Building Inspection Checklist


Here you can find a some of the items we check during a Building Inspection. Keep in mind this is just a brief overview as there are hundreds of defect that could be found during a property inspection.


Better Home & Building Inspection Service:


Building Interior

Condition of walls, ceilings and floors
Windows and Window Frames
Doors and Door Frames
Internal linings
2nd fix carpentry
Cupboards & waterproofing
Moisture damage
Water outlets
Ventilation/mould issues
Termite and Timber pest discovery as per 4349.1
Ingress of Moisture & Cracking
Vertical Wall Alignment Check
Damp Proof Course Moisture Scanning for Salt Damp
Wet Area Plumbing Flow Check
Tile grades to waste
Tile adhesion check
Dampness Scanning of adjoining walls
Fireplaces
Basements & Crawl Spaces

Building Exterior

Cracking
Foundation and structural movement
Decay and corrosion to building elements
Poor drainage
Termite and Timber pest discovery as per 4349.1
Exterior walls including brickwork (or cladding)
Porches, Decks, Pergolas etc
Gutters and Drainage
Concrete slab or floor frame
Structure and foundation
Balconies

The Site

Site drainage
Additional structures
Environmental factors
Termite and timber pest discovery as per 4349.1

Under Floor Areas (subfloor)

Damp and drainage issues
Rot and damage to structural components
Leaking plumbing
Bad wiring
Termite and timber pest discovery as per 4349.1

Roof Space

Roof framing
Roof Space and Attics
Insulation
Wires
Check of Vermin & Pests
Safety hazards
Roof leaks
Termite and timber pest discovery as per 4349.1

Roof Exterior

Rust
Storm Damage
Flashings
Drainage issues
Structural issues
Roof Coverings

Note, Each inspection service will contain a subset of these checks.