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Jim’s Building Inspections in Kalamunda – Check Before You Buy

Kalamunda was once part of a thriving logging region, and once a townsite was approved in 1902 It quickly became established as a tourism location.

Even now, orchards and the production of apples and other stoned fruits are a major part of life in Kalamunda, and this is reflected in the properties constructed in the area.

Jim’s Building Inspections in Kalamunda are here to help you make the best decision when it comes to purchasing a property. In Australia, it is not compulsory for a pre-purchase inspection to take place when you are buying a house, but the responsibility of buying a house without defects lies with the purchaser. We know that 1 in 3 houses sold in Australia have significant defects – so making a purchasing decision without an inspection could not only cost you potentially thousands to rectify, it could also prove damaging to the health of you and your family.

A building inspector will check for defects, hidden or otherwise, and provide a thorough and detailed report including photographs so you can understand the nature of the property you are interested in. Taking the emotive decision to buy and offering factual evidence to support your decision – whether it means you do not buy, or just use the information to negotiate a better price.

Asbestos Inspections – Why are they Important?

Around a third of all homes built in Australia contain asbestos – unsurprising, really, when more than 3,000 products, from gutters and drains to flue pipes, had been made using this group of minerals.

Asbestos is made up of microscopic fibres. These fibres are used to strengthen concrete, create insulation and in so many other ways, but the use of asbestos in construction was banned in 1989 when it was discovered that the fibres could become airborne. Breathing in asbestos can cause health problems from breathing issues due to thickening of the pleural lining to asbestosis that makes your lings harden and shrink. Asbestos inhalation is linked to lung cancers called mesothelioma, too – so the presence of asbestos in your property is a hazard. Any renovations or maintenance work that is done in a property containing asbestos can release the fibres into the air, compromising the health of your family. The cost to remediate a property containing asbestos can be substantial, so knowing about it before you buy is imperative.

If you are concerned about the presence of asbestos in your Kalamunda property, then Jim’s Building Inspections Kalamunda can give you peace of mind.

Berner – Your Local Building Inspector in Kalamunda

Berner is our local inspector for Kalamunda, and he can offer you a thorough inspection of your property. With more than 20 years of experience in building and construction from a management and consultant perspective, Berner finished top of his class in his Jim’s Building Inspections class. In addition, Berner has a master’s degree in Law.

Berner is also qualified to perform asbestos inspections and sampling. As part of his service, Berner will make a visual inspection, and if any areas are suspected to contain asbestos, a sample will be taken. This sample is sent to our independent lab which is NATA-certified to check whether asbestos is present.

If the inspection shows that asbestos is present, Berner can offer you advice on the best course of action to take.

We also have building inspection services in the following suburbs:

If you need more information about asbestos inspections, or how Jim’s Building Inspections in Kalamunda can empower you to make the best decision on whether to purchase the house you have in mind, then call Berner today.

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Pre-Purchase

The decision to get your dream home inspected before you buy, is one of the best decisions you can make, to reduce the risk of inheriting structural damage, termites or even asbestos – which could cost you THOUSANDS to fix.

Termite and Timber Pest Inspections

A termite, or any other pest infestation in either your current, or future property, can cause THOUSANDS of dollars in structural damage. We spare no corner or crevice when inspecting your property.

Asbestos Inspections

If your property was built before 1990, it is essential to get it checked for asbestos BEFORE starting any renovations, or purchasing. Our comprehensive inspections will find where the asbestos is, and what conditions it is in..

New Construction

Building your own home can be a dream come true! Don’t let it become a living nightmare! When you build, make sure you get an independent building inspector to inspect progress at various stages of the process.

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