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Building & Pest Inspections ​ Ballarat

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

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BUILDING AND PEST INSPECTIONS BALLARAT

At Your Building Inspector we pride ourselves on offering the best service and value for money in Ballarat for pest and building inspections. Whether you’re looking for a pre-purchase building and pest inspection or a new home condition report, we can help take the stress away and help you make an informed decision on that property.

All of our inspectors are experienced, QUALIFIED BUILDERS, as well as trained building and pest inspectors and they are well versed on all trades and can spot potential problems that a tradesman or less experienced inspector might miss. We understand that when it comes to buying or selling property, sometimes time is of the essence and can therefore offer same day report turnaround, so there is no delay in getting information on the property. Contact us today to speak with one of our experts about your Ballarat Building and Pest Inspections, or head to our booking request form now!

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Pest & building Inspections at
The Best Prices In Ballarat

At Your Building Inspector, we are so confident in our competitive pricing, that we offer a Price Beat Guarantee. If you happen to find a better comparable written quote, we will beat it by 5%!

*Please ensure that any comparable quote is 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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Lowest Prices

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

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Experienced Inspectors

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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Our Ballarat 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 Ballarat 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!

USING THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY

All of our pest and building inspectors are experienced, licensed and insured. And they are each equipped with the latest equipment and technology to uncover any potential issues and provide you with some peace of mind. Our building and pest inspectors carry a moisture meter, thermal sensor and access equipment to every 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. Our inspectors 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 pest and building inspection if there is visual evidence of any termite activity. 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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Ballarat Pest & Building Inspections

PEST AND BUILDING INSPECTION
SERVICES LIST

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

If you’re in Ballarat and surrounding areas and you’d like a pre purchase inspection report for your new property purchase, we can arrange to inspect your new property and provide your report within 24 hours.

If it’s a Ballarat condition report you’re after, we can organise this for new or existing properties. The speed at which we can complete these reports depends largely on the size of the property, however we will aim to deliver your report as soon as possible.

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.

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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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PEST & Building Inspectors

At Your Building Inspector, we pride ourselves on providing a service that exceeds our customers’ expectations. All of our pest and building inspections are conducted by inspectors that are qualified and experienced builders, and that are also fully licensed and insured to undertake inspections. Why’s that important and how does this set us apart?

Licensed Builders

In Ballarat, it is not mandatory for pest and building inspectors to hold a builders licence. Despite this not being mandatory, at Your Building Inspector, we ensure that each of our inspectors holds a current builders license, this way we know our clients are receiving advice from an experienced professional that has knowledge and awareness of all trades and can spot potential issues that could get missed by tradesmen or less experienced inspectors. All of our inspectors also hold licenses for building and pest inspection.

Insured Inspectors

Each of our inspectors in Ballarat are insured with public liability and professional indemnity insurance, so in the unlikely event of an incident, you know that you are protected.

Professional Service

Our Ballarat building and pest inspectors always conduct themselves in a professional and courteous manner. All the inspectors are committed to providing independant reports that are thorough and easy to understand. We believe in delivering great customer service and communicating efficiently with each and every client.

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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 identified. The inspector will provide a report on the property that identifies any defects found. Our reports 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.

Our building inspectors are also qualified pest inspectors that have undertaken hundreds of building and pest inspections, specifically termite inspections in Ballarat.

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!