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1234 Main St.
Wellington 6022
12/16/2018 9:00AM

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Items Inspected
11
Issues found & recommendations

1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Client, Home Owner, Inquest Inspector
Occupancy
Furnished, Occupied
Style of building
1970's retro

For a wealth of information on common New Zealand style homes and how they are constructed, materials used visit: Renovate- BRANZ 

We recommend to all property owners or potential owners to obtain a LIM report, this should show any consented additions. Here's where you can order:  WCC Property Reports

Type of Building
Detached

We Advise you to carry out a "Title Search", here's a link to information on Ownership of Property. LINZ Property Ownership

Here's a link to further information and order forms. LINZ Land Records   

For multi flat properties we recommend inquiring about the interfloor fire rating specification, commonly found in the LIM report.

Equipment
Ladder, Tablet, SLR camera, Moisture meter - EX Tech M0257

Moisture readings:

We interpret results not going solely on the numbers on the screen, but a variety of factors. We will indicate dampness and risk of a leak on an item where necessary. 

See the moisture reading attachment for a breakdown of moisture testing notes and guidelines and how we interpret them.

Weather Conditions
Clear, Dry

The weather changes throughout the day, as I'm sure you know living in Wellington. It's not uncommon for report results to vary on account of recent weather, take the last few days into consideration. Wellington Weather past 14 days 

About this inspection

This inspection attempts to identify significant defects, overdue maintenance, future maintenance issues, gradual deterioration, inferior building work, and/or other areas of concern. An inspection carried out in accordance with NZS 4306 2005 is not a statement that a property complies with the requirement of any regulation or bylaw, nor is the report a warranty against any problems developing after the date of the property report. Refer to NZS 4306 2005 for full detail.

Any questions relating to this report please contact me on the below:

Adam Collins

Director, Certified Builder & Licenced Building Practitioner
Inquest Property Inspections and Building Consultancy

021 0372132 | inquest.kiwi@gmail.com |  www.inquest.co.nz

2 - Certification

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Certification


 

Certificate of inspection in accordance with NZS 4306:2005


Client:  Matthieu Aubry and Phillipa Hickey
Site Address: 19a Timaru grove, Kelson, Lower Hutt

Inspector:              Adam Collins
Company:              Inquest Limited              
Qualifications:      Licensed Building Practitioner (132631); 
                                National certificate Carpentry Advanced; 
                                National Certificate Roofing Level 4; 
                                NZQA Asbestos Identification all classes and Removal of class B
 
Date of inspection: 22/10/2018      

I hereby certify that I have carried out the inspection of the property site at the above address in accordance with NZS4306 2005 Residential Property Inspection and I am competent to undertake this inspection.

Signature:                Date: 22/10/2018


An inspection carried out in accordance with NZS 4306 2005 is not a statement that a property complies with the requirement of any regulation or bylaw, nor is the report a warranty against any problems developing after the date of the property report. Refer to NZS 4306 2005 for full detail.
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations

3 - Terms, Conditions, Scope & Limitations

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3.1 General
General: T&C as agreed and signed by client

1) The client understands we will perform a non-invasive visual inspection of the property in accordance with the Residential Property Inspection (NZS4306:2005) published by Standards NZ and report on the readily accessible components, as defined by the opinion of the inspector. 

2) The client understands this inspection is not meant to be technically exhaustive or report on every possible defective condition. The inspector will report on items deemed to be deficient or near the end of their service life. This report is in no way a guarantee or warranty as to the operation, function, or future reliability of the home and it's components.
Any estimates (provided where feasible) are indications of the remedial costs that could be
encountered, based on the knowledge and experience of the inspector. The estimates are not a guarantee or quotation for work to be carried out. The actual cost is ultimately dependent upon the materials used; standard of work carried out, and what a contractor is prepared to charge. We accept no liability for any estimates provided throughout this report.

3) The client understands the Inspection Report is not a home warranty, insurance policy, guarantee, or a substitute for legal advice to purchase, not purchase or seek the opinion of a third party. The client must hire third-party contractors for further evaluation at their own risk. Any third party that references or uses this report in any way does so at their own risk and releases us from any liability. 

4) The client understands the inspector will not move equipment, carpet/flooring, furniture, personal property, or any other fixtures that limit visibility or access to components of the home.

5) Severability - Should any provision of this agreement be rendered invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining provisions of this agreement shall remain in effect. 

6) The client understands that this report is prepared exclusively for their own information and is not to be relied upon by any third party or anyone acting on their behalf. If any information contained in the report shared with a third party results in a third party suing you or us, you release us from any liability and agree to pay our legal fees and costs.

General: Scope

This inspection and report are based on a limited non-invasive visual inspection of the condition and attributes of this dwelling. The inspection attempts to identify significant defects, overdue maintenance, future maintenance issues, gradual deterioration, inferior building work, and/or other areas of concern that are visually identifiable at the time of the inspection. 

The report will include - Site; construction; foundation; exterior cladding; exterior joinery; roof exterior and drainage systems; roof space; decks and balconies; interior (room by room); storage and services. The inspection will be conducted in accordance with New Zealand Standard for Residential Property Inspection, NZS 4306. 

General: Limitations:

Any areas that are concealed, contained, deemed inaccessible, or cannot be seen, due to any obstruction including but not limited to, wall and ceiling linings, floor coverings, furniture, systems, appliances, vehicles, or any other object, will not be inspected or included in the report. The client agrees to assume all the risk, for any condition or problems that may be concealed at the time of the inspection. Nothing will be dismantled during the inspection, and there will be no destructive testing performed. Appliances and spa/pool equipment special cycles or features are not inspected; none of the appliances or equipment will be dismantled, and no determination of their efficiency will be made. 

The client understands that the house inspector has extensive experience in the building industry, is familiar with local building types and experienced in repairing the associated common issues and has a NZ national certificate in carpentry and is a licensed building practitioner (qualifications listed on certification).

General: Reasonable Access

Reasonable Access:

If access is unreasonable we cannot inspect it. Minimum requirements for unobstructed access. I.e., roof space manhole 450x400 minimum with crawl space of 600x600, Manhole at Subfloor is 400x500 with vertical clearance, 400mm Access onto roof by a ladder 3.6mtrs max.

This non-invasive report will not include inspection items not visible, we normally would not check the adequacy of these but we are allowed to issue advice to the following: Footings Concealed damp-proof membranes Concealed drainage Swimming pools, spa pools, saunas and associated equipment, The operation of fireplaces and chimneys Intercom systems Floor coverings Appliances including dishwashers, waste disposal units, ovens, ducted vacuum systems Structural stability (other than pipe instability) Hazards Hot water cylinders

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations

4 - Tips on how to navigate/read this report

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4.1 Tips on how to read this report
Tips on how to read this report: Tips on how to navigate this report and examples

LIST OF INSPECTED ITEMS: (see image below for visual example)
We include a full list of what we have inspected for your reference of what we have checked

For example, a list may say:
Timber Floors: Assessment for the following
Springiness, Squeaky boards, Significant shrinkage, Rot, Noticeably out of level, Uneven surface, Dampness and moisture damage, Evidence of borer 


Any minor defects from the list found are noted below the list as Comment in bold or detailed in the issue/recommendation/safety hazard section.


IMAGES: (see image below for visual example)

On images, click on, or hover over, the small comment box in bottom left corner for the comment text to appear (in PDF it is shown in full detail)

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations

5 - Site

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5.1 Paths X
5.2 Contour grading X
5.3 Driveway X
5.4 Foliage X
5.5 Steps X
Inspection method
Visual

Our inspector will look for sufficient evidence in relation to these commonly known problems associated with this material type or system
Site features - Orientation of living spaces, site exposure, contour, vegetation, Paths, steps, handrails and driveways - Condition, Drainage, Safety of use Fencing - Material height, Condition Surface water control - Signs of ponding, Water flow towards house 

Paths: Inspected
Paving, Gravel
Contour grading: Grading assessment
Mellow
Driveway: Inspected
Concrete, Wheel strip, Off street parking
Foliage: Inspected
Steps: Inspected
Timber, Handrail

The stairs leading to the deck from the lower level are towards the end of their serviceable life.  They are wobbly and not safe for young children.  We would recommend a childproof gate at the top of the stairs at a minimum (note no photo available of the stairs).

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations
Credit
Comment
5.3.1 - Driveway

Driveway Cracking - Minor

Minor cosmetic cracks observed which may indicate movement in the soil. Recommend monitor and/or have concrete contractor patch/seal.

Gardening shovel tool shape Concrete Contractor
Credit
Comment
5.3.2 - Driveway

Driveway Draining Towards Home

The driveway has a negative slope and drains towards the structure. Recommend a driveway contractor to install a threshold drain.

 

$850 - $1,450
Wrenches Handyman

6 - Foundation - Wall/Base board

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6.1 Concrete ring foundation X
6.2 Fibre cement sheet product X
Inspection method
Visual

Our inspector has looked for sufficient evidence in relation to these commonly known problems associated with this material type or system: 
Concrete - Subsidence, Significant cracking, Movement, Sagging,, Spawling, Exposed reinforcing steel, Alignment and Verticality
Fibre Cement Sheet -Surface finish, Weathertightness risk, Clearances, Penetrations, Cavity, Physical damage, Flashings, Control joints, Jointers, Sheet layout and cracking

Concrete ring foundation: Inspected

This foundation appears to be solid and standing true.No obvious sign of cracking or subsidence.  Has great allowances for ventilation. 

Fibre cement sheet product: Inspected

See note on ACM below

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations
Credit
Comment
6.2.1 - Fibre cement sheet product

Asbestos product suspected (ACM)

ASBESTOS PRODUCT SUSPECTED. (ACM) These fibre cement sheet products are quite likely to be ACM. There is some damage and cracking in isolated areas, not considered to be living areas, however, wind can carry these fibres. We recommend encapsulate/sealing these products with flexible paint on a product.

Primarily for a lab to verify the presence of Asbestos used in any building material, an invasive test sample is required. This will involve removing a small portion of the product (an invasive inspection).

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral mined for its thermal and durability properties. Asbestos has been used widely throughout NZ in consumer products and building materials between the 1940's - 2000.

New regulations came into effect in 2018. This involves the requirement of any trade service carrying out works on any property, to have an asbestos management system in place. It is now mandatory to carry out an independent preliminary asbestos survey to any intended area of works where asbestos is likely to be found. 

Prior to works, ACM products must be located and classed in an asbestos survey, results are issued via an IANZ accredited lab.

link to the dangers of asbestos

link to WorkSafe PDF downloadable info:  WorkSafe management

Contractor Qualified Professional

7 - Construction Type

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7.1 Timber Framed X
Inspection method
Visual

Our inspector will look for sufficient evidence in relation to these commonly known problems associated with this material type or system: 
Verticality and alignment, Dampness and moisture damage, Structural integrity, Borer

Timber Framed :

Information:
Timber frame buildings are the most common residential structure using various species of timber ranging from native hardwoods to softer introduced species.

Here are some helpful links describing the attributes similar to this type:
1970s BRANZ renovate
Weathertight Timber treatment

It is impossible to rule out the presence of borer in any timber building.    

You will find this not only in the framework but throughout the house in the soft timber furnishings including flooring and trim (or anything made of untreated timber).

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations

8 - Foundation - Construction

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8.1 Concrete Slab X
8.2 Concrete pile X
8.3 Jack frame X
Inspection Method
Visual - Crawl Inside

Our inspector will look for sufficient evidence in relation to these commonly known problems associated with this material type or system: 
Pile to bearer connections, Obvious structural alteration, Rotting timbers
Concrete slab - Cracking, Exposed steel, Moisture
Concrete pile - (Pile to bearer connections, Obvious structural alteration, Instability, Rotting timbers, Erosion) 

Concrete Slab: Inspected

Information:
Here are helpful links describing the attributes of this type.

Renovate - Bungalow foundations

Renovate - slab floor  (Refer to Fig 1)

Concrete pile: Inspected

Information:
Here are some helpful links describing the attributes of this type

Foundations and Subfloor Framing - BRANZ Renovate

BRANZ 1970's Foundations

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations
Credit
Comment
8.3.1 - Jack frame

Rotting

There are some elevated moisture readings in the area under the waterproofed deck substrate, located at the back door.  This is a fairly well-protected area and may cause future problems if left unchecked - check under here during the next storm for a good indication on whether or not the waterproofing membrane is performing as it should.  The owner mentioned that this has been installed fairly recently, recommend checking if there is a still warranty from the builder.

Information:
Rot is conditional to the environment surrounding the timber, there are many types of rot with many different causes. Change the environment and you will fix the issue, replace the timber like for like but use H4 treated timber this time.

Here's a helpful link: 

Hammer Carpenter

9 - Foundation - Subfloor

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9.1 Subfloor Space X
Inspection Method
Visual - Crawl Inside, Moisture reading

Our inspector has looked for sufficient evidence in relation to these commonly known problems associated with this material type or system: 
Debris, Adequate drainage, Ground clearance of timber framing, Electrical type present, Flooring type, Insect/Pest presence, Joist and bracing, Plumbing type present, Rotting timbers

General Condition Assessment
Good
Subfloor Space: Inspected for adequate drainage
Subfloor Space: Floor : Type and condition assessment
Timber
Subfloor Space: Inspected for ground clearance of timber framing

See issue below

Subfloor Space: Inspected for adequate ground vapour barrier

When ground clearance is not observed it is good building practice to add vapour barriers. There is no ground vapour barrier installed here, however, this subfloor has good ventilation and is currently quite dry, thus reducing the risk of mould and roton timber framing members.

Subfloor Space: Inspected for presence of insect/pest

No obvious sign of a large scale borer infestation, however, it is impossible to rule out the presence of borer in a building of this age.

If concerned contact www.borercontrolwellington.co.nz

Subfloor Space: Inspected for adequate joists and bracing
Subfloor Space: Plumbing : Type and condition assessment
Copper, Pvc
Subfloor Space: Inspected for rotting timbers

See issue in foundation - jack frame section 

Subfloor Space: Inspected for adequate ventilation

Excellent ventilation installed here

Subfloor Space: Inspected for debris
Subfloor Space: Insulation : Type and condition assessment
Polystyrene, Good condition

 

 

Subfloor Space: Electrical wiring : Type and condition assessment
Thermoplastic-sheathed, Supported
Limited access

I wasn't able to properly assess all aspects of this area due to limited access toward the concrete slab transition.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations
Credit
Comment
9.1.1 - Subfloor Space

Clearances - floor level

Ground levels are too close to floor. 

NZ building code standards 3604 states the minimum floor height in relation to ground level. The standards were different at the time of this build.

Suspended timber floor construction underside of joists (i.e. crawlspace) 450mm.

This is very important to maintain these minimum clearances, neglecting this will result in rotting of structural framing members.  

The addition of ground vapor barrier and adequate ventilation is about the only solution for this age-old problem as mentioned elsewhere in this report.

Here's a helpful link to better understand types and attributes: Weathertight -subfloor clearances.

Contractor Qualified Professional

10 - Exterior - Cladding System

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10.1 Weatherboard - Timber X
Inspection method
Visual

Our inspector has looked for sufficient evidence in relation to these commonly known problems associated with this material type or system: 
Surface finish, Weathertightness risk, Clearances, Penetrations, Cavity, Physical damage, Flashings, Alignment, Facings and trims, Splitting and rot, Visible fixings and soakers, Shrinkage, Buckling, Bowing and cupping

General Condition Assessment
Average
Weatherboard - Timber: Cladding system assessment

This is a direct fixed Cedar cladding system. This is an absorbent cladding product that relies on its own natural oils as preservative. 

These cedar weatherboards boast a "no maintenance attribute" as a trade-off they come with a limited lifespan that no amount of maintenance can rejuvenate. 

Failing boards can be replaced at any time, failing that, a section of wall can be replaced "like for like" without design or building permit. However, when neglected and a full re-clad is due, the requirement will involve an architectural designer to pass plans through the local territorial authority, typically comprised of a cavity system. This will involve a large-scale construction effort including removal of all windows, installation of new RAB systems, intricate flashing systems, vented cavity systems, all new cladding and then repairs to internal areas where windows re-installed. 

There are some cupping and splitting of boards found in isolated areas, some scribers are missing and there is some evidence of intermittent rainwater ingress in some of the upper floor bedrooms around the window wall penetrations.  Would reccomend these are fixed up swiftly to prolong the life of the cladding system.

Here's a helpful link describing the attributes of this type:

Weatherboard cladding

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations
Credit
Comment
10.1.1 - Weatherboard - Timber

Flashing

Some of the cutouts around the window head flashings have not been done properly and may be leaking during times of stormy weather.

The raking windows should have kick out flashings, this in a modern building requirement because these have been known to leak.

Information:

Here's a helpful link to better understand types and attributes: Flashings weather tightness

Hammer Carpenter
Credit
Comment
10.1.2 - Weatherboard - Timber

Wall Penetrations

Some attention required around the pipe penetrations. 

The electrical meter box should have a head flashing and side scribers

The windows on the back wall (master bedroom an ensuite) have no scriber plugs, thhis is poor workmanship and may be leaking during times of stormy weather

The floodlight by the kitchen has an exposed cable that is a high risk of rainwater ingress. these should be monitored.

Wrenches Handyman

11 - Exterior - Joinery

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11.1 Door - Aluminium units X
11.2 Door/window combo - Aluminium units X
11.3 Window - Aluminium units X
Inspection method
Visual

Our inspector has looked for sufficient evidence in relation to these commonly known problems associated with this material type or system: 
Aluminum door - Door panel condition and fittings, Hardware, Security, Passive ventilation, Facings and trims, Flashings, Water, Surface degradation, Operation and fit, Broken glass, Door panel fittings, Drainage holes 
Aluminum window/door combo - Door panel condition and fittings, Hardware, Security, Passive ventilation, Facings and trims, Flashings, Surface degradation, Operation and fit, Broken glass, Door panel fittings, glazing seals, sash condition 
Aluminum window -Broken glass, Passive ventilation, Facings and trims, Flashings, Glazing seals, Corrosion, Surface degradation, Security, Operation and fit, Sash condition, Hardware, Drainage holes 

General Condition Assessment
Good

The retrofitted double glazed windows - with the added weight of the double glazing this may cause the window joinery to sag where these are installed as new.  modern windows would have WANZ bars installed into the framework to account for the extra weight.  This is showing on the bay window in the kitchen, you can see the weight of the roof and the window has dropped and it's putting stress on the joins.

Door - Aluminium units: Joinery Inspected
Safety glass, Double glazing



Door/window combo - Aluminium units: Joinery - inspected
Safety glass, Double glazing
Window - Aluminium units: Joinery - Inspected
Safety glass, Double glazing
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations

12 - Roof exterior

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12.1 Skillion roof - Long run profiled metal X
12.2 Eaves, Soffits, Fascia X
Inspection Method
Ground, Ladder, SLR Camera Zoom

Our inspector will look for sufficient evidence in relation to these commonly known problems associated with this material type or system:
Eaves/Soffits/Fascia - Damage, Deterioration, Dampness, Reverse sloping soffit, Rot, Exposed rafters, Approximate width

Skillion roof - Long run profiled metal: General Condition Assessment
Good

Unfortunately inspecting the roofspace for evidence of leaking is not possible on a skillion roof as by design there is no roofspace, it's enclosed.

Eaves, Soffits, Fascia: General Condition Assessment
Good
Eaves, Soffits, Fascia: Eaves/soffit - Inspected
Material used - Fibre cement product, Material used - Timber



Eaves, Soffits, Fascia: Fascia - Inspected
Material used - Timber
Safe access

It is outside the scope of inspection to climb onto a roof any higher than a 3m ladder could access. 

I didn't find any reason to investigate further based on inspection from the inside.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations
Credit
Comment
12.2.1 - Eaves, Soffits, Fascia

Possible asbestos product

The soffit material is possibly ACM class b - non friable.  

Information on asbestos below:

Asbestos was used widely throughout NZ in consumer products and building materials between the 1940's - 2000.

Left undisturbed, asbestos is safe but if it is exposed or damaged, it can be harmful. It poses a risk if it is no longer adequately contained in the material it came in (such as due to damage, being cut or drilled into during building work, home maintenance or wear and tear). For this reason, the Ministry of Health advises homeowners not to undertake home maintenance on materials that may contain asbestos, or dispose of such materials themselves.

Primarily for a lab to verify the presence of asbestos used in any building material, an invasive test sample is required. This will involve removing a small portion of the product (an invasive inspection completed).

New regulations came into effect in 2018. This involves the requirement of any trade service carrying out works on any property, to have an asbestos management system in place. 

Prior to works, ACM products must be located and classed in an asbestos survey, results are issued via an IANZ accredited lab.

Given these rules you can expect any maintenance to these products (if confirmed as asbestos) to be at a significantly higher cost than regular repair costs. 

Here is information from Worksafe on Asbestos for homeowners

Here is the Ministry of Health information

Contractor Qualified Professional

13 - Roof drainage systems

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13.1 Down pipes X
13.2 External spouting X
Inspection method
Visual, ladder, SLR Camera zoom

Our inspector will look for sufficient evidence in relation to these commonly known problems associated with this material type or system: 
Down pipes - Damage, Corrosion, Leakage,  Fixings, Point of discharge, Shrinkage 
External spouting - Positioning, Fall, Fixing, Obstruction, Damage, Corrosion, Leakage, Depth and overflow, Rainwater heads and droppers, Fixings, Point of discharge, Shrinkage) 

Down pipes: General Condition Assessment
Good, Material - PVC
External spouting: General Condition Assessment
Good, Material - PVC
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations

14 - Exterior - Decks and Pergolas etc

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14.1 Decks X
14.2 Back porch X
Inspection Method
Visual

Our inspector will look for sufficient evidence in relation to these commonly known problems associated with this material type or system:
Flashing, Bracing, Connection to structure, Excessive springiness, Balustrades, Safety from falling, Thresholds (step downs), Clearances of claddings from deck or balcony surfaces, Drainage, Falls and overflows, Waterproofing membrane

Decks: Assessment
Treated pine

This deck is single bolted with no bracing elements, the balustrade has been fitted in a way that has compromised the post strength and boundary joist connection is just nailed on and some of the timbers are showing sign of aging.

In short, this would not comply with today's requirements for balustrade and it looks and feels a little tired, consider alteration or replacement to ensure safety from falling. 


Back porch: Inspected
timber framed with paving, Average condition
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  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations
Credit
Comment
14.2.1 - Back porch

Threshold - to permanent path

Water may splash onto absorbent cladding or track inside.

NZS 3604, gives a minimum threshold height of 150 mm at an opening onto a permanent path.

Here's an option for a fix:

Find your local builder here: 

Gardening shovel tool shape Concrete Contractor

15 - Roofspace

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15.1 Insulation X
15.2 Roofing framing & connections X
15.3 Services X
Inspection method
Visual from access hole

Our inspector will look for sufficient evidence in relation to these commonly known problems associated with this material type or system: 
Roof framing - Roof cladding, Roof frame construction, Ceiling construction, Obvious structural alteration, Party wall fireproofing, Roof underlay and support, Rotting timbers, Evidence of birds and rodents, Fan discharge to roof space, Connections, Services Support, Leakage, Masonry tile tie downs 
Insulation - Clearance to light fittings, Appropriate coverage, Appropriate thickness
Services - Plumbing type present, leakage and support, Electrical wiring type and support, Tile fixings

General Condition Assessment
Good

This area looks to be in great condition, there is a tear in the roofing underlay, it doesn't appear to be leaking there.

Insulation: Inspected
Insulation type - fibreglass wool
Roofing framing & connections : General Condition Assessment
Good
Roofing framing & connections : Inspected
Services: Type present
Plumbing - polybutylene, Electrical - TCP
Roofing framing & connections : Obstruction

Was not able to inspect the rafter to wall connection without removing the insulation.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations

16 - Interior - Atrium

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16.1 General X
16.2 Ceiling X
16.3 Doors and frames X
16.4 Walls X
16.5 Electrical and Heating X
16.6 Timber floors X
16.7 Trim X
General: Inspection method
Visual, Moisture reading

Our inspector will look for sufficient evidence in relation to these commonly known problems associated with this material type or system:
Ceiling - Material - Plasterboard, Sagging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture damage
Floors - Springiness, Squeaky boards, Significant shrinkage, Rot, Noticeably out of level, Uneven surface, Dampness and moisture damage, Evidence of borer
Trim - Missing trim, Swollen MDF, Poor workmanship, Borer, Split
Walls- Bulging, Damaged lining, Cracking, Nails popping
Doors - Binding loose or badly fitting doors, Defective door hardware, Door stops., Damage to frames and trim
Electrical -Lights and switches, Power outlets, Working

General: General Condition Assessment
Excellent
Ceiling : Material type and assessment
Material - Plasterboard
Doors and frames: Inspected
Type - Hinged, Type - Hollow core
Walls: Inspected
Material - Plasterboard
Electrical and Heating: Electrical type and operation inspected
Lights and switches, Working
Electrical and Heating: Heating type and operation inspected
None
Timber floors: Inspected
Trim: Inspected
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations

17 - Interior - Hallway

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17.1 General X
17.2 Ceiling X
17.3 Doors and frames X
17.4 Timber floors X
17.5 Trim X
17.6 Walls X
17.7 Electrical and Heating X
General: Inspection method
Visual, Moisture reading

Our inspector will look for sufficient evidence in relation to these commonly known problems associated with this material type or system:
Ceiling - Material - Plasterboard, Sagging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture damage
Floors - Springiness, Squeaky boards, Significant shrinkage, Rot, Noticeably out of level, Uneven surface, Dampness and moisture damage, Evidence of borer
Trim - Missing trim, Swollen MDF, Poor workmanship, Borer, Split
Walls- Bulging, Damaged lining, Cracking, Nails popping
Doors - Binding loose or badly fitting doors, Defective door hardware, Door stops., Damage to frames and trim
Electrical -Lights and switches, Power outlets, Working

General: General Condition Assessment
Good
Ceiling : Inspected
Material - Plasterboard
Doors and frames: Inspected
Type - Hinged, Type - Hollow core
Timber floors: Inspected
Trim: Inspected
Walls: Inspected
Material - Plasterboard
Electrical and Heating: Electrical type and operation inspected
Lights and switches, Working
Electrical and Heating: Heating type and operation inspected
None
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations

18 - Interior - Kitchen & dining

IN NI NP I
18.1 General X
18.2 Ceiling X
18.3 Doors and frames X
18.4 Walls X
18.5 Timber floors X
18.6 Concrete floors X
18.7 Bench top X
18.8 Sink X
18.9 Cabinetry X
18.10 Range hood / Air extraction X
18.11 Splashback X
18.12 Electrical and Heating X
General: Inspection method
Visual, Moisture reading

Our inspector will look for sufficient evidence in relation to these commonly known problems associated with this material type or system:
Doors - Binding loose or badly fitting doors, Defective door hardware, Door stops., Damage to frames and trim
Electrical - Lights and switches, Power outlets, Working
Floors - Springiness, Squeaky boards, Significant shrinkage, Rot, Noticeably out of level, Uneven surface, Dampness and moisture damage, Evidence of borer
Walls - Bulging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture
Ceiling -Sagging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture damage, Spray textured coating (possibility of asbestos)
Benchtop  -Lifting or delamination, Damage
Sink - Operation of taps, Waste/traps, Leakage, Water hammer, Waste disposal unit
Cabinetry Damage, Fittings and hardware, Operation of doors and drawers.
Range hood - Mechanical extraction, Point of discharge outdoor, Working
Splashback - Cracked, Bench upstand

General: General Condition Assessment
Good
Ceiling : Inspected
Material - Plasterboard
Doors and frames: Inspected
Type - Hinged, Type - Hollow core, Type - Glass panel
Walls: Inspected
Material - Plasterboard
Timber floors: Inspected
Concrete floors: Inspected
Bench top: Inspected
Material - Laminated on composite wood, Damage
Sink: Inspected
Material - Composite
Cabinetry: Inspected
Material - Laminated
Range hood / Air extraction : Inspected and operation assessment
Mechanical extraction, Point of discharge outdoor, Working
Splashback: Inspected
Material - Tiles
Electrical and Heating: Electrical type and operation inspected
Lights and switches, Power outlets, Working
Electrical and Heating: Heating type and operation inspected
Central heating
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations

19 - Interior - Main bathroom

IN NI NP I
19.1 General X
19.2 Ceiling X
19.3 Walls X
19.4 Trim X
19.5 Doors and frames X
19.6 Timber floors X
19.7 Ventilation X
19.8 Cistern, pan and seat X
19.9 Electrical and Heating X
19.10 Bath X
19.11 Shower X
19.12 Vanity/washbasin X
General: Inspection method
Visual, Moisture reading

Our inspector will look for sufficient evidence in relation to these commonly known problems associated with this material type or system:
Ceiling - Sagging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture damage
Doors and frames - Binding loose or badly fitting doors, Defective door hardware, Door stops., Damage to frames and trim
Electrical and heating -Lights and switches, Power outlets, heating type
Floors - Springiness, Squeaky boards, Significant shrinkage, Rot, Noticeably out of level, Uneven surface, Dampness and moisture damage, Evidence of borer
Trim - Missing trim, Swollen MDF, split, Poor workmanship, Borer
Walls - Bulging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture,
Vanity/Basin - Leakage, Operation of taps and wastes, Water hammer, Doors and drawers, Adequately sealed at junction with wall
Bath -  Bulging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture,
Cistern, pan, seat - Cracking, Seat, Leakage, Stability, Flush Operation, Bidet
Shower - Leakage, Adequacy of flow, Wet wall linings, Operation of taps and wastes, Water hammer, Screen material and operation
Ventilation - Point of discharge

General: General Condition Assessment
Excellent
Ceiling : Inspected
Material - Plasterboard
Walls: Inspected
Material - Plasterboard
Trim: Inspected
Doors and frames: Inspected
Type - Hinged, Type - Hollow core
Timber floors: Inspected
Ventilation: Inspected
Point of discharge
Cistern, pan and seat: Inspected
Electrical and Heating: Electrical type and operation inspected
Lights and switches, Power outlets, Heated towel rail
Electrical and Heating: Heating type and operation inspected
Wall mount fan heater
Bath: Inspected
Type - acrylic on fibreglass
Shower: Inspected
Vanity/washbasin: Inspected
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations
Credit
Comment
19.11.1 - Shower

Faulty tapware

There are some issues with the fittings in this location.

 
Pipes Plumbing Contractor

20 - Interior - Separate WC

IN NI NP I
20.1 General X
20.2 Ceiling X
20.3 Walls X
20.4 Timber floors X
20.5 Trim X
20.6 Doors and frames X
20.7 Ventilation X
20.8 Cistern, pan and seat X
20.9 Electrical and Heating X
20.10 Vanity/washbasin X
General: Inspection method
Visual, Moisture reading

Our inspector will look for sufficient evidence in relation to these commonly known problems associated with this material type or system:
Ceiling - Sagging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture damage
Doors and frames - Binding loose or badly fitting doors, Defective door hardware, Door stops., Damage to frames and trim
Electrical and heating -Lights and switches, Power outlets, heating type
Floors - Springiness, Squeaky boards, Significant shrinkage, Rot, Noticeably out of level, Uneven surface, Dampness and moisture damage, Evidence of borer
Trim - Missing trim, Swollen MDF, split, Poor workmanship, Borer
Walls - Bulging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture,
Vanity/Basin - Leakage, Operation of taps and wastes, Water hammer, Doors and drawers, Adequately sealed at junction with wall
Bath -  Bulging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture,
Cistern, pan, seat - Cracking, Seat, Leakage, Stability, Flush Operation, Bidet
Shower - Leakage, Adequacy of flow, Wet wall linings, Operation of taps and wastes, Water hammer, Screen material and operation
Ventilation - Point of discharge

General: General Condition Assessment
Good
Ceiling : Inspected
Material - Plasterboard
Walls: Inspected
Material - Plasterboard
Timber floors: Inspected
Trim: Inspected
Doors and frames: Inspected
Type - Hinged, Type - Hollow core
Ventilation: Inspected
Point of discharge
Cistern, pan and seat: Inspected
Electrical and Heating: Electrical type and operation inspected
Lights and switches, Power outlets, Working
Electrical and Heating: Heating type and operation inspected
None
Vanity/washbasin: Inspected
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations
Credit
Comment
20.1.1 - General

Dux quest pipes

Dux Quest pipes and connections identified - owner has advised verbally he plans to have it removed.

Dux Quest was withdrawn from the market about 30 years ago. It pre-dates the current Building Code and the Building Act.

This product has been causing serious problems for home owners throughout NZ. 

Often insurance companies wont cover damage done by Dux Quest piping, especially if it has leaked before.

More information here.

Here's a Video with more info. Dux quest Fair Go

Contractor Qualified Professional

21 - Interior - Living room

IN NI NP I
21.1 General X
21.2 Ceiling X
21.3 Walls X
21.4 Trim X
21.5 Doors and frames X
21.6 Timber floors X
21.7 Electrical and Heating X
General: Inspection method
Visual, Moisture reading

Our inspector will look for sufficient evidence in relation to these commonly known problems associated with this material type or system:
Ceiling - Material - Plasterboard, Sagging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture damage
Floors - Springiness, Squeaky boards, Significant shrinkage, Rot, Noticeably out of level, Uneven surface, Dampness and moisture damage, Evidence of borer
Trim - Missing trim, Swollen MDF, Poor workmanship, Borer, Split
Walls- Bulging, Damaged lining, Cracking, Nails popping
Doors - Binding loose or badly fitting doors, Defective door hardware, Door stops., Damage to frames and trim
Electrical -Lights and switches, Power outlets, Working

General: General Condition Assessment
Good
Ceiling : Inspected
Material - Timber
Walls: Inspected
Material - Plasterboard
Trim: Inspected
Doors and frames: Inspected
Type - Hinged, Type - Glass panel
Timber floors: Inspected
Electrical and Heating: Electrical type and operation inspected
Lights and switches, Power outlets, Working
Electrical and Heating: Heating type and operation inspected
Central heating
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations

22 - Interior - Lounge or sitting room

IN NI NP I
22.1 General X
22.2 Ceiling X
22.3 Doors and frames X
22.4 Trim X
22.5 Walls X
22.6 Timber floors X
22.7 Concrete floors X
22.8 Electrical and Heating X
General: Inspection method
Visual, Moisture reading

Our inspector will look for sufficient evidence in relation to these commonly known problems associated with this material type or system:
Ceiling - Material - Plasterboard, Sagging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture damage
Floors - Springiness, Squeaky boards, Significant shrinkage, Rot, Noticeably out of level, Uneven surface, Dampness and moisture damage, Evidence of borer
Trim - Missing trim, Swollen MDF, Poor workmanship, Borer, Split
Walls- Bulging, Damaged lining, Cracking, Nails popping
Doors - Binding loose or badly fitting doors, Defective door hardware, Door stops., Damage to frames and trim
Electrical -Lights and switches, Power outlets, Working

General: General Condition Assessment
Good
Ceiling : Material type and assessment
Material - Plasterboard
Doors and frames: Inspected
Type - Hinged, Type - Hollow core
Trim: Inspected
Walls: Inspected
Material - Plasterboard
Timber floors: Inspected
Concrete floors: Inspected
Electrical and Heating: Electrical type and operation inspected
Lights and switches, Working
Electrical and Heating: Heating type and operation inspected
Central heating
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations

23 - Interior - Master bedroom

IN NI NP I
23.1 General X
23.2 Ceiling X
23.3 Timber floors X
23.4 Walls X
23.5 Trim X
23.6 Doors and frames X
23.7 Electrical and Heating X
General: Inspection method
Visual, Moisture reading

Our inspector will look for sufficient evidence in relation to these commonly known problems associated with this material type or system:
Ceiling - Material - Plasterboard, Sagging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture damage
Floors - Springiness, Squeaky boards, Significant shrinkage, Rot, Noticeably out of level, Uneven surface, Dampness and moisture damage, Evidence of borer
Trim - Missing trim, Swollen MDF, Poor workmanship, Borer, Split
Walls- Bulging, Damaged lining, Cracking, Nails popping
Doors - Binding loose or badly fitting doors, Defective door hardware, Door stops., Damage to frames and trim
Electrical -Lights and switches, Power outlets, Working 

General: General Condition Assessment
Good
Ceiling : Inspected
Material - Plasterboard
Timber floors: Inspected
Walls: Inspected
Material - Plasterboard
Trim: Inspected
Doors and frames: Inspected
Type - Hinged, Type - Hollow core
Electrical and Heating: Electrical type and operation inspected
Lights and switches, Power outlets, Working
Electrical and Heating: Heating type and operation inspected
Heatpump
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations

24 - Interior - Ensuite

IN NI NP I
24.1 General X
24.2 Ceiling X
24.3 Trim X
24.4 Timber floors X
24.5 Walls X
24.6 Doors and frames X
24.7 Ventilation X
24.8 Cistern, pan and seat X
24.9 Electrical and Heating X
24.10 Shower X
24.11 Vanity/washbasin X
General: Inspection method
Visual, Moisture reading

Our inspector will look for sufficient evidence in relation to these commonly known problems associated with this material type or system:
Ceiling - Sagging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture damage
Doors and frames - Binding loose or badly fitting doors, Defective door hardware, Door stops., Damage to frames and trim
Electrical and heating -Lights and switches, Power outlets, heating type
Floors - Springiness, Squeaky boards, Significant shrinkage, Rot, Noticeably out of level, Uneven surface, Dampness and moisture damage, Evidence of borer
Trim - Missing trim, Swollen MDF, split, Poor workmanship, Borer
Walls - Bulging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture,
Vanity/Basin - Leakage, Operation of taps and wastes, Water hammer, Doors and drawers, Adequately sealed at junction with wall
Bath -  Bulging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture,
Cistern, pan, seat - Cracking, Seat, Leakage, Stability, Flush Operation, Bidet
Shower - Leakage, Adequacy of flow, Wet wall linings, Operation of taps and wastes, Water hammer, Screen material and operation
Ventilation - Point of discharge

General: General Condition Assessment
Good
Ceiling : Inspected
Material - Plasterboard
Trim: Inspected
Timber floors: Inspected
Walls: Inspected
Material - Plasterboard
Doors and frames: Inspected
Type - Hinged, Type - Hollow core
Ventilation: Inspected
Point of discharge, Mechanical ventilation
Cistern, pan and seat: Inspected
Electrical and Heating: Electrical type and operation inspected
Lights and switches, Power outlets, Working, Heated towel rail
Electrical and Heating: Heating type and operation inspected
None
Shower: Inspected
Vanity/washbasin: Inspected
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations

25 - Interior - Bedroom 1

IN NI NP I
25.1 General X
25.2 Ceiling X
25.3 Walls X
25.4 Trim X
25.5 Timber floors X
25.6 Doors and frames X
25.7 Electrical and Heating X
General: Inspection method
Visual, Moisture reading

Our inspector will look for sufficient evidence in relation to these commonly known problems associated with this material type or system:
Ceiling - Material - Plasterboard, Sagging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture damage
Floors - Springiness, Squeaky boards, Significant shrinkage, Rot, Noticeably out of level, Uneven surface, Dampness and moisture damage, Evidence of borer
Trim - Missing trim, Swollen MDF, Poor workmanship, Borer, Split
Walls- Bulging, Damaged lining, Cracking, Nails popping
Doors - Binding loose or badly fitting doors, Defective door hardware, Door stops., Damage to frames and trim
Electrical -Lights and switches, Power outlets, Working

General: General Condition Assessment
Good
Ceiling : Inspected
Material - Plasterboard
Walls: Inspected
Material - Plasterboard
Trim: Inspected
Timber floors: Inspected
Doors and frames: Inspected
Type - Hinged
Electrical and Heating: Electrical type and operation inspected
Lights and switches, Power outlets, Working
Electrical and Heating: Heating type and operation inspected
None
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations

26 - Interior - Bedroom 2

IN NI NP I
26.1 General X
26.2 Ceiling X
26.3 Trim X
26.4 Walls X
26.5 Timber floors X
26.6 Doors and frames X
26.7 Electrical and Heating X
General: Inspection method
Visual, Moisture reading

Our inspector will look for sufficient evidence in relation to these commonly known problems associated with this material type or system:
Ceiling - Material - Plasterboard, Sagging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture damage
Floors - Springiness, Squeaky boards, Significant shrinkage, Rot, Noticeably out of level, Uneven surface, Dampness and moisture damage, Evidence of borer
Trim - Missing trim, Swollen MDF, Poor workmanship, Borer, Split
Walls- Bulging, Damaged lining, Cracking, Nails popping
Doors - Binding loose or badly fitting doors, Defective door hardware, Door stops., Damage to frames and trim
Electrical -Lights and switches, Power outlets, Working

General: General Condition Assessment
Good
Ceiling : Inspected
Material - Plasterboard
Trim: Inspected
Walls: Inspected
Material - Plasterboard
Timber floors: Inspected
Doors and frames: Inspected
Type - Hinged, Type - Hollow core
Electrical and Heating: Electrical type and operation inspected
Lights and switches, Power outlets, Working
Electrical and Heating: Heating type and operation inspected
None
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations

27 - Interior - Bedroom 3

IN NI NP I
27.1 General X
27.2 Ceiling X
27.3 Doors and frames X
27.4 Trim X
27.5 Timber floors X
27.6 Walls X
27.7 Electrical and Heating X
General: Inspection method
Visual, Moisture reading

Our inspector will look for sufficient evidence in relation to these commonly known problems associated with this material type or system:
Ceiling - Material - Plasterboard, Sagging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture damage
Floors - Springiness, Squeaky boards, Significant shrinkage, Rot, Noticeably out of level, Uneven surface, Dampness and moisture damage, Evidence of borer
Trim - Missing trim, Swollen MDF, Poor workmanship, Borer, Split
Walls- Bulging, Damaged lining, Cracking, Nails popping
Doors - Binding loose or badly fitting doors, Defective door hardware, Door stops., Damage to frames and trim
Electrical -Lights and switches, Power outlets, Working

General: General Condition Assessment
Good
Ceiling : Inspected
Material - Plasterboard
Doors and frames: Inspected
Type - Hinged, Type - Hollow core
Trim: Inspected
Timber floors: Inspected
Walls: Inspected
Material - Plasterboard
Electrical and Heating: Electrical type and operation inspected
Lights and switches, Power outlets, Working
Electrical and Heating: Heating type and operation inspected
None
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations

28 - Interior - Bedroom 4/ office

IN NI NP I
28.1 General X
28.2 Ceiling X
28.3 Walls X
28.4 Trim X
28.5 Timber floors X
28.6 Concrete floors
28.7 Doors and frames X
28.8 Electrical and Heating X
General: Inspection method
Visual, Moisture reading

Our inspector will look for sufficient evidence in relation to these commonly known problems associated with this material type or system:
Ceiling - Material - Plasterboard, Sagging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture damage
Floors - Springiness, Squeaky boards, Significant shrinkage, Rot, Noticeably out of level, Uneven surface, Dampness and moisture damage, Evidence of borer
Trim - Missing trim, Swollen MDF, Poor workmanship, Borer, Split
Walls- Bulging, Damaged lining, Cracking, Nails popping
Doors - Binding loose or badly fitting doors, Defective door hardware, Door stops., Damage to frames and trim
Electrical -Lights and switches, Power outlets, Working

General: General Condition Assessment
Good
Ceiling : Inspected
Material - Plasterboard
Walls: Inspected
Material - Plasterboard
Trim: Inspected
Timber floors: Inspected
Concrete floors: Inspected
Doors and frames: Inspected
Type - Hinged, Type - Hollow core
Electrical and Heating: Electrical type and operation inspected
Lights and switches, Power outlets, Working
Electrical and Heating: Heating type and operation inspected
None
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations

29 - Interior - mezzanine Office/study

IN NI NP I
29.1 General X
29.2 Ceiling X
29.3 Walls X
29.4 Trim X
29.5 Timber floors X
29.6 Concrete floors X
29.7 Doors and frames X
29.8 Electrical and Heating X
General: Inspection method
Visual, Moisture reading

Our inspector will look for sufficient evidence in relation to these commonly known problems associated with this material type or system:
Ceiling - Material - Plasterboard, Sagging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture damage
Floors - Springiness, Squeaky boards, Significant shrinkage, Rot, Noticeably out of level, Uneven surface, Dampness and moisture damage, Evidence of borer
Trim - Missing trim, Swollen MDF, Poor workmanship, Borer, Split
Walls- Bulging, Damaged lining, Cracking, Nails popping
Doors - Binding loose or badly fitting doors, Defective door hardware, Door stops., Damage to frames and trim
Electrical -Lights and switches, Power outlets, Working

General: General Condition Assessment
Excellent

The mini ladder at the entrance here is a little dangerous.

Ceiling : Inspected
Material - Plasterboard
Walls: Inspected
Material - Plasterboard
Trim: Inspected
Concrete floors: Inspected
Doors and frames: Inspected
Type - Hollow core, Type - Hinged
Electrical and Heating: Electrical type and operation inspected
Lights and switches, Power outlets, Working
Electrical and Heating: Heating type and operation inspected
None
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations

30 - Interior - Stairs and landings

IN NI NP I
30.1 General X
30.2 Walls X
30.3 Stair and balustrade X
General: Inspection method
Visual, Moisture reading
Walls: Material type and assessment for the following
Material - Plasterboard
Stair and balustrade : Assessment for the following
Type - Winding, Material - Timber, Balustrades, Landings
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations

31 - Laundry in a room, garage or ancillary

IN NI NP I
31.1 General X
31.2 Ceiling
31.3 Walls X
31.4 Concrete floors X
31.5 Timber floors
31.6 Trim X
31.7 Doors and frames X
31.8 Ventilation
31.9 Electrical and Heating X
31.10 Landry features X
General: General Condition Assessment
Good
General: Inspection method
Visual, Moisture reading

Our inspector will look for sufficient evidence in relation to these commonly known problems associated with this material type or system: 
 Laundry Features - Tub/cabinet - Damage, Leakage, Operation of taps and wastes, Water hammer, Doors and drawers, Presence of washing machine stand pipe, Adequately sealed at junction with wall, Passive or mechanical dryer ventilation, Point of discharge 
Trim - Missing trim, split, Poor workmanship Walls-  Bulging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture 
Ceiling - Material - Plasterboard, Sagging, Nails popping, Damaged lining, Cracking, Dampness and moisture damage Floors - Springiness, Squeaky boards, Significant shrinkage, Rot, Noticeably out of level, Uneven surface, Dampness and moisture damage, Evidence of borer 
Doors - Binding loose or badly fitting doors, Defective door hardware, Door stops., Damage to frames and trim 
Electrical -Lights and switches, Power outlets, Working

Ceiling : Inspected
Material - Plasterboard
Walls: Inspected
Material - Plasterboard
Concrete floors: Inspected
Timber floors: Inspected
Trim: Inspected
Doors and frames: Inspected
Type - Hinged, Type - Hollow core
Ventilation: Inspected
passive ventilation, Point of discharge
Electrical and Heating: Electrical type and operation inspected
Lights and switches, Power outlets, Working
Electrical and Heating: Heating type and operation inspected
none
Landry features: Inspected
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations

32 - Storage

IN NI NP I
32.1 General X
32.2 Storage areas X
General: Inspection method
Visual
Storage areas: Inspected presence of
Wardrobes, Linen cupboard, Store rooms, General storage
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations

33 - Services

IN NI NP I
33.1 Inspected presence of X
Inspected presence of : Aerials and antennae
Inspected presence of : Electricity services
Inspected presence of : Fire warning and control systems (including smoke detectors)
Inspected presence of : Foul water disposal
Inspected presence of : Gas services
Inspected presence of : Heating systems
Inspected presence of : Hot water services
Inspected presence of : Security system
Inspected presence of : Telecommunications
Inspected presence of : Water services
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations

34 - Interpreting moisture testing results

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • I = Issues Found & Recommendations