Want the best Building and Pest Inspection? See our Building and Pest Inspection reviews and detailed reports here. We are Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane. Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane are pre-purchase Building and Pest Inspection specialists. Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane have been serving home buyers in Greater Brisbane since 2010 with more than 5000 happy customers. If you need a comprehensive pre-purchase Building and Pest Inspection report in Brisbane for a very reasonable price, we are here to help you. Read on to discover more about what we inspect, plus when and why you need OUR comprehensive pre-purchase Building and Pest Inspection report.
We guarantee a maximum 7 days turnaround from booking to receive your building and pest reports.
Your comprehensive building and pest report with photos is emailed within 24 hours of your inspection. Same day reports on request.
Your inspector will speak directly with you after the inspection in person or by phone.
Your Inspector is an experienced, fully insured and licenced building and pest inspector.
Our inspectors are limited to a maximum 3 inspections per day for quality control.
Very reasonable prices keep us constantly in demand with new customers and referrals.
Many of our customers are referred by buyer’s agent, mortgage brokers & conveyancers.
Our experienced staff go beyond your expectations and provide valuable advice on if the property is likely to contain asbestos, estimated cost of repairs and even building advice if you are considering renovating.
When you buy a property, there are generally two experts on your side, your Conveyancer and your Building and Pest Inspector. Conveyancers rely on our reports and refer our inspection service because it has been perfected since 2010 to provide everything you need, and extra things you want for peace of mind, BEFORE you unconditionally buy a house.
To book we just need your name, mobile & email, inspection address, agent name & number.
We contact the agent to arrange access then we email you the confirmation details.
Our Building Inspectors are experienced & fully insured Licenced Builders.
Our Building Inspection is a visual inspection of all accessible areas of the interior, roof void, sub-floor & exterior of the property to detect safety hazards, major defects, minor defects & general maintenance.
Our Pest Inspectors are qualified with full Professional Indemnity insurance.
We do a thorough visual inspection of all accessible areas including the interior, roof void, sub-floor, & exterior of the property for termites & termite damage using state of the art Termite Detection technology, including a moisture meter and a thermal tool to detect termite movement in the walls.
NOTE: Moisture is the cause of ALL termite problems. We apply our Moisture Meter extensively to identify leaks and dampness issues, commonly found in the wet areas.
We take time to explain our findings clearly and simply. Your inspector will speak directly with you after the inspection in person or by phone. You are welcome to call the inspector back after reading your reports.
We will discuss any MAJOR ISSUES with you to help you make any important decisions such as negotiating on price, asking for defects to be repaired or terminating the contract.
Our comprehensive Building & Pest Inspection report gives you the Peace of Mind and knowledge you need to complete, renegotiate, or terminate, this property purchase with confidence. One or more photos are included to highlight each defect.
MOISTURE is by far the Number 1 cause of COSTLY building defects and ALL termite problems. We apply our Moisture Meter extensively to identify defects relating to leaking and dampness issues, commonly found in the wet areas.
We conduct the electrical checks that we can by law, including turning on light switches to check for flickering; the condition of the meter box; plus the presence of smoke alarms and safety switches.
Our plumbing checks include flushing toilets to check function and drainage; plus the gutters and downpipes for rust, damage and blockages. We also turn on taps to check for hammering and poor drainage.
In the yard we note defects to boundary fences and gates, the clothesline, garden shed, paths, driveways and retaining walls. The yard is more often less well maintained with more major defects and safety hazards found.
On the roof exterior we check the condition of cladding, fascia/barge boards, flashings, gutters and downpipes, the soffit/eaves and valleys. Broken tiles, rust and water damage are noted. Fungal growth is a sign that water is pooling
Masonry walls are closely examined for defects such as bricks fretting, cracking, damp damage, differential damage, inadequate joint sealant, mortar eroding, blocked vents, visible flashings and weep hole ventilation.
In the exterior, we note the condition of paint, any damp damage or cladding defects; maintenance items for outdoor structures including decks, balconies, patios, verandahs or pergolas; plus defects and safety hazards relating to handrails, steps, stairs and ramps.
In the interior, all rooms are inspected for building defects to the ceiling, doors, floor, painting, walls and windows. We carefully check if the floors are level, windows and doors function normally and other signs of movement relating to major structural defects.
In the laundry and kitchen, we also note visible defects to bench tops, doors, drawers and cabinets; sinks, splashbacks, taps and waste traps. The rangehood fan is tested for function. Common defects include failed or inadequate waterproofing plus leaking taps and pipes.
Built elements that commonly have defects due to wear and tear in bathrooms include the vanity, basin, bath, mirror, shower, shower screen, splashbacks, taps, waste traps, toilet cistern and pan. Ventilation, and exhaust fan function, is noted.
In the roof space we identify any issues relating to coverage, framing, insulation, parti wall and sarking. We commonly find insufficient insulation, even in new homes. Even when there is sufficient insulation we try our best to enter the roof void to traverse all accessible areas.
For structural reasons, it is very important to check the condition of bearers, joists, piers or stumps; note any cracked or leaking pipes, dampness, ventilation or drainage issues. We recommend removal of debris or stored items that encourage termites and other pests including rodents!
Our pre purchase Pest Inspection investigates for signs of termites and conducive conditions that could lead to termite attack. We report on whether the property has a current termite management system and we advise what you can do to reduce the risk of termite attack to protect your valuable asset.
Termites can be the worst nightmare for home owners because of the extensive damage they can cause and because termites can reduce the value of your property. The termite species that cause the most building defects in Brisbane are Coptotermes, which can forage up to 50 metres from their nests and are attracted to moist timbers in your home. Coptotermes commonly nest at the base of a tree but we have found them nesting in sub-floors with poor drainage or inadequate ventilation.
It is important to keep the sub-floor, slab edge and weep holes clear of obstructions because our Pest Inspectors can find termites visually. For example, termites can enter the property by crawling up the stumps, external walls or over the slab edge into a weep hole. Vegetation should be removed to allow visual inspection of the full external perimeter of the property and sub-floors should be visually clear around the full internal perimeter walls and all stumps.
Our Pest Inspectors can also find termites by non-invasive methods using our moisture meter and thermal tools. When we locate an area within a wall with hight moisture, we apply the thermal tool to determine if there is evidence of termites in the walls feeding on the moist timbers
A building and Pest clause should exist as a condition of a property purchase sale when you buy a home by private treaty. The Building and Pest clause allows you to get written reports from a qualified Building and Pest inspector within a set time frame to AVOID BUYING a property infested with termites or with significant building repair costs. So book us as soon as your offer is ACCEPTED!
If the property is going to auction, your only option is to inspect PRIO to making a BID. Some buyers and vendors prefer to do the Building and Pest inspection before signing any contracts to avoid the need for a subject to Building and Pest clause in the contract. If conditional finance is also approved or it is a cash sale, this removes contract risk.
|Suburb||Population 2016||Population 2011||5 year population change||5 year population change %||Total houses 2016||Total units 2016||Houses as % total dwellings|
|Brisbane & Surrounds||2,180,055||1,951,602||227,409||11.7%||692,568||98,754||87.5%|
|South East Queensland||3,053,457||2,722,059||330,354||12.1%||950,152||151,838||86.2%|
Greater Brisbane, including Logan, Ipswich, Redlands & Moreton Bay, is now the fastest growing capital in Australia due a range of factors including: (A) relative affordability to Sydney and Brisbane, (B) lifestyle, (C) climate, (D) flexible work arrangements since COVID and (E) expectations that Brisbane real estate price growth will continue strongly until at least the 2032 Brisbane Olympic Games. Between 2011 and 2016, more than 226,000 new residents called Brisbane home. That’s 11.6% more Brizzos in just 5 years! Ipswich is the fastest growing region by % with 21% growth (36,000 new residents) but Moreton Bay is the fastest growing region by numbers with more than 45,000 new residents (15% growth). Brisbane City grew by 17,000 (17%) due to the development of new units. Only 31% of dwelling in Brisbane City are houses compared to 87.4% of houses in all of Greater Brisbane. Whether you choose inner city apartment living close to Brisbane’s rapidly improving public amenities or a spacious house on Brisbane’s larger blocks of land, with room for your kids and a dog to run around, life really is great in Brisbane!
Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane now also services Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast so we are your one-stop for fast, professional service and detailed building and pest reports. Gold Coast real estate (12.4% population growth) and Sunshine Coast real estate (15.1% population growth) are showing high property buyer demand. With World Class beaches and an enviable lifestyle so close to Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast are expected to continue strong increases in real estate price growth for at least the next decade.