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The importance of communication to your Building Inspection experience

Competence is incredibly important, but great communication skills make the difference between an average and a great inspector. Home sales happen on a tight timeframe, and being responsive to questions that a client might have after reading a written report is incredibly important. Speed, in this day and age, is a proxy for service. In addition, the ability to explain a home in plain English without lots of confusing jargon is incredibly important. As part of our service at Inspect East we pride ourselves in giving a verbal rundown on every report.
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VBA urges home owners to be alert for termite
activity

Victorian Building Authority CEO Prue Digby has urged home owners to be alert for termite activity in and around their homes this summer.

“Recent media reports indicate that the weather patterns over the spring and early summer have provided ideal breeding conditions for termites.” Ms Digby said. “While it is the responsibility of each council to designate areas within its municipality that are termite prone, it should also be recognised that termites can and do relocate their nests. It is important for a home owner to take personal responsibility and ensure they inspect their homes carefully at least every 12 months.”
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Check out our latest blog post. We've put together the latest renovation trends for 2016!

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BUILDING INDUSTRY UPDATE

Waterproofing external balconies

Recently, the VBA (Victorian Building Authority) has received a number of complaints involving failed waterproofed balconies resulting in major damage to homes throughout Victoria.

The recent wet weather and rain events across Victoria highlight the importance of waterproofing in the building process.

Waterproofing of external wet areas, such as balconies, decks,courtyards and terraces are consistently among the most common reoccurring problematic areas for both domestic housing and commercial apartments blocks.

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Halloween Building Inspection “Trick or Treat”. For the would be purchaser of this property it was lucky they obtained an inspection. The old "hide the massive crack under the rubber bath mat trick" would have resulted in a massive repair bill down the track. 
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Is this a case of the chimney moving away from the house or the house
moving away from the chimney?

My clients were surprised to find out what was in their report.
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Many times sellers lock areas for a good reason. TO KEEP BUILDING
INSPECTORS OUT! This subfloor area was locked and it looked like a brand new lock. The Agent did not have the key. On a subsequent inspection significant termite damage was found to the subfloor. Make sure all areas a accessible to avoid reinspection fees.
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Advise given to my would be purchaser "brush your teeth in the shower".
This plumbing connection was taped up with masking tape. Plumbing defects are often easy to rectify but can set you back dollars.
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