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Our 3 Step Building Inspection Process


One of our building inspection specialists will give you a quick call and ask you a few questions. They will then calculate the costs of your pre-purchase building and pest inspection.


Your building inspector will book a suitable time to view the property. We have building specialists available 7 days per week. We will just require full access to the property.


Within 24 hours you will receive a full detailed building inspection report. All our reports include a defect check, safety hazards and building compliance.

Frequently Asked Questions.

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Pre-purchase building inspection

What is a pre-purchase building inspection?

In simple terms, it is the building inspection that is made before buying the property.

Buying a property is a major investment and the more information you have about your potential property, the better off you’ll be.

During this inspection, a qualified inspector assesses the condition of the property. It typically involves checking everything ranging from damp basements to cracked walls and falling off shingles.

A report will be prepared which typically includes information about these faults, whether these can be repaired and the potential cost of those repairs. In many cases, buyers require inspectors to specifically check for any pest damage in addition to other things. This may come at an extra cost but is generally advisable as termites and other pests can cause extensive damage.

How long does a typical building inspection take?

Typically, an inspection takes anywhere from 1 to 2 hours. Once the assessment has been completed by the inspector, a written report will be prepared by them based on their findings.

In many cases, companies guarantee to give this report within 24 hours of inspection completion. There are also companies that take a few days to prepare and deliver the report.

If any particularly worrying issues are raised by the inspector in the report, it’s recommended to get a more detailed assessment from an expert such as an engineer, electrician, plumber or others before you take the final call.

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What checks are made by inspectors?

Structural Issues.

This is the most important part of the report as some type of structural issues can't be repaired without major construction work. Some issues may also lead to building collapse, causing injuries and damage to surrounding structures.

Unsafe Areas.

You will also get to know about the unsafe areas in the property with a building inspection report. If there are any dangerous materials, such as asbestos, it will surely be highlighted in the report. It will also mention if there are any cracks in walls or missing balustrades. Being informed of any defect or hazard in your potential property can help you make an informed decision.

Roof & Floors.

Water damage and house movement can affect the integrity of a properties walls, roof and flooring. It is critical to have a clear understanding of the current state of these areas. This will give you confidence if you wish to polish the floor or make future renovations.

Necessary Repairs.

When you schedule for pre-purchase building inspection, you will know what exactly needs to suit your building requirements. It will give you a baseline to ask for estimates from relevant tradespeople and builders. In short, you should be able to use this information in order to prepare a comprehensive repairs budget.

Wiring & Alarms.

If there is faulty electrical wiring in the house, it tremendously increases the risks of fire or electrocution. A lack of appropriate number of smoke alarms in the building increases the chances of death or injury in case there is a fire.

Sundry Structures.

Apart from the main building, other sundry structures might also need to be examined by the building inspector. These may include sheds, patios, and decks. If you end up buying a building where these sundry structures are not in line with the local council regulations, you will have to remove these structures. If the main reason for you buying that building was a sundry structure in its existing position, make sure that it is up to the code.

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