Canberra civic with low cloud in the evening.

THE COMMERCIAL INSPECTION

The Commercial Inspection can be any of the following:

It can be an existing property that a buyer has made an offer on, pending a Building Inspection.  It can be a small to a bigger shop, or even part of a mid sized shopping centre.  Mostly they will be small to medium office suites.  The inspection can include common grounds like parking and the like.  We will also inspect the grounds as much as possible.

Inside a commercial inspection

This property was bought off-the-plan.

We have inspected many shops, many medical centres – and I have even built a hospital plus a medical centre in my building days, plus a lot more.  Mostly I have been involved in commercial work in my building life.

Canberra a is not so big, so the inspection prices here are listed in the regular price range.  But if you have a bigger property, we need to review it.

This is hail damage being repaired in 2020 in the centre of Canberra.

The above photo was from an inspection for an insurance company, who headquarter in Melbourne, but were unable to come to Canberra during the pandemic. They had insurance work going on and needed it inspected. This is on the roof of a fourteen story building in the centre of Canberra.

Above is of a hail damaged flashing in the centre of Canberra. The inspection was for an insurance company in 2020.

While these buildings are large, most commercial building inspections are smaller. A dentist’s surgery, for example. Or a restaurant, or a doctor’s offices. These are more standard and are the simple building inspection price.

Another kind of inspection is for the client who bought the project from the plan and it is now ready with practical completion.  This can be a bit involved and if you need help and that may mean negotiating, let us know.  In these cases you are likely contracted to another Class A Builder.  They are the top ranking builders in ACT.  Nick is also a Class A Builder.  So it puts the client on an even footing.

Nick has inspected small to medium factories in Fyshwick, and medium to large factory-office complexes elsewhere in ACT. Smaller factories and even a large art studio was inspected in Queanbeyan.

Sometimes they needed additional work like getting plans from the shire council building department so a Compliance Summary Report can be made. That involves extra time and the cost for that is on the inspection prices page.

Overseas and on other states Nick’s commercial inspections were usually around 3,000 to 10,000 square meters in size. He did many in Taiwan and Japan. Such would take many days, depending on the budget and details needed.

On this please ring Nick (0418 388 911) and have a discussion.  Commercial Inspections are generally simpler, but the stakes can be far higher, and anything needing fixing is needed now. Depending on the property Nick may also recommend getting another to separately to inspect the roofing and gutters.

Written by Nick Broadhurst, our inspector. For more information on Nick: SEE HERE

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