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Building and Pest Inspection Sunshine Coast

Your Building Inspector specialised in pre-purchase building and pest inspections throughout the Sunshine Coast region, from Caloundra up to Noosa and out to the Hinterland.

We look for the deal breakers – water, structure and termite issues – to help you make an informed decision. Don’t risk it, call us now!

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PEST AND BUILDING INSPECTIONS
SUNSHINE COAST

Your Building Inspector undertakes thorough building and pest inspections across the Sunshine Coast, from Caloundra to Noosa, west to Kilcoy and down to Glass House Mountains. Our building inspectors are all  qualified builders and timber pest inspectors with years of hands-on experience. When you partner with our professional inspectors, you can enjoy same-day detailed reports within 3 hours from the time of inspection.

Whether you have a studio bedroom apartment or a multi million dollar home, we will ensure that any significant issues are detected and reported on. Our thorough inspections check for all the major concerns new property owners face, including structural damage and termite issues. Don’t take the risk, For more information or concern about Building and Pest Inspection Sunshine Coast call us now!

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EXPERIENCED SUNSHINE COAST BUILDING INSPECTORS

Your local building and pest inspector on the Sunshine Coast is Christopher Nield, who resides in the beautiful canal suburb of Minyama with his young family. Chris has a degree in construction and has been in the building industry for 25 years, spending the last 15 years as a residential and commercial builder. With a keen eye for detail and many years of experience, Chris delivers thorough and easy to read reports to buyers and sellers. He’s also happy to explain his findings so you understand what is a real concern and what is simply general wear and tear.

Your report will include photos and descriptions of any issues found and you’ll receive this report on the same day as your inspection. So, if you’re searching for a very experienced and thorough inspector that is prompt and easy to deal with, give us a call or book online, and we’ll send Chris your way!

Reports & Defects

The main defects Chris looks for during a building and pest inspection can be grouped into three main areas; structural integrity, water issues and timber pests. These three areas can cause major damage and be very costly if you’re not aware of them. While we do not focus on minor defects, Chris will also note any minor defects found within the property, which can include issues such as hairline cracks to walls and ceilings, deteriorated grout and sealant to shower enclosures and corrosion to steel members.

OUR INSPECTORS ARE ACCREDITED

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The Best Prices

Our business model is based on providing comprehensive reports at the the best possible prices on the market in Brisbane. 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 Brisbane, let us know!

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Same Day Reports

The inspection process is usually time sensitive, that’s why we work with you and your agent to find a time that suits all parties as soon as possible (often the next day) and make sure that you receive your report the same day as your inspection!

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Experienced Inspectors

Pat, your Sunshine Coast building and pest inspector is a qualified builder, with over 10 years experience. He is also a licensed building and pest inspector with the QBCC. Pat is always prompt, professional and able to explain his findings in detail.

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We Find Defects

We find defects that other Sunshine Coast Inspectors miss. We inspect closely for structural, water and termite issues. Your report includes photos of defects found and our building inspectors carry the latest moisture metre and thermal sensor devices.

AFFORDABLE BUILDING INSPECTIONS ON THE SUNSHINE COAST

We offer leading prices for building and pest inspections on the Sunshine Coast, continuously updating and reviewing our prices to make sure all our customers receive the best deal in the region.

If you happen to find a better comparable written quote, we will beat it! Obviously, before we can offer a better price, we will need documentation of your quote, including the inspectors QBCC licence and insurance details. You should also be aware that every licensed and qualified inspector should be using a moisture metre, thermal sensor as well as access equipment to undertake professional inspections.

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PEST AND BUILDING INSPECTION
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Your Building Inspector Sunshine Coast specialises in pre-purchase building and pest inspections for residential and commercial properties. 

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.

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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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THOROUGH BUILDING INSPECTIONS USING THE LATEST EQUIPMENT

Our Sunshine Coast building and pest 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.

Our Inspectors are 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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Frequently asked Questions

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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 the majority of the Sunshine Coast, however if you find 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 our Sunshine Coast building inspector will be in touch with a tailored price based on the distance your location is from our main service areas!