Building & Pest

Looking to purchase or sell a property in the Brisbane or surrounding area ?

 A Building and Pest Inspection is a must to make sure the home you're interested in doesn't have any hidden surprises.  With over 30 years experience in the building & pest Industries and a lifetime of knowledge of the Brisbane area, we will provide you with a detailed report within 24 hours of the inspection so that you can make an informed decision on the property and buy with confidence.

We are fully licensed and insured and work in accordance with the current Australian Standards.  We are independent of any third parties so you can be confident that we are working for you.

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Building Inspections & Reports

A Building Inspection and Property Report or a Pre Purchase Building Inspection comments on structural damage, conditions conducive to structural damage, as well as any defects in the condition of secondary and finishing elements to the property.  The building inspection report will contain a description of the property and the materials used in the construction of the building.  The report will also highlight any areas the inspector was unable to access on the day of the property inspection as well as any recommendations the inspector thinks are relevant to your purchase.

We will inspect all accessible areas of the property including: Building interior, Building exterior, Sub-floor or under-floor crawl space, Roof void, Roof exterior (subject to health and safety regulations) Garage/carport and yard sheds, Stand-alone laundry/toilet or other out-building (if applicable) Retaining walls, Steps/stairs, Fences, Abutting paths, Driveways, Yard areas up to 30 m around the dwelling.

A Building Inspection is not an all-encompassing report dealing with every aspect of the property, and it is not a warranty against further defects. The purpose of a building inspection is to warn you about any significant damage to the building and any work that needs to be carried out by a professional.

A licensed building inspector will have the experience needed to find the most common building faults and give advice on the significance of the fault.

In conjunction with a building inspection, it is best practice to carry out a timber pest inspection or termite inspection on the property as well.

Timber Pest & Termite Inspections

Termite Treatments

Chemical

A chemical treatment is the most common treatment type available for subterranean termites. The goal of a subterranean termite chemical treatment is to establish a continuous termiticide barrier between the termite colony and the variety of timbers that make up the structure of the home.

Invasive Inspections

One of the main characteristics of termites and termite colonies is their tendency to avoid open air and bright lights, meaning they will stay underground or within wood products. It is almost impossible for an inspector to visually identify or locate an active termite infestation just by looking at the finished surface of a wall or the accompanying trim. If evidence of current active termite activity exists then an invasive inspection is the next logical step.

Baiting

In-ground baiting systems are also becoming a popular method for treatment of subterranean termites. A subterranean termite baiting system involves placement of cellulose bait stations at strategic locations around the perimeter of the home.

With the permission of the owner of the premises we will perform a more invasive physical inspection that involves moving or lifting: insulation, stored items, furniture or foliage during the inspection. We will physically touch, tap, test and when necessary force/gouge suspected accessible timbers. We will gain access to areas, where physically possible and considered practical and necessary, by way of cutting traps and access holes. This style of report is available by ordering with several days notice. Inspection time for this style of report will be greater than for a VISUAL INSPECTION. It involves disruption in the case of an occupied property, and some permanent marking is likely.
A price is available on request.

General Pest Management

 

We also provide a full range of general pest management services to homes in the Brisbane and surrounding area using the most effective and safest techniques.

We offer pest control services to eradicate or remove flying, crawling and walking pests that infest homes, including: Cockroaches, Ants, Spiders, Wasps & Bees, Fleas, Rodents

Staff

Drewe has over 30 yrs experience in the building & pest industries, & has been inspecting the greater Brisbane area for over 15 yrs. He personally carries out building & timber pest/termite inspections and is a licensed builder, licensed building inspector, licensed timber pest/termite inspector & licensed pest control operator.

Being the business owner and the inspector, Drewe is all about providing clients with excellent customer service, value for money, honest, unbiased, thorough inspections and reporting in a professional and timely manner to allow clients to make informed decisions when purchasing property.

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Drewe Twine
Drewe Twine

Owner /Operator

    MAIL: PO Box 1396 Sunnybank Hills Brisbane QLD 4109
    E-mail: enquires@propertyinspect.com.au Phone: 0410 533367