What is a visual termite inspection zone?

Understanding the basics of termite management. When you obtain a building and pest inspection report sometimes the reports can be a lot to digest. Some common misconceptions are that in the report we state a “physical termite barrier” is installed and people presume the house is ultimately protected and thus termites will never enter the property
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New Pre Purchase Inspection Requirements

A new Australian standard was issued at the end of 2017 for building and pest inspections. What does this mean? This standard now requires inspectors to carry out further tests on building and pest inspections. Traditionally the use of basic tools such as a timber sounder and a moisture meter was sufficient however these tools
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Testing your home for Methamphetamine use or manufacture

Ice and illicit drug manufacture is a huge issue! You wouldn’t purchase a new home without inspecting for termites or ensuring also the building has no structural defects!In saying that would you risk buying a house without getting a drug residue test and not knowing whether it has been contaminated by methamphetamines? To the average
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World’s Worst Termite Marches South

Are The Giant Darwin Termites On Our Doorstep? Mastotermes darwiniensis, giant northern termite, Darwin termite or also “Mastos” as they are commonly called within the pest control industry are classed as the world’s worst termite and have also recently been claimed to be identified on The Gold Coast. This termite was also only thought to have been
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Proud To Announce “Best Of Houzz 2017”

Winner Best of Houzz “Best Pest Control, Building Inspection Company 2017”  We are proud to announce we are the winners of Houzz 2017 “Best Pest Control, Building Inspection Company 2017” Thank you for all who have voted for us and we look forward to providing the best in Pest Control, Building Inspections and Termite Management for
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The 3 Most Common Timber Pests

Timber pest doesn’t mean just termites East Coast Building And Pest provide building and pest inspections from Gold Coast to Coffs Harbour. A building and pest inspection before purchasing a new home is essential in identifying major structural issues, but what are The 3 Most Common Timber Pests that are identified affecting Gold Coast and Northern
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Understanding Building And Pest Inspections

What is a building and pest inspection? Building and pest inspections are for the purchaser to identify any potential issues including building design faults, safety, cracking, structural and possible timber pest activity past or present. These issues can, unfortunately, have an effect on the value of the property you are purchasing. Obtaining a report can provide assurance that the
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Warning, Non-Licensed Inspectors

Warning, Non-Licensed Building Inspectors Pre-Purchase Building And Pest Inspections form an essential step when acquiring a new property. A building and pest inspection will help identify any issues past or present that the building may be facing. If unidentified, these issues can cost the purchaser thousands. There are different laws in each state that govern
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Termites Around Your Home, Reducing The Risks.

Termites Around Your Home, How To Reduce The Risks The current statistic is that termite’s effect 1 in 4 homes. Termites are a common problem affecting homeowners annually. Most of all major financial losses are caused by termite damage throughout Australia every year.  As a result building design faults, Conducive conditions and lack of inspections
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Termite Resistant Timbers

A list and information on termite resistant timbers used in building design throughout Australia. Commonly asked; What are termite resistant timbers used in service throughout Australia? Although these timbers are classed as termite resistant there are other options including pressure treated, Toxic wood and Composite materials. Although certain hardwoods are “resistant”, There can always be
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