Building Inspection

Pre-Purchase Building Inspection

Building inspection

A Building Inspection is conducted as part of our combined Building & Pest Inspection which covers both building defects and timber pest such as termites. The ABIS Pre-Purchase Building Inspection component is conducted to AS 4349.1 standards including identification and reporting of the following defects:

Structural Problems

Structural problems in the home and any garages are detailed including:

Conditions Conducive To Structural Damage

Conditions in the home and property that if not removed may lead to structural damage are detailed including:

Defects in Secondary and Finishing Elements

Major defects in Secondary & Finishing Elements throughout the house are detailed and Minor Defects are mentioned generally split up between (click the links below to read more about the defects we look for):

Incomplete Construction

Items that normally form part of a completed dwelling that have been removed or never installed are noted.

Safety Issues

Any items that the Inspector observes during the inspection that he thinks may be a hazard to safety are noted.

Why You Should Arrange a Building Inspection

If you're about to purchase a house, you should arrange to have a building inspection to ensure that the house conforms to the 'Building Code of Australia', and that the house is structurally safe and sound and there is no pest infestation.  A building inspection is different to a pest inspection, in that a building inspection will let you know about any significant defects or issues with the house and other buildings on the property such as rising damp, ventilation, building movement, roofing issues, safety hazards, construction issues, visual damage that may have already been caused by termites.

If you want to arrange a building inspection anywhere in Brisbane, Ipswich, the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast - give us a call on (07) 3804 1000 or complete our online form.