Building & Pest Inspections 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)!

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!

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

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.

Gold Coast Building and Pest Inspections

OUR BUILDING & PEST INSPECTION
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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-purchase building & pest Inspection is undertaken when a buyer is finalising the purchase of a property. It is also undertaken by sellers who want to know the condition of their property before they put it on the market. 

The inspection is a visual appraisal of the condition of the property. Its purpose is to identify existing issues, defects or areas of concern. This inspection is carried out in accordance with the Australian Standard 4349.1.

The report is broken into three sections – Major defects, minor defects and termites. 

The major defects section will report on any areas of the property that show major structural damage or present major safety hazards. This is the area of the report that you should pay most attention to, as these defects may be costly to repair. 

The minor defects section will identify any areas of the property that show minor damage, general wear and tear and issues that require maintenance. Minor defects can include issues such as cracked tiles, poorly maintained cabinetry or chipped paint. These are not areas of serious concern, but could be used in negotiations when purchasing the property.

The termite section will report on any areas of the property that visually show current or past termite attacks. Your inspector will also report on areas of the property that may be conducive to termite attack. If your inspector identifies signs of termite damage, they will bring out their Termatrac T3i which uses a thermal sensor to determine whether active termites are within the wall of floor without drilling or damaging the property. 

Throughout the report, your building and pest inspector will use high quality photos and descriptions to describe each issue, so you have a complete understanding of the properties condition. If you’re present at the inspection, your inspector will also walk you through the property to explain any major issues. 

A pre-purchase building Inspection is undertaken when a buyer is finalising the purchase of a property. It is also undertaken by sellers who want to know the condition of their property before they put it on the market. Generally, if you are buying an apartment that is part of a unit complex you will only need to get a building inspection, as the pest control and upkeep is taken care of by the body corporate. 

The inspection is a visual appraisal of the condition of the property. Its purpose is to identify existing issues, defects or areas of concern. This inspection is carried out in accordance with the Australian Standard 4349.1.

The report is broken into two main sections – major defects and minor defects.  

The major defects section will report on any areas of the property that show major structural damage or present major safety hazards. This is the area of the report that you should pay most attention to, as these defects may be costly to repair. 

The minor defects section will identify any areas of the property that show minor damage, general wear and tear and issues that require maintenance. Minor defects can include issues such as cracked tiles, poorly maintained cabinetry or chipped paint. These are not areas of serious concern, but could be used in negotiations when purchasing the property.

Throughout the report, your building inspector will use high quality photos and descriptions to describe each issue, so you have a complete understanding of the properties condition. If you’re present at the inspection, your inspector will also walk you through the property to explain any major issues.

A Pest Only Inspection is carried out when you are confident with the overall condition of the property, but you need to ensure any pest activity is identified. Your inspector will investigate for termite activity or damage, as well as pest attack or damage. Your inspector will visually inspect all accessible areas of your property. Areas that are commonly inspected are roof cavities and subfloor areas, as well as the interior and exterior of the property.

A New Build Handover Inspection is carried out on newly constructed homes, apartments or townhouses and takes place prior to the buyer taking possession of the property. Your inspector will report on any minor defects, incomplete finishes and general defects throughout the property.

An Existing Building Condition Report is undertaken to assess the current state of a property, it is generally conducted prior to additional construction or demolition work being undertaken on the property.

Your inspector will report on any visible cracks or movement within the property and the surrounding land. They will also inspect and report on  major and minor defects evident throughout the property. 

The major defects section will report on any areas of the property that show major structural damage or present major safety hazards. The minor defects section will identify any areas of the property that show minor damage, general wear and tear and issues that require maintenance. 

Throughout the report, your building inspector will use high quality photos and descriptions to describe each issue, so you have a complete understanding of the properties condition. If you’re present at the inspection, your inspector will also walk you through the property to explain any major issues. 

A Body Corporate Inspection Report is carried out within an apartment, unit or townhouse complex on behalf of the owners. This report includes inspection of all internal and external common areas, including; hallways, entries, foyers, external facades, pool areas, etc. The report will identify areas of concern that will need to be rectified.

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 reports are comprehensive and include photographs of problem areas. Rather than minor cosmetic issues, we concentrate on looking for what we call ‘deal breakers’. These are items that will be expensive to rectify. These generally include structural issues, water ingress and termite damage.

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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.

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We aim to service the majority of metropolitan and outer suburbs of Brisbane, 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!