There are many variants to this question, so without sounding dismissive, it does come down to a number of factors. The chemicals used, how it is applied and who installs your barrier treatment are all factors that contribute to the longevity of your bar
Buying a new home can be an expensive exercise and it’s not always possible to get everything on your wish list. Usually, you will compromise on a kitchen or bathroom rather than the number of bedrooms or location.
Adding tiles to the bathroom is a superb way to add a little colour, character not to mention style. Aside from the practical element, If you can do the tiling yourself, the whole project will be a lot more affordable
While it is possible to spray paint bathroom tiles it is important to consider the aesthetic results. Unless you are prepared to tape the grout spaces between the tiles, resurfacing bathroom tiles using paint will result in a uniform colour
Most plaster ceilings have cracks and sagging over time. It could be likely your ceiling is old; therefore, gravity and vibrations are loosening the plaster.
Whether you are planning to buy, sell, or build in NSW, land zoning is an important part of the process. Understanding the area surrounding your home or desired home will give you insight into your future.
What are your expectations of your new build? Do you think that you will get along with your builder? Are you expecting that life will soon settle down according to the build schedule?
Do you hate the thought of painting even a single room in your home? Painting can be one of the most laborious DIY tasks if you don’t know what you’re doing.
If you are itching to start your spring gardening after the long winter, the wait is over. It is time to get your tools together and your green thumbs at the ready. Spring has arrived and there is work to be done.
Are you searching for hardy plants for your summer garden? With temperatures on the rise and water restrictions in place, it makes sense to choose plants that can survive hot, dry weather and soil conditions.
You may not benefit as much by having solar panels on your home as you would have in the past. However, as a New South Wales homeowner, incentives still exist.
If you have a property that you want to buy, it is important not to rush the process. You will want to gain insight into the condition of the property before agreeing to the purchase. A building inspection will give you the information you need.
If you are thinking of changing your floors, the good news is there are plenty of choices. The problem is, knowing whether those choices are suitable for your needs
If you want to remove asbestos yourself, there are a few things you need to know. First of all, DIY removal is only permitted in New South Wales when dealing with a maximum of 10 square metres of bonded asbestos.
Building a new home can be an exciting but at times, stressful experience. Whilst your builder has built many new homes and knows the process inside out, in most cases, it’s a relatively new experience for any home owner.
When renovating or building in New South Wales there are certain building regulations with which your project must comply. To avoid unnecessary stress, it is important to ensure you acquire all the relevant approvals for your build or renovations.
It is no surprise that cork flooring is emerging as a popular choice in Australia. Better manufacturing techniques and technologies have lead to greater applications in flooring. Cork as a flooring material has long suffered from being limited in style an
Before you even begin building a home or completing a renovation in New South Wales, you have the builder’s contract to contend with. According to the Home Building Act 1989, you may need a building contract depending on what’s involved in your project
When deciding to build a new home, it’s an exciting but expensive process. Once you’ve selected your builder and the design you want to build, you’ll go through the tender process. This gives you formal pricing for your new home, including any upgrades yo
Just like your Accountant or Doctor works in a regulated industry, you would expect the same from the inspector carrying out an inspection on your new home you’re buying or building, right?
Have you thought about value-added upgrades for your new build or renovation? One of the biggest mistakes that homeowners make is treating added features as an afterthought; or, things to consider once the build is complete.
Has the idea of building a mudroom being playing on your mind? Mudrooms are typically used as an additional entry way to the home where backpacks, sports gear and other assorted items are stored away from the main property.
When you are choosing materials for your home, preparing for a new colour and fixture appointment is the first logical step. You are going to discuss your vision for the build or renovation with experts.
When you are building a new home or simply adding to your existing home, there are general building stages you should expect. It is important to understand these stages so that you are always in control of the build.
A budget should never be a haphazard. When you create a budget the first thing you need to keep in mind is that it should be itemised and well organised.
New flooring is a great way to completely change the look and feel of your home. If you have tiled floors here is a great way to lay new flooring with minimal fuss just by covering your existing tiles.
Do you spend hours thinking about spring cleaning because you don’t know where to start? If so, you’re not alone. When you set out to take on the monumental task of spring cleaning it is with the view towards sprucing up your home.
Choosing effective, attractive, durable and affordable window treatments is not as easy as it sounds. There are cheaper options that last and look great, expensive options that let in the cold and come apart quickly, and then there is everything in betwee
Are you sick of feeling the heat when you know the only solution is to throw money at your ever- increasing air-con? A ceiling cavity can reach 70 degrees+ on a really hot day, which means all that heat is trapped inside your home.
You have decided to embrace the dream of installing a pool. The next thing to consider is what you need to research before beginning your project. Installing a pool is a major renovation which can go south quickly if you don’t follow the right steps.
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
Owner-builder insurance report
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.
We are fully insured with Professional Indemnity Insurance.
Houspect Building Inspections is a member of the Master Builders Association (MBA), HIA, AIBS.
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.
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: