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Sydney & Metro

At Your Building Inspector, we specialise in comprehensive building inspections in Sydney. Whether you need a pre-purchase building inspection, pre-sale building inspection, a new home condition report, or an assessment for commercial properties, our licensed builders and trained building inspectors in Sydney provide thorough and reliable evaluations. We are dedicated to helping you make informed decisions with our fast, accurate reports and unbeatable prices. 

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Why Choose Our Building Inspection Services in Sydney?

We understand the importance of value for our clients. That’s why we offer a price match guarantee, ensuring that you receive the highest quality building inspection in Sydney at the best price in the market. Trust us to deliver exceptional service without breaking the bank. 

When it comes to property inspections, time is of the essence. That’s why we offer next-day bookings and guarantee a 3-hour report turnaround, providing you with swift and reliable results. Our efficient process ensures you receive comprehensive information without delay, allowing you to make informed decisions promptly and consult with your conveyancer or agent if major defects are identified. 

At Your Building Inspector, we take pride in our team of licensed builders who are also trained building inspectors in Sydney. This unique combination of skills allows us to identify issues that less experienced inspectors might miss. Rest assured that our experts will provide a thorough and accurate assessment of your property. 

Ensuring trust and reliability is paramount in our property inspections. As a local company, we are committed to serving the Sydney community with integrity and professionalism. Count on us as your trusted partner for all your building inspection needs. 

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Comprehensive building & Pest Inspections In Sydney at The Best Price

Ensure your potential property investment is sound with our thorough pre-purchase inspections in Sydney. We check every detail to help you make an informed decision. 

Ensure your property is market-ready with our pre-sale building inspections in Sydney. Our qualified inspectors provide detailed reports to help you address potential issues before listing, ensuring a smooth and successful sale. 

Get a complete assessment of your new home’s condition. Our building inspectors provide detailed reports on the state of your property, helping you address any issues early. 

Our building inspection services cover all aspects of your property, from structural integrity to pest infestations. We provide a comprehensive overview of your property’s condition. 

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Price Match Guarantee

We’ve got the cheapest prices on the market, however we don’t compromise on quality. If you do find a cheaper, comparable written quote, we'll match it.

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3 Hour Report Turnaround

A property purchase is time sensitive, thats why we try to fit you in the next day you call to book. Additionally, our inspectors aim to turn your report’s around within 3 hours of completing the inspection.

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Our Inspectors Are Builders

Our inspectors are qualified builders with a deep understanding of construction. Don’t get caught out by using an inspector that’s a tradesman or completely unqualified, they are not builders.

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Moisture & Thermal Technology

If we find an area that doesn't look quite right, our inspectors have thermal and moisture devices to investigate further. We leave no stone unturned in ensuring your property's integrity.

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Thorough Assessments

Our inspections cover every aspect of your property, ensuring no stone is left unturned. We identify potential issues before they become costly problems.

Fast and Accurate Reports

Receive your detailed inspection report within 3 hours of the inspection. Our reports are easy to understand and provide actionable insights.

Peace of Mind

With our expert inspections, you can move forward with confidence, knowing you have all the information you need about your property.

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INSPECTION SERVICES LIST

Your Building Inspector specialise in a range of residential and commercial inspection reports.

If you’re chasing a pre-purchase inspection report for your new property purchase in Sydney, we can organise to inspect your new property and deliver your report within 3 hours.

If it’s a Sydney condition report you’re after, we can organise this for new or existing properties. Turnaround times on these types of reports depend on the size of the property, however we will aim to deliver your report as soon as possible.

A pre-sale building and pest inspection is undertaken when you are planning on selling your property. The purpose of this inspection is to identify any areas of concern so that you are aware of, or can address any issues, prior to the property going to the market. That way, you will not be concerned when a contract of sale is agreed to but is subject to a building and pest inspection. All your bases will be covered!

The inspection and report will generally include:

  • The interior of the building.
  • The roof space.
  • The exterior of the building.
  • The sub-floor space.
  • The roof exterior.

 

Considerations such as building configuration, construction type, obstructions, accessibility and height may affect the areas we can safely inspect. 

Please familiarise yourself with our Disclaimer and Terms and Conditions which talks about this further.

Our inspectors are trained to concentrate on major defects or what we call ‘deal breakers’! Generally, if there are issue with any of these items, they can be quite costly to rectify. These can be grouped into three main categories.

  • Structural
  • Water
  • Termites

 

Additionally, for your piece of mind, our inspectors are qualified and experienced builders, as well as timber pest inspectors. Rather than a trade qualified inspector, our inspectors are qualified builders and are across all trades (not just one).

So, whether you are planning to sell your residential or commercial property, we can certainly help.

A pre-purchase building and pest inspection is undertaken when you are purchasing a property and your offer has been accepted. Your offer will most likely be subject to a building and pest inspection, which is generally required to be completed in 7 days.

As time is of the essence, and we can appreciate that this stage of the sale process is quite stressful for you, we aim to have you booked in the following day and the report to you within 3 hours of the inspection taking place. We will also arrange access with the agent to make the process somewhat streamlined!

The inspection will concentrate on identifying any ‘major’ items of concern that could be very costly to rectify. Generally, these items can be grouped into three main categories, being structural, water, and termites. If any of these items are identified, you will then have time to talk to your agent and possible renegotiate the deal or even pull out of the contract (if a major defect is identified). The last thing you want is any costly surprises once you move in and get settled. 

Your inspection and report will generally cover the following areas:

  • The interior of the building.
  • The roof space.
  • The exterior of the building.
  • The sub-floor space.
  • The roof exterior.

 

Inspection of these areas is dependent on accessibility, height and whether the areas can safely be inspected. There is further information regarding this in our Disclaimer and Terms and Conditions which talks about this further.

Our inspectors are qualified and experienced builders and timber pest inspectors. We do not use trade qualified inspectors as they are only trained in single trades. Our inspectors are qualified builders and are experienced across all trades, providing you with peace of mind!

A new build inspection is undertaken when you are taking up a new building project and would like staged inspections to be completed throughout the building and construction process.

As required by law, the builder will usually engage a building surveyor/certifier who will approve the plans and undertake regular inspections to ensure compliance is met with the approved plans, as well as that the works are in accordance with the building code and Australian Standards.

Our inspections do not overlap with the building surveyors/certifiers and purely concentrate on the builder’s workmanship and the quality of materials being used.

We undertake inspections prior to key components of the building being covered up. These comprise of the following stages:

  1. Pre-Pour Inspection (main slab)

This involves checking the formwork, reinforcement, set downs, services penetrations, termite barriers and the like prior to the slab being poured. The objective is to ensure that workmanship is acceptable, and that the configuration is generally as per the approved plans. A report is produced and emailed to you, including photos, of any areas requiring attention.

  1. Frame Inspection (wall and roof framework)

This involves checking that the quality of materials and the workmanship undertaken by the builder and their trades is acceptable.

Additionally, we will check that the layout of the framework the location of in slab services and wet area set downs is generally in accordance with the approved plans. A report is produced and emailed to you, including photos, of any areas requiring attention.

  1. Pre-Sheet Inspection (wall and ceiling linings)

This involves checking on the quality and workmanship in relation to the rough-in  of services (electrical, mechanical, plumbing), insulation is correct and that works are generally in accordance with the approved plans prior to the walls and ceilings being covered up.

After the inspection, a report is produced and emailed to you, including photos, of any areas requiring attention.

  1. Handover Inspection (builders’ completion)

This involves inspection of the completed works. Again, we are looking at the quality of the materials and the workmanship undertaken by the builder and the trades.

This inspection is somewhat longer than previous inspections as we look at all internal areas, the roof space, external facades and the external roof areas and associated drainage.

Once the inspection is complete, a report is produced and emailed to you, including photos, of any areas requiring attention.

  1. Detailed Defects Inspection (builders’ completion)

This inspection is in addition to the ‘handover Inspection’ whereby we highlight any defects or issues using small pieces of ‘blue’ painters’ tape (no glue or residue is left after removal of the tape).

Photos of these areas will be included the handover report.

If you have a new building project, and would like the peace of mind of independent staged inspections by an insured and qualified builder, please do not hesitate to give us a call and book your inspection in.

A special purpose inspection is undertaken when you are concerned with a particular aspect of a property or if you are concerned with work that has been completed by a contractor. These inspections are wide ranging in terms of scope and may include one of the following scenarios (however this list is not conclusive):

  • Checking completed addition or renovation works by a trade contractor
  • Checking completed addition or renovation works by a building contractor
  • External roof inspection
  • Internal roof space inspection
  • Moisture issues to wet areas
  • Internal cracks to walls or ceilings
  • Internal tiles lifting and cracks appearing
  • Internal floors uneven or dropping from skirtings
  • External cracks to masonry walls
  • External cracks to retaining walls
  • Excessive external moisture/water evident
  • External decks and pergolas deteriorated
  • Subfloor timbers, posts and ground conditions

 

As you can see, a special purpose inspection can cover a very broad range of specific issues with a building. If you have an issue with a particular aspect of your property and it is not on the above list, it will probably be covered one of these types of reports.

Our inspectors are insured, qualified and experienced builders. We can undertake inspections on residential, commercial, industrial, medical, and retail properties.

If you have a specific problem with your property and need some advice, please give us a call, and book a special purpose inspection with our reputable team.

A commercial property inspection is undertaken on behalf of the property owners or managers. The purpose of the inspection is to provide you with a report detailing and maintenance or defect issues that require attention in the short, medium and long term.

We can inspect properties covering a broad spectrum of commercial sectors including:

  • Office
  • Showroom
  • Industrial & Warehousing
  • Medical
  • Specialty Consulting
  • Shopping Centres
  • Retail Tenancies

 

In terms of scope of services, these reports generally include the following areas:

  • The interior of the building.
  • The roof space.
  • The exterior of the building.
  • The sub-floor space.
  • The roof exterior.

 

Obviously, considerations such as building configuration, construction type, obstructions, accessibility and height may affect the areas we can safely inspect.  Please familiarise yourself with our Disclaimer and Terms and Conditions which talks about this further.

If you would like a thorough inspection of you property so that you can undertake some budgetary planning in regards to repairs and maintenance, please give us a call.

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USING THE LATEST EQUIPMENT

Not only is Your Building Inspector experienced, licensed and insured – each building inspector is also equipped. Our building inspectors carry a moisture meter, thermal sensor and access equipment to every property inspection they carry out.

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The moisture meter records differential moisture levels within surfaces such as walls and floors without the need to make holes or damage the property. Your inspector will use this meter if there is visual evidence of moisture damage within the property. The moisture meter also identifies termite risk areas by reading the concentrated presence of moisture within the surfaces of the property.

Your inspector will use a thermal imaging sensor within your inspection if visual evidence of termite activity is discovered. This thermal imaging device identifies heat sources generated by termites within building surfaces and helps to trace the termite nest and entry points in the building.

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SAMPLE REPORT AND T&Cs

Our building and pest inspection reports are comprehensive and include photographs of problem areas. Rather than minor cosmetic issues, we focus on looking for what we call ‘deal breakers’. These are items that can cause major problems and are expensive to rectify. These generally include structural issues, water ingress and termite damage.

Download our sample pre-purchase building and pest inspection report and our Disclaimer and Terms & Conditions.

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Frequently asked Questions

FAQ's

A building and pest inspection is undertaken prior to a buyer purchasing a property, and is generally a condition of sale. It is essential that you appoint an experienced, licensed building and pest inspector to carry out the inspection to ensure all major and minor defects are reported. The inspector will return a report on the property noting any defects found, your building inspection report will also include photos of all reported issues.

All of our building and pest inspectors are licensed builders who have been operating under that license for at least 10 years. As well as this, all of our inspectors carry pest certifications and their own insurance.

We will work with your agent to arrange a time that suits all parties. Provide your agents details through the online form or over the phone and we will get in contact with them. If you have already found a time that works with your agent, that’s fantastic, let us know and we will try to accommodate the given time.

We welcome owners and buyers to be present at the time of inspection, although we ask that you leave the inspector to carry out their inspection and wait to ask your questions at the end. This allows the inspector to concentrate solely on assessing the property to deliver a non-bias report.

A typical combined building and pest inspection will take between one to two hours.

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You will receive your report on the same day as your inspection. Please note that payment must be received prior to the report being sent.

Your Inspector will carry a ladder, torch, moisture meter and thermal sensor to your inspection. Please be aware that the moisture meter is only used when visual evidence of moisture is identified by your inspector. The same protocol is followed for the use of the thermal sensor, which is also only required when visual evidence of pest activity is identified.

Termites can be hard to detect so it's always best to contact a professional. Our inspectors are qualified pest inspectors. We provide a full building inspection service that includes a pest inspection and specifically, termite inspections in Sydney.

We aim to service the majority of metropolitan and outer suburbs of Sydney, although if your postcode is not within our service area when you are completing your booking form it doesn’t mean we can’t service you! Continue to fill out your online form and your closest building inspector will be in touch with a tailored price based on the distance your location is from our main service areas!

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