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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
There is a general assumption among homeowners that heated floors are too expensive to make them worth considering. While there is a grain of truth in that, homeowners are not getting the whole story.
If you ask ten different builders to define the soil classifications on a piece of land, there is a good chance you will get ten different answers. That is not to say that those builders don't what they are talking about, however, classifications are comp
What many homeowners do not realise how much poor subfloor ventilation can affect both property and human health. When you are in a confined space, pollutants become denser. If your home is not sufficiently ventilated, property damage may become the least
Stage construction inspections allow the home builder to ensure that sound building practices are utilized throughout each phase of the building process.
After all of the excitement, worry and stress of having your new home built are you really ready to move in ? Unless youve invested in a pre-handover inspection, the answer to that question may not be as straightforward as you think.
You know it's smart to secure building inspections before purchasing / building your property. Its remarkable however how many people make hiring decisions without all the information they need, potentially leaving them vulnerable to the very issues they
Purchasing a home is an exciting moment in your life, but it also comes with a deluge of information, some of which can be a bit overwhelming.
A deck or balcony can be the perfect place for relaxing or entertaining at home, but it also has the potential to be one of the most dangerous. Deck safety is a crucial, though often overlooked, aspect of home ownership.
Water is one of life's essential requirements, but too much of a good thing can cause very real problems for homes and structures. Standing water, excess moisture in the air and flooding can all lead to expensive and potentially dangerous issues within a
You've found the perfect home and are ready to make an offer, when you learn about previous renovations which were completed without a permit.
Make Sure You Get the Most Out of Your Investment Property Right from the Start. Tax Depreciation Reports
Investing in real estate is often a wise financial decision, but it can also come with some added tax responsibilities. Fortunately, there is a perfectly legal method of minimising those tax responsibilities related to investment property.
Structural damage is a serious matter for any property owner, and there is a source of building damage which often goes undetected until it's already underway: a termite infestation.
Home ownership is rewarding, both emotionally and financially, but it can also be fraught with complications and confusion. Homeowners don't have to be experts with an in-depth knowledge of every system on their property,
The aesthetic appeal of brick makes it a popular choice for homeowners, but many don't realize there are two separate options which can create a similar look:
Roof Tiles: Pros and Cons - Metal Roofing: Pros and Cons
Houspect Building Inspections - Expanding your available space to include outdoor living areas can add value to your home while increasing your quality of life, but decking and balconies are not without their risks.
A Houspect Dilapidation report prior to project commencement will identify and record the location and extent of any existing damage (cracks, gaps etc) at neighbouring properties to help protect you against possible claims. It will help maintain good relations and avoid disputes with neighbours later.
Don't let the process of building your dream home become a nightmare. Contact a reputable, experienced professional building inspection company before your project begins to learn more about how stage construction inspections protect your interests throug
Improper drainage on your property can also cause its fair share of troubles, as can leaking or burst plumbing pipes, sub-floor obstructions or inadequate sub-floor ventilation.
Choosing to have a brand new home built should be an exciting and fulfilling experience; there are benefits which accompany the construction of a new home, however with these benefits come no small amount of added responsibilities.
If purchasing a new home is exciting, building your own is an even more dizzying experience.
Stage Construction Inspections - A fraction of the cost of a Renovation or New Build will give you peace of mind.
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:
Pre-purchase building inspections and reports
Vendor building inspections and reports
New home and extension construction 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: