Property Inspection Knoxfield

Casey Building Inspections performs expert pest checks,  pre-purchase building inspections for Knoxfield properties of all shapes and sizes. Our qualified engineers offer thorough assessments and friendly service, with follow-up phone consultations also available should you require them.

Casey’s pre-purchase building and pest inspections include an in-depth assessment of any defects, ranging from poor-quality tradesmen’s work through to serious structural damage. This includes reporting on termite activity and resulting timber damage. All carried out by a qualified and certified termite inspector. We also provide recommendations for rectifying these issues where appropriate.

Our pre-purchase and pest inspections ensure you have all information required to make an informed decision on your property – including whether you’re willing to invest time and money fixing any defects that we may uncover.

At the completion of our property inspections in Knoxfield, we present a written report which details our findings clearly and comprehensively. All reports contain relevant, objective and concise findings accompanied by photos and detailed descriptions.

LOCATION DATA

Knoxfield is  27 km east of Melbourne’s Central Business District, located within the City of Knox local government area. Knoxfield recorded a population of 7,462 at the 2016 Census.
Area: 5.7 km²
Postal code: 3180
State electorate(s): Ferntree Gully; Rowville
Location: 27 km (17 mi) from Melbourne
Federal division: Division of Aston
LGA(s): City of Knox

Knoxfield History

Knoxfield is named after Sir George Hodges Knox, former local and state parliamentarian.

Development of the area dates primarily from the 1950s and rapid growth took place during the 1960s and 1970s. Knoxfield Post Office opened on 31 July 1961 as the suburb was developed.The northern area of Knoxfield experienced substantial growth from the 1970s. The population increased during the early 1990s, and then was relatively stable from the mid-1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area. There has been a recent decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Knoxfield is unique, as most of the streets are named after the residents who lived there. Some people are still living in the streets that were named after them.

Schools in Knoxfield include Fairhills High School, Knox Park Primary School and Carrington Primary School (formerly Knoxfield Primary School). Knoxfield Primary School merged with Scoresby Heights Primary School in 1994 to create Carrington Primary School.

Termites in Knox

As of 22 December 2004 the City of Knox was declared subject to Termite Infestation. This declaration means that all new buildings or building works will require the installation of a Termite barrier and provision for ongoing maintenance.

Existing Building stock will not be required to retrofit a termite barrier. Existing building owners should instigate regular checks of their property.

If termite activity is discovered avoid disturbing the termites, call a pest control contractor to arrange an inspection.

Visit the Knox Council website to learn more about Termites in Knox

FAQ’s

Q. Why do Councils declare areas subject to termite infestation?

A. Council’s are required to declare an area or areas as subject to termite infestation under the Victorian Building Regulations 1994, where signifi cant evidence exists that termite activity has occurred. The declaration of an area as subject to termite infestation requires all new buildings and building works to incorporate appropriate preventative measures.

Q. Will I have to provide a barrier to protect my existing building?

A. No you are not required to provide a barrier for existing buildings. All new building works will require a termite barrier.

Q. Will this declaration increase the chances of my building being attacked by termites?

A. No the risk has not changed.

A declaration seeks to make people more aware of the risks and encourage them to regularly check their property.

Q. Why did Council wait until now to declare Knox as subject to infestation?

A. Council has for many years monitored reports of termite infestation within the Knox municipal district. However, no reliable information was available on termite activity. With the information recently made available by industry and scientifi c groups, Council has acted quickly to declare Knox ‘subject to termite infestation’.

Get the Assurance You Need With Our Range of Services

Call Casey Building Inspections to book your building inspection in Knox today. We can help you uncover hidden problems before they became major issues. Or to request any of our other services,

Including :

  • Dilapidation Reports
  • Pest Inspections
  • Pre-purchase Inspections
  • Handover Reports
  • Vendor inspections
  • Special-purpose reports (wall cracking, uneven floors, roof inspections, foundation problems, and quality of tradesmen’s work).

Give us a call or, email us at [email protected], or complete an online enquiry form to receive a prompt response from our friendly team.

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