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Building & Pest
Inspections

All Building Inspections pre-purchase building reports are clear and comprehensive, providing you with the knowledge and confidence to make the right decision on a property purchase. Our building inspection reports are easy to follow, and include lots of photos of each room and area inspected, including pictures identifying any defects found so that you can see for yourself immediately what those issues are and decide how to proceed.

We ensure that our pre-purchase building inspections comply with or exceed the Australian Standard.

You are welcome to attend the inspection, which gives you the opportunity to go through the property with the Inspector and discuss any concerns you may have. Once you have received the report, we are more than happy to take the time to discuss the content and provide you with expert advice if required.

Home Buyers

We give you the tools to be confident that you’re making the right offer on your new home. Engage a trade-qualified building inspector to provide you with a clear and comprehensive pre-purchase building and pest inspection report.
Buyers are welcome to attend the building & pest inspection and chat with the Inspector about any particular concerns. Our easy-to-read building reports are usually available to you within 24 hours of the inspection.

Home Vendors

As a seller, knowing if there are repair issues is critical to getting the best price for your property. Often vendors avoid looking into this thinking that it is simply better to not know, however it is almost certain that a potential purchaser will obtain their own building and pest inspection, giving them the upper hand in negotiating the price down.

All Building Inspections can help identify issues and assist in obtaining quotes to rectify those issues.

The Importance of Professional Building Inspections

Whether you are buying an established house or suspect there may be issues in a property you already own, a building and pest inspection is an important investment. A property inspection conducted by a trained and qualified professional can identify defects that you may not notice on a cursory property walkthrough as a buyer.

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Our Building Reports Include:

Defects that need addressing immediately

Safety hazards that require urgent attention

Major problems that require professional repairs due to extensive damage

Superficial defects that are classed as normal maintenance

Plus anything we find that we feel you should know about, within the scope of the report limitations

Where Do We Inspect

A Pre-purchase Building Inspection Includes the Examination of Visible Areas:

Building

  • Hot water system for leaks and age
  • Wet areas including presence of moisture
  • Tiling, grout and sealants, paintwork
  • Glazing and ventilation
  • Smoke alarms (We do not test smoke alarms)
  • Doors, windows, locks, hinges and handles
  • Insulation, framing, sub floor
  • Plaster cracks, cornices, ceilings
  • Roofing, eaves, gutters and downpipes
  • Ground and surface water drainage
  • Retaining walls, paving, paths and driveway
  • Flashings, windows, doors and lintels
  • Foundations and bearers, joists and floor materials
  • Sub floor space and roof void if accessible

Pest

  • Structures, fences, garden areas & trees within 30m of the main building but within the property boundaries
  • Timber retaining walls
  • Timber floor bearers and joists
  • All visible timber of the interior and extrerior of the home
  • Roof void timbers
  • Subfloor timbers and supports

Where Do We Inspect

A Pre-purchase Building Inspection Includes the Examination of Visible Areas:

Building

  • Hot water system for leaks and age
  • Wet areas including presence of moisture
  • Tiling, grout and sealants, paintwork
  • Glazing and ventilation
  • Smoke alarms (We do not test smoke alarms)
  • Doors, windows, locks, hinges and handles
  • Insulation, framing, sub floor
  • Plaster cracks, cornices, ceilings
  • Roofing, eaves, gutters and downpipes
  • Ground and surface water drainage
  • Retaining walls, paving, paths and driveway
  • Flashings, windows, doors and lintels
  • Foundations and bearers, joists and floor materials
  • Sub floor space and roof void if accessible

Pest

  • Structures, fences, garden areas & trees within 30m of the main building but within the property boundaries
  • Timber retaining walls
  • Timber floor bearers and joists
  • All visible timber of the interior and extrerior of the home
  • Roof void timbers
  • Subfloor timbers and supports

Home Buyers

We give you the tools to be confident that you’re making the right offer on your new home. Engage a trade-qualified building inspector to provide you with a clear and comprehensive pre-purchase building and pest inspection report.
Buyers are welcome to attend the building & pest inspection and chat with the Inspector about any particular concerns. Our easy-to-read building reports are usually available to you within 24 hours of the inspection.

Home Vendors

As a seller, knowing if there are repair issues is critical to getting the best price for your property. Often vendors avoid looking into this thinking that it is simply better to not know, however it is almost certain that a potential purchaser will obtain their own building and pest inspection, giving them the upper hand in negotiating the price down.

All Building Inspections can help identify issues and assist in obtaining quotes to rectify those issues.

Why Us?

  • We're Cairns Locals
  • Clear & Extensive Reporting
  • We're Reliable
  • Quick Turnaround on Reports
  • Fully Licensed & Insured
  • Friendly Customer Service
  • We're Qualified and Trained
  • Affordable Fees

Get in touch today to find out how we can help you with your due diligence - and peace of mind - on your next property purchase.

Our Other Services

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New Build Inspections

What you think you’ll be getting for your money may be different from what your builder plans to deliver for the agreed price.
Stage Inspections throughout the building process will help you avoid any complications before it’s too late to deal with them effectively.

Pool Safety Compliance

Our licensed Pool Safety Inspector can carry out a complete pool safety inspection, provide the state-issued compliance certificate if everything is in line with the Standards, and provide you with a report listing any items that need repair.

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Asbestos Audits

Our local building inspector has a thorough knowledge of asbestos and we comply with all applicable legislation relating to asbestos relevant to QLD and with the Code of Practice for the Management and Control of Asbestos in the Workplace.

What Our Customers Say

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Jana White
Jana White
04/06/2021
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Keith Milham
Keith Milham
02/06/2021
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Great service and the report was very thorough, on time and provided the report quickly.
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Jason ledbury
Jason ledbury
27/05/2021
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Very happy with the service from All Building Inspections for our pre-purchase building and pest inspection.
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Linda Lay
Linda Lay
27/05/2021
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I was so impressed with the prompt and professional way they dealt with me for an inspection for a house we were going to purchase that I had them complete an inspection report on a house we were going to sell. I would highly recommend their service. I was notified on their progress on a regular basis.
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Tresa Plumb
Tresa Plumb
26/05/2021
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A Pre-Purchase Building Inspection was performed for my Autistic Son buying his first home. 10/10 in all aspects. These guys were recommended to me by a professional within the home buying industry because they were good, and they were. Highly recommend them and we will be engaging their services again for our other son, once he can find a property to purchase. Keep up the good work 😊
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Adam Thrift
Adam Thrift
26/05/2021
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Steve
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Lauren Hobson
Lauren Hobson
26/05/2021
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We had a pre-purchase building and pest inspection done. This would have to be the most comprehensive and detailed report we have ever had in all our years of buying and selling. Everything was timely and professional and would not hesitate to recommend these guys to anyone.
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Cathy Reeves
Cathy Reeves
19/05/2021
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Highly recommended!! I recently purchased a unit in Cairns which was made all the more difficult as I lived interstate and was unable to view the property in person. The agent recommended them and I was not disappointed. All Building Inspections were able to visit the property within days, arrange an additional electrical inspection and have the reports to me very quickly. The building and pest report was very comprehensive, easy to read and the accompanying images assisted in my negotiations and final decision. Office staff were professional, helpful and happy to answer questions. They made what could have been a very stressful process much easier. Would absolutely recommend All Building Inspections, especially if you are conducting your business from outside the area.
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