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Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update

Like everyone, we are waiting to see how the COVID-19 situation will unfold. At Home Integrity, our priorities are keeping people safe and at this stage we are continuing on with business as usual.

We know how important it is to act quickly to have inspections completed within the shortest timeframe possible, and keep everyone in the loop with progress updates. We are doing everything we can to maintain our usual processes, while providing a safe environment for our inspectors and everyone they come in contact with.

We have been following the information released by the Commonwealth Department of Health and ask that for any inspections, if you are aware of anyone that our Inspectors may come into contact with during their inspections have travelled oversea or are showing the flu-like symptoms associated with COVID-19 that you immediately contact our office.

Our inspectors will continue to conduct their inspections and are taking the necessary precautions when entering homes. They will also be practising social distancing (no high fives at the end of an inspection I’m afraid!).

If you have any queries about what we are doing in respect to COVID-19, or we can assist you in any way with regards to inspections, email us at admin@homeintegrity.com.au http://homeintegrity.ontraport.com/o?ih=P_P_s_Lvg_vj_hzf_sH0_6ixhwx_sKQzHig6Ds_P_P or call Anne on 08 6118 4942 or 0420 803 292.

Structural Engineering Solutions

Structural Engineering Solutions

Major Structural Defect Strikes Fear into the Hearts of Buyers

Any Major Structural Defect can strike fear into the hearts of buyers, sellers, and agents. But none can cause more concern than a large crack in the wall or a sinking floor. If not addressed with a Structural Engineer Report, cracking and subsidence issues have the potential to stop Sales Contracts in their tracks. Many Perth building inspectors can be more alarmist when it comes to reporting on simple/common defects. This can sometimes be because of their qualifications and/or their limited exposure and experience of building defects and how to correctly diagnose the problem. This is more common than you may think. The discovery of structural cracking and subsidence issues shouldn’t stop you from submitting an offer and buying your dream home. In many cases, a cost-effective solution can be found by undertaking a Structural Engineer Report.

Yes, there is a solution!

Getting the right advice in a timely manner is key to resolving any issues.

If you have cracking, subsidence or any other more complex Structural Defects, the following options are available:

  1. Building Structural Inspections with practical advice.
  2. Engineering Structural Inspections with detailed and cost-effective rectification solutions.

However, usually for the more complex issues, the solution would require the involvement of a Structural Engineer with extensive hands-on and practical building knowledge.

Home Integrity has Glen Webster, a Civil/Structural Engineer on staff who is also a Registered Builder. He can inspect and clearly explain issues, design an appropriate remediation strategy and provide details for relevant specialist trades to undertake remediation scope.

In this building to the above our structural engineer was able to design remedial works to fix the defect with minimal cost and impact, providing a Structural Engineer Report.

Need Help?

At Home Integrity, our purpose is to ease your concerns and solve your problems as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. If you require any of the above services or further information please click here or phone the team on 0420 803 292.

Top Reasons to Hire a Registered Builder – Building Inspector in Perth – Pre-Purchase Building Inspection

Top Reasons to Hire a Registered Builder – Building Inspector in Perth – Pre-Purchase Building Inspection

Some frequently asked questions.

Who is qualified to do my Pre-Purchase Building Inspection?
The Australian Standard AS 4349.1 clearly states the report must be completed by an experienced, qualified person, i.e. a Registered Builder.
You wouldn’t hire anyone but an experienced qualified mechanic to check your car! The same goes for houses and Registered Builders.
Be aware there are no Government “Licensing” requirements for inspectors in WA. So make sure you ask if your inspector is a Registered Builder, not a so called Licensed Building Inspector.
The Building Commission WA issue registration to builder.

How long will it take till I receive my report?
You will be contacted immediately after the inspection to put your mind at rest. The full written report will be issued the same day.

How do I pay for my report?
You will be issued an invoice with account details. The fees are simply be direct deposited prior to the inspection. Or you can pay by credit card.

 

How do Home Integrity’s fee compare.
We hope that fees are not your sole consideration. You might save many times the cost of your inspection by avoiding costs of rectifying significant problems revealed by Home Integrity. Your inspector’s qualifications, including his experience, training, and professional affiliations, should be your most important consideration.

Fees for all of our services are very competitive, especially when you consider you’re getting the best service available for a modest price. You can’t get better than that and really, would you want anything less?

Can I be present at the inspection?
Yes you are most welcome to be at the inspection. It is important that we are not distracted from concentrating during the Inspection process so please do not obstruct or interrupt during the inspection. Your attendance should be confirmed with the seller / agent though.

My inspection is urgent how fast can it be done?
We will be accommodating wherever possible and can normally book jobs in short notice. Reports are issued the same day.

Do you have insurance?
Yes $1million in Professional Indemnity Insurance specifically covering building consultancy work including pre-purchase inspections.

Do I need a separate company to do my timber pest report?
No. Home Integrity has an experienced team of professionals. We complete both inspections at the same time. Saving you and the agent the trouble of multiple visits and invoices.

The house is fairly new, do I need an inspection?
Regardless of age. People make mistakes, and some take short cuts. I’ve uncovered structural defects in the nicest brand new display homes.

The Structural Premium report sounds very comprehensive, what other reports are available if I just want to be extra sure?
During the inspection we gather valuable knowledge of the home and always make a recommendations for additional inspection types if we think other reports would be of benefit. We offer Timber Pest Inspections, Swimming Pool and safety barrier inspections and also can complete an Electrical Compliance Inspection by a qualified electrician.

If you are looking for professional home inspectors in Perth, visit https://www.homeintegrity.com.au/

For an instant quote Click here, or phone Anne on 0420 803 292 to book your inspection now.

Top Mistakes Buyers and Sellers Make During Home Inspection

Top Mistakes Buyers and Sellers Make During Home Inspection

With many numbers of houses available in the market for sale, it is a tedious process to find the right home for your family. While choosing a new home for your family, it is essential to check whether the house is in good condition.  You also need to know that it has conformed with the building codes and is worth the cost you spent to buy it. After the new home building inspections in Perth, the building inspection company will provide you the document that contains the full details of the inspection report conducted by highly qualified and experienced inspectors. The inspection report makes you aware of the condition of the building and the expense you may face after buying the home. Therefore, it helps you decide whether you need to buy the home or not. Here we mention the mistakes buyers and sellers should avoid while hiring a home inspection service provider. (more…)