Pre-Purchase Building Inspections & Reporting

A Pre Purchase Building Inspection is the most important decision you will make to safeguard you and your family from any costly defects or safety issues that you may encounter when purchasing your new home.

Safe Home Property Inspections is an Adelaide based and operated business that prides itself on Customer Service. To ensure this our consultants only complete one building inspection per day so that their full attention is given to your property alone. Our consultant will then provide you with a written and comprehensive building inspection report, in accordance with the AS:4349.1-2007, comprising of 50 + pages with colored images of any defects or issues. We will also ensure we fully discuss the report with you within 24 hours of the inspection and provide you with our final assessment on the property which covers:

Final Assessment on the Property which Covers:

  • The Interior, room by room
  • The Exterior
  • The Roof Exterior
  • The Roof Interior
  • The Sub Floor
  • The Site

 Items covered in our Pre Purchase Building Inspections:

  • Ceilings
  • Walls
  • Floors
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Plastering
  • Painting
  • Stairs
  • Balustrades
  • Toilets
  • Baths
  • Shower recess
  • Basins
  • Taps
  • Cabinets
  • Tiling
  • Plumbing Fixtures and Fittings
  • Hot Water Units
  • Rising Damp
  • Moisture in walls
  • Insulation completeness
  • Loose cables in loft
  • Roof space framing
  • Sarking
  • Evidence of roof leaking
  • Roof coverings
  • Gutters
  • Vents and Flues
  • Flashings
  • Valleys
  • Eaves
  • Fascias
  • Downpipes
  • Subfloor areas
  • Ventilation
  • Site Drainage
  • Exterior walls
  • Pergolas
  • Patios
  • Balconies
  • Decking
  • Fencing
  • Retaining walls
  • Paths and paved areas
  • Driveways
  • Garages
  • Sheds
  • Fences
  • Gates

See below pictures of defects that we have identified in recent pre purchase property inspections and saved our Adelaide clients thousands of dollars.

Cracking to External Brick Wall

Cracking to Internal Brick Walls

Rusted and Leaking Gutters Causing Timber Decay to Eaves.

Leaking Down Pipe

Storm Moulds Damaged Indicating Ground Movement

Storm Water Connection Issue

Shower Leakage and Mould Evident – HEALTH HAZARD

Timber Floor Dampness From Shower Leakage

Wood Decay Damage to Rear Decking and Steps

Roof Tiles Poorly Painted and Cracked in Areas.

Bedding Joints Cracked and Loose in Areas

Fascia Timber Decay

Gutters Full of Debris and Require Cleaning

Balcony Railing is Not 1.0 Metre High –SAFETY HAZARD

Brick Wall is Affected by Rising Damp

Garage Slab Poorly Supported on Filled Elements and Must be Certified by a Structural Engineer

Garage Wall Bowed and Barge Boards Capping is Incomplete in Areas

Roof is Missing Guttering and Down Pipe for Drainage.

Hot Water Unit has a Leaking Pressure Relief Valve and Needs to be Replaced.

External Wall Cladding is Mould Affected in Areas.

The Ant-Capping is Inadequate to the External Face.

Termite Damaged Timbers

Retaining Wall Not Built in a Tradesman Like Manner With Signs of Collapsing – SAFETY HAZARD

Crack in Timber Roof Rafter

Roof Frame has Inadequate Strutting in Areas Under the Purlins