Building & Pest Inspections Westlakes - Leading Building and Pest Inspections

With over three decades of experience in the building industry as a builder and construction supervisor, Andrew Reed possesses a wealth of expertise in property inspection. Additionally, he is a licensed pest control technician who has received specialized training, rendering him qualified to provide clients with a thorough, meticulously prepared, and easily comprehensible report.

His fascination with property and the love of great service will provide you with an honest, open and unbiased report on the property you are considering purchasing. Leading Building and Pest Inspections sole purpose in our business is to work for you and you alone.

Andrew is a full time and not part time property inspector with full liability and indemnity insurance specific to building and pest inspections covering every detail as per the AS4349.1 and AS4349.3 inspection standards. Please don’t settle for part time and non insured inspectors who charge very little, and provide little levels of service.

With 5 inspectors in Adelaide alone and other capital cities across the nation, we are able to provide you with a rapid response time, which is especially important during the 48 hour cooling off period.

Our team of fully accredited pre-purchase inspectors are professional and always on time. When we say we will be there at a certain time, then we will be there with you or the agent as required.

We ensure a completely trouble free experience with the latest in reporting systems and technologies to better inform you on the biggest financial investment in your life and if you want the best then that is what you will get.

As an accredited and trained building inspector I am able to offer you professional services in the following areas.

Pre purchase/auction reports: Defects report before purchase, done by the buyer, puts you in control!

Pre-Sale Report: Defects report before sale, done by owner (Same as Property Condition Report).

Handover Reports: No one else checks your new home for quality of workmanship and quality of materials.

•Investment Property Tax Depreciation: Data collection for Quantity Surveyors and registered tax agents.

Timber Pest Report: Termites are a small pest, but a huge nightmare for homeowners. We will conduct a thorough Timber Pest (termite) Inspection and provide a detail pest report.

Asbestos Auditing: So you can feel safe in your own home.

Rental Property Condition Report: Protect your property with pre-tenancy, periodic and exit inspections.

Property Maintenance Report: Keep the property well maintained so minor issues don’t turn into major expenses.

Dilapidation Reports: Details the existing condition of a building at a specific point in time. Completed prior to and on completion of construction works. As part of development approvals most council’s will stipulate that one of these are required to protect adjoining neighbours.

Pest Control Services: As fully licensed and highly skilled pest control technicians, we possess the necessary expertise to effectively address any pest-related concerns on your premises.

Adelaide Building Inspection Reporting

What we report on for pre-purchase, pre-sale, pre-auction, rental properties and dilapidation inspections
Roof – covering, sagging, drainage, flashings, gutters, skylight, chimney (visual only), fascia, barges, downpipes
Exterior – drainage, wall cladding, trim, doors, decks, stairs, timber, windows
Masonry – salt damp, rising damp, cracking, fretting, subsidence, mortar, damp proof course
Attic – roof structure, signs of water leakage, access, party walls, fire walls, Insulation
Interior – walls, ceiling, floors, doors, windows, cupboards
Kitchen – cupboards, drawers, bench tops, sink, tap operation, visible plumbing
Bathroom – tiles, caulking, grout, shower / screens, bath, vanity, toilet, taps operation, visible plumbing
Fireplaces – hearth, mantle, vents, chimney (visual only)

Structural (visible) – foundations and footings, framing (walls, floors, roof), lintels

Subfloor – where access is available, cellars

Insulation – bats, vapour barrier, fire hazards

Ventilation – roof, soffits, bathroom, laundry

Plumbing – (visible plumbing only), water source , leaking pipes, drainage, related piping, water hammer, water pressure, tap operation and leaks

Electrical – (visible electrical items only) switches, power points, lights

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