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Building Inspections

What are Building Inspections? 

Building Inspections

Building Inspection

is a generic term covering any type of inspection made of a building. At ABIS we are specialists in undertaking the following types of Building Inspection:-

  • Pre-Purchase Building Inspections Conducted to Australian Standard AS4349.1
  • Pre-Purchase Building Inspections Conducted to Australian Standard AS4349.1 Combined with a Pre-Purchase Timber Pest Inspection conducted to AS4349.3Pre-Sale Building and Timber Pest Inspections
  • New Build Handover Inspections
  • New Build Stage Inspections
  • Warranty Inspections
  • Dilapidation reports

​Everything deteriorates with time and use. Construction standards, building codes, build quality, and types of materials employed also change with the passage of time. In generals terms, building inspections visually inspect the readily accessible parts of a building with a view to identifying defects or problems that may be of interest to a client. Regless of the purpose of the inspecton, it is important that it is carried out by an inspector with a trained eye and with extensive knowledge of local construction practices over many years. Pre-Purchase Building Inspection is a highly specialised decipline and cannot by succesfully undertakedn by a builder who has not been extensively trained over many years.

Whilst not an exhaustive list, a typical building inspection will attempt to identify any of the following:-

  • Structural Cracking and Movement
  • Deformation
  • Dampness
  • Timber Pest Damage
  • Defective Plumbing
  • Defective Roof Plumbing & Flashings
  • Defective/Bridged Damp Proof Course
  • Untradesmanlike Work
  • Use of Inappropriate Materials
  • Trees and Shrubs Corrosion
  • Inadequate Ventilation
  • Defects in Secondary and Finishing Elements
  • Internal Secondary & Finishing Element Defects
  • External Secondary & Finishing Element Defects
  • Incomplete Construction
  • Safety Issues
  • Any items that the Inspector thinks may be a hazard to safety during the completion of building inspections

Please note the above is just a guideline – there might be other issues discovered during the completion of

building inspection that may be included in your building and pest inspection report.

When are Building Inspections Necessary?

There are many different circumstances when you may need a building inspection including:

What do Building Inspections Include?

Most building inspections in Queensland include a physical inspection and report, ABIS’s building inspections include the following:

  • A visual inspection of the readily accessible areas of the propertyy, including tests such as probing, sounding and the use of moisture meters, by a QBCC licensed inspector.
  • A full Building and Pest Inspection to AS4349.1 and AS4349.3 (NOT including a pool inspection)
  • Thermal Imaging to uncover any hidden damage
  • A comprehensive and thorough report with high resolution photographs.

Arrange My Building Inspection

ABIS building and pest inspections are conducted to the highest standard by building inspectors with a minimum of 10 years experience together with the highest professional qualifications in their field. ABIS has been in business over 27 years conducting both building and timber pest inspections.

Our highly recommended home inspectors are all long term trusted employees not here today gone tomorrow sub-contractors. ABIS Inspectors are supported by a unique computer aided inspection system and the latest inspection equipment such as high sensitivity thermal cameras costing thousands of dollars that others don’t often have.

When you book a pre-purchase inspection with ABIS, our friendly local (they know the area and are not in a interstate or overseas call centre) staff will make the whole process easy for you. Our Office team make all the arrangements with you, your agent, the vendor, the tenant (if there is one) and you will be sent an email to confirm the inspection time along with a pre-engagement letter which covers the scope of the inspection. Good communication and local knowledge are key to you getting the most out of your building and pest inspection. We are always happy to answer all your questions and you are most welcome to be on site when we do the inspection. Our technology, systems and processes also mean you get your high quality report shortly after your inspection is completed.

And all this for an incredible low price.

Service Areas

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