The basic building inspection deals with visually checking to see if the structural components of a house are performing as they were designed to. This inspection involves visually checking the structural components of the property. The structural items that will be assessed include foundations, floors, sub-floor space, internal and external walls, the roof and ceiling frame, rusting of primary structural elements such as lintels and beams, retaining walls and structural damp issues.
The comprehensive building inspection covers all the items listed in the basic inspection and also includes visual inspection of roof cover and flashings, gutters and downpipes, ceiling lining, windows, doors and frames, cabinets and worktops, ceramic tiling, fixtures and fittings, plastering, preliminary electric (lights/power points working) and preliminary plumbing (taps working, water hammer etc.) moisture testing, paving, fencing but is not limited to these.