Building And Pest Inspections
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Combined building and pest inspection
Our Combined building and pest inspection service is carried out with a two man qualified inspection team, a licensed and insured building inspector and also a licensed and experienced timber pest professional. When booking a building and pest inspection with us you will have all the information you require to ensure confidence when purchasing a property. All our combined building and pest inspections include reports within 3 hours.
Non-biased professional advice
Unlike other companies on the Gold Coast, Brisbane or northern NSW who quote on building repairs and in most cases promote it as part of their building and pest inspection reports, East Coast Building and Pest 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 building issues not for opportunities to quote on building repairs.
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 and educated decision, then from receiving the reports you can seek additional quotations from third party professionals on suitable repairs and to also gain additional clarity on each concern.
Improved Reporting Times Building and Pest reports
You can receive your report in as little as 3-hours from the time of the inspection being completed, this will allow you more time on making those informed decisions. Just because we provide faster reports than some other competitors does not mean your building and pest inspection is not thorough, you will however receive more accurate information.
Here is how we do it! Every report is completed onsite while our team is inspecting the property and this is a very important part of making sure the report has the correct information, we will take photos of each concern and input the relevant information straight into the report via a sophisticated report writing APP we have developed to suit our company.
When buying a new property or investment we provide,
▶ 2 Man team, Licensed Builder, and also Pest Technician.
▶ Structural, Safety and defect identification.
▶ Assessing Timber Pests, Mould, Moisture, Decay, and Borer.
▶ Free Thermal Imaging Included.
▶ Termite radar the Termatrac T3i on every Job.
▶ Same day digital photographic reports.
▶ Advice, Recommendations, and consultation.
▶ Aerial rooftop drone inspections, also
▶ Asbestos testing if requested as an extra.
Why would you invest money into a property without a building and pest inspection?
You may risk purchasing a property with significant faults!
A pre-purchase building and pest inspection should form an essential step in purchasing a new home. The current statistic is that termite’s effect 1 in 4 homes and building faults are costly.
As a result, Termites are a common problem affecting homeowners annually. Most of all major financial losses are caused by termite damage throughout Australia every year.
The second most important issue affecting purchasers is poor workmanship, Structural faults and also safety issues. To ensure you receive the right advice, East Coast Building And Pest provide a two-man team. A licensed Builder and also a Timber Pest technician, both who have had years of experience in the industry.
Some common issues that can be identified in an Inspection.
Common issues identified in a building and pest inspection that can cost the homeowner or lead to further issues down the track are,
▶ Poor building design and amateur workmanship.
▶ Expired chemicals used as a prevention against termite attack.
▶ Attachments or renovations with no termite protection.
▶ Building faults may exist such as structural and general poor workmanship.
▶ Slab faults that can have cracks or movement.
▶ Balconies and verandahs not affixed correctly.
▶ Attachments and renovations with no council approval, certificates and have been carried out by inexperienced renovators.
▶ Conducive conditions, Eg leaks, Poor drainage, Mould, and Moisture.
▶ Issues arising from poor maintenance or lack of maintenance.
▶ Health hazards and safety issues including live wires, no electrical safety switches or asbestos.
▶ Roofing condition is poor and allowing moisture penetration.
▶ Previous or current timber pest activity including termite, Borer, and decay.
Why a two-man inspection team is important.
Too many times we hear of people engaging one-man operators who are fantastic builders, however, have not have had experience in the pest and termite industry. It is important to ensure the pest inspector is experienced in treating and identifying termites. Some species pose no threat and others do. The right equipment is also essential in identifying termite activity in areas of concealment.
The laws are different in N.S.W and Queensland, Make sure your inspection is with a licensed builder.
First and foremost, Building And Pest Inspections should be carried out by 2 persons – Single operators carrying out both inspections can lead to major issues being overlooked. East Coast Building And Pest provide a licensed builder and a qualified Timber Pest Technician. All builders have over 20 years experience.
▶ All our building inspectors are licensed and carry insurance.
▶ Our termite and timber pest inspectors are experts in the field and have undergone further training, they treat and deal with termites daily.
▶ We include moisture detection inc thermal imaging at no extra cost.
▶ Termite Radar – Termatrac termite detection device, This tool can save having to return for an invasive inspection as we can ID activity behind walls.
▶ We provide an easy to read photographic digital report, on the same day.
▶ 24HR consultation and recommendations after completion of reports.
▶ We also organize the whole building and pest inspection process with the agent or vendor.
▶ East Coast Building And Pest also have licensed asbestos specialists that can be used in addition to Building And Pest Inspections for the identification of suspect materials.
▶ We can inspect where other companies cant by the use of an aerial drone at heights where a ladder cannot reach.
We Are Accredited Termatrac Operators
East Coast Building & Pest are accredited Termatrac operators, Make sure your inspection includes the Termatrac T3i and you choose an accredited company. Not all inspection companies have access to the Termatrac T3i.
What is the Termatrac T3i?
The Termatrac T3I is the world’s number 1 termite detection device. For this reason, the Termatrac T3i is a unique piece of equipment can identify thermal, moisture differences and most importantly termite movement in timbers behind concealed areas via a microwave radar. Therefore, using radar technology is assurance via detecting possible activity behind walls without having to remove the walls. Furthermore, eliminating extra expenses in returning to open walls and re-inspect suspect areas.
Optional extras that be included in a building and pest inspection.
East Coast Building and Pest offer a suite of inspection services that you may require when purchasing a property. Don’t waste time allow East Coast Building & Pest to provide all the answers, we can assist in roof inspections at height with a drone roof inspection, we can assist in Asbestos testing and Meth testing the property your purchasing.
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Rest assured, Our friendly local inspectors with years of knowledge will identify any issues with your new investment.