Pre-purchase Building and Pest Inspection Reports

Heat Loss Detection of the House With Infrared Thermal CameraWhen buying a house or investment property it is imperative to have a pre-purchase building and pest inspection, particularly here in Queensland where all homes are vulnerable to some form of timber pest damage and attack as most homes contain timber elements in their construction.  A combined Building & Pest Report is the best way to get the real facts about any building defects or other potential problems in the property before making a decision to purchase.

We are there looking after your interests

All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports “ASBIR” provide all your building and pest inspection needs.  Whether you are buying an existing home, bidding at auction, building a new home, selling or renting your property, you can count on us to look after your interests by giving you the information you need in order to help you make an informed decision and give you peace of mind.

Pre-purchase Building & Pest Inspection Reports

A pre-purchase building and pest inspection report by ASBIR is a combined building report and timber pest report in one easy to read report.  This way you can you can be made aware of any defects, damage or potential problems, including any timber pests such as termites, prior to making a final decision to purchase the property.

Pre-Sale Building & Pest Inspection Reports

A pre-sale building and pest inspection report is done when you are selling your property and want to know if there are any potential problems or building defects you need to fix up before putting your house on the market.  When buying a spec home or a home off the plan  a building and pest inspection can also be done prior to settlement to check for any defects or other problems with the home.

Call us on 1300 553 007 during business hours, 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  Send us an email enquiry via our Online Enquiry Form

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Annual Building & Pest or Maintenance Inspection

If you are a homeowner or property investor who wants to make sure their home or investment property stays in good repair and continues to increase in value, a building and pest inspection is recommended at last every 12 months to check for any damage or defects that may have occurred, or any other maintenance issues that may require attention.

By having regular inspections any maintenance issues you will be able to keep up the maintenance on your property, so that the value of your  property doesn’t decline but can continue to appreciate.

Timber Pest damage has many forms

Close up termites or white antsTimber pests that can weaken timber structures include termites, wood decay fungi or wood rot, and wood borers. Timber structures such as roof frames, wall frames, decks, fences and handrails and internal timbers are just some of the timber that is at risk.

We understand how important our inspection and report is for you, so we give you all the information and professional advice we can to help you make a well informed decision regarding the property you intend to purchase. You don’t want any nasty surprises or be up for unexpected costs later on.

Australian Standards

Your Building & Pest Inspection is conducted by a highly experienced and fully licensed building inspector in accordance with Australian Standards AS4349.1 for a Pre-purchase Building Inspection and AS4349.3 for a Timber Pest Inspection.

No conflict of interest

With ASBIR there’s no conflict of interest because we don’t sell termite barriers or pest treatments.

Latest technology in Building and Pest Inspection

Along with our sound knowledge and expertise we use the latest in building and pest inspection technology.  Our specialized 3D Reporting System enables us to deliver a detailed and accurate report electronically.  Other inspection equipment and tools we use to assist detecting problems in buildings include thermal imaging cameras, moisture detection meters and borescopes, and these are used as needed during inspections to detect such things as; structural issues, termites, moisture problems, leaks, safety issues, to name just a few.

What we inspect

  • Overall Condition: An assessment of the incidence of major defects, minor defects, safety issues, and the overall condition of the property;  A summary of the areas inspected, areas not inspected, areas where access was impaired,  high risk areas; etc.
  • Roof System: Roof coverings, fascias, barge boards, guttering, downpipes, valleys, ridges, flashings, hips, soffits, chimneys, skylights, vents, roof cavity, roof framing, party walls, including placement of insulation and sisalation; etc.
  • Building Exterior: Wall cladding,  siding, windows, security screens, doors, garages, carports, outbuildings, stairs, fixtures, subfloors, decks, posts, railings, pergolas, balconies, veranda’s, awnings, water tanks; etc.
  • Site & Services: Surface water drainage, trees, driveways, pathways and paved areas, fences and gates, retaining walls, planter boxes, pool surrounds, pool fencing,  and presence of safety switches, smoke alarms, air-conditioners, hot water units; etc.
  • Building Interior: Ceilings, walls, windows, doors, floors, tiles, woodwork, built-in wardrobes, stairways, kitchen cabinets, bench tops, splashbacks, sinks, taps, toilets, laundry tubs, baths, showers, shower screens, vanities; etc.

We understand our Clients needs

We understand your needs when buying or selling a property and genuinely want to assist you by providing the most professional, comprehensive and detailed report available. Our aim is to provide you with all the information you need to help you make an informed decision regarding your purchase or sale.

Professional Inspection Reports

Our Inspection Reports are professional, comprehensive, independent, detailed, accurate, and easy to read and understand. Your report is prepared with great care and attention to detail.  Reports highlight major defects, minor defects, incomplete and sub-standard work or materials, and any safety hazards.

Using a specialized 3D Reporting System in which the inspector is able to conduct your inspection electronically on a hand-held computer, we provide you with a detailed, easy to read Report by email, by the following business day in most cases.

Photos are easily included in the report and a Summary of the Inspector’s findings and recommendations for rectification is also attached.

An assessment of the overall condition of the property is included in the Building & Pest Report, where the building is compared to other buildings of similar age and construction.  Items found that require attention are listed under the appropriate sub-headings within the body of the Report.  For ease of reading, some of these items are also listed in the Summary of Findings at the front of the Report.

Fully Licensed and Insured for your Peace of Mind

The Queensland Building and Construction Commission or QBCC (formally QBSA) has very stringent processes, policies and procedures that must be strictly complied with and adhered to in order to be allowed to perform building inspections as a licensed Builder and Completed Residential Building Inspector.

It is also important for your protection and peace of mind to know that your building inspector is fully insured. All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports “ASBIR” inspectors are highly experienced, qualified, and fully licenced. We are also fully insured with Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance through QBE Insurance.

To request our license details, a sample report or a copy of our insurance certificate of currency, please call our office or send us an Online Enquiry.

Our Service Areas

All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports service a large part of South-East Queensland, including; Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Ipswich, and surrounding hinterland areas.

Contact Us

Call us on 1300 553 007 during business hours, 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  Send us an email enquiry via our Online Enquiry Form. 


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