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Building and Pest Inspection Redlands

Redlands is situated in southeast Queensland, east of Brisbane and is bounded by North Stradbroke Island, Logan and the Gold Coast. This beautiful city is known for its vibrant and growing community, open spaces and compact urban area. It is also well known for its great fishing, water sports and boating, which is a huge drawcard for families that enjoy the outdoors. With a population of 156,863 in June 2018, the city is spread along the southern coast of Moreton Bay, covering 537.2 square kilometres. With its growing population, the area also boasts a number of shopping centres, TAFEs, museums, national parks and more. If you’re thinking of moving to the Redlands region, or are considering buying an investment property, the average house cost $760,000

When purchasing a property it is crucial that you book a pre-purchase Building and Pest Inspection to avoid purchasing a home that isn’t safe, or comes with hidden damage and issues to the structure due to living timber pests.  On inspection, the property may look great, however, it is always best to get a second professional opinion to make sure you have not missed anything. Without one, you are at risk of purchasing a home that is unsafe to live in, or with hazards that could leave you out of pocket in order to repair, on top of mortgage repayments to the bank. 

Building and Pest Inspection Redlands

Unfortunately, 180,000 Australian homes are affected by termite damage and as a result, the annual cost of repairs is over a billion dollars. If an inspection report comes back with an array of issues, you may choose to terminate the contract of sale and/or depending on how severe the damage is, you may want to negotiate the price with the owner before the settlement. Our team at Building and Pest Inspection Redlands have prevented plenty of home buyers from ending up with properties that were well overvalued due to termite infestations and damage. Regardless of if you wish to continue with the settlement, if there is damage to the home, it is vital that you take action immediately, especially in regards to termite infestations.

Building and Pest Inspection Redlands

When choosing an inspector, it is recommended you look for a QBCC registered builder that will give you a detailed report. An inspector with a lack of experience will fail to do even the most simple tasks that can be a key giveaway to issues such as pest damage. At Building and Pest Inspection Redlands we will be able to identify termite incursions and damage that can in a lot of instances, severely affect the property’s value. Regardless of if this is your first property purchase or your twentieth, buying a house is a huge financial investment, one that should be done correctly.

Investing in our QBCC registered builder will assist you in purchasing a quality home without any hidden problems that will leave you out of pocket. Our team at Building and Pest Inspection Redlands undertake building inspections in accordance to Australian standards 4349.1. All our builders are trained, experienced and have plenty of knowledge, ensuring that they will always do a detailed inspection. Our team here at Building and Pest Inspection Redlands will do a full visual inspection of accessible areas of both the interior and exterior of the property. This will include the roof, subfloors, bathrooms, laundry, kitchen, wet areas, electrical, plumbing, yard, masonry walls and roof exteriors. 

Our promise to you is that we take due care and always represent your best interests.  That’s why we are recommended by property professionals, including Buyer’s Agents, Mortgage Brokers and Conveyancers. There are plenty of things we check for including if there are active termites, evidence of termite damage and other timber pests such as subterranean termites, dampwood termites and drywood termites that will attack timbers, including flooring, structural and decorative timbers. We will also inspect for fungal decay that digests moist wood, causing rotting to happen. 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 do a comparison of the property you’re looking to purchase with other properties with all variations to the normal condition outlined. We always call after inspections to discuss the report. 

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. 

 Our team will ensure that all problems are documented on inspection and reported. We are incredibly proud to service the Redlands area with quality inspections. We understand the cooling period for contracts is a week, which is why we will perform the building and pest inspection within that time period and you will receive a comprehensive report on the day, presented in an easy to read format, with detailed images of your property that you want to purchase. 

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How to book in with us and the next steps: 

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. 

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
Alexandra Hills -474 16254 16728 5549 39 $1,820 $375
Birkdale 701 14497 13796 4708 161 $1,961 $400
Capalaba 689 17333 16644 6119 81 $1,850 $350
Cleveland 387 14801 14414 4950 958 $1,950 $375
Mount Cotton 2031 6835 4804 2133 0 $2,200 $465
Ormiston 152 5793 5641 1941 147 $2,000 $420
Redland Bay 1334 14958 13624 4813 49 $2,167 $445
Sheldon 14 1704 1690 528 0 $2,167 $310
Thorneside 213 3761 3548 1370 22 $1,777 $355
Thornlands 1887 14694 12807 4583 125 $2,167 $450
Victoria Point 203 15020 14817 4891 542 $1,950 $420
Wellington Point 563 12350 11787 3998 188 $2,000 $420

Redlands is arguably Brisbane’s most liveable area. Situated idyllically on the doorstep of stunning Moreton Bay protected by North Stradbroke Island, which is a short ferry ride away. Despite its obvious appeal, Redlands experienced low population growth between 2011 and 2016, with just 7700 new residents. The fastest growing suburbs were Mount Cotton, Thornlands and Redland Bay. The vast majority of Redlands real estate consists of houses with more than 95% of dwellings houses, many on larger blocks or acreage. There are only 2,312 units in Redlands but with potential views to Moreton Bay from many locations, developers will be eyeing off development opportunities as Redlands captures the attention of migrants and Brisbane residents looking for a sea change.

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