Protect Your Investment: The Importance of Pre-Purchase Building Inspections


At Bestwest Building, we understand that buying a property is one of the most significant investments you’ll ever make. That’s why we are dedicated to helping you make informed decisions with our comprehensive Pre-Purchase Building Inspections. Recently, we conducted an inspection of a 30-year-old property, and the findings were eye-opening.

📝 Here are some of the major structural defects we identified during the inspection:

1️⃣ Split Valley Rafter: The valley rafter, a critical component of the roof structure, had been subjected to deflection, leading to a worrisome split. This defect compromises the overall integrity of the roof and requires immediate attention to prevent further damage.

Split Valley Rafter

2️⃣ Rafter Deflection and Twisting: We observed signs of deflection and twisting in another rafter during the inspection. This issue will only worsen over time, putting the structural capacity of the property at risk. Addressing this problem promptly is crucial to avoid potential safety hazards.

3️⃣ Roof Failure Above Carport: The roof above the carport has experienced significant failure and movement. This has led to a drop in the ridge line, spreading of the rafters, and bowing of the beams. Even the ceiling joists have detached from the beam, and the piers have shifted, as evident from the base crack. Due to restricted access, we couldn’t determine the full extent of the damage in the roof space above the carport. The location of solar panels might be a contributing factor to the issue.

🔧⏳ Taking Action:

When it comes to property investments, early detection of structural defects is key. Our Pre-Purchase Building Inspections can provide you with the vital information you need to negotiate repairs or make an informed decision about the property’s suitability for purchase.

🔍💼 Why Choose Bestwest Building?

✅ Our experienced inspectors meticulously examine every aspect of the property to identify potential defects.

✅ We provide detailed reports with clear descriptions and photographs, enabling you to understand the issues fully.

✅ Our professional advice empowers you to negotiate with confidence and plan for necessary repairs or renovations.

🏡🛠️ Remember, a seemingly perfect property might have hidden issues that could turn your dream home into a nightmare. Let us help you make a smart and secure investment with our Pre-Purchase Building Inspections.

📞📧 Contact us today on 08 9444 9562 to book your inspection and safeguard your future home!

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