June 24, 2020

Private certification is common throughout the building industry these days however one thing that certifiers do not check for is quality of workmanship.  Having an experienced consultant inspection your home conducting a Handover Inspection can identify both general m...

May 7, 2020

One of the most common issues we are asked to consult for is moisture ingress in units via rooftop areas.  Most  rooftops are concrete slabs covered by a waterproof membrane or tiles.

The  waterproof membrane generally has a 6 year guarantee that the contractor is...

January 26, 2020

The meaning of the word entrapment is the state of being caught in or as in a trap. 

One of the little known aspects of Building Reports & Pool Safety Inspections is defining areas that can cause entrapment resulting in injury.  Most common issues are sharp objects such...

January 18, 2020


Corrosion is a major factor when assessing homes that fall within a short distance of the ocean.  It is more prevalent where wind and waves cause salt spray to become airborne and blow onto, and build up on building elements.  Industry Regulations  and product manufac...

January 11, 2020

Asbestos is considered to be a safety hazard / product found in buildings constructed prior to 1990. The most common building element containing asbestos is Fibre Cement Sheeting which can be located in external cladding, soffits, in pipework and surrounds, internal sh...

January 5, 2020

This pool was given a Safety Certificate the day before we arrived for a building inspection.  Corrugated iron should be used only with the ribs in the vertical position unless the fence is 1800mm high and has a Non-Climbable zone 900mm from the top on the inside.  Her...

December 19, 2019

You see all things when visiting properties to conduct building inspections but this is the first time I have seen a repair like this.
I am sure the purchaser will be negotating the cost of a new tank on this one.

December 8, 2019

One of the first questions we get asked when a client makes an inquiry is how much does a Building & Pest Inspection cost. It is a governing factor for some people when purchasing their property and there are many businesses out there that promote themselves as beating...

September 24, 2019

Coastal Home & Building Inspections provides building component monitoring services and various points through the construction of your home. One of the items we are asked to check is waterproofing prior to tiling. The perimeter of wet areas in the home is required to...

August 5, 2019

Before you buy your new home it is important to ensure all building elements are approved and have not been modified from their original configuration. The owner of this property chose to widen the distance between carport posts. Unfortunately they had no idea how to d...

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