward to paying huge energy bills while still enduring the scorching heat from the Australian weather.

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Read Article: Standards and Tolerances. What’s reasonable when building?

Standards and Tolerances. What’s reasonable when building?

There are a lot of different aspects involved in new home construction, and each aspect must meet standards set forth by State and Territory regulatory agencies.

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Read Article: Skylights - Creating space and light 

Skylights - Creating space and light 

Most people see sky lights as feature pieces or the answer to better lighting in awkwardly designed rooms. However, sky lights provide solutions to two other problems that are common in homes. They can significantly improve ventilation and change the perc

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Read Article: Building a new home? Our top tips!

Building a new home? Our top tips!

Building a new home?  Here’s some of our top tips! 

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Read Article: Veggie Patches for Small Yards

Veggie Patches for Small Yards

With Summer fast approaching, now is the perfect time to find your inner green thumb and revamp your garden so you can sit back, relax and enjoy Summer.

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Read Article: Smart Wiring – Cost vs Convenience

Smart Wiring – Cost vs Convenience

Smart wiring sounds like a great idea in theory, but how cost effective is it in practice? There are a number of factors to consider outside of installing this wiring system in your home.

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Read Article: What’s the Perfect Tile – Terracotta or Porcelain?

What’s the Perfect Tile – Terracotta or Porcelain?

When building, or renovating a home, there is many options available when it comes to the furnishings of your new home. Whilst timber is a popular choice amongst homeowners, tiles of many kinds are also popular due to their durability and ease of cleaning

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Read Article: When and Why You Should Consider Double Glazing

When and Why You Should Consider Double Glazing

When you think of energy efficiency and comfort, the type of windows in your home come to mind? If not, you may be overlooking a crucial factor of energy conservation. For many Australian homeowners, the appeal of double glazing lies in its increased insu

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Read Article: Water Hammer: What is it?–How does it Happen?

Water Hammer: What is it?–How does it Happen?

If your taps are make strange sounds when turned on, it’s probably not a poltergeist haunting. The most likely cause is an issue called hydraulic shock, which is more commonly known as water hammer.

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Read Article: Smoke Detectors / Alarms – It’s the Law

Smoke Detectors / Alarms – It’s the Law

Having smoke detectors in your home will act as a potentially lifesaving warning system. Without smoke alarms you run the risk of not giving you and your family enough time to escape in the event of a fire.

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Read Article:  Painting Bathroom Tiles – Affordable Renovation Option

Painting Bathroom Tiles – Affordable Renovation Option

When the cost of renovation is too much, a dash of paint can reinvent your bathroom. Painting bathroom tiles is a great way to change your decor at minimal cost. This is a DIY project you can complete without labour costs.

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Read Article: Wallpaper – Amazing Effects are Now Possible

Wallpaper – Amazing Effects are Now Possible

When new technologies come to the fore, it often opens up new possibilities for applications in multiple industries. The wallpaper industry, especially, has greatly benefited from technologies designed to bring breath taking visions to life.

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Read Article: Building on a Sloping Block

Building on a Sloping Block

A lot of homeowners avoid building on a sloping block. Doing so is a mistake. A sloping site presents the opportunity to create a beautiful home, so long as structures are secure and your landscape is properly designed.

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Read Article: Pergola Options Adding Some Style to an Open Space

Pergola Options Adding Some Style to an Open Space

Pergolas are large structures that enhance your outside spaces. As far as architecture is concerned, pergolas are usually much more impressive than other outside structures such as arbors. The structure typically includes columns that support a roof with

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Read Article: Fire Pits – There is No App for That Thank Goodness

Fire Pits – There is No App for That Thank Goodness

Every landscape deserves a unique focal point; a place where you can gather with family and friends in style and comfort. In 2016 retailers, builders, and architects began noticing that a new trend was gaining traction.

About Us

Houspect Building Inspections
Houspect was established in 1983 with a commitment to providing high quality building inspection services at a competitive price to the Australian property industry. Houspect now has established offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide.

We’ve got you covered from every aspect of building your new home or buying a home already built. We offer peace of mind, prompt service and our knowledge is second to none.

Houspect Building Inspections specialise in:

Handover inspections and reports
New home and extension construction reports
Pre-purchase building inspections and reports
Vendor building inspections and reports
Renovation inspections and reports
Problem solving investigation
Building dispute resolution
Commercial property reports
Strata work schedule reports
Dilapidation reports
Owner-builder insurance report
Depreciation reports

Trained Staff
Each state office is staffed by a highly trained team who will be pleased to answer any queries you may have and organise your inspection with the minimum of fuss.

Houspect Building Inspectors are all Registered Builders

All Houspect Building Inspectors are registered builders with many years experience in handling building and home inspections. Our inspectors use a tried and tested system to accurately report on the condition of your intended purchase and in simple terms explains what needs to be done to rectify any issues found.
A Pre-Purchase Building Inspection should only be carried out by fully qualified building inspectors who are registered builders.
Houspect building inspectors are located in all our Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Darwin and Perth offices.
In NSW we cover the Great Sydney Area / Southern Highlands & South Coast / Blue Mountains / Central Coast / Newcastle & Hunter Regions.

Easy to read and unbiased reports

Our job is to independently and without bias report on the condition of a property in order to provide you with enough information to make a confident and well informed decision.

Fully Insured

We are fully insured with Professional Indemnity Insurance.
Houspect Building Inspections is a member of the Master Builders Association (MBA), HIA, AIBS.

Why Inspect?

A perfect looking home may have many hidden expenses. Our qualified inspectors will highlight any problems by providing a pre purchase inspection report. The purchase or building of your home is probably the largest investment of your lifetime - certainly the most important. We at Houspect Building Inspections will answer all your questions about the condition of the house you plan to buy or build.

Houspect's Mission

To provide the easiest way to get the most dependable and informative building inspections in Australia at a competitive price.
Houspect has the following core values:

Honesty
Openess
Responsiveness
Approachability

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