Building Inspections NSW

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1 April

Termites have made a good start to the year. I looked at four houses today and three of them had termite damage. Termites are terrible but one house was a disaster. This sure is good weather for termites - they love summer just like the rest of us. But all you home buyers out there - please, please be careful!!

11 July

Wow! You should have seen this beautiful house in Double Bay. It was 90 years old but unbelievably well maintained. I couldn't find a thing wrong with it - big bucks here.

14 November

The property market seems to be on the boil. I inspected a dilapidated run down house in Botany today and there at least 10 people looking at it while I was there. It was in such bad condition that it's a toss up whether it's cheaper to demolish or restore but there were a lot of interested parties wondering around.

12 Aug

Had a busy day today. Started off in Baulkham Hills where I inspected a reasonable 35 year old brick veneer house that didn't have anything really horribly wrong. Then went to Mosman where I saw a newish house that wasn't too bad. And finally to Camperdown. No surprises there - rising damp, termites, unsafe wiring, roof repairs. It spoiled an otherwise good day, didn't it. Oh well, there's always tomorrow.

17 August

I spent most of the day on the north shore looking at beautiful mansions.  What a pleasure that was - no termites, no rising damp, no rusted iron roofs. One of the houses had a fantastic pool into which I was really tempted to dive but I resisted.

12 October

Oh no!! Termite damage again. This time in a beautiful two storey house in Killara. The buyer rang me and was devastated when I told her. Then her husband called and he was so disappointed. Better they find out before they buy the house than after. Imagine how disappointed they'd be then.

17 Dec

I spent most of the day today in the north west part of Sydney - Hunters Hill, Eastwood, West Ryde. I guess that's where the more affordable houses are these days. And lovely houses they were too. There was not that much wrong with them so my clients will be pleased - and that makes me happy too.

13 April

You should have seen the termite damage our pest inspector found in a beautiful $2m house in Mosman. He told the owner because the termites were live and continuing to do damage. She almost had a heart attack.

18 December

It seems I've spent all week in Rozelle and Balmain. What's happening in those suburbs? They're certainly in demand that's for sure. I guess they're close to the city, have a village atmosphere and still affordable (sort of). I like Victorian houses and I tell my clients that if they like them too, then expect a bit of rising damp and termites because it goes with the territory, OK?

13 August

Thank goodness it's the weekend. My last inspection today was in Newtown which means rising damp, termites and a rusted iron roof. And that's exactly what this house had. No surprises there. Have a good one.

18 July

Today I inspected three houses in the inner west. One had rising damp, one had a sagging roof and one had termite damage. All had been freshly painted and presented in pristine condition. I really hope no-one gets fooled by that because they'll get a terrible shock when they find out those problems.

13 May

Termites !! Termites !! Termites!!! That's all I saw all day. They must be taking over the country. There was severe termite damage in the floors and roof in a house in Newtown, termites in the floors in Glebe and termites in the floors in Chatswood. I also forgot to mention - two out of the three houses also had rising damp !! When do I get a nice house to inspect?

18 June

Have you ever seen a grown inspector cry? That was me today. This lovely couple met me at a house in Mosman. It was their dream home. They measured the rooms while I did my inspection. In their minds they could see where every piece of furniture was going to go. But I had to tell them the bad news - the place was eaten out by termites There was id="mce_marker"00,000 worth of repairs needed before they moved in. They started crying. I started crying. Their baby cried. Everyone was crying. Hope tomorrow is a better day.</p>"

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0434 355 927

Office open 7 days 8am to 8pm

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Building Inspections NSW

Level 23, 520 Oxford Street

Bondi Junction, NSW, 2022


Phone: 0434 355 927

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