Frequently Asked Questions
Are you experienced and do you have Professional Indemnity Insurance?
Yes and yes. Phil has conducted over 5,000 inspections and been a builder for over 20 years. Read more about us.
Do you get in the roof space?
Absolutely, this is where most of the structural defects are found.
Why did the real estate agent refer you? Do you have a kickback deal?
No absolutely not. Agents refer us because they know we offer superior customer service, value for money and an easy to read report. We are totally unbiased.
Why do I need an inspection?
The council doesn’t check these houses as they are being built so why wouldn’t you have a professional look over it. Termites also do not discriminate.
Do you find structural defects often?
Yes, mostly every day.
Do you find termites?
Yes, mostly every week.
The pest guys say not to use a combined inspector so why would I?
With training and experience of course, we can visually inspect for pests when we are in the roof space already.
Are structural things major?
Yes, they can be but typically are fixed quickly and relatively cheaply by the seller.
Do building inspectors need to be registered in WA?
No, they do not.
The house is new so it wouldn’t need an inspection would it?
Absolutely, we defect more new houses than older ones and don’t forget the council doesn’t check anything in WA during the build. Phil is constantly shocked at the poor level of tradesmanship in WA.
Can you look at specific things within the house for me?
Yes, we can, usually free of charge.
Why use you guys?
Phil is a qualified carpenter and builder. He knows the timber framing code within the roof void. Some builders in WA are not carpenters, they don’t have to be. They might well be a plumber or a cabinet maker who then studied to become a builder for example. Do they know the AS4349 and relevant building codes having never built an entire house themselves?
Can you explain what the report means?
Of course we can.
Can you speak to my partner and explain some items to them?
Of course we can.
Why should I choose Precision?
Phil is very experienced and we offer superior reports and service for a very competitive price.