Late 2011 Stephen Koelewyn
altered the approach to provision of building reports.
Unfortunately, no longer able to provide inspections, I have developed Macular Degeneration in both eyes, I simply can no longer see as well as I used to.
Pesty can provide a featured video - this has proved to
be a huge success with clients providing positive feedback
Video has given the
opportunity to provide quality advice in addition to detailing observations made
during the inspection, people get to understand a lot more about the building
issues observed and therefore can make more informed decisions, it takes out the
guesswork of what is meant by certain technical terms and proves that areas have
been inspected. Video also gives opportunity to provide ongoing maintenance
recommendations in some circumstances, making the inspection report and video a
valuable reference to revisit again and again when considering periodic
maintenance or alterations etc'.
findings of a building inspection is the most important aspect of the
inspection/report process, a written report with the addition of featured video
gives people a much better understanding, questions related to building matters
inspected has dropped dramatically since the introduction of video.
When considering ordering inspection/s one needs to realise that it is important to understand
the information provided, Ausinspect has been able to lead the industry in
providing comprehensive reports for 20 years, now with the addition of video it
has added significant value to our already comprehensive reporting.
A fringe benefit of our new written reports with added video is that the turn around time has
dropped significantly with most inspection reports and videos of inspection
provided with 2 hours of the completion of the inspection in most cases.
PESTY provides a range of Building Inspection Reports.
Pre-Purchase Building/Property Reports
Specialist Building Reports
PESTY endeavours to carry out all inspections in accord of Australian Standards AS-4349.
It is not possible to fully comply with all aspects of the Australian
Standards as some sections of the Australian Standards have conflicting
items, it is therefore only possible to use the Australian Standard as a
Australian Standards are important to provide a common platform for the
way we provide services or manufacture products in Australia. It is
therefore important the Australian Standards are used as a guide and that
businesses endeavour to provide a higher quality of service than that
outlined in the given standard.
All PESTY Property and Pest
inspections are carried out and written by Stephen Koelewyn, Stephen carries
Thermal Imaging Camera for use on all inspections if requested.
The prime purpose of a visual pre-purchase building/property report is to
identify significant defects to the building structure and fabric, that may
affect the clients decision to purchase the property.
Pre-Purchase building/property inspections are not intended to point out
every small problem or any non visible defects in a building. Most minor or
cosmetic flaws, for example, should be apparent without the aid of a
A pre-purchase building/property report should not be confused with an
appraisal, a building code inspection, or any guarantee of any kind, but a
tool to aid the purchaser, to be better prepared and knowledgeable and
therefore have the ability to make an informed decision.
When purchasing a unit within a complex of units it is
still prudent to consider having a pre-purchase inspection, relying on
strata reports to determine the condition of a unit is important but it does
show the known history only, with a pre-purchase inspection the property is
assessed for it's current state, unknown faults or matters of concern may
become apparent during a pre-purchase inspection of a unit, often this is
the only opportunity for a professional eye to have made an assessment of
the units interior and immediate exterior in many years. The current trend
over the last number of years has been not to have a pre-purchase inspection
carried out and to be reliant only on a strata report, purchase of property
is not cheap and undertaking due diligence when committing to the purchase
of a unit is wise.
A Building Defects Report is a post construction report to identify
builders defects, a written list is prepared and can then be presented to
the builder for action to be undertaken. A Building Defect Report
will often also identify if the builder is seen to be responsible for any
given defect and may identify if the items have been carried out to
acceptable industry standards.
It is common to have a Building Defects Report carried out after
practical completion of building works.
It is also common to have a Building Defects Report carried out
prior to standard builders warranty periods. The common builders warranty
periods are 3 years for non structural defects and 7 years for defects of a
Building Progress Reports are a number of inspections and reports
that are carried during the duration of construction.
Building Progress Reports are intended to provide the client with
independent information regarding the progress of the construction and
quality of workmanship at various stages of the construction process.
Building Progress Inspections and Reports
are independent of
the builder and the certifying inspector/local government authority.
PESTY has the most advanced
inspection tools available in the market.
PESTY has current
Professional Indemnity Insurance for both Pest Inspections and for Building
Inspections. We are insured with Pacific International Insurance that is provided to us by
Rapid Solutions Pty Ltd
PESTY replaces older Thermal Imaging camera (July 2002) with the latest
generation Thermal Camera, we now
carry out a thermal scan, where applicable, while performing our day to day inspections.
We provide a detailed written report that is generally easy to understand.
We provide photographs
We obtain, maintain and endeavour to develop best practice.
We continue to expand our education to benefit our clients.
Important Note to all
As of 1st January 2004
Building Consultants need to be licenced to carry out pre-purchase building
inspections in NSW.
Stephen Koelewyn Building Consultant Licence # BC213
Nice to have positive feedback from a satisfied
Just to let you know that I showed
your Building and Pest report to my solicitor on Wednesday. He was so impressed he took a photo
copy of the front page and your details. Said he had never seen a building
report as professional and as well put together as yours. I agreed
Self standing brick veneered dwelling with a concrete tiled
hip & valley roof and a concrete slab on ground flooring. This type of
construction is currently the most common type of house construction in the
Sydney Metropolitan area.
PESTY is well equipped to carry out specialised building works, effective repairs to buildings and property maintenance. We own our own machinery and truck for efficient, cost effective undertaking of works, our specialty is the repair of termite damaged and decayed structures.