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Pre Purchase Inspections
Building and Pest Inspections Perth
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Pre Purchase Inspections

Pre purchase building inspections enables you to make an informed and confident decision on your property purchase based on the physical state of the property.

  • Structural issues can result in expense repairs.
  • Faulty RCD’s and non-compliant smoke alarms can be a dangerous and serious risk.
After settlement of the property any repairs will be your financial responsibility.
InspectionSmith have three main Pre purchase building inspections as well as a Timber pest inspection.
  • Pre Purchase Basic Structural Inspection (Appendix A of AS 4349.1-2007, Structural elements only).
  • Pre Purchase Standard Structural Inspection (AS 4349.1-2007).
  • Pre Purchase Standard Plus Structural Inspection (AS 4349.1-2007 and electrical good working order).
  • Pre Purchase Timber Pest Inspection (AS 4349.3-2010)
Note: When booking a combined Pre purchase building and Timber pest inspection you receive a $50 discount.
If you are not sure on the inspection you should choose, please call Darren on 0437 018 885 and he can assist you on your selection.
Basic Structural Inspections

This report is designed to identify structural defect of the house.
Concrete Slab Foundation (Structure)

Timber Sub Floor (Floor structure)

Walls (Internal and external wall structure)

Roof (Roof and ceiling structures)

Attached balconies, stairs and patios (Structure)

Electrical (Compliance of smoke detectors & RCD safety switches)

Add Electrical & Plumbing to your Basic Structural Inspection $50

The following will be inspected

Electrical (Power points & Light fittings)
Plumbing (Kitchen, bathroom & Laundry Plumbing)

Add Swimming Pool/Spa Safety Barrier Inspection $50

The following will be inspected

Fence, gate, latch (Compliance)
Climbable areas around safety barrier

Safety Barrier inspections are in accordance with AS 1926.1 Fencing for Swimming Pools.

Combined Basic & Timber Pest Inspection $470
Standard Structural Inspections

It includes all items in the ‘Basic Structural’ inspection. PLUS we also check
The interior of the building (Ceilings, Walls, Floors, Windows, Roller shutters, Doors & Frames, Kitchen (Cupboards, tiling & Plumbing) Bathroom (Toilet, Shower, Bath, Vanity, Tiling, Ventilation & Plumbing) Laundry (Tub, Cabinet, Tiling) Stairs, Damp)

The roof space (Insulation)

The exterior of the building (Garage doors)

The roof (Roof covering, Skylights, Vents, Valleys, Guttering, Downpipes, Eaves)

The property within 30 m of the building subject to inspection. (Sheds/Garages, Retaining Walls, Paths & Driveway, Steps, Fencing, Pool fencing, Surface Water).

Combined Standard & Timber Pest Inspection $570
Standard + Structural Inspections

It includes all items in the ‘Basic Structural’ and Standard Structural inspection. PLUS we also check
Electrical (Operation of electrical installations such as power points, lights, Ceiling fans and electrically operated roller shutters)

Kitchen (Hot Plates, Ovens, Range hood)

Bathrooms (exhaust fans, heaters)

Climate Control (Air conditioners & Air Conditioner ducting)

The exterior of the building. (Garage doors openers, Hot water system, exterior power points and lights)

The property within 30 m of the building subject to inspection (Power points, lights of external structures)

Combined Standard Plus & Timber Pest Inspection $670
Timber Pest Inspections

This inspection covers Termites, Wood Borers and Fungal Decay. The following areas will be inspected.
Concrete Slab Foundation & Timber Sub Floor (Slab edge & Timber floor structures)

The interior of the building (Internal and external wall structures, Cabinetry, Skirtings and Architraves & any other timber work)

The roof space (Roof and ceiling structures)

The exterior of the building (Balconies, stairs, patios, Grading & Drainage and excessive moisture)

The property within 30m of the building (Sheds/Garages, Exterior structures, Fencing, Surface Water, garden timbers and Vegetation).

Note: A $50 discount applies when booking a combined pre purchase building and timber pest inspection, an ideal combination for full peace of mind

Additions to Standard Inspections

If the house has additional accommodation (granny flat) there will be an additional fee of $100
If the house has a timber sub-floor an additional fee of $50 may apply
Note: If the property has multiple out buildings or the house has more than 1 kitchen and 2 bathrooms there may be additional fees, please call us to discuss.
Note: In regards to appliances it should be noted that we are not licensed plumbers or electricians. Any comments made are not that of a plumber or electrician. Any operating of plumbing and electrical items is restricted to turning the fixture or fitting on and off using normal operator controls at the time of inspection. We do not check for the efficiency, correct wiring or plumbing of these items. We recommend that a qualified contractor be engaged to make comment on any matter that is raised in this report when dealing with gas, plumbing and electrical matters.

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