Why 'The Block' Is More Than Just A Pretty Living Space
Sure, it’s pretty. No question. Her inner-city beachy location is also a big positive. But besides the prospect of rising property and house prices long-term there’s another reason why ‘The Block’ is more than just a pretty face on a reality ... Read more
What Does Jim Know About Building Inspections Anyway?
ACTUALLY, QUITE A BIT MORE THAN WE EVER REALISED!
We recently discovered that Jim Penman’s dad was a forensic engineer.
From an early age Jim’s father was investigating materials, structures and their components which failed o... Read more
No Shortcuts For Property Inspections
There are no shortcuts for property inspections in the professional world. In fact, the backing of an experienced inspector from Jim’s Building Inspections can save you much grief.
A professional is on top of his or her game and working for you.... Read more
WHY SUBFLOOR INSPECTIONS ARE IMPORTANT
Just as you wouldn’t purchase a vehicle without looking under the bonnet you need to be aware of more than just the attractive exterior and stylish interior of the property you are considering purchasing. What you cannot see on first viewing could ... Read more
How is a House Inspection Organised?
Whilst it’s up to you, the majority of our clients simply provide the Real Estate Agents details and then we will then contact them to organise the date and time of the house inspection.
Generally this saves you a few more phone calls and emails... Read more
Buying Off-The-Plan Housing Needn't Be Scary
Buying an off-the-plan house needn’t be scary if you make smart choices.
One important choice: Seeking out experts in New Construction – and Jim’s Building Inspections is a good place to start.
Buying off-the-plan with professional guidan... Read more
Who Needs a Building Inspection?
Building Inspections are generally ordered in the process of buying or selling a home.
A building inspection may also be required if you discover that your home has developed a building defect over time or in response to an incident or accident.
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How To Avoid Renovation Traps
Renovations done right can pay off. Literally. That said there are some serious traps to avoid.
Potential problems from wiring to asbestos issues often come up especially in older houses, so it’s important to seek professional help. Jim’s Buil... Read more
Building? Here Are Mark Campbell's Lessons Learned
“My rationale for building new was threefold,” writes Mark Campbell, a working-class Aussie. “Firstly, it enabled me to have control over the end product and it made sense from an investment perspective because I could maximise depreciation and... Read more
Asbestos Imports - A Health Concern
If you follow the news, you’ll be aware that Chinese companies have been exporting asbestos products to Australia. But did you know that they’re not alone?
There’s a long list of countries exporting products with asbestos to Australia. They ... Read more