Ipswich is an urban area in South East Queensland, Australia. The area is approximately 40 kilometres west of Brisbane’s CBD and is situated on the Bremer River. This city has a population of 232,000 and is expected to grow to 435,000 residents by 2031. Ipswich is well known for its architectural, natural and cultural heritage. There are many unique aspects of this city, one being that Ipswich preserves and operates from many of its own historical buildings, with more than 6000 heritage-listed sites and over 500 parks. This idyllic town has an array of schools, from public education as well as established private education such as Ipswich Grammar School. If you are thinking of purchasing either your forever home or an investment property in the Ipswich region, the median housing price is $460,000, which compared to the average housing price in South East Queensland, is very affordable.
If you’re thinking of purchasing a home in Ipswich, or in the surrounding suburbs, it is important that you ensure there are no safety hazards, major defects or termites that are present at the property. While the property may look like it is in great condition from the outside, it is always best to get our comprehensive pre-purchase Building and Pest Inspection to carefully check. Without our Building and Pest Inspection, you could be at risk of purchasing a home with defects that could leave you thousands of dollars out of pocket.
Every year almost 180,000 Australian homes are affected by termite damage and as a result, the annual cost of termite damage repairs amounts to over a billion dollars. If there are major issues uncovered during your Building and Pest Inspection, you may choose that you no longer want to go through with the sale, or alternatively, you may want to negotiate the purchase price.
Our detailed building and pest reports provide you with a checklist of maintenance items and trades required for repairs and can be useful for negotiations. Our team at Building and Pest Inspection Ipswich have saved thousands of home buyers from paying full price for properties based on our findings upon inspection. When choosing a building and pest inspector, it is important you choose a QBCC registered builder and check their sample report, so you know what to expect. Some of our competitors provide 4-page reports without photos that do not classify defects as major or minor. Buying a property is one of the biggest financial investments of your life, so it makes perfect sense that you should never cut corners with it. Investing in a reputable building and pest inspector gives you peace of mind when going through with the purchase.
Our team take all due care and will represent your best interests. That’s why so many property professionals choose and recommend our services including Buyer’s Agents, Mortgage Brokers and Conveyancers. Our team at Building and Pest Inspection Ipswich undertake building inspections in accordance to Australian standards 4349.1 and beyond. All our builders are experienced and fully insured and will provide you not only with a detailed report, but a phone call after the inspection to discuss findings. Our team here at Building and Pest Inspection Ipswich inspect all accessible areas of both the interior and exterior of the property. These will include the bathrooms, laundry, kitchen, wet areas, yard, masonry walls, subfloor, roof void and roof exteriors plus electrical and plumbing checks that we can do by law.
With over 10 years of experience, knowledge and state-of-the-art tools, we will carefully check for moisture problems inside the wall cavities, around doors, windows, ceilings, bathrooms, kitchen and laundry. This is an important part of our job as 80% of money spent maintaining properties relates to moisture problems. This includes termite damage repairs because termites are attracted to moist timber.
Major defects we find generally fall into three main categories:
For pest inspections, our team will do a full visual inspection to Australian standards 4349.3, equipped with the latest Termite Detection Technology. After we have done a comprehensive inspection of the building, we will then benchmark the defects found at the property you’re looking to purchase with other properties that are similar.
We understand the cooling period for contracts of property sale in Queensland is only 7 days, which is why we will perform the building and pest inspection within that timeframe. From there, you will receive a comprehensive report within 24 hours, presented in an easy to read format, with detailed images of your house.
How to book in with us and what happens next:
Step 1: To book we need your name, mobile, email, inspection address, agent name and number. We will also contact the agent to arrange access to the property. Book now
Step 2: We do a visual building and pest inspection of all accessible areas to Australian Standards.
Step 3: The inspector will call you to explain the key findings.
Step 4: Our comprehensive report is emailed to you within 24 hours.
Step 5: If you have any questions after reading the full report, please contact your inspector, who will be happy to assist you.
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Ipswich is one of Australia’s fastest growing population centres. Ipswich gained approximately 40,000 new residents between 2011 and 2016 Census with rapid growth expected to continue until at least 2032 when Brisbane hosts the Olympic Games. Not surprisingly, master planned Springfield Lakes is the fastest growing suburb with 5169 new residents. Other fast growing areas include Augustine Heights, Bellbird Park, Churchill, Goodna, Newtown and Redbank Plains. More established suburbs such as Blackstone, Camira, Dinmore, Eastern Heights, Ebbw Vale, Flinders View, Silkstone and Woodend saw little or no growth. Ipswich real estate is more affordable than Brisbane to buy or rent. Public transport between Ipswich and Brisbane makes it easy for workers to commute to the Queensland capital.