Building Inspection Articles

Pool safety - top tips

With the warmer months upon us, many people are enjoying more time in the great outdoors. On those hot days, being able to cool off in your backyard pool beats battling the beach crowds and the challenges of safely social distancing.

How to inspect the building inspector

Getting an experienced building inspector is a critical part of successfully buying that dream home, so it's important to make the right choice. Our latest article shows you how.

Country living in a post-pandemic era

What to consider before packing up and heading for a rural retreat.

How to get ready for bushfire season

As we head towards another Fire Danger Season it's important to get cracking on some important clean-up jobs.

Air-conditioning top tips

Keeping cool in a crisis has never been easier, with plenty of options on the market

Dependent accommodation

A granny - or grandpa - flat can be the perfect solution for people with an aging parent or relative, but what should be considered?

Top 5 tips for Sellers

Sunny days and warmer weather normally heralds a spike in the number of homes on the market for sale. But what should a home owner do to get a hassle-free sale and a good price?

Top tips – Coastal living

With South Australia offering some of the nation’s best sections of coastline, a growing number of people are swapping busy city living for a more laid-back coastal lifestyle. But what should be considered before choosing a beachside home?

Top Tips for dealing with fencing and boundaries

Whether you’ve been living in your home for years, just purchased a property, or you’re about to buy a parcel of land to build your dream home, you could suddenly find yourself dealing with fences that are in the wrong place.

Buying to renovate or redevelop - Top tips

Looking to buy an investment property to renovate or redevelop? Here's our top tips for investors when looking for the right property.

Termites - Top Tips

With claims that one in every four properties are likely to come under attack at some point, the termite remains the most dreaded of all household pests. Read our top tips for keeping your largest asset best protected.

Making a home future proof

If you are planning to build a home, or about to embark on renovations, now is the chance to make sure your design can adapt to changes down the track.

Consumer Affairs says "Dob in a tradie"

Press release by Consumer and Business Affairs in Adelaide

Mould and underfloor ventilation - solutions

Ashley Carter, Terminix Pest and Weed Control

Tips for buying a home

Buying a home is the biggest purchase that most of us will ever make – before you buy, read our top tips for home buyers.

Preparing a home for winter sale

Many of South Australians could be facing costly repair bills caused by water damage this Winter. Read our top tips to ensure a property is kept in tip-top condition throughout the autumn and winter sales period.

10 tips when buying to renovate or redevelop

What should an investor consider when looking for the right property? Chris Short from the Association of Building Consultants shares his top tips.

Home inspection mistakes

What are some of the biggest mistakes buyers make when it comes to a home inspection? Chris Short from the Association of Building Consultants helps sort fact from fiction.

Looking for a property with a pool?

What should a prospective buyer keep in mind when looking at a property with a pool?

Considerations when buying a property with trees

While a tree can form a critical part of a home’s mini-eco system, those thinking about a tree-change need to consider a range of pros and cons.

11 tips for building an eco-home

Chris Short shares his top tips when it comes to building and designing an eco-home.

Tips before purchasing a character home

In a character home, there’s plenty to consider before signing on the dotted line.

10 things you should know before buying a house

Here's a handy checklist of the 10 most common problems to inspect before buying a house

Roof framing defect

An example of a roof defect that was picked up in a pre-purchase inspection

Problems with termite poisons

The banning of organochlorines in 1995 led to the introduction of other groups of chemicals, known as organophosphates and synthetic pyrethroids, which are now the only termiticides able to be used in South Australia. However, the new chemicals are not as termite repellant as the old ones.