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Conducive Environment in Building and Pest Inspection

October 19, 2016 | admin | Defect Blog | Building and Pest | building and pest inspections | Termite | Termites

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One of the most important aspects of the Building and Pest Inspection is the reporting of Conducive Environments.

What is a Conducive Environment? Good Question!

Conducive: Adjective – tending to produce, conducing, contribute, helpful, favorable.

These are areas around your property that can attract Timber Pests, namely Termites. The main contributing factor is moisture. Wet or damp wood is a termite favourite and this is why most termite damage is found in wet areas like the laundry and bathroom.


Building and Pest Inspection Defect Blog

October 19, 2016 | admin | Defect Blog | Building and pest inspection

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Here is our Building and Pest Inspection Defect Blog

What you’ll find here is examples on what you should be looking out for when buying a property. It’s imperative you get an thorough Building and Pest Inspection done but the below examples will give you ideas on what to look for when walking around the property. Not everything will jump out at you so that is why we use State-of-the-Art equipment (Like Thermal Imaging) to dig deeper during a Building and Pest.


Building and Pest Inspection Gold Coast Report found Termites?

October 19, 2016 | admin | Building and Pest Inspection | Defect Blog | Active Termites Found | building and pest gold coast | building and pest inspection gold coast | building and pest inspections gold coast | Termite | termite barrier | Termite Damage | termite treatment

Termite Mud Lead found in ceiling by our Sound Building and Pest Inspection Gold Coast Team

In most Building and Pest Inspection Gold Coast jobs we will either find active Termites or past Termite activity.

As scary as that sounds your Building and Pest Inspection Gold Coast Report will give you all the options available to perspective buyers and it’s not always a walk away. Our experience shows us that Termite activity is vast along the eastern sea board and most houses within their life time will have to deal with Termites. 


Thermal Imaging Camera adds depth to Building Inspections

October 19, 2016 | admin | Defect Blog | Brisbane | Building and pest inspection | Building and Pest Inspection Report | Building Inspector | gold coast | Termites | Thermal Imaging Camera

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All Sound Building and Pest Inspections on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane are carried out using a Thermal Imaging Camera.

We have invested heavily in advanced technology which allows each Building and Pest Inspection team to look deeper into problem areas, offering an extremely thorough Inspection. Part of this tool kit includes a Thermal Imaging Camera which can alert the Building Inspector to broken waterproof membranes, leaking pipes, areas of high moisture and even termites.


Timber Retaining Walls and Termites | Love and first bite

October 19, 2016 | admin | Defect Blog | building and pest inspections | Termite | termite activity | termite barrier | termite nest | Termites | timber retaining wall | timber retaining walls | Timber sleeper retaining walls

Damp conditions and direct sunlight make timber retaining walls perfect for Termites

Timber sleeper retaining walls are extremely popular and can be found in most Australian yards, as can Termites.

However nice and neat they look when first installed, timber retaining walls eventually break down and become buffets for Termites. Even treated timber loses it’s protection being exposed to sun and rain. Timber in direct contact with soil often carries high moisture and this the perfect home for a Termite Nest. If building timber retaining walls we suggest thinking ahead and allow sufficient drainage behind and below the wall.


Habitable Room & Legal Ceiling Height Queensland

October 19, 2016 | admin | Defect Blog | high set houses | Legal Ceiling Height qld | legal ceiling height queensland | minimum ceiling height qld

Legal Ceiling Height Queensland

Building Code Legal Ceiling Height

For Building Class 1, 2 & 3 the following applies;

A Habitable Room (excluding kitchen) must have a minimum height of 2400mm (2.4m)

A Kitchen, Laundry or the like must have a minimum height of 2100mm (2.1m).

Otherwise the room is deemed to be just a Utility Room.

Requirements to adhere to legal ceiling height Queensland may vary to other states and territories.


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