VIC Building Inspection of The Week

We’ve recently inspected 8 Narin Court, Epping which is a double storey late 90’s era home. Whilst Epping is an established area with residential development dating back to the mid-1800’s, Epping most recently experienced a major housing boom in the 70’s.  1990’s era homes either replaced the older dated existing housing stock or were part of new estate releases.

When conducting Building and Pest Inspection on properties of this era across Melbourne’s northern suburbs there are always key defects we keep an eye out for.  Most of these defects reflect the need for ongoing property maintenance and that as properties begin to hit the 10-15 year mark some major refurbishment and potential replacement requirements begin to emerge.

These issues include:

  • Cracks affecting rendered exterior surfaces, especially when caused by rising damp or moisture issues
  • Failure of the mortar which secures and beds down the terracotta tiles on the roof
  • Need to repair and replace interior wet area tiling grout and sealants to maintain dry shower and bath recesses
  • Maintain clear, functioning gutters and site drainage

For more information on this Epping family home, go to:

To buy and download a copy of the Building and Pest Inspection Report available now on this home CLICK HERE.

When you buy this Building and Pest Inspection Report on line you also get personal phone access to our Whittlesea, Melbourne and only female Building Consultant Jody, who can discuss the building report findings with you in more detail.


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