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A Tale of 2 Renovations

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This week we had the opportunity to do inspections on two renovated houses the 1st house is a 1970  build, and this has had a total makeover. The 2nd was constructed Between 1910 and 1920 and has had a full makeover as well. The quality of both of these renovations is excellent, and the standard […]

Cracks in Concrete

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When initially placed, on-site concrete generally contains more water than is required for hydration. When the concrete hardens, and there is a loss of the excess water. This is when shrinkage begins if this shrinkage is retained cracks will form. This cracking is dependent upon the rate of drying the amount of shrinkage the strength […]

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Building and Pest Inspections During Wet Weather

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One of the most commonly asked questions during periods of rain is it a good time to do a building inspection and pest inspection. I believe it is the best time as you can identify any leaks, wet areas, the overland flow of water. And if the water flows away quickly from the house and […]

Why Weep Holes Are Important

When Twinspectors undertake a Building Inspection one of the items we always look at is weep holes. Weep holes are the small gap left between bricks or blocks in external walls. These small gaps located at the bottom of the walls and their sole purpose is ventilation and drainage. During the Building Inspection we confirm […]

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The General Inspection Requirements

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In this section, we can talk about the general requirements of an inspection and the scope of an inspection. You will find that various standards, codes of practice are minimum documents and are useful in making decisions about the purchase of the property. There are other reasons why inspections are undertaken and maybe because the […]

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Why an Australian Standard for a Building And Pest Inspection

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Why an Australian standard for a building and pest inspection, in Queensland building and pest inspections are done in line with the Australian Standard 4349.1-2007, the purchase of a home especially a first-time Buyer is a serious decision and must be sustained with an understanding of the condition of the property. Impartial and unprejudiced advice […]

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Balconies and Decks Safety Guidelines

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It has become very popular in Queensland because of our temperate climate to incorporate outdoor entertainment areas/outdoor living areas. These renovations in older homes generally will incorporate deck or veranda, or in the case of new homes, the designs include alfresco dining areas as well as decks and balconies. There have been serious injuries and […]

Diseases Carried by Rodents

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The extent of havoc that rats may cause extend far more than just gnawing on your clothes, wirings and snacking on your food in the pantry. They cause an even more alarming threat to your health.

How Water Can Damage Your Home

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Living in Brisbane subjects you to severe weather conditions as what can be expected of living in a country with a sub-tropical climate. It’s no longer new to local residents to experience heavy rainfall every year that causes long-term damages to homes and other structures.

The Importance of Different Types of Inspections

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There is nothing wrong with making sure that your property is well taken care of. Whether you are buying or selling, make sure that necessary inspections are carried out.