Building, Renovating or Buying a newly built or renovated home in WA - Critical Insurance Information
If residential building work valued over $20,000 is to be undertaken (a WA Registered Builder is required) the Act requires that a builder take out home indemnity insurance in the name of the owner before accepting payment or commencing work.
The number of WA strata complexes being developed in the Perth metropolitan area has exploded over the last 10 years. Unlike building a standalone residential property there are some significant differences that need to be considered, especially in large
The WA Government has recently issued a number of warnings to both the industry and consumers in regard to the practices of some unsavoury WA Plumbers.
For many years now there has been a large number of consumer complaints about the white set render on masonry walls in WA homes including on occasion, the plaster being soft, crumbly or cracking easily.
Property renovations genenrally go one of two ways, really good or really bad. When they go bad ..... In WA there are some safety nets but property owners must help themselves prior to the project starting .
The WA Government's audit of new homes constructios in 2014/15 and again in 2016 found almost one in three houses where non compliant. Given there is no external reviews during a new home build your own independent inspection by Houspect can be extremely
If you are building a new home in WA another important construction inspection on the construction journey is the “Lock Up (and waterproofing)” inspection.
When it rains in WA the water hits the roof, runs off the roof into the gutters, down the downpipes and into soakwells or storage tanks. But what happens when the volume of storm water is simply too great for the gutters to handle?
Did you know that the transitional Smoke Alarm rules for post 1 May 2015 approved WA residential buildings end on 1 May 2017?
New Home - Staged Construction Inspections in WA – Roof Frames If you are building a new home in WA one of the most critical inspections along the construction journey is the roof frame inspection.
If you are construction a new home and there is the potential that your demolition and or construction works may damage your neighbours houses, a dilapidation inspection may be just the answer.
There are laws ion WA to protect Home Owners against unprofessional, illegal and unscrupulous trades people. Now your rights, use your protection and seek support form qualified Building Inspectors if your renovation does not proceed to expectation.
Weep Holes. A Critical Part of your home. Make sure they are installed so as to avoid future problems
Collar Ties - A fashion statement or integral part of your roof frame?
New Legislation in regard to Bush Fire Control will impact most home owners in WA, .
Vendor Inspections, often referred to as Pre-Listing inspections, are becoming more popular because they eliminate many of the pitfalls and hassles associated doing an inspection when you have a buyer.
A report is a visual assessment by an inspector to identify any structural and/or significant defects of the major building components of a property that are visible at the time of the property inspection.
Most outdoor home areas are the centre of activity during Spring and Summer so its important that some simple easy checks are done to ensure trouble free enjoyment especially if the property is being prepared for sale
For many years it was a standard practice that pre purchase building inspections were conducted in accordance with the Australian Standard AS4349.1 This standard required people conducting building inspections to be either architects, engineers or regist
BUYING OR BUILDING A NEW HOME?
A Houspect Building Inspection will protect your investment.
HOUSPECT has been established for 30 years and is the leader in the Western Australian Building Inspection industry. We are also members of the Master Builders Association, Housing Industry Association and the Experts Witness Programme.
HOUSPECT specialise in comprehensive building reports within 2 business days.
Inspection Reports include:
- Under Construction inspections at all major stages and at practical completion
- Structural Soundness
- Building Indemnity for Owner/Builders
- Maintenance Issues
- Problem Areas
- Building Disputes
- Pest Inspections
- Buyers Agents
HOUSPECT inspectors are registered builders located in all Perth metropolitan areas and all major regional centres throughout Western Australia.
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