Sample Report

Sample Building Inspection Report

To protect our intellectual property from competitors, a sample report can be emailed to you instead of being available online. However, scroll down for a comprehensive list of what we cover.

If you would like a sample copy of our comprehensive report to be emailed to you, please contact Rylan on 0455 123 810.

Types of defects included in your report:

Roof Defect :

  • Leaks.
  • Rusted roof sheet and flashing.
  • Roof sheet lift, roofing nails or screws lifted.
  • Broken or cracked roof tiles.
  • Moss buildup on roof cladding.
  • Hip and ridge capping mortar cracks.
  • Roofline unevenness – possible roof frame defects.
  • Tree overhang.
  • Box gutter condition – rust, ponding, debris.
  • Valley condition.
  • Parapet wall condition.
  • Flashing lift, gaps and rust.


  • Gutter rust and Debris.
  • Inadequate gutter fall or poorly fixed & ponding.
  • Downpipes not connected to stormwater.
  • Downpipe rust and blockage.
  • Downpipe bases not aligned.
  • Downpipe clips detached.
  • Compliance of roof cladding overhang into gutters.


  • Fascia timber fungal decay and paint deterioration.
  • Fascia unevenness.
  • Eave paint deterioration.
  • Eave detachment.
  • Eaves damaged by leaking gutters.
  • Possible Asbestos.


  • Unevenness – possible frame defects.
  • Timber fungal decal and paint deterioration.
  • Stop baton rot/detachment.
  • Plinth board decay.
  • Plinth boards in contact with soil (conducive to termite infestation)
  • Inadequate subfloor ventilation or cross-flow of air.
  • Gapping around window frames and junctions (potential water ingress)


  • Differential Settlement cracks (major and minor)
  • Rising Damp.
  • Mortar decay.
  • Re-pointed and patched cracks (evidence of past settlement/movement)
  • Sill brick cracks and unevenness (common in 70-80s)
  • Inadequate subfloor ventilation.
  • Weep holes blocked (if slab dwelling) – conducive to termite infestation.
  • Control joints sufficiently sealed.
  • Masonry cracking over windows – normally signs of lintel rust.


  • Render deterioration.
  • Render bubble (damp)
  • Render cracking – major and minor)
  • Render rust spotting – (normally associated with contaminated sand
  • during render process)


  • Timber fungal decay – major and minor.
  • Cracked window panes.
  • Patched window rot.
  • Poor seals and putty.
  • Sash cords damaged/broken.
  • Binding windows.
  • Damaged or non-operational window mechanisms.


  • Binding or uneven doors – sign of differential settlement.
  • Water damaged or deteriorated door timber.
  • Non-operational handles and locks.
  • Door seals.


  • Dampness and water ponding.
  • Leaking plumbing.
  • Leaking bathrooms and laundry – commonly observed.
  • Timber decay on flooring, joists and bearers.
  • Stump footings rot or cracked concrete stumps.
  • Poorly installed stumps – uneven plumb.
  • Inadequate or insufficient footings.
  • Type of floor coverings.
  • Loose or hanging electrical wiring.
  • Condition of engaged piers.
  • Timber debris and rubbish (conducive to termites)
  • Deteriorated or detached ductwork.


  • Balustrade timber fungal decay.
  • Balustrade and handrail safety – a minimum of 125 mm gaps required to
  • be deemed safe.
  • Stairs for stability and timber decay.
  • Decking or balcony frame condition – rot, unstable.
  • Pergola roof frame rot.
  • Post rot.
  • Decking timber condition.
  • Roof condition.
  • Gutter and downpipe condition.


  • Condition of roof, gutters, downpipes and cladding.
  • Slab cracking – major and minor.
  • Water ingress and drainage.
  • Rising damp – common in garages.


  • Drainage – blocked drains.
  • Drainage – land or paths should fall away from home.
  • Fence palings/rails and post decay.
  • Fence leaning – unsafe.
  • Fence cracking.
  • Pathway cracking and settlement.
  • Driveway cracking and settlement.
  • Trees – any path or wall cracking possible associated with tree roots.
  • Cracking, rot or leaning in retaining walls.
  • Pool gates not self-closing.


  • Condition of roof cladding – rust or tile fretting/cracks/gaps.
  • Damaged or cracked framing members.
  • Leaks.
  • Insulation type and condition.
  • Inadequate clearance between insulation and downlights – fire hazard.
  • Unevenness in the roof frame.


  • Ceiling paint deterioration/mould/cracking/sagging.
  • Wall cracking – major and minor.
  • Rising damp – moisture readings.
  • Chimney hearth condition.
  • Window decay.
  • Binding windows.
  • Unevenness in windows – possible footings settlement.
  • Cracked window panes.
  • Door unevenness/binding/out of square – possible footings settlement.
  • Floor unevenness – possible footings problems.
  • Floor bounce and sponginess.
  • Floor lining condition.


  • Water Pressure.
  • Water hammer/pipe knocking.
  • Loose and leaking tapware and pipes.
  • Shower tile grout deterioration.
  • Shower tile and screen cracking.
  • Toilet operability and leaks.
  • Vanity condition & fixing.
  • Exhaust fan operability.
  • Poor sealing of shower screens.
  • Hot water unit type.
  • Hot water overflow drained – conducive to termite infestation.
  • Shower tap flanges adequately sealed – prevent leaks behind the wall.


  • A full Pest Inspection which is carried out as per Australian Standard
  • 4349.3 – 2010 Inspection of buildings Part 3 – Timber Pest Inspections.
  • Any live or past termite activity.
  • Any excessive moisture readings are included in the Building and Pest
  • Inspection Report.
  • Any borer damage is assessed and included within the timber pest
  • inspection report.
  • Any timber fungal decay or rot.
  • Conducive conditions that would attract termites.
  • Any structural damage caused by Timber Pests.
  • Trees, fences, retaining walls, outbuildings are checked.
  • Safety hazards caused by pests is assessed, for example, Balustrade rot.
  • Recommendations going forward to prevent timber pests are included.


A termite inspection report is a report that states the findings of a termite inspection. It will outline any termite activity and the current risk of termite infestation.

Our termite inspection reports are included with our pest inspections, which start from $150 when performed in conjunction with a building inspection. Standalone pest inspections start from $280.

An inspection email report from All About Building Inspections consists of all the areas mentioned above. To see everything included, request a sample report from us today.

An inspection report can vary in price depending on whether the building is single or double story and the type of report required (i.e. whether you need pre-sale defect inspection reports or pest inspection reports). For an accurate quote for an inspection and same day report, contact All About Building Inspections today.

Our sample report available online includes everything you’ll find in our comprehensive pre-purchase building inspection report, giving you a good idea of what’s covered in our inspections.

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