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Building and pest inspection Brisbane West

Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane West

Brisbane West is an ideal place to live and is well known for being one of the greenest areas in the Brisbane area. There are plenty of parks, and open spaces and is a haven for wildlife. Brisbane West, geographically positioned between Brisbane and Ipswich, experienced relatively low population growth (8.3%) between 2011 and 2016, with approximately 21,000 new residents to count amongst the 270,000 residents. Many of the new residents live in new unit developments in this well-established, leafy pocket of Brisbane. The fastest growing suburbs are Oxley with a population change of 4,780 (134%) to 8,336 residents followed by Doolandella 1,712 (55%) to 4,817 and Richlands 1,522 (73%) to 3,598. Brisbane West real estate offers a range of choices for most budgets to buy or rent from riverside mansions to entry level housing options for those starting out on the property ladder.

If you’re thinking of purchasing a home in Brisbane West, or in the surrounding suburbs, it is important to get a professional building and pest inspector to inspect the property before you buy. While the property may look like it is in perfect condition with the naked eye, it is always recommended that you get a comprehensive pre-purchase Building and Pest Inspection to carefully check out the property. Without our Building and Pest Inspection, you could be at risk of purchasing a home with defects that could leave you well out of pocket. 

Pre-purchase Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane West

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 can decide to terminate your contract, or you could ideally negotiate the purchase price.

Professional Building and Pest Inspections Brisbane West

Our detailed building and pest reports provide you with a checklist of maintenance items and trades required for repairs that will be useful for negotiations. Our team at Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane West have saved thousands of home buyers from paying full price for properties based on the findings in our building and pest report. When choosing a building and pest inspector, we recommend you choose someone that is a QBCC registered builder. Also, you should check their sample report so you know what you will expect after the inspection. Some of our competitors provide 4-page reports without photos that do not classify defects as major or minor. We understand the huge financial investment that comes with purchasing a property, regardless of if you are a first home buyer or an investor. When buying a property you should never cut corners and investing in a reputable building and pest inspector is the best way to give you peace of mind when buying a property. 

We promise to be diligent and represent your best interests, so that you can make the right purchase for yourself. This is 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 Brisbane West undertake building inspections in accordance with 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 their findings, as well as provide you with additional. Our team here at Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane West 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. Finding areas with high moisture is important as it is the root cause of more than 80% of the money spent maintaining properties. This includes termite damage repairs because termites are attracted to moist timber. 

Major defects we find generally fall into three main categories:

  1. structural defects such as subsidence evidenced by significant cracking or movement to walls, uneven floors or stumps; or
  2. high moisture in wall cavities due to leaks, which we locate using a moisture meter; or
  3. live termites, or termite damage to a range of timbers, including flooring, structural and decorative timbers. 

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 of a similar build and age. 

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 a 7-day time period and you will receive a comprehensive report within 24 hours, presented in an easy to read format, with images of your house. 

Building and pest inspection Brisbane West

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. 

Suburb 5 year population change Population 2016 Population 2011 Total houses 2016 Total units 2016 Median monthly mortgage repayment 2016 Median weekly rent 2016
Anstead -18 1509 1527 476 0 $2,167 $450
Ashgrove 123 13039 12916 3486 869 $2,464 $430
Auchenflower 518 5870 5352 964 1286 $2,167 $400
Bardon 244 9500 9256 2916 260 $2,600 $460
Bellbowrie 49 5462 5413 1779 0 $2,000 $400
Brookfield -178 3524 3702 1069 0 $2,500 $374
Bunya 129 1916 1787 559 0 $2,167 $578
Chapel Hill -55 10113 10168 3371 8 $2,167 $495
Chelmer 404 2998 2594 916 56 $2,600 $460
Corinda 369 5064 4695 1464 321 $2,145 $360
Darra 505 4343 3838 1244 13 $1,550 $340
Doolandella 1712 4817 3105 1342 7 $1,950 $360
Durack 1310 7487 6177 1308 189 $1,733 $330
Ellen Grove 377 2906 2529 867 0 $1,300 $300
Ferny Grove 116 5725 5609 1716 213 $1,950 $380
Ferny Hills 18 8739 8721 2988 0 $1,993 $400
Fig Tree Pocket 393 4045 3652 1238 0 $2,815 $540
Forest Lake 478 22904 22426 7408 138 $1,733 $370
Graceville 421 4634 4213 1481 52 $2,383 $465
Inala 1053 14849 13796 4374 90 $1,391 $220
Indooroopilly 572 12242 11670 2665 1783 $2,039 $425
Jamboree Heights 36 3093 3057 1091 0 $1,889 $390
Jindalee 207 5320 5113 1821 6 $2,000 $420
Kenmore 477 8960 8483 3082 43 $2,167 $460
Kenmore Hills -175 2402 2577 741 15 $2,383 $505
Middle Park -71 3955 4026 1339 0 $1,950 $410
Moggill 1035 4641 3606 1465 0 $2,173 $420
Mount Ommaney 26 2360 2334 768 46 $2,167 $540
Oxley 4780 8336 3556 2744 52 $2,000 $395
Pinjarra Hills -58 606 664 200 0 $1,817 $375
Pullenvale 5 3179 3174 930 0 $2,800 $675
Richlands 1522 3598 2076 1042 6 $1,733 $360
Riverhills 223 4042 3819 1443 0 $1,918 $395
Seventeen Mile Rocks -250 2720 2970 888 4 $2,061 $410
Sherwood 315 5313 4998 1542 483 $2,250 $380
Sinnamon Park 57 6419 6362 2051 0 $2,063 $445
St Lucia 1379 12574 11195 1462 2152 $2,167 $430
Taringa 1200 8376 7176 1340 2198 $1,950 $390
The Gap 743 16692 15949 5543 54 $2,167 $450
Toowong -425 10830 11255 1572 2670 $2,000 $405
Upper Brookfield 130 785 655 240 0 $2,500 $375
Upper Kedron 748 4180 3432 1228 0 $2,167 $300
Wacol 804 3761 2957 271 0 $1,428 $305
Westlake -12 4368 4380 1428 0 $2,167 $500

Brisbane West, geographically positioned between Brisbane and Ipswich, experienced relatively low population growth (8.3%) between 2011 and 2016, with approximately 21,000 new residents to count amongst the 270,000 residents. Many of the new residents live in new unit developments in this well-established, leafy pocket of Brisbane. The fastest growing suburbs are Oxley with a population change of 4,780 (134%) to 8,336 residents followed by Doolandella 1,712 (55%) to 4,817 and Richlands 1,522 (73%) to 3,598. Brisbane West real estate offers a range of choices for most budgets to buy or rent from riverside mansions to entry level housing options for those starting out on the property ladder.

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