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March 21, 2017
The experience!!! Here at Quality Building Inspections we love to help people through the home buying experience. We will go above and beyond to ensure our clients know exactly what they are buying. W...

Bad Shower Leak

February 20, 2017
Hi all, I was inspecting a house the other day and was going well until i came to the bathroom. The shower had been leaking through cracked tiles and poor silicone sealant at the wall and floor juncti...

When should i get a building inspection?

When should i get a building inspection? Are you in the process of buying a home? If you are in the process of buying a home then it is time to engage a building inspector from Quality Building Inspec...

Thermal imaging (video)

February 17, 2017
Thermal Imaging. In a previous blog i explained that thermal imaging is a tool used by Quality Building Inspections to prove and back up what we have already found. If you jump over to our video page...

What is thermal imaging?

February 16, 2017
What is thermal imaging? Thermal imaging is a tool used for many reason such as energy efficiency, pest control, leaks detection, heat transfer and so much more. When we conduct a home inspection we u...

Welcome to Quality Building Inspections

February 14, 2017
Welcome to Quality Building Inspections At Quality Building Inspections our number one asset is you. We are here to provide you with a fully comprehensive pre purchase home inspection outlining all de...

Property Inspection checklist

February 13, 2017
FREE property inspection checklist Are you thinking of buying a new home or investment but not really sure what to look for? At we Quality Building Inspections we are here to help, not only do we prov...

Top 3 home issues

Hi all, I have created a short video below showing some of the most common issues found by Quality Building Inspections. No.1 – Leaking showers- a very common issue found where the silicone seal...

Quality Building Inspection Travel

February 8, 2017
It’s been an interesting few weeks at Quality Building Inspection headquarters, we have travelled for home inspections, fun and to check out what the peninsula’s have to offer. On our trav...

How do i know if a house has asbestos?

February 7, 2017
How do i know if a house has asbestos? Commonly at Quality Building Inspections we come across what we believe is asbestos. As a rule of thumb most houses built before 1985 will more than likely have...

Building Inspection pricing

January 30, 2017
How much does a pre purchase building inspection cost? A building inspection can be one of the most important investments you can ever make. A building inspection by Quality Building Inspections is de...

Why should i get a building inspection?

January 24, 2017
Why should i get a building inspection? Buying a house can be a very exiting and yet stressful time of your life. At Quality Building Inspections we pride ourselves in ensuring our clients are 100% lo...

What does a building inspector do?

January 16, 2017
When conducting a pre purchase building inspection there is a specific process as you will see below. The interior – When conducting a pre purchase property inspection the first area to be inspe...

Ever thought about buying a house in the Barossa Valley?

January 15, 2017
The Barossa Valley, Have you ever thought about the possibility of buying a home in the Barossa Valley? Why not? The Barossa Valley located just 70 kms from Adelaide boasts some of the best views in S...

Top 5 home inspection issues

January 11, 2017
When conducting our comprehensive pre purchase inspection and vendor inspections we cover the whole home, top to bottom. We also inspect the site itself. This in accordance with Australian Standard 43...

Why is there black stains on my eaves?

January 6, 2017
Why are there black stains on my eaves? The black staining that you can see on the eaves is in fact mould. The mould has occurred from water entering the eaves. In the diagram below you can see a deta...

Why do i need a pre purchase property inspection?

January 3, 2017
Why do i need a pre purchase property inspection? A pre purchase property inspection can be one of the best investment you can ever make. Majority of people believe that a house is the biggest investm...

Why is my roof sagging?

December 28, 2016
Why does my roof have a sag (drop) in it? It is very common to see undulation in a tiled roof on a older home. This can be caused by many reasons such as split rafters and strutting issues however the...

How do know if my house is in good condition?

How do i know if my house is good condition? When having a house inspected by Quality Building Inspections weather it be in: Adelaide Gawler Northern Suburbs Barossa Valley Weather is be a: Pre-purcha...

Totally independent building inspector!

December 23, 2016
Are Quality Building Inspections Independent? At Quality Building Inspections we pride ourselves in being totally independent. We hear time and time again about inspectors being biased toward the agen...

What is Salt Damp?

December 22, 2016
Rising Damp Rising Damp also known as “salt damp” can be a very common issue in older homes. This is a issue where the moisture from within the soil under the house is absorbed up by the f...

Do i need a building inspection on a newer home?

December 18, 2016
Do i need a building inspection (handover inspection) on a brand new home? Yes, However you don’t need to do the inspection on the day you get the keys. Legally when you build a house the builde...

Why should i get a vendor inspection?

December 16, 2016
What is a vendor inspection? A vendor inspection is becoming more and more popular as time goes by. Ideally a vendor inspection consists of the same process as a pre purchase building inspection. The...

What is thermal imaging?

What does a thermal imaging camera do? Thermal imaging is a brilliant device that shows us heat differentiation. As you will see in the image below it shows us different colour for different temperatu...

Areas served

December 15, 2016
Quality Building inspections will travel to suit your needs. We inspect properties all over Adelaide and through the Barossa Valley.  Other suburbs include but are not limited to: Adelaide 5000 North...

Who are Quality Building Inspections?

What is the inspector background? Quality Building Inspections lead inspector David has extensive history in the building and construction field. Growing up in the Barossa Valley on the outskirts of G...

How much should i pay for a building inspection?

How much is a pre purchase building inspection? A pre purchase building inspection is one of the best investments a purchaser will ever make. Time and time again we are hearing satisfied clients thank...

What to look out for when buying a home

Do I need a building inspection done? Absolutely! A building inspection can uncover all sorts of unknown nasty surprises and it is better to be aware of them when you make that big decision opposed to...

External cracking at Para Hills

November 29, 2016
External cracking! External wall cracking can appear for numerous reasons. Possible causes may be foundation movement, thermal movement and moisture uptake or loss or failure under external loads. His...

What is thermal imaging

November 28, 2016
Thermal imaging is a brilliant tool that shows us heat differentiation. As you can see in the image below, there is a red area and a blue area. The red area in thermal imaging shows us heat, whereas t...

Burst hot water system in Willaston 5118

November 16, 2016
After inspection of the hot water service we found a little leak. Fortunately this was found and the system was replaced...

Leaking Shower

November 14, 2016
Displayed in the attached picture is a leaking shower. In this instance the silicone has been removed or deteriorated from the floor and wall junction causing water ingress into the wall cavity. Ideal...

Poor gutter fall in Parafield 5106

Commercial roof space – In the picture below is a box gutter. The idea in a box gutter is to catch all the rain fall from the sloped roof space and guide it directly to the allocated downpipe. A...

Termite infestation in Paralowie 5108

Termites – In the image below is a nib wall in a 14 year old house that has been a feeding frenzy for termites. The damage caused is un-repairable and unfortunately has to be replaced. After fur...

Thermal imaging at Craigmore 5114

In the thermal image below you can see a large dark circle that has formed in the middle of the picture. This a “Active leak”. In this instance water had penetrated the roof tiles around a...

Timber rot at Parkholme 5043

Timber Rot – In the picture below is a pergola post. The post has been buried for quite some time and had stormwater building up around it through the wet seasons. The hole you can see is timber...

Termites in the fence at Andrews Farm 5114

November 13, 2016
At a QBI building inspection we don’t just inspect the house. Once the house has been inspected we search over the property as well. When checking the fence condition I found that this fence had...

Thanks again to thermal imaging at Paralowie 5108

Thanks again to the thermal camera this major defect was found. What you are seeing in this picture is moisture behind the bricks from a leaking shower. The defect was picked up but the extent of the...

Shower leak in Lewiston 5501

October 26, 2016
A shower leak found at inspection today. The silicone sealant at the wall and floor junction had deteriorated causing water ingress into the wall cavity. In the below picture the poor sealant is shown...

Blakeview 5114

October 9, 2016
Below is a picture showing a split rafter. Fortunately this found and the client can have this fixed. Just imagine the extra weight being put on the neighboring rafters. If this was not picked up the...