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Why do I need a building and pest inspection?

Wondering why you need a building and pest inspection? Check out this short video with ASBIR’s Senior Inspector, Fred Broekman. 

Special thanks to Place Estate Agents Coorparoo for this video in which Fred shares some practical tips for both buying or selling a property.

 

Tips for Selling A Property

Put yourself in the buyer’s shoes and ensure that the house doesn’t just look pretty but functions correctly.

In this video Fred recommends making sure all doors and windows, or anything that opens and closes works exactly as it is intended to.

“This also includes checking taps and washers running properly, and that there’s no leaks underneath,” Fred said.

Tips For Buying a Property

“It’s also very important that you do a building and pest inspection to make sure the property is structurally sound and doesn’t have termites.”

These are the things that can end up costing you a lot of money down the track, so you don’t want to be stung paying too much money for a property that isn’t in good nick – or has a lot of surprises.

It’s worth investing in an independent building and pest inspection to get an accurate snapshot of the property’s condition.

Building and Pest Inspections Brisbane

Are you getting ready to buy a new home? Request a quote today or call us on 1300 553 007 for a thorough building and pest inspection by our team of certified inspectors!

 

All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports (ASBIR) is the leading provider of dilapidation reports and building inspections. We have conducted thousands of residential and commercial building inspections and dilapidation reports across South East Queensland. 

We are fully licensed (QBCC Lic.No. 20650) and a Member of Master Builders Queensland.   Call us on 1300 553 007 or submit a quote request to find out how we can help you take the hassle out of your next demolition or construction works. Let ASBIR give you peace of mind.

 

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ASBIR Client Testimonial: 

We were very impressed and grateful for the professionalism of Fred in conducting our building and pest inspection on our house.  He was very thorough and explained everything very well during the inspection, not to mention the great written report we received.  This our 3rd established house we have bought but first time using ASBIR.  They are certainly the best we have used and would not hesitate to use again or recommend to anyone else needing skilled professionals who are friendly and knowledgeable and show great attention to every detail.

Ann G. (Karalee – Building & Pest)

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Contact All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports. 

Call ASBIR on 1300 553 007 Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm to speak to one of our friendly team. Request an obligation free quote 24/7 via our Free Quote Form or send us an email enquiry via our Online Enquiry Form.

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Rental Property Inspection Report EOFY Special Offer

Rental Property Maintenance Report only $295*

EOFY Special Offer – Save 33% for a limited time only

Take advantage of our end of financial year special offer, book a Building Maintenance Report for your rental property before the end of June and only pay $295 (incl GST), normally $450.

Special offer valid for ASBIR Building Maintenance Inspections conducted between 13 – 30 June 2017.

Want to book a July inspection? Book and pay before the end of financial year to secure this special rate throughout the month of July.

Don’t forget this cost is tax deductible.

What is included in ASBIR Building Maintenance Inspection?

Our highly sought after property maintenance inspection report includes:

  • A detailed independent report containing a summary of the inspector’s findings including relevant colour photos
  • Snapshot of the overall condition of your home
  • Recommendations for rectification of any damage or other defects identified
  • Comprehensive list of maintenance – including those considered urgent or non-urgent
  • Identification of any safety hazards that require immediate attention

Why should you book a Property Maintenance Inspection?

  • Avoid major problems and hefty bills in the long term with preventative maintenance
  • Ensure small things don’t become big issues with early detection
  • Avoid accidents and litigation due to lack of maintenance on your investment property
  • Minimise the risk of fire damage with a maintenance check that alerts you to any potential fire hazards

You are also most welcome to attend the property maintenance inspection of your home or investment property (approx. 1 hour), to walk around with the inspector and ask any questions you may have.

Book Now

To book this inspection or for more information call us on 07 5432 3392 during business hours, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm to speak to one of our friendly team. Alternatively, click here to book online

*Terms & Conditions

  • Special offer only valid for inspections booked between 13 – 30 June. To secure this special rate for July bookings, inspection must be booked and paid for no later than 30 June.
  • Special offer applies to standard (4 bed, 2 bath) house

 

All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports (ASBIR) is the leading provider of building inspections. We have conducted thousands of residential and commercial pre-purchase building and pest inspections in South East Queensland. We are fully licensed (QBCC Lic.No. 20650) and a Member of Master Builders Queensland.     

Call us on 1300 553 007 or submit a quote request to find out how we can help you take the hassle out of buying or building a new home, or finding the perfect commercial, office or retail space for your business needs.  Let ASBIR give you peace of mind.

 

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ASBIR Client Testimonial: 

We have found ASBIR to be very professional and the reports we received are extremely thorough.  We are very happy with the service ASBIR offers and will definitely be using ASBIR again in the future!

Mitch and Kelly S. (Burpengary –6 Month Maintenance Inspection)

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Contact All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports. 

Call ASBIR on 1300 553 007 Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm to speak to one of our friendly team. Request an obligation free quote 24/7 via our Free Quote Form or send us an email enquiry via our Online Enquiry Form 

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Building Maintenance Report EOFY Special Offer

ASBIR Building Maintenance Report only $295*

EOFY Special Offer – Save 33%

Take advantage of our end of financial year special offer and get a ‘health check’ for your property by booking a Building Maintenance Report for your home before the end of June and only pay $295 (incl GST), normally $450.

Special offer valid for ASBIR Building Maintenance Inspections conducted between 13 – 30 June 2017.  

Want to book a July inspection? Book and pay before the end of financial year to secure this special rate.

What is included in ASBIR Building Maintenance Inspection?

Our highly sought after property maintenance inspection report includes:

  • A detailed independent report containing a summary of the inspector’s findings including relevant colour photos
  • Snapshot of the overall condition of your home
  • Recommendations for rectification of any damage or other defects identified
  • Comprehensive list of maintenance – including those considered urgent or non-urgent
  • Identification of any safety hazards that require immediate attention

What type of Maintenance Inspections does ASBIR offer?

  • Annual Maintenance Inspections
  • Defect Liability Warranty Inspections
  • End of Structural Warranty Inspections

Why should you book a Property Maintenance Inspection?

  • Avoid major problems and hefty bills in the long term with preventative maintenance
  • Ensure small things don’t become big issues with early detection
  • Avoid accidents and litigation due to lack of maintenance on your investment property
  • Minimise the risk of fire damage with a maintenance check that alerts you to any potential fire hazards

You are also most welcome to attend the property maintenance inspection of your home or investment property (approx. 1 hour), to walk around with the inspector and ask any questions you may have.

Book Now

To book this inspection or for more information call us on 07 5432 3392 during business hours, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm to speak to one of our friendly team. Alternatively, click here to book online

*Terms & Conditions

  • Special offer only valid for inspections booked between 13 – 30 June. To secure this special rate for July bookings, inspection must be booked and paid for no later than 30 June.
  • Special offer applies to standard (4 bed, 2 bath) house

 

All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports (ASBIR) is the leading provider of building inspections. We have conducted thousands of residential and commercial pre-purchase building and pest inspections in South East Queensland. We are fully licensed (QBCC Lic.No. 20650) and a Member of Master Builders Queensland.     

Call us on 1300 553 007 or submit a quote request to find out how we can help you take the hassle out of buying or building a new home, or finding the perfect commercial, office or retail space for your business needs.  Let ASBIR give you peace of mind.

 

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ASBIR Client Testimonial: 

We have found ASBIR to be very professional and the reports we received are extremely thorough.  We are very happy with the service ASBIR offers and will definitely be using ASBIR again in the future!

Mitch and Kelly S. (Burpengary –6 Month Maintenance Inspection)

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Contact All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports. 

Call ASBIR on 1300 553 007 Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm to speak to one of our friendly team. Request an obligation free quote 24/7 via our Free Quote Form or send us an email enquiry via our Online Enquiry Form 

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Pre-handover building inspection Glasshouse Mountains

All Suburbs Building Inspection Reports (ASBIR) specialise in pre-handover building inspection Glasshouse Mountains.

Building a new home in the Sunshine Coast hinterland and want to ensure you’re getting the highest quality workmanship from your builder and subcontractors?

An independent building inspection report at practical completion (PCI) or handover, is one of the most cost effective avenues to give you peace of mind that your dream home won’t cause headaches – both big and small – down the track.

ASBIR recently conducted a handover inspection of a single storey duplex. While there were no major defects, our comprehensive assessment and report did identify a long list of smaller issues including the need to:

  • Adjust door margins and align doors
  • Repair scratches in aluminium windows, door frames and tracks
  • Repair bent skirting and cornices
  • Paint tops of skirting tiles which were visible
  • Paint tops and bottoms of doors to seal against water penetration
  • Install screw caps to match cabinetry to ensure it doesn’t look unsightly

ASBIR Senior Inspector said it’s these little things that can make or break how you feel about your new home when you’ve finally settled in.

“There’s nothing worse than moving into a new property – one that you’ve carefully designed and worked hard to secure – only to feel disappointed with the quality finish,” he said.

Contact us to book a pre-handover building inspection today.

All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports (ASBIR) is the leading provider of building inspections. We have conducted thousands of residential and commercial pre-purchase building and pest inspections in South East Queensland. We are fully licensed (QBCC Lic.No. 20650) and a Member of Master Builders Queensland.     

Call us on 1300 553 007 or submit a quote request to find out how we can help you take the hassle out of buying or building a new home, or finding the perfect commercial, office or retail space for your business needs.  Let ASBIR give you peace of mind.

 

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ASBIR Client Testimonial: 

I found your service to be very efficient, organized and easy to use. The building inspector was excellent – very thorough and professional and the administration process was a breeze. It is refreshing to know there are still good services like yours operating.  

Susan W. – (Coomera – Handover Inspection)

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Contact All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports. 

Call ASBIR on 1300 553 007 Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm to speak to one of our friendly team. Request an obligation free quote 24/7 via our Free Quote Form or send us an email enquiry via our Online Enquiry Form 

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Ningi pre-purchase building inspection report reveals balcony damage

When purchasing a house, unit or apartment with a raised deck, verandah or balcony it is vital to ensure that it is safe.

A recent building inspection in Ningi by All Suburbs Building Inspection Reports (ASBIR) discovered extensive issues to the entire verandah structure.
 
In fact, Senior Inspector Fred Broekman recommended that the area should be cordoned off and not used until urgent rectification works had taken place.
 
“Very rarely do we see decks or covered entertaining areas in such disrepair.

“The general condition of the covered patio was so poor – including evidence of water penetration, severe wood decay, rust, cracked floor tiles and concrete – that it posed a significant safety hazard to any occupant or visitor to the home,” he said.
 
Regular building inspections are essential to ensure structural safety. These inspections will check strength and straightness, construction, gaps, decay, corrosion (rust) and termites.
 
As standard in ASBIR’s pre-purchase building inspection reports, our extensive assessment for outdoor patios or entertaining areas includes:

  • Checking the decking boards and the butt joints in the boards;
  • The handrail and bottom rail to post connections;
  • The balustrading to rail connections;
  • The joist to the house and the joist to the deck connections;
  • Plates to house connections;
  • Bearers and supports and footings. 
  • Plus the inspector will always check the underside as well for decay and termite damage.

Furthermore, for decking adjoining a pool or spa, balconies exposed to the elements or properties near the coast it’s also essential we check for rust of the fixings and connections (nails, screws, metal brackets, bolts etc).

What are the signs of verandah or patio damage?

According to Fred, you should be concerned if you notice any of the following:

  • Blistered paint
  • Changes to the timber such as depression, sagging or loose timbers
  • Termite mud tunnels
  • Fine sawdust around timber
  • Build-up of soil around base of timber, and
  • If you hear any creaks or groans.

Regularly monitoring the condition of your outdoor patio will not only give you peace of mind, but can save you a fortune in repairs or replacement in the future if issues go unnoticed.
 
When in doubt, don’t hesitate to call in the building inspection experts such as ASBIR to provide an independent assessment of your verandah’s condition. Contact us today. 
 

All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports (ASBIR) is the leading provider of building inspections. We have conducted thousands of residential and commercial pre-purchase building and pest inspections in South East Queensland. We are fully licensed (QBCC Lic.No. 20650) and a Member of Master Builders Queensland.     

Call us on 1300 553 007 or submit a quote request to find out how we can help you take the hassle out of buying or building a new home, or finding the perfect commercial, office or retail space for your business needs.  Let ASBIR give you peace of mind.

 

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ASBIR Client Testimonial: 

Fast response from company, simple easy to follow process to complete booking. Detailed report delivered on time.  Company reacted quickly to our urgent request for an inspection. Very happy to use next time. Thanks a lot!

Greg N. (Manly West – Pre-purchase Building Inspection)

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Contact All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports. 

Call ASBIR on 1300 553 007 Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm to speak to one of our friendly team. Request an obligation free quote 24/7 via our Free Quote Form or send us an email enquiry via our Online Enquiry Form 

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Should I be concerned about cracked concrete? 

Generally speaking, many visible cracks in concrete are actually safe. It’s natural for hairline or superficial cracks to appear over time as the concrete and ground below settles. In fact, it’s very rare for ASBIR to complete a residential or commercial building inspection that is completely free of any concrete cracks.  

So when should you get an expert to assess if there’s a bigger issue at play?  

As a rule of thumb, if a crack wider than a debit card and if it runs the depth of the concrete it could be a sign of a bigger, structural problem and should be investigated further.  

Five common reasons concrete cracks  

Here are the most common reasons concrete may crack:  

1. Shrinkage 

Concrete shrinks as the excess water evaporates and the concrete dries and hardens. Unfortunately some contractors will add too much water to the cement mix making it easier to pour and handle, but more  vulnerable to cracking. 
ASBIR Inspectors recommend control joints, or the grooves you see at regular intervals along the concrete, to help relieve the pressure that leads to cracking.  

2. Settlement  

Concrete typically takes at least a month to settle and really harden and should be “cured” during this process, which means regularly moistened. It’s important to note weather can also affect the settlement or hardening process. 

3. Heavy loads 

Concrete cracks caused by heavy loads are usually structural cracks and should be checked by a structural engineer. They are caused when the concrete has been overloaded or the slab has insufficient support. 

Always be mindful about the weight or load of trucks or vehicles driving over existing concrete, or speak to your concreter before you pour a new slab or driveway about how it will be used to ensure the concrete won’t be compromised down the track.

4. Corrosion 

Corrosion occurs in concrete when the steel reinforcement (rebars), laid before the cement is poured, are installed too close to the surface of the slab. They can rust which will can lead to concrete staining and cracking.  

5. Movement of the surrounding soil 

This typically occurs when areas surrounding the concrete have not been properly retained or landscaped, or the concrete footings have not been installed correctly. 

What type of concrete cracks require repair?  

The most common concrete issue that requires attention is when the concrete surface, most often a driveway or pathway, has subsided and creates a trip hazard.  

Subsidence occurs when the ground below caves in or sinks.  

When this occurs in a driveway or pathway, this biggest concern is getting it repaired to ensure your family or any visitors to the property don’t hurt or injure themselves.  

Although more rare, subsidence can also occur in the concrete slab of a house or building. This can result in significant structural damage to the entire property. As evidenced in this recent Building Inspection Report we conducted in Bellmere, Queensland

Subsidence is usually evident by the changes or movement of soffit sheets, moulding and brickwork that ‘subsides’ lower or moves away creating gaps in brickwork or potentially pulling paster ceiling and cornices away from other walls.  

What should I do if I notice cracking in my concrete?  

Any cracking should be monitored over time for further movement and rectified urgently if it becomes a trip hazard. 

If you’re concerned that any part of your concrete may have subsided, we recommend contacting us for an independent building inspection as the first step.

Depending on your personal circumstances – whether you are the home owner or tenant – you may be able to claim any damage on your insurance.  
Whatever you do, don’t overlook subsidence issues as they will only cause more headaches down the track. 

 

All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports (ASBIR) is the leading provider of building inspections. We have conducted thousands of residential and commercial pre-purchase building and pest inspections in South East Queensland. We are fully licensed (QBCC Lic.No. 20650) and a Member of Master Builders Queensland.     

Call us on 1300 553 007 or submit a quote request to find out how we can help you take the hassle out of buying or building a new home, or finding the perfect commercial, office or retail space for your business needs.  Let ASBIR give you peace of mind.

 

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ASBIR Client Testimonial: 

All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports recently completed a practical completion handover report for my investment property. As I am interstate it was crucial that I had an experienced team to look after the handover. ASBIR provided me with peace of mind knowing that they would look at every single detail of the property to ensure a smooth and stress free handover. The report was very detailed and provided the builder with specific information with what needed to be completed and fixed for handover. I will definitely use ASBIR again.

B. Currie (Loganlea – Handover) 

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Contact All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports. 

Call ASBIR on 1300 553 007 Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm to speak to one of our friendly team. Request an obligation free quote 24/7 via our Free Quote Form or send us an email enquiry via our Online Enquiry Form 

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Queensland Smoke Alarm Legislation Changes

Are you buying or building a new home, townhouse or unit in South East Queensland? Did you know that the Smoke Alarm Legislation changed on January 1, 2017?

Following a surge in house fire related deaths, the Queensland Government has introduced new protocols for the placement and type of smoke alarms, all of which are designed to better protect you and your family in the unexpected event of a fire.

What are the latest Queensland Smoke Alarm laws?

The changes essentially mean that every bedroom must have a smoke alarm; every smoke alarm must be photoelectric NOT ionisation; all smoke alarms are to be powered by a 10 year lithium battery or 240 volt electricity; and every smoke alarm in a house must be interconnected.

While a number of these new laws are already effective, there is a transition phase with different regulations coming into play over the next decade, however, these vary dependent on whether the property is:

  • An existing dwelling
  • Being sold, leased, or has an existing lease that is being renewed
  • A new dwelling or property undergoing substantial renovations

The key outtakes property owners, potential buyers and tenants should be aware of include: 

Smoke alarm laws for existing dwellings:

  • When replacing smoke alarms they must be photoelectric and comply with the new Australian Standard (AS) 3786-2014.
  • Any smoke alarm that does not operate when tested must be replaced immediately.
  • Existing smoke alarms manufactured more than 10 years ago must be replaced, plus every smoke alarm should have the date of manufacture stamped on it.

Smoke alarm laws for dwellings being sold:

  • Requirements for existing dwellings (shown above) apply.
  • The seller must lodge a Form 24 with the Queensland Land Registry Office stating the requirements of the smoke alarm legislation have been met. This form should be part of the check done by the conveyancing solicitor.
  • Note: From 1 January 2022, smoke alarms in dwellings being sold must comply with strict legislation including switching to photoelectric standard (if not done earlier), the installation of a smoke alarm in every bedroom and interconnectivity between all smoke alarms.

Smoke alarm laws for investment or rental properties:

  • The existing landlord and tenant obligations regarding the installation and testing of smoke alarms continue.

Does the property you’re building or looking to buy comply with the new smoke alarm legislation?

All Suburbs Building Inspection Reports (ASBIR) comprehensive building and pest inspections include a visual inspection of smoke alarms.

If there are any issues reported, we’ll also provide a recommendation of who to contact to rectify and ensure your smoke alarms function as intended and according to the law.

Operational smoke detectors are mandatory in all new buildings – hence a critical item to be checked in a pre-handover inspection to provide you with peace of mind.

While it is the seller’s responsibility to ensure the new regulations are met, if they fail in their duty of disclosure the onus falls to the buyer. Meaning investing in a pre-purchase building report can not only help with contract negotiations, but give you that added peace of mind when you do move in.

Click here to make submit an enquiry with ASBIR. The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services have also produced a handy two page brochure that provides further clarity on the smoke alarm legislation. Click here to view a copy.

 

All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports (ASBIR) is the leading provider of building inspections. We have conducted thousands of residential and commercial pre-purchase building and pest inspections in South East Queensland. We are fully licensed (QBCC Lic.No. 20650) and a Member of Master Builders Queensland.     

Call us on 1300 553 007 or submit a quote request to find out how we can help you take the hassle out of buying or building a new home, or finding the perfect commercial, office or retail space for your business needs.  Let ASBIR give you peace of mind.

 

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ASBIR Client Testimonial: 

I was very impressed with the service I received from your business.  Everyone was very helpful, and very quick to respond to my request.  The inspection was carried out very efficiently and I found things were explained to me in a way that I could understand and also put my mind at ease.  I will definitely be recommending your services to anyone I can.

Kristy F. – (Caboolture – Building & Pest)

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Contact All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports. 

Call ASBIR on 1300 553 007 Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm to speak to one of our friendly team. Request an obligation free quote 24/7 via our Free Quote Form or send us an email enquiry via our Online Enquiry Form 

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Caboolture Building Inspection Unearths Sub-Floor Issues

All Suburbs Building Inspection Reports (ASBIR) regularly conducts residential and commercial building inspections across the Caboolture and North Brisbane region.

One recent residential report discovered substantial sub-floor issues that required urgent repairs.

“Many home owners and landlords neglect the sub-floor area without realising it can be the origin of many problems within a building,” said local expert and ASBIR Senior Inspector, Fred Broekman.

In order to accurately assess any potential damage or issues, our inspector needs to gain access to the sub-floor in order to detect footing issues, damp issues, wood rot and borer damage – either to the floor itself or the floor frame, along with leaking showers and concealed termite entry points.

Analysis of the sub-floor is routine in ASBIR’s comprehensive building inspections and critical for older homes where potential issues may have gone unnoticed for a number of years.

“In this case, the building was constructed on brick stumps and we identified more than eight cracked brick piers that required urgent repairs and replacement,” Fred indicated.

“We also noticed the underfloor soil was damp, suggesting that water runs through the sub-floor area. This water ponding in the sub-floor areas may adversely affect concrete footings over time.

“Our recommended approach was to continue to closely monitor the area and investigate modifications to divert water away from under the house in order to prevent long-term damage,” he said.

This Caboolture building inspection report also found that no ant caps had been installed.

“Antcapping is a crucial step to help minimise the likelihood of a concealed termite attack. It’s important to note that antcapping doesn’t necessarily prevent termites entering a structure, however, when fitted correctly they force the termites to build mud tunnels around the visible sections that will help with early detection,” Fred suggested.

ASBIR always recommend home and building owners engage a Licensed Pest Inspector, particularly if it’s not possible or practical to install antcapping retrospectively.

All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports (ASBIR) is the leading provider of building inspections. We have conducted thousands of residential and commercial pre-purchase building and pest inspections in South East Queensland. We are fully licensed (QBCC Lic.No. 20650) and a Member of Master Builders Queensland.     

Call us on 1300 553 007 or submit a quote request to find out how we can help you take the hassle out of buying or building a new home, or finding the perfect commercial, office or retail space for your business needs.  Let ASBIR give you peace of mind.

 

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ASBIR Client Testimonial: 

Firstly I would like to say that we were both impressed by the time Fred the inspector arrived. He went into detail with everything over the home. He explained a lot of things we would never have thought of. He was not afraid to let us know of details that could cause us problems or any issues with the house.  He was up front and honest with a lot of things. His patience was fantastic as well, since I had my two young children excited and moving around a lot through the place. Safety was one of the first main key things he pointed out in the inspection of the home.  We were quite satisfied with his work. We would gladly recommend All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports to anyone in the future.

D & S Dixon (Brassall – Building & Pest)

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Contact All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports. 

Call ASBIR on 1300 553 007 Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm to speak to one of our friendly team. Request an obligation free quote 24/7 via our Free Quote Form or send us an email enquiry via our Online Enquiry Form 

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Building Inspection Caboolture Reveals Roof Defects

Pre-purchase building inspections reports are a critical step in the due diligence process when buying a home in South-East Queensland.

A recent Caboolture property inspection was a prime example of this, revealing roof defects and subsequent structural and paintwork issues that the new owner would need address to bring the home up to scratch and prevent further deterioration.

Among the issues identified in All Suburbs Building Inspection Reports (ASBIR) comprehensive 81 page assessment, one of the biggest areas of concern was the poor condition of the roof, the need for a rust treatment to the roof, and the subsequent damage roof leaks had caused to the property.

There were a number of locations throughout the house where the roof had leaked, including the chimney area and bedrooms. There was evidence of current water penetration through the bedroom ceilings, with ASBIR recommending a roof plumber be engaged to investigate further and pinpoint exactly where repairs would be needed.

Moisture damage was noted to the some roof rafters, along with internal and external walls in the sleep-out rooms and roof repairs required to this section of the house.

According to ASBIR Senior Inspector, Fred Broekman, potential buyers should be armed with a thorough understanding of the condition of the home they are looking to buy, before a contract settles.

“Potential buyers can easily fall into the trap of assuming that a roof leak may only require isolated repairs to that section of the home.

“However, if the problem has been left unattended for quite some time – as was the case with this home – we usually identify a raft of issues throughout the entire property including wall damage and structural issues to framework, flooring and paintwork that can lead to a much bigger repair bill than anticipated”.

ASBIR’s report also found that roof flashing had not been installed, enabling moisture to penetrate into the garage and deteriorate the paintwork. While the framework was not very stable, with post deterioration that would also require repairs. 

All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports (ASBIR) is the leading provider of building inspections. We have conducted thousands of residential and commercial pre-purchase building and pest inspections in South East Queensland. We are fully licensed (QBCC Lic.No. 20650) and a Member of Master Builders Queensland.     

Call us on 1300 553 007 or submit a quote request to find out how we can help you take the hassle out of buying or building a new home, or finding the perfect commercial, office or retail space for your business needs.  Let ASBIR give you peace of mind.

 

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ASBIR Client Testimonial: 

We had a wonderful experience with ASBIR, service was great both from office staff to the onsite inspector. Everything and everyone was prompt, well organised and very helpful.  Would absolutely recommend ASBIR to others and will keep you in mind for future inspection needs.  Thanks!

Nicole G. (Lutwyche – Handover/PCI) 

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Contact All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports. 

Call ASBIR on 1300 553 007 Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm to speak to one of our friendly team. Request an obligation free quote 24/7 via our Free Quote Form or send us an email enquiry via our Online Enquiry Form 

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Retail Centre Pre-Purchase Building and Pest Inspection Noosa

Considering purchasing a shopping centre precinct or commercial property? All Suburbs Building Inspection Reports (ASBIR) is a commercial building inspection specialist, providing you peace of mind. No job is too big for us in South East Queensland.

ASBIR recently undertook a pre-purchase building and pest inspection for a Noosa retail precinct comprising six tenancies.

While no major structural concerns were identified in this case, the inspection did unearth minor issues where repairs and maintenance would be required. This included leaking and rusted roof gutters and roof sheeting, deterioration to paintwork, blockwork cracking and some damage to flooring and countertops.

Furthermore, among the defects were out-of-date fire extinguisher inspections and missing smoke detectors which are critical for a commercial premise.

ASBIR Senior Inspector Fred Broekman said a pre-purchase building inspection was an essential step in the due diligence process, giving you a true snapshot of the extent of repairs or maintenance a property may require. 

“Regardless of whether you’re looking at buying small retail outlets or offices through to large shopping centres, warehouses, office blocks or an apartment building or motel, you should organise a qualified and independent building inspection from a reputable company.

“Before a contract settles it’s worth understanding the true condition of the property. An independent building inspection will identify significant issues and expose problems such as structural cracking, subsidence, leaks or dampness as well as maintenance and timber pest issues,” Fred said.  

“Having this additional knowledge can help in the decision making process or price negotiations. For many potential buyers they need to weigh up if they’re in a position to bear the costs of any future repairs or maintenance,” he said. 

ASBIR’s thorough reporting process means you will receive an individual report for each tenancy in a retail complex, with additional documentation for common or public spaces such as toilets, walkways, courtyards and gardens, if applicable.

In the market for a newly constructed shopping centre or commercial space? ASBIR also provides handover inspections for potential buyers. Contact us to find out how we can help give you peace of mind for your next commercial investment.

All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports (ASBIR) is the leading provider of building inspections. We have conducted thousands of residential and commercial building inspections in South East Queensland. We are fully licensed (QBCC Lic.No. 20650) and a Member of Master Builders Institute of Building Consultants Queensland.   

Call us on 1300 553 007 or submit a quote request to find out how we can help you take the hassle out of buying a new home, or finding the perfect commercial, office or retail space for your business needs.  Let ASBIR give you peace of mind.

 

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ASBIR Client Testimonial: 

Firstly, the professionalism shown by the inspector impressed us both in terms of the manner he conducted himself and the advice in general terms he provided on each aspect of the property.  Secondly that advice was critical in determining what potential for investment the property could provide.  We decided against the purchase in this instance and both feel relieved that we were able to get the best information to make that decision from your company.  We are truly grateful for that and will be recommending your company’s service to friends and family.

Wayne J. – (Karana Downs – Building & Pest) 

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