Building And Pest Inspections Brisbane
East Coast Building & Pest provide you with an inspection service that is second to none.
With the latest high tech inspection equipment, A fully licensed two-man inspection team and same day building and pest reports.
Property in Brisbane
Brisbane is hot on the property market and tipped to boom in the next few years. With houses still in an affordable price range in suburbs on the South of Brisbane like Forest Lake, Sunny Bank, and Browns Plains. In fact, You can still nab a great buy on the North Side in suburbs like Bracken Ridge all the way up to Strathpine.
When purchasing a property it is important to obtain a Building And Pest Inspection. Houses vary in age and style per location, From old traditional Queenslanders in Mount Gravatt to the more modern brick veneers in Forest Lake.
It is important to know the ins and outs of any property you wish to purchase in Brisbane. Buying a house is a big decision. Booking a Building And Pest Inspection with East Coast Building And Pest will help you make the right decision.
Why book your Building And Pest Inspection in Brisbane with East Coast Building and Pest !
Reports within 3 hours from the job and a Two man team !
Don’t Risk It – East Coast Building And Pest are one of the few companies in Brisbane who have the adequate licensing to inspect for both Building and Pest. If you are engaging a company you can search the QBCC website to see if the company you are engaging has “Completed residential building inspection license” and also “Termite management” Licences. Our QBCC Licence number is 15023579
Engaging in a company with the right licenses ensures that the company is providing you the right advice and more importantly they are adequately licensed which means they are able to be insured for both Building inspections and Termite Timber pest inspections.
Combined Building & Pest Inspection
Our combined building & pest inspection service is carried out by two building and pest inspectors, a licensed building inspector and also an
experienced timber pest inspector. When booking a building and pest inspection you are guaranteed to have all the information you require to ensure confidence when purchasing a property. Any combined building and pest inspection also include reports emailed back to you in 3 hours.
Non-Biased Professional Advice
Unlike other companies in brisbane who quote on building repairs and in some cases promote it as part of their building and pest inspection reports, here at East Coast Building and Pest we feel this is a negative and pride ourselves on providing a non biased inspection. This ensures you obtain the correct advice when purchasing a new property from an inspector looking for potential issues not for opportunities to quote on and gain extra work. The aim of a building and pest inspection is to identify potential issues through the eyes of a professional to help you make an informed or educated decision, then from receiving the reports you can seek quotations from third party professionals on suitable repairs should you require.
A building inspection is carried out by a licensed builder who carries insurance. Our pre-purchase building & pest inspector will identify structural faults and safety issues and also provide advice to help with the purchase of the property. Our building inspector is also happy to answer any questions you may have about the property such as renovation ideas. If you are buying a new property don’t just obtain a building inspection, it is always best to ensure your building and pest inspection covers both pest and building. All building inspections receive a report that complies with current Australian Standards.
A pest inspection when purchasing a property should cover all timber pest, termites, timber decay and other timber pests such as borer, mould and fungi. A building & pest inspector must be licensed and further trained to carry out these inspections. Our building and pest inspectors have had further experience in treating termites, installing termite protection and they understand the life cycle and habits of termites. Our pest inspection comes with a same day detailed report combined with the latest pest inspection equipment.
Pre Sale Building & Pest Inspection
A pre-sale building and pest inspection is a service provided to the agent or vendor with the report available to the purchaser once the property is listed. A pre-sale building and pest inspection will uncover any hidden issues prior to sale. Having this vital information will ensure you have complete confidence when listing the property. A building & pest inspection prior to sale will save delays for all parties. Our pre-sale building and pest inspections are carried out by two inspectors, include same day reports with recommendations on findings.
We include the use of a thermal device on any of our combined pre-purchase building and pest inspection or if you require a pest inspection only. The thermal tool can help the pest inspector detect the presence of moisture and also termite activity if the conditions suit. This is only one of the additional tools we carry to ensure a thorough inspection.
Termite Radar Inspection
The Termatrac T3i is now an industry recognized tool that complies with the current Australian Standard for building and pest inspection. The new standard for building & pest inspection enforces the use of further devices to provide additional tests. The use of the Termatrac T3i termite radar is included free of charge on all our combined building & pest inspection services or pest inspections. If you have obtained a quote from another company and their quote does not include the use of these tools free of charge, beware.
FASTEST REPORTS IN BRISBANE
You’ll get your report within 3-hours of the inspection being completed guaranteed, this will allow you more time on making an informed decision on your new investment. Just because we’re fast does not mean you are not receiving comprehensive building and pest inspection. Here is how we do it!
Every report is completed onsite while we are inspecting the property and this is an essential part of making sure the report has the correct information, we will take photos of any concern and input the relevant details straight into the report via a sophisticated report writer APP we have developed to suit East Coast Building and Pest which enables us to complete your report while we are onsite.
See Our Recent Reviews
Dean walkley – Very thorough inspection, with great advice. Would recommend Andrew to others.
Micheal Antolak – I have been looking around for a Pest controller and was recommended by people to use East coast building and pest. I was very impressed with the thorough investigation carried out by Andrew.Absolutely outstanding! highly accommodating, friendly, professional and cheaper than expected. I’d recommend you all to everyone! Thank you so so so much. 😉
Ally Williams – I can’t recommend East Coast Building and Pest enough. They were professional, very thorough and both the building and pest inspectors took the time to call me afterwards to explain exactly what the different elements of their reports meant. Buying a house is stressful at the best of times so I am grateful that East Coast made the building and pest part easy. Special thanks to Jade who booked the inspections at short notice and Robert and Brad for their work.
Natalie Sanders – We had a building and pest inspection done today and the guys were very thorough friendly will definitely be using them in the future thanks so much for the great service guests hard to find here on the coast.
Susan Re Neilson – Yet again an amazing service. Our son and daughter in law use this company. Fast service and so accomodating with dates and times. Keith is amazing he is very professional, informative, very cheerful and friendly. Cannot recommend East Coast Building and Pest highly enough. Thank you again see you next year 😊
Phillip Greve– 5 stars all the way these guys were amazing from the time I booked the job in to the time I received the reports, the reports were great and they were there every step of the way not only did Andrew and Bruce explain everything to me at the inspection I was able to contact them the next day with a question from reading the report that Andrew answered right away. Fantastic job guys!!!!
Caroline Dunkley– I can not recommend the services of East Coast Building and Pest enough. I used them for the purchase of my own home, but I also refer them to all my conveyancing clients as a result. So thorough and helpful and go above and beyond.
Magda Durham– We got them to inspect the property before we purchased our home. They were very informative with the inspection and had great customer service. I would highly recommend them.
BRISBANE’S NUMBER ONE PROPERTY INSPECTION COMPANY THAT PROVIDES YOU MORE
East Coast Building And Pest also provide a suite of inspection services that can be coupled with a building and pest inspection. These additional services include a drone inspection to assess roofing elements where the inspector is unable to gain safe access to the rooftop. Also, we can test and confirm asbestos via a NATA approved laboratory or even test the property for residual evidence of illicit drug use.
Unfortunately, the effects of drug manufacture in houses can leave a long-term effect and investors should be aware. We issue you the confidence needed so that you can make the right decision when purchasing your new Brisbane home.
▶ We will contact the agent and vendor to organize the whole inspection process.
▶ Our inspections are carried out by a two-man team. A licensed builder and also a timber pest inspector. Our builder knows building and our pest inspector has had years of experience treating and dealing with termites. You cannot expect one person to provide a quality inspection and expect them to do both.
▶ The building inspector assesses critical points of the safety & structural elements of the building.
▶ Our pest inspectors are experts at finding termite activity. We identify past treatments, repairs and design faults that may lead to a future termite attack.
▶ Inspections identify Mould, Moisture, Timber Decay, Cracking, Rust, Corrosion, Drainage, and Ventilation Issues.
▶ We carry the right tools including Termatrac Termite Radar, Thermal Camera, Moisture Meter and Aerial Drones to assess all areas. New Australian standards require additional tools to be used in a building and pest inspection.
▶ Our inspectors will call you after all inspections to run you through the findings.
▶ You will receive 2 detailed photographic PDF reports on the same day. A Building Inspection and Pest Inspection Report.
▶ Also, We provide ongoing consultation after the job.
What areas of the property do you inspect on the day?
There’s nowhere we don’t inspect.
▶ All external areas of the building also including fence line, rooftop, granny flats, outbuildings, and yards.
▶ Internal areas including sounding timbers for termite damage, thermal imaging at no extra cost, moisture meter, and termite radar device.
▶ All accessible areas of the roof void. Including eaves, trusses, guttering, downpipes, and tiles. If the building is too high we can provide a drone to inspect at heights.
▶ Underneath the house including sub-floors, crawl spaces, flooring, and decks.
▶ In addition, we can provide asbestos reports, residual surface tests to indicate if the property has been used for the illegal manufacture of drugs.
▶ If you have any additional requirements for your property, building or pest inspection we are happy to include.
Our building and pest inspection reports.
We provide same day photographic reports within 3hrs from the job, thus saving any delays with the contract.
▶ 2 Full photographic digital PDF reports prepared by a Licensed Builder and Pest Inspector.
▶ Reports are emailed the same day and prepared by the inspector, not the office.
▶ Our unique reports are easy to read. Reports identify all issues that are found on each inspection. In addition to digital reports, we will contact you after the inspection to run through the findings if you cannot make the inspection.
▶ Including the report, We store all information recorded on the day on the cloud so you can access additional images at any time if your report is lost. Thus, information is always at hand.
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Commonly Asked Questions
What costs are involved in a Pre-purchase building and pest inspection in Brisbane?
Costs vary depending on the size and building type but we start at $220 for a pest inspection or $440 for a combined unit building and pest inspection. Prices include GST and the use of all the equipment. There are no hidden costs with our service.
How long until I receive the reports?
You will receive 2 reports via email in PDF format with images on the same day of the inspection. It does not matter where our inspectors are in Brisbane they will email the reports directly to you. In addition to same day reports our inspectors will call you after the inspection to discuss the findings.
Are your inspectors experienced?
East Coast Building And Pest, its pest inspectors and builders are QBCC licensed and insured with years of experience. QBCC Licencing requires a building and pest inspection company to have a completed residential building inspection license and also a termite management license to invoice and carry out an inspection. If you are receiving quotes ensure the company has both licenses, If not you may risk engaging a company with no insurance if an error was made.
You can search if a company has the right license via the QBCC website.
What happens if you find an issue?
Most of the time we do find issues. Fortunately, the majority of issues identified in an inspection are minor and require only general maintenance. In some instances, we do find termites or structural and safety issues. If a major issue has been identified negotiations may be made with the vendor or you may have the ability to end the contract.
What do Termites look like?
You would have heard the term white ants well basically thats it they look similar to ants and they are of a white to creamy tanned colour, here is a video below of a treatment carried out by East Coast Building and Pest.
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What is the Termite Radar?
The Termatrac T3i is an important inspection tool most other Brisbane companies do not use.
In addition to thermal cameras, drones, and moisture meters we are accredited operators and use the Termatrac T3i termite radar.
The Termatrac T3i is a vital inspection tool that can tell the difference between moisture and termites. A pre-purchase inspection is visual and noninvasive this meaning that the inspectors are not permitted to open up walls or move items. The Termatrac will save you money as termites can be identified on the day of the inspection without having to return.
Service Locations Brisbane, Logan & Sunshine Coast
We service all areas of Brisbane, Logan and Ipswich however if your suburb is not listed below please feel free to contact us
Acacia Ridge, Algester, Annerley, Archerfield, Aspley, Brisbane, Burbank, Bribie Island, Burpengary, Caboolture, Calamvale, Chermside, Carindale, Cannon Hill, Carole Park, Coopers Plains, Darra, Doolandella, Drewvale, Dutton Park, Eight Mile Plains, Eagleby, Ellen Grove, Fortitude Valley, Fairfield, Forest Lake, Greenslopes, Heathwood, Holland Park, Holland Park West, Inala, Kallangur, Karawatha, Kuraby, Logan, Larapinta, Macgregor, Mackenzie, Mansfield, Moorooka, Mount Gravatt, Ningi, Nathan, New Farm, Newstead, Paddington, Petrie Terrace, Red Hill, Strathpine, Waterford West, Durack, Pallara, Parkinson, Richlands, Robertson, Rochedale, Rocklea, Runcorn, Salisbury, Seventeen Mile Rocks, Sinnamon Park, Stones Corner, Stretton, Sumner, Sunnybank, Sunnybank Hills, Tarragindi, Tennyson, Upper Mount Gravatt, Wacol, Willawong, Wishart, Yeerongpilly, Yeronga. brisbane building and pest inspection