Keeping decking safe: Tips for annual inspection & maintenance

Posted by Brad Porteus on 13 July 2015

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An outdoor deck is a charming addition to any home, but annual maintenance and inspections are required to ensure the safety of the structure. Moisture, heat, parasites, poor construction and overloading are all circumstances that can turn a seemingly harmless space into a hazardous, life-threatening danger zone. 

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Cracks in your walls: when to worry and when to ignore

Posted by Brad Porteus on 16 June 2015

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Whether your home was built two years ago or thirty two years ago, you may have noticed cracks in the walls, especially here in Western Australia where nearly everything is built on sand!

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Building Stage Inspections: What to look out for at each stage of the building process

Posted by Brad Porteus on 20 April 2015

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Depending on who you talk to, there are up to 13 stages for building a home. These stages represent a lot of work, and unfortunately, a lot of opportunities where things can go wrong.

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Prepare Your Home for Western Australia's Storm Season

Posted by Brad Porteus on 11 March 2015

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Western Australia’s storm season is coming up from May to October, and with high winds, rainy days and severe storms that may bring hail, the weather has the potential to damage your home or commercial property. This risk is especially high for properties that may already have issues on the roof covering, gutters and drainage systems.

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Building Subsidence: What is it and how does it impact property value?

Posted by Brad Porteus on 11 February 2015

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Subsidence can affect property value, it can affect your insurance rates, and it can involve a lot of risk when it comes to purchasing a home.

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Glossary of Building Inspection Terms

Posted by Brad Porteus on 15 January 2015

When you need a residential or commercial building inspection and report, you bring in the professionals like BSP Construction Consultants to look into all the technical details for you.

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Home Renovation Planning Checklist

Posted by Brad Porteus on 3 December 2014

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Summer is coming; the warm weather is here, and that means it is the perfect time of the year to work on the house. Are you ready to start a new home renovation project? Whether you have done one before or not, there are several things that are important to keep in mind during the planning stages of your project.

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What happens if a pre-purchase inspection unveils an issue I can't afford to fix?

Posted by Brad Porteus on 13 November 2014

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  • Important tips for property buyers when writing an offer
  • The Sale Contract Building Inspection Clause

If you’re making an offer on a home and have yet to hire and professional to carry out your pre-purchase building inspection, what happens if the inspection report shows a huge defect that you can’t afford to fix? Is the contract still binding?

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Home Buyers: How to Negotiate Like a Pro

Posted by Brad Porteus on 14 October 2014

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Whether you’re a first time homebuyer, or it’s been a while since you’ve been in the market, it’s important to know your price range, and to understand how to negotiate with sellers so that you can secure the home you want within your budget.

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What to do if your property is damaged by flood

Posted by Brad Porteus on 11 July 2014

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Nature certainly has its beautiful side, but during winter in Western Australia it can have a dark side too. Sometimes, the effort to prepare for the yearly wet storms and flash flooding that effect the region can be futile. No homeowner expects it to happen to them, but if it does happen to you here are the steps you need to follow to make sure the damage (and the cost!) is minimal.

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