Australia is known for it’s warmer climate and blistering summers which makes going for a swim one of the best ways to cool off.
Pool construction is more affordable than ever and as a result having a home or motel with a swimming pool is very common these days. Every Australian has the opportunity to enjoy themselves in the water.
With the explosion of pool ownership, drowning has become one of the leading causes of death in children under the age of 5 years old. In order to combat this, pool safety laws were introduced and the requirement of a QLD pool safety certificate.
The roof is one of the most important parts of the house when you talk about protection. It needs to withstand the worst weather possible, whether it’s intense sunlight, strong winds, hailstorms or even cyclones. It should be resistant to wear and tear because you need it at it’s best condition year in and year out. Also, for economical reasons, you would want your roof to last for a long time because roofing does not come cheap.
We all know what a nightmare termites can inflict on properties, especially those that are located in high-risk areas around Australia. Termites like wooden homes found in damp and humid places. They thrive and breed in these areas, and it is very difficult to detect their presence at first. Only when your home gets badly infected with termites will you be able to know for sure.
Do you notice cracks and concrete crumbles in your property? How about rust coming out of concrete? You might think that these are just a result of the usual wear and tear of the building, but there could be more serious reasons behind them.
There has been a misconception that homes constructed of concrete slabs are impenetrable by termites. This has led to homeowners choosing to pass on the pest inspection on their properties, which is of course, an ill-advised move.
The roof is one of the largest parts of the house but it is usually given the least attention. Most of the time we focus too much on the interior design, furniture and garden landscapes. Roofs are important as they provide protection not just to the house and the valuables it protects, but also to those living under it.
Termites can wreck a house slowly and undetected. These unwanted house guests live in the dark and moist areas of your home and feed on any wooden material. But no matter how unnoticeable termites can be, you need to be aware of their presence to prevent them from further damaging your property. Here are the obvious signs of termite infestation: (more…)
Are you on the market for buying a new home? If you are looking to buy, there are a few things you should be on the look out for during your walk through with a real estate agent.
Many of these warning signs would be identified by one of our qualified building inspectors and added to the building inspection report, however if you are able to see these problems in the first instance it will save you precious time and money. (more…)
There are 3 important facts to consider for anyone looking to purchase a home:
1. In the majority of cases, the Real Estate Agent works for the seller, not the buyer. Agents get paid a commission, so they will generally only get paid if they end up selling the property.
2. Individual building inspectors and inspection companies that declare their income to be less than $300,000 per year don’t need to meet the Building Services Authority (BSA)’s Financial Licensing Requirements. These inspectors can also apply for exemption from having Professional Indemnity Insurance on the grounds of financial hardship. This can seriously impact you as the client, and could end up costing you tens of thousands of dollars if the inspector missed a serious issue or defect during the inspection.