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Building and Pest Inspection Noosa

Considering purchasing a property in Noosa? Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane are pre-purchase Building and Pest Inspection specialists. Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane have been serving home buyers in Noosa since 2010 with more than 5000 happy customers. If you need a comprehensive pre-purchase Building and Pest Inspection report in Noosa 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.

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Joanna Reyes
08:02 05 Apr 22
Had Building and Pest done a couple of months ago and super happy with the result. They are very thorough and picked up on a lot of things we would have never even knew existed. Just reading the indepth report shows how much knowledge Paul has in the field, you definitely need to choose them! Prompt response when first enquiring, and worth every cent! Definitely recommend.
nghia truong phuoc
07:43 16 Mar 22
Great service! Highly recommend. I have requested a couple of inspections and Paul always responded to my requests very quickly. The inspections were performed within two days and the reports are clear, detailed and helpful.
Anandita Bhatt
23:30 02 Mar 22
It was perfect. Paul was extremely helpful throughout the process.
Alexandra Hollis
02:27 23 Feb 22
I contacted Paul on a Monday and received the report Wednesday morning. Quick, comprehensive, and professional! Would recommend.
Polly Kay
03:04 09 Feb 22
Tyron Hapi
05:26 08 Feb 22
Very quick end efficient. 10/10
Wei Li
11:08 30 Dec 21
I contacted Paul for a building inspection in a short notice. He called me back and scheduled an appointment very quickly. Inspection was conducted by Michael, who discussed with me about some severe issues while he was conducting the inspection. Next day, I received his professional report. I negotiated the price with the vendor by presenting the inspection report, a piece of strong evidence. In my opinion, Michael and Paul are one of the best inspectors I have ever met. Strongly recommend this team!
Jidi Sun
23:04 22 Dec 21
Honest and professional team. I got valuable tips from them. Highly recommend to others for their services.
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Why are Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane different form the rest?

Guaranteed Service

Guaranteed report within 7 days!

We guarantee a maximum 7 days turnaround from booking to receive your building and pest reports.

same day report

Comprehensive reports

Your comprehensive building and pest report with photos is emailed within 24 hours of your inspection. Same day reports on request.

We take time to explain our findings

Your inspector will speak directly with you after the inspection in person or by phone.

Fully licenced and insured

Your Inspector is an experienced, fully insured and licenced building and pest inspector.

We never rush

Our inspectors are limited to a maximum 3 inspections per day for quality control.

Reasonable prices

Very reasonable prices keep us constantly in demand with new customers and referrals.

Recommended by Property Professionals

Many of our customers are referred by buyer’s agent, mortgage brokers & conveyancers.

Valuable advice

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.

We are on your side & we are here to help you!

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.

Step 1

How do I book and then what happens?

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.
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Step 2

BUILDING INSPECTIONS TO AUSTRALIAN STANDARDS 4349.1

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 Building Inspection report gives you Peace of Mind that the house is structurally sound.

Step 3

PEST INSPECTIONS TO AUSTRALIAN STANDARDS 4349.3

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.

Our Pest Inspection report gives you Peace of Mind that the house is termite free.

Step 4

WE EXPLAIN OUR FINDINGS

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.

Step 5

PRE-PURCHASE BUILDING AND PEST REPORT

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.

Brisbane Sample Building and Pest Report

Comprehensive Pre Purchase Building Inspection for Your Peace of Mind

We take our responsibility as your trusted advisor seriously, going above and beyond your expectations.

1) Wet Areas

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.

2) Electrical Checks

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.

3) Plumbing Checks

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.

4) Yard

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.

5) Roof Exterior

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

6) Masonry Walls

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.

7) Exterior

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.

8) Interior

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.

9) Laundry & Kitchen

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.

10) Bathrooms

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.

11) Roof Space/Void

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.

12) Subfloor/Underfloor Space

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!

What does a Pre Purchase Pest Inspection look for?

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.

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Conditions Conducive to Termite Attack

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

Five reasons you need OUR comprehensive pre-purchase Building & Pest inspection report

  1. You are about to make a very BIG investment and our pre-purchase inspection can identify future liabilities that will cost far more to fix than the price of the inspection.
  2. Our Building and Pest reports identify a number of ISSUES about the property. These range from minor problems like a leaking tap to serious issues such as termite infestation or structural damage.
  3. Our Building and Pest reports may give you the right to WITHDRAW from the contract if the report isn’t satisfactory.
  4. If defects are identified, you don’t necessarily need to terminate the contract. The vendor may agree to REDUCE the purchase price or agree to FIX the defects we detect prior to settlement.
  5. Our pre-purchase reports regularly help our clients negotiate significant DISCOUNTS on the purchase price.

What does subject to Building and Pest Inspection mean in a contract of sale?

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!

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Should I get a Building and Pest report before an auction or before signing the contract?

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.

Brisbane Sample Building and Pest Report

Brisbane real estate and population statistics

Suburb Population 2016 Population 2011 5 year population change 5 year population change % Total houses 2016 Total units 2016 Houses as % total dwellings
Brisbane City 118,057 100,900 17,157 17.0% 14,492 32,214 31.0%
Brisbane North 314,702 292,029 22,673 7.8% 94,638 22,173 81.0%
Brisbane South 277,467 247,606 29,861 12.1% 83,885 9,598 89.7%
Brisbane West 278,196 256,960 21,236 8.3% 77,862 13,014 85.7%
Brisbane East 180,623 169,367 11,256 6.6% 92,158 8,479 91.6%
Ipswich 205,929 168,594 36,291 21.5% 72,800 1,056 98.6%
Logan 299,994 265,318 34,676 13.1% 91,668 2,649 97.2%
Redlands 138,000 130,300 7,700 5.9% 45,583 2,312 95.2%
Moreton Bay 348,949 303,488 45,461 15.0% 112,199 6,717 94.4%
Bribie Island 18,138 17,040 1,098 6.4% 7,283 542 93.1%
Brisbane & Surrounds 2,180,055 1,951,602 227,409 11.7% 692,568 98,754 87.5%
Gold Coast 552,840 492,016 60,824 12.4% 156,784 39,483 79.9%
Sunshine Coast 320,562 278,441 42,121 15.1% 100,800 13,601 88.1%
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.

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