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Building Defects Report 

What is a Building Defect?

A building defect is a problem or issue with an aspect of construction of a building. Building defects can arise from deterioration due to age, lack of maintenance, the type of construction or substandard building practices. Examples of typical defects are structural cracking, leaking showers, water ingress, rising dampness, condensation mould, sagging in the roof framework, deterioration of mortar to brickwork, ventilation to sub-floor areas, efflorescence or poor internal finishes.

How are Defects determined?

When determining defects, it is critical that a suitably qualified and experienced Consultant, who is an expert in building, be engaged to undertake an adequate inspection and provide relevant information on the defect causes and requirements under the relevant Standard or Building Code of Australia.

An experienced Building Consultant can evaluate any defects or issues within new or older buildings and provide suitable information for remedial works. It is important to note that not all defects are covered by the Australian Standard such as condensation mould, or in Heritage or older buildings as the method of construction is completely different to the buildings of today.

What’s in a building defect report?

A DHBA building defect inspection report is easy-to-read and includes photographs of any defects and relevant information on major defects, minor items of concern and general maintenance. This information can be used for budgetary purposes and or to determine which trades are required to remediate. This allows you to make an informed decision on the property with the knowledge of the required repairs or maintenance over the next 3-5 years.

Learn more about the Building Inspection Report services offered by David Hall Building Appraisals.

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