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Common types of building & construction defects in Perth

Building and construction defects are common. This article might help you to understand the different types of building and construction defects and see where a building inspector may assist you and save you thousands of dollars instead of going to a lawyer if your chances of winning are minimal. BCI inspectors are not only experts in all aspects

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ceiling inspections

Ceiling Inspections: Save your ceiling BEFORE this happens

Ceiling Inspections can save your ceiling before it collapses. Last week we were asked to conduct a ceiling inspection on a ceiling that had collapsed on a Perth property the day prior. The damage was extensive and the tenants were lucky that no one was seriously injured. The really alarming part about this is that the man who

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structural and timber pest inspections in Perth

Building and Pest Inspections in Perth – worth their weight!

BCI have been conducting Building and Pest Inspections in Perth and it's surrounding suburbs for over 26 years. It is prudent to check for termites and to ensure the home you are buying is structurally sound. Luckily most inspections do not find extensive damage but when we do, it is a timely reminder of the importance of spending

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Strata inspections in Perth

Strata inspections in Perth

Strata inspections in Perth are becoming main stream and owners across Perth are benefiting from the reports being produced that are helping to forecast, budget and manage their investments.             A sinking fund is essential for managing ongoing maintenance and expenses associated with strata complexes. Without a sinking fund, your property manager will

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Pre-purchase checklist and final inspection checklist

Final Inspection – how is this different from a structural inspection and what should I check for?

A Final Inspection happens after your offer and acceptance has become unconditional and normally just before settlement. It can occur up to two months post building and timber pest inspection. Knowing the difference between a Pre-Purchase Structural Inspection and a Final Inspection is vital because both are important but for very different reasons. Before the offer and acceptance

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Building Inspectors Should Be Regulated

Building inspectors should be regulated was the strong message in Saturday's West according to Master Builders, Michael McLean: 'Master Builders has asked the Minister for Commerce to register or licence building consultants in WA. The risks associated with using an incompetent person are simply not worth taking'.  BCI and other professional building inspection companies in Perth have known

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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ's about your pre-purchase building inspection and report. This is all new to me - do I need a building inspection? Yes. Often agents may say that the property is 100 years old and does not require a building inspection. Or, the house is only seven years old and there is nothing wrong with it. In our experience,

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5 quick and cheap fixes to sell your home faster.

Getting your home ready for sale can be a daunting experience. Where to start? Especially when it is meant to look like no one has ever lived there! Here are five tips that you may not think of when you start the decluttering process. From a buyers perspective though, these can make a real difference. Once you think

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A Dilapidation Report can save you a lot more than money!

Dilapidation report or pre-construction surveys can save you more than money.   We conduct a lot of dilapidation reports on properties prior to construction or earthworks. Generally residential builders that call us have met the home owners however when civil works companies call and ask us to report on up to 1000 properties, we are the first contact

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Meet Senior Building Inspector – Ian!

Meet Ian! Ian has been with BCI for 19 years! He was our first consultant to ever join the team and from his first day, he has been worth his weight in gold. Ian inspects every property as if it were his own. He is methodical, experienced and has a work ethic that is hard to match.  

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