Our Inspectors Are Defect Detectives

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Worried that your recent renovation is not of the best quality?

When you book a special purpose inspection with The Home Inspection Hub, one of our experienced inspectors will inspect the work and detail any defects or workmanship that is not up to standard.

Keep reading to see examples of the defects our inspectors identify in the course of their inspection.

Report Type: Special Purpose

This client contacted us to inspect the workmanship of a recent bathroom and kitchen renovation.

Following are some examples of the defects our inspector found:

Area: Shower Recess

Inspector’s Comments:

It is suspected that the shower base has been installed without an S trap to eliminate any sewage smells entering into the room. The drainage outlet cover is ill fitting and a dangerous trip hazard.

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Area: Benchtop

Inspector’s Comments:

The bench-top is not wide enough for the room and requires replacement, see arrow and ruler showing excessive caulking up to 20mm wide.

Area: Shower Base

Inspector’s Comments:

The shower screen door is not compatible / doesn’t seal with the shower base and there are excessive gaps that let water through when showering

What other kinds of issues can we uncover with a special purpose report?

  • Cracking
  • Structural problems
  • Non-compliance with building standards
  • Water leaks
  • Poor workmanship
  • Insulation Issues
  • Roof problems
  • Gaps in cornices, skirting boards and around windows
  • Mould and moisture damage

If your builder has gone out of business and left your home unfinished, we can also assess the state of the build, tell you of any existing defects and advise what works need to be done to finish the project.

The Home Inspection Hub is a well-established residential building inspection company operating throughout Melbourne, Geelong and Central Victoria.

We have been in operation for more than 20 years and have over 25,000 inspections under our belt.

Our inspectors are all highly-qualified industry professionals with decades of experience.

The Hub carries out:

  • Owner Builder Defects (137b) Reports
  • Pre-Purchase House Inspections
  • Building and Pest Inspections
  • New Home Construction Inspections
  • Special Purpose Inspections
  • Renovation Inspections
  • Dilapidation Reports/Property Condition Surveys
  • Tax Depreciation Schedules
  • VCAT Reports and Expert Witness
  • Maintenance Inspections
  • Stand-Alone PCI Inspections
  • Contract Review (for new home builds)

To book one of our experienced inspectors:

Call: 1300 071 283

Email: info@thehomeinspectionhub.com.au

Ask us for a free quote