FAQ

How much does an inspection cost?

Costs will vary depending on the type of inspection you require. Discounts are also applied if more then one inspection is packaged together. All of our current pricing is listed on this Website.

If my report is favourable and did not identify many issues or defects, did I really need an inspection?

Absolutely, now you can complete your purchase with confidence.

Is an inspection necessary for new construction?

Absolutely! New construction is no longer a problem free guarantee. While many new homes are well built, we regularly find serious defects. You can choose to have your new home checked at certain stages throughout construction, such as: Frame (Pre Linings), Final Handover (PCI) and maintenance inspection (3 Month defect liability). The maintenance inspection is essential for identifying items for rectification before your builders warranties expire.

Will you assist in my decision to purchase the property?

NO, Our goal is to report fairly on the condition of the property. Ultimately the decision is yours.

Can you quote on the rectification costs?

Yes, at Macro Building Solutions we are qualified and licenced builders, so we have the extensive knowledge to provide you with a fair and reasonable quotation for the rectifications costs of the issues that are mentioned within your inspection report.

Can you issue me with a safety certificate for my swimming pool?

Yes, we will conduct a detailed inspection of the barriers and boundaries of your swimming pool to ensure that it complies with the relevant Australian standards. Upon completion of your inspection report, and if there are no non-compliant items identified, then we will issue you with a safety certificate. If non-compliant items are found then your swimming pool will fail and a reinspection will be needed at an additional costs.

Do I need to have an independent inspector for my swimming pool safety?

You do not have to have an independent inspector carry out this inspection. We help you with the self-assessment process. If you tell your local council that your pool is compliant, then all the Liability falls back onto yourself, however if we conduct the inspection and produce a safety certificate, then we take on the Liability and take that away from you, and provide you with the confidence and peace of mind in knowing that your swimming pool barriers are safe and compliant.

How do we arrange access to the property for your inspection?

If your home is under construction, then we will liaise with your site supervisor to gain access. If you are looking for a pre purchase inspection then we will liaise with the agent in charge of the property. All you need to do is provide us with the details of your supervisor or agent and we will do the rest.

Do you offer Pre Purchase Pest Inspections?

YES, we have a qualified pest inspector who carries out these inspections. This is usually conducted at the same time as your pre purchase building inspection. We can include this at an additional cost of $495.00

What areas do you cover?

The fees listed on our website cover from Bowral and Dapto right up to Newcastle. We also cover from Newcastle to Coffs Harbour, additional fees will apply. We also cover other areas and interstate if requested, additional fees will apply.

Can I be present at the time of inspection?

This depends, you may be present during pre-purchase inspections if the agent or seller allows this. You must not ask questions while we are conducting the inspection, as we cannot be interrupted as this will provide you with the most thorough and detailed inspection. You may be present during New Construction inspections, however we cannot allow access on site due to OH&S regulations.

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