Brisbane Balcony & Deck Inspections – Your Property Report Professionals
At PBRS, we are a Family Owned and Operated Business and our aim is to provide friendly Professional Building Inspections, Building and Pest Inspections Deck and Balcony Safety Inspections, Pool SafetyInspections and other Building Report Services that will satisfy every Client’s individual needs and expectations. We offer a complete consultation service to our Clients, going beyond other Inspection service Providers. Our Building and Pest Inspections, Deck and Balcony Safety Inspections, Pool Safety Inspections and our many other Inspection Services are performed by our multi-qualified Inspector who is a licenced Builder, Pest Controller, Asbestos Worker, Pool Safety Inspector and Electrician. “See Licences”
Professional Building Report Services (PBRS) is the only Inspection Report Service that supplies Electrical comment within the Pre-Sale or Pre-Purchase Building or Building and Pest Inspection Report. The Inspection and comments are provided by a fully qualified Electrician. “See Licences”
PBRS provide “The Best” Report at all times; we don’t offer variants of standard or premium levels of reports as other report providers suggest. Our Reports are always of the highest level of professionalism and quality. “See Inspections” PBRS Inspectors have a range of technical equipment, including Thermal Imaging Cameras, Moisture Meters and Borescopes which are used as necessary in every Inspection to ensure accuracy and thoroughness. “See Specialised Equipment”
Performing report writing in our business is more a passion than a job. We enjoy sharing our knowledge in an effort to inform our Clients about Building and Safety matters that they would not be expected to know about or observe under normal circumstances.
Sharing this Knowledge and Information can empower our Clients in making better informed decisions related to Building and Property matters that could be the most important financial decision of their lives, avoiding possible massive future problems.
It is our firm belief that Knowledge is Power. We aim to empower others by sharing our knowledge through the Inspections and subsequent Reports that we provide. We are committed to providing every client with professional consultation services and totally independent Inspection Reports. “See Why Choose Us”
OUR SERVICE AREA
Brisbane – Top 10 Renovation Suburbs (Courier Mail 22/11/14, realeastate.com.au)
1) Coorparoo 2) Paddington-Milton 3) Bardon 4) Ashgrove 5) Camp Hill 6) New Farm 7) West End 8) Ascot 9) Norman Park 10) Chelmer-Graceville
Pool Safety Inspectors – Did You Know?
There are two types of PSI (Pool Safety Inspector), those that have a condition on their licence stating, Not Permitted to carry out minor repairs on regulated pools and those without such a condition. These PSIs without such a condition can carry out minor repairs to regulated pools. Pool Safety Inspectors who are not permitted to carry out minor repairs on regulated pools are breaking the law if they even try to adjust the tension on a gate hinge.
The following Link will help in identifying Pool Safety Inspectors with the appropriate qualifications to carry out minor repairs. Once you have located the PSI you wish to check on, look under the View Details link and scan to the bottom to view their Licence Details and check the Conditions for that Licencee:
People seeking Pool Safety Inspection services for their pools and who believe their pool may be in need of extra attention to comply with the new Standards, need to be aware that some PSIs are not permitted to carry out any corrective actions to assist in meeting compliance.
At PBRS, one of our Pool Safety Inspectors has the appropriate qualification, Registered Builder Low-Rise, which allows that Inspector to carry out minor repairs. In most cases, this additional ability to repair the pool barrier components, results in the repairs being conducted at the time of Inspection, which then can eliminate the need for Re-Inspection fees and delays in attaining Certification.
QBCC Update – Changes Effective October 2014
Defective work after Practical Completion
- Structural Defects (Replaces Cat 1 defects) – e.g. leaking roof, leaking shower, health and safety issue – 6 years + 3 months from practical completion
- Non-Structural Defects (Replaces Cat 2 defects) – e.g. sticking doors or windows, minor cracking of plasterboard – 12 months from when the work was completed (formerly 7 months)
- For both Structural and Non-Structural Defects there is an additional 12 months to lodge a notice about the Defect with the QBCC, providing the consumer has advised the contractor in writing.
Deck and Balcony Safety Inspection
‘In recent years a number of deaths and serious injuries have occurred as a result of falls from decks, balconies and windows, or from the collapse of decks and balconies’.
‘If you own a building with a balcony, veranda or deck—whether it is made from timber, metal, concrete or another material—you should ensure it is inspected carefully for decaying timbers, unstable balustrades, corrosion and cracking of concrete’.
Timber decks exposed to weather should be Inspected regularly. Particularly our Queenslander style of homes here in Brisbane with large decks and verandas, the older decks should be Inspected at least once every two years or as recommended by your licensed Building Inspector.
The older inner suburbs of Brisbane such as Ashgrove, Bardon, Paddington, Red Hill, Auchenflower, Newmarket, Milton, Wilston, Grange, Toowong, Alderley, Ascot, Enoggera, Kelvin Grove, Herston, St Lucia, Toowong, Ascot, Windsor, Clayfield, Bulimba, Hamilton, Morningside, Camp Hill, West End, Bowen Hills, Chelmer, Yeronga, Albion, Nundah, Wavell Heights, Dutton Park, Highgate Hills and Northgate all have those older Queenslander or Ashgrovian builds with large veranda and deck entertainment areas.
The following Link will take you to a very useful Guide for Decks, Balcony & Window Safety: