Building Inspections During Property Construction and Renovation

Building inspections are known to be most useful for property sellers and investors who want to get the best value for a property before they close a deal. In addition, homeowners also opt for regular property inspections from Twinspectors Building and Pest Inspections to help them identify any unnoticeable structural problems that may need to be addressed immediately and to ensure that their property is at its best condition.

But the purpose of property inspections is not limited to this. In structural renovation and construction, building inspections are not only useful but may also be required.

Why Have Your Property Inspected Before Renovation

Property inspection may seem unnecessary if you plan to redesign your home, as you might think that along the way, you’d find out the issues yourself. However, getting an inspection done is part of careful planning, especially when your renovation involves the extension of your property or removal of certain areas.

For homes where extensions will be added, an inspection prior to carrying out the renovation will help you determine if your current structure and foundation can withstand additional force, or if you will have to rebuild your foundation and other parts of the current structure to accommodate an extension.

Houses that were built prior to 1990 that are set to be renovated should also be inspected for the presence of asbestos. Asbestos containing materials have been widely used in construction before it was phased out and banned, but the dangers of inhaling asbestos particles remain in homes where these materials are present. The danger is even increased if building materials that contain asbestos are broken and damaged, allowing the release of asbestos particles in the air.

To avoid this, having our team from Twinspectors Building and Pest Inspections check your property for the presence of asbestos will help you with implementing an appropriate means of removing asbestos-containing materials without risking the safety and health of your family.

Inspections Before and After Construction

If you are building a new structure or starting construction work that requires demolition, drilling and the use of heavy equipment, a dilapidation report is useful for protecting your property as well as any adjoining property.

A dilapidation report will require the inspection of an adjoining property, where its condition prior to the onset of the construction work will be documented. The report will include photographs and details on its condition, including damages that are already present.

After the construction is completed, the property will again be inspected to check whether the construction work has affected and caused any damage to the adjoining property. The presence of this report will protect the interest of both the builder and the owners of any neighbouring property.

Mandatory Inspections

There are also mandatory inspections that are required when constructing a new property. These inspections are handled by professional inspectors and surveyors and this is done to ensure that your structure meets the standards as set in the building code.

Inspections are usually done at the start of construction work when the foundation is added, prior to the construction of footing, before the construction of any framework and after the entire structure is completed.