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About Building and Pest Inspection Karrabin

Buying a property in Karrabin? Since 2010, Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane has completed more than 5000 inspections within the Karrabin area. Our comprehensive pre-purchase Building and Pest inspections are fully guaranteed to be completed by a licenced builder within 3 days – at an affordable price. Our reviews reflect the quality and value of our inspections and our customer’s value:

Keep reading to find out what’s included in our Building and Pest Inspection and why you need our Building and Pest Inspection report.

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Our Reviews

Sarah Aleckson
09:04 14 Oct 21
Highly recommend Building and Pest Inspection Melbourne. We received a fantastic, same day report. Everyone from the company was great to deal with- very thorough and easy to communicate with. Will use again for our next property.
Benedict Jacob
08:49 14 Oct 21
Outstanding job done!!
George Varkey
05:51 12 Oct 21
I had the best experience with Building and Pest Inspection Melbourne. Firstly Paul was very professional and helped a lot when arranging the inspection. He was really accomodating and it felt like he was always on my side through the process.Wayne came in to inspect the property and I do not have enough good things to say about him. He was very professional and took the time to walk through every detail with me. He is extremely friendly and was very thorough. I HIGHLY recommend using their services!
Tom Murphy
04:31 12 Oct 21
The team at Building and Pest Inspection Melbourne contacted me within hours of logging a job on their website and had provided me with a full report by email within a few days. The employee conducting my inspection contacted me after finishing it and gave me an informal breakdown of his findings that gave me the confidence to go ahead with a potential purchase.The report was extremely thorough and professional, with photos clearly showing any issues that had been discovered and whether they were a low or high concern.A very stress free experience, and I thoroughly recommend their services if you are looking for a building and pest inspection.
Paul Conway
08:16 30 Sep 21
As a first home buyer, the whole process is very daunting! Paul and his team were amazing! I am super impressed with the ease of booking and the way that Paul's team worked around tenants/real estate agents schedules. Not only that, the level of detail that Louis (the inspector) went in to, was incredible! I am very glad I engaged a team of professionals to help my decision making process and point out things that I'd never even think of. 5 stars!! Amazing service!
dferdian
01:18 29 Sep 21
Matt Lee
02:14 28 Sep 21
5 Star service - just check out the other reviews here.Paul contacted me directly on a Public Holiday (Grand Final Friday of all holidays) to advise that the inspection was booked for the following Monday.Wayne (Inspector) left me a voicemail on the Monday advising that the inspection was complete and the report would be sent to me by the following day. On Monday evening, I received the comprehensive report, which picked up a lot of minor issues that I had not even noticed, nor would have expected anyone else to have noticed.Great service, great blokes - can and will recommend them to everyone.
Nadia Bellofiore
06:06 22 Sep 21
Extremely quick turnaround, Paul had our prepurchase inspection booked in and conducted within a day of requesting. Report was thorough and pricing very reasonable. Thank you Paul and team!

Why are Building and Pest Inspection Karrabin different from the rest?

Guaranteed Service

Appointments Within 3 days - guaranteed!

We promise to have your building and pest report within a maximum of 3 business days from the time you book with us.

same day report

Same day report delivery

Your comprehensive building and pest report with photos is emailed on the same day as your inspection.

Personalised service

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

Highly experienced

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

Cost effective

Extremely reasonable prices are what keep us in constant demand with new clients and referrals.

Favoured by property professionals

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

We go the extra mile

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're on your side to give you piece of mind

If you’re buying a property, there are generally two experts on your side, your conveyancer and your Building and Pest Inspector. Conveyancers trust our reports and refer their clients to our inspection service because it has been refined over the years to deliver all you need, plus anything else you desire, for complete peace of mind, BEFORE you make an unconditional offer on a house.

Step 1.

How do I book and then what happens?

For bookings, all we need is your first 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.

PEST & BUILDING INSPECTIONS TO AUSTRALIAN STANDARDS 4349.1

Our Pest and Building Inspectors are skilled & 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 will give you Peace of Mind that the property 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.

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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.

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A comprehensive pre purchase property inspection for your peace of mind

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 levels, windows and doors function normally and other signs of movement relating to major structural defects.

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 range hood fan is tested for function. Common defects include failed or inadequate waterproofing plus leaking taps and pipes.

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.

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.

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 termite damage, live 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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Declared Termite Areas Melbourne

In Karrabin, your Council may designate areas within the municipality in which buildings are likely to be subject to attack by termites.

Termite control measures are required for any new building, including alterations and extensions constructed within specified termite-prone zones under the regulations.

So when you buy a well-established home in a declared termite area does it increase your risk of having termites attack?

Quick answer: No, as Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane has uncovered termites in every suburb of Melbourne. Yep, all of Melbourne is at risk of termite infestation IF there are conducive conditions on your property.

Conditions Encouraging Termites

All homeowners dread termite infestations due to the excessive damage and long term effects it can have on the structural integrity of the property. In Melbourne suburbs, most termite problems are caused by the Coptotermes termites, a species that can travel up to 50 metres from their nest and are drawn to damp timber. This species of termite builds their nests at the bottom of trees, but they can also be found in sub-floors that have poor drainage or ventilation.

To identify termites, inspectors will visually view the sub-floor, slab edge and weep holes, so it’s important to keep these areas clear of obstructions. It’s also important to keep vegetation at bay. Termites can travel up stumps, external walls and over the slab edge to enter the property via weep holes. Any overhanging vegetation should be cleared so the inspector can locate any potential termite problems.

Inspectors at Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane also use non-invasive moisture meters and Termatrac with thermal radar methods to locate termites. If we find an area with high moisture, we apply Termatrac to identify if there are termites present.

The Top 5 Reasons You Should Choose OUR Pre-Purchase Building and Pest Inspection Report

  1. Buying a property is a huge investment. You can protect this investment with our pre-purchase inspection and identify any problems before they become a future liability, costing you more in the long run. 
  2. Our Building and Pest inspectors are fully trained to locate issues big and small, from leaking taps to termite infestations and serious structural damage. 
  3. Gain the right to withdraw from the contract if the report findings aren’t satisfactory. 
  4. Instead of terminating the contract, a vendor may decide to decrease the purchase price of the property or fix the issues prior to settlement. 
  5. It’s common for our client’s to negotiate substantial discounts on the purchase price after a pre-purchase Building and Pest inspection.

What Does it Mean When a Contract is Subject to a Building and Pest Inspection?

When you purchase a property by private treaty, a Building and Pest clause allows you to organise a qualified building and pest inspector to provide a written report on the condition of the property within a set time period.  This will help you identify problems such as termite infestation or other significant building defects before the contract goes unconditional. 

Standard contracts also offer a 3-day cooling off period. We guarantee to provide a Building and Pest inspection report within 3 days, so remember to organise your inspection right away after your offer is accepted.

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Is it Necessary to Get a Building and Pest Report Before Signing a Contract at Auction?

For properties under auction, you’ll need to organise a Building and Pest inspection prior to making a bid. When an inspection is carried out prior to signing contracts there will be no need for a subject to Building and Pest clause. If finance is already approved or it’s a cash sale, it also decreases the risk of the contract not proceeding.

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