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Building and Pest Inspection Gold Coast

Your Building Inspector offers professional and accurate building and pest inspection services for residential and commercial properties throughout the Gold Coast region.

All of our inspectors are qualified builders with years of hands-on experience, giving you peace of mind that you and your property are in good hands. 

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BUILDING AND PEST INSPECTIONS
GOLD COAST

Enjoy complete peace of mind with Your Building Inspector’s professional building and pest inspections in Gold Coast. Each of our inspectors is trained, licensed, and fully insured – as well as qualified builders! This means that we always conduct thorough BPIs, checking the property for important structural or pest issues. 

Our Gold Coast building inspectors look for the deal-breakers – water, structural, and timber issues, including termites and other pest problems. These are costly items that you need to be made aware of before purchasing a property, home, or building. Our reports are both detailed and comprehensive, but written in an informative and easy-to-understand way, helping you get the most important information.

We are passionate about providing unbeatable building and pest inspection services in Gold Coast. That’s why our team comprises professional, friendly inspectors who are qualified builders with at least 10 years of experience in the trade. Additionally, we offer a 3-hour report turnaround time and we are committed to ensuring that the inspection process is hassle-free for our clients.

Give us a call today to book your Gold Coast building and pest inspection! 

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Lowest Prices

Our business model is based on providing comprehensive reports at the the best possible prices on the market in Gold Coast. This does not however mean that we trade the quality of our reports for price. If you do find a cheaper, comparable written quote in Gold Coast, let us know!

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Prompt Service

The property purchase process is very time sensitive, that’s why we work with your agent to book your inspection in as soon as possible (often the next day). We also make sure that you receive your report as quickly as possible (often within 3 hours of the inspection)!

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Experienced Inspectors

Our Gold Coast inspectors are qualified and experienced builders, with at least 10 years experience. That means they are trained to identify major issues with your property. Additionally, they qualified timber pest inspectors, so you are in good hands!

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Fully Equipped

Our Gold Coast building and pest inspectors carry both a moisture meter and thermal sensor. Should a visible issue need further investigation, our inspectors can take the necessary non-invasive steps to identify major issues for you!

What Do Building And Pest Inspectors Report On

WE FIND AND REPORT ON MAJOR & MINOR BUILDING DEFECTS

We have a working knowledge of the Gold Coast area and years of experience in building inspections and with our next-day inspection booking and 3-hour report turnaround times, you’ll have all the information you need to make an informed decision on any property and buy with confidence. 

The three major defect areas our experienced inspectors look for in a Gold Coast building and pest inspection include;

Structural Inspection

Is the property structurally sound and are there any areas that are poorly maintained or present serious safety hazards? Your Building Inspector will use high quality photos to demonstrate the areas of concern.

Water Damage/Leak Inspection

Is there any water or moisture build up in the property? If there are signs, Your Building Inspector will use their moisture meter to take a reading and note it on your report.

Termite Inspection Gold Coast

Is there any previous or current termite activity inside and outside the property? Your Building Inspector will report on any findings and use their thermal sensor to pick up on active termite attacks.

Minor defects are also noted and photographed on your report, these can include; cracked tiles, broken door hinges, poorly maintained cabinetry, chipped paint. These are not areas of serious concern, but could be used in negotiations when purchasing the property.

aFFORDABLE BUILDING INSPECTIONS IN GOLD COAST

A building inspection is the process of evaluating a structure’s physical integrity and systems to identify any flaws or concerns. Our professional Gold Coast building inspector will check the roof, walls, floors, ceilings, windows, doors, foundations, drainage, electrical wiring and more during this procedure.

Due to the number of inspections we undertake on the Gold Coast, we are able to offer leading prices throughout the region. Our prices are regularly checked and updated to ensure we offer the best rates around. If you happen to find a better comparable written quote, we will beat it!

Before requesting a price beat, please double check the quote is coming from a licensed building and pest inspector who holds public liability and professional insurances. The inspector must also carry a moisture metre, thermal sensor as well as access equipment to undertake the inspection.

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OUR BUILDING & PEST INSPECTION
SERVICES LIST

Your Building Inspector Gold Coast specialises in pre-purchase building and pest inspections for residential and commercial properties. 

To keep yourself safe and protected against unforeseeable threats, don’t put off requesting a professional building and pest inspection. It’ll give you more knowledge and information regarding the condition of your current home so as to make informed decisions in the future.

In most cases, we can organise to inspect the property by the next business day and deliver your report on the same day as the inspection, meaning you have plenty of time to go through the details and make a decision about the property. 

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.

OUR INSPECTORS ARE ACCREDITED

Gold Coast’s Top-Rated Building & Pest Inspectors. Work with us to enjoy total peace of mind, next-day inspection bookings and 3-hour inspection report turnaround times. Our building inspectors are fully licensed and accredited, as well as insured!

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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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COMPREHENSIVE INSPECTIONS USING THE LATEST EQUIPMENT

Whether you are moving into a new home in Gold Coast or purchasing or selling a house, a building inspection conducted by a professional building inspector like the inspectors at Your Building Inspector can save you a lot of time, money, and potential heartache by finding structural and other issues with the building, before they become costly nightmare.

Our inspectors carry the latest technology in moisture testing equipment on the market.  These devices are used to detect moisture behind a wide range of building materials including paint, wallpaper, plasterboard, ceramic tiles, floor coverings, timber, ceiling tiles, and membranes.

If visual evidence of moisture is identified, we will utilise the moisture meter to undertake further non-invasive testing. 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 Building 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.

Fully Equipped & Accredited

Our inspectors carry the latest in thermal sensor technology. The thermal sensor helps to identify heat sources generated by timber pests within building surfaces and helps to trace the nest and entry points within the building.

Additionally, the thermal sensor will also pick any thermal anomalies within building elements that cannot be seen with the naked eye. If a visual anomaly is identified during the inspection, further non-invasive investigation can be undertaken with the thermal sensor.

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Reliable Gold Coast
Building & Pest Inspectors

If you are looking for peace of mind when purchasing or selling a property in Gold Coast, be sure to get a building inspection from the professionals at Your Building Inspector. We have decades of experience in the industry, and we’re here to help you make informed decisions.

Your Building Inspector is not only an experienced builder, they are also fully licensed and insured to undertake inspections. Not sure what that means? Let us explain…

Licensed Building Inspectors

On the Gold Coast, building and pest inspectors are required to hold a Builder’s Licence. They then need to acquire a Building Inspector’s Licence, as well as a Termite Management License; if they wish to inspect on pests (eg, termites). Building and pest inspectors in Queensland need to have held their builder’s license for at least 5 years, which means that your inspector is not only licensed, they’re also highly experienced.

Insured

It is a requirement for Gold Coast building inspectors to hold public liability insurance, so that in the unlikely chance of an incident you don’t need to worry. Additionally, as a requirement of the QBCC, all of our inspectors hold professional indemnity insurance. Put simply, they are completely insured if  anything was to go wrong, which means peace of mind for you!

Professional and Experienced

Our Gold Coast building and pest inspectors have at least 10 years building experience, and conduct themselves in a professional and courteous manner.  This is helpful when they are inspecting the property on behalf of the buyer at the seller’s address. Our inspectors are committed to providing  non-bias reports that are thorough and easy to understand. They believe in delivering great customer service and communicating efficiently with clients.

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Frequently asked Questions

FAQs

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 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.

We aim to service all of the Gold Coast, but 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! Fill out our online form and our Gold Coast building inspector will be in touch with a tailored price based on the distance your location is from our main service areas!