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What Is Involved in a Commercial Building Inspection?

A Perth commercial building inspection involves a thorough examination of a commercial property to provide an overall condition assessment and ensure everything is safe and defects are identified. It’s important for the inspector to understand the intended use of the property to ensure it’s suitable and safe for its intended purpose.


An extensive inspection typically includes:

Structural inspection: Checking the condition of the building including the foundation, roof frame, walls, subfloor, stairways, and more.

Plumbing inspection and testing: Evaluating the condition of the building’s plumbing system, including all pipes, fittings, fixtures, and water heaters.

Electrical system inspection: Test the function of the electrical system, including all switches, power points, lights, fixed appliances and other electrical components.

Air Conditioning testing: Testing of the air conditioning heating and cooling system to ensure it’s in good working order.

Exterior inspection: Inspecting the condition of the building’s exterior, including paths, driveways, parking, landscaping, drainage, and more.

Interior inspection: Checking the condition of the interior, including flooring, doors, windows, bathrooms, and more.

Roof inspection: Assessing the condition of the roof and identifying any potential issues.

Timber Pest inspection: Looking for signs of timber pest infestation or damage, including termites, wood rot, chemical delignification and borers.

What Does the Commercial Inspection Report Include?

The findings of a commercial building inspection are typically compiled into a comprehensive report, which includes detailed information on the condition of the building and any necessary repairs or maintenance.

A SURE Building Inspections commercial report includes:

  • A summary of the overall condition of the building
  • Property information such as the address, type of property, construction type and occupancy details
  • All reports will include photos to visually represent the state of the property and highlight specific issues
  • Any defects identified are documented and categorised as structural, maintenance, timber pest or health and safety 
  • The inspector will provide recommendations for repair, replacement, or further expert evaluations referencing applicable trades

A cut above the rest

Purchasing or building a property in Perth is a significant investment. At SURE Building Inspections, we are qualified professionals, who conduct detailed and thorough inspections, giving you the peace of mind you deserve. We guarantee that you will be glad you chose SURE Building Inspections to conduct your building inspection for your Perth property.