Building And Pest Inspection Ballina, N.S.W.

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Inspection Services Ballina Shire



thermal camera inspection Ballina     Termite radar Ballina

In addition to the above property inspection services, we can also provide aerial drone inspections, asbestos testing and residual surface testing for home meth and illicit drug manufacture or use that may have left residuals on walls, carpets, and ceilings and can have an adverse effect on your health.

Local knowledge for the Ballina Shire.

East Coast Building & Pest are your local Northern Rivers building and pest inspection company servicing Ballina. Ballina home of the Big Prawn and with a population now over 25,000 is no longer a small coastal town. Over the last decade, Ballina has seen development changes and expansion with the latest development areas including Skennars Head Estate. The price of property and demand continues to go up at huge rates with houses in some instances not even making it to auction.

If you are investing in a property in Ballina, Ensure you have it inspected with East Coast Building And Pest providing a two-man inspection team that consists of a timber pest specialist and also a licensed builder. who use all the latest in fault detection equipment including thermal cameras, termite radar, and an aerial drone. In addition, we provide same-day digital reports to save any delay in the contract.

Some environmental areas of Ballina pose a common risk to building elements that include swamp and low lying ground levels. Our team have conducted thousands of inspections in Northern N.S.W and know all too well what issues home buyers can face throughout Ballina Shire. 

Ballina is a beautiful area with a mix of building design types some having been constructed in the 1950s and others throughout the 1980s and 90s during the development boom. Houses built in different eras are constructed of different materials such as soft pine in the 90’s that termites can easily affect or other materials such as asbestos on older houses.

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What is provided in a Building And Pest Inspection?

If you’re looking to buy a property in Ballina ensure your inspection is carried out by a two-man team that includes a licensed builder.

Did you know in N.S.W the laws are different as opposed to Q.L.D? The requirements mean that anyone can do a 3-day course and become a building inspector! East Coast Building And Pest provide a two-man team, A Licenced builder and also a timber pest inspector both with over 30 years combined experience.

▶ 2 Man team, Licensed Builder, and also a Timber Pest Technician.

▶ We inspect all areas of the structure including the subfloor and roof void, Rooftop and outbuildings.

▶ Same day photographic reports sent via email in PDF format.

▶ Honest and nonbias consultation, advice, and recommendations.

▶ The latest in detection equipment at no extra charge including Thermal Imaging and Termite radar the Termatrac T3i.

▶ We work for you, not the agent or the vendor. We provide a nonbiased report.

▶ Arial rooftop drone inspections can be arranged, Our inspectors are CASA licensed.

▶ Asbestos testing can be carried out if requested as an extra.

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What building issues could you uncover in Ballina?

Ensure when you are investing your money you know what weaknesses the property may have.

Most of the time we inspect buildings the majority of the issues are classed as general maintenance however others may be more serious and require further work. Some issues can include,

▶ Shoddy workmanship and noncompliant renovations.

▶ Termite protection that has expired or is nonexistent resulting in termite activity or damage.

▶ Building Faults, Structural Cracking, Safety Issues Including Asbestos.

▶ Homebuilder, quick “flip it” renovation jobs and poor workmanship.

▶ Conducive conditions that will attract termites including leaks, moisture mold, and decay.

▶ Termite Damage or even Active Termites.

▶ Noncompliance including safety switches, window heights, pool fencing and more.

▶ Slab design faults.

▶ Drainage, guttering, and poor ventilation.

Common Questions & Answers

How long does the process take?

You can call our office our staff will book the job with the agent (generally next day) and after the inspection, within 3 hours you will receive the report.

Why is a two-man inspection the best choice as opposed to one?

The old saying goes, Two eyes are better than one. Not only that, someone who is trying to carry out a timber pest inspection and also looking for building faults would be hard pressed. Generally, a single operator may not have had the experience treating or dealing with termites, A thorough understanding of termite ecology and behavior is a must.

What areas do you service?

We service all areas of Ballina Shire, We also service all areas of Northern N.S.W

Do you accept card or cash?

Our inspectors can accept cash or card on the day or EFT transfer prior to inspection.

What will a building and pest inspection cost?

We charge $250 for a pest only or $495 for a combined building and pest inspection on a standard 3 bedroom home. Prices vary depending on the size of the property and the additional services if you may require. This is total price for a two-man team with the thermal camera, termite radar and drone included.

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What other inspections can you provide?

In addition to building and pest inspections, East Coast Building And Pest can provide the following services.

Providing pre-purchase building and pest inspections to Ballina and surrounding areas.

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