ABIS has been conducting Building and Pest Inspections for over 30 years.
Building and Pest Inspections
A Combined Building and Pest inspection is a pre-purchase building inspection combined with a timber pest inspection that covers termites, borers, fungal decay and fungal decay. At ABIS we conduct both these inspections in parallel by experienced inspectors who hold both builders and pest controllers qualifications.
When you book your Building and Pest Inspection with ABIS we will make all the necessary arrangements and undertake your inspection. You are of course welcome to attend the inspection if you wish. Once your inspection is complete, you will receive a comprehensive building report that is produced by our qualified building inspector.
ABIS Building inspectors are all dually qualified as both Builders and Pest Management Technicians specialising in timber pests such as termites.
ABIS has been conducting Building and Pest Inspections for over 30 years so you can be confident in the quality of your inspection.
Building and Pest Inspection when buying a house or unit
Before your contract becomes unconditional, it is recommended that you carry out a Building and Pest Inspection.
A pre-purchase building inspection report will highlight any areas of defect on the property. It is then up to you to decide whether to request those issues be rectified prior to settlement or negotiate a better price. Alternatively, you may be able to cancel your contract or choose to fix the defects after settlement.
If you are selling a house or unit
We recommend you undertake a Building and Pest Inspection report to determine if there is anything that needs to be addressed prior to putting your house on the market. If you are auctioning your house – you will also want to provide the results of a Building and Pest Inspection to display to potential buyers.
A Pre Purchase Inspection Report involves a thorough inspection of the building and its immediate surroundings. The inspection may include a moisture measurement reading where appropriate. All readily and safely accessible areas of the property are inspected including fences, yard, building exterior, building interior, sub-floor, roof exterior, and roof voids.
ABIS Building and Pest Inspections include:
- Structural Problems including:
- Conditions Conducive to Structural Damage including:
- Additions & Improvements
- Incomplete Construction
- Serious Safety Hazards
- Major Defects in Secondary & Finishing Elements
- Minor Defects in the Condition of Non-Structural Elements
- Signs of Timber Pests including, Fungal Decay, Wood Borers, Subterranean Termites (including evidence, location & extent of activity, mudding & damage) and Chemical Delignification
- Conditions Conducive to Timber Pest Attack including Inadequate Subfloor Ventilation, Presence of Excessive Moisture, Untreated or Non-durable Timber used in a hazardous environment, Bridging or Breaching of the Termite Barrier and/or “insufficient slab edge exposure”
- Evidence of Existing Termite Management Programs
- Advice on Termite Prevention & Management