New Home Inspection Truganina
A new home inspection in Truganina recently had our building inspectors out in the western suburb to take a look at a new home. Organising a new home inspection before moving in is a great idea. There is nothing worse than your brand new home not meeting your expectations. Our team at House Inspections Melbourne will make sure you know what you are paying for.
Since 2011, the population in Truganina has more than doubled, providing increasingly more people with that country style feel close to the city. Being a perfect place for families to build a home, House Inspections Melbourne was asked to thoroughly inspect a client’s new home from top to bottom.
Our professional building inspectors firstly reviewed the interior of the new home. A closer look at the ceilings revealed poor paint work, suggesting that all linings will need to be repainted. Floors and internal woodwork were another focus of this new home inspection, exposing squeaking in both the bedroom and bathroom. The stairwell also had incomplete and defective paint jobs, which had to be fixed before moving in.
New home inspections of wet areas are especially important, as incorrectly sealed kitchens and bathrooms can cause wet rot damage to your new home. In this case, caulking was missing around the bath requiring urgent installation. Tiles in the bathroom also had to be reinstalled. Further problems in the bathroom included a loose basin, mirrors and toilet roll holders. They needed to be properly secured to prevent water penetration.
House Inspections Melbourne also investigate the roofing and external property. The Truganina home had serious insulation issues. Excess mortar and inconsistent colouring left gaps which had to be filled. Window moulds were also out of position and required adjustments.
Overall, the occurence of both major and minor defects was high when comparing this new home to similar buildings of the same age. Fortunately, House Inspections Melbourne were able to inspect this new home and flag issues that needed to be fixed. Our building inspectors’ advice ensured this new Truganina home was in perfect condition when the family moved in.
New home inspections can save you controversy, costs and a heart ache down the track. Make sure our friendly building inspectors take a professional look at the property before you move in. At House Inspections Melbourne we ensure our building inspection cost is worthwhile! Give Geoff a call today to book your inspection.