About All Building Inspections

When you need to engage a Building Inspector to perform a building and pest inspection in Cairns, work with locals. We are not a franchise, and our team comprises only Cairns locals, most of whom have been living and working here for many years (and loving it!). Our local experience means we understand the specific weather conditions and other tropical issues that properties in the area face — knowledge that helps us deliver superior inspection services.

Our Team

John Eldred

John Eldred


John has many decades of building experience. He completed his Bricklaying and Stone Masonry Apprenticeship and Builders Clerk of Works from 1970 to 1976 in the UK before migrating to Australia in 1977, and since then has been involved in all aspects of construction.

These include building maintenance services, waterproofing, concrete repairs, bricklaying, spec home construction and everything in between. John is a registered builder in NSW and QLD, and is a Director of All Building Inspections. He also heads up Eldred Construction Services Pty Ltd and Eldred Waterproofing.

Amanda Allan

Amanda Allan


Amanda has lived in Cairns for 25 years, raised a family, run several successful businesses, and has been involved in various aspects of construction and marketing during that time.

Most recently, 10 years in the roofing industry as roofer, insulation applicator, administrator and marketer has added to her knowledge and experience. Amanda is a Director of All Building Inspections and has a hands-on role in the business, heading up branding, marketing, and business development.

Chris Law

Chris Law


Chris is a Cairns local and lives in the beautiful northern beaches area. Being  a dedicated family man with two gorgeous children, he spends most weekends enjoying the tropical beach lifestyle.

Chris brings many years of carpentry and construction experience to All Building Inspections, and his easy nature means he’s always happy to chat with customers and answer any questions you may have. Chris’s hobbies include motorbike riding and mechanics.




Tracy is the ultimate in customer service, with long term experience in real estate, administration and trades. Tracy brings a ray of sunshine to our office and is always on the ball and full of energy! 

Tracy’s experience brings an important understanding of the building industry and pre-purchase reports into focus when booking and answering questions regarding inspections, and along with a passion for excellent customer service Tracy has become invaluable team member of All Building Inspections.. 


We may already have the report you need…

Save money by purchasing a building inspection report that has been recently completed. If you are a property purchaser, the advantage for you is that you can get the information critical to your property negotiations immediately in an up-to-date pre-purchase report, at a discounted price. Agents and vendors can save the time and hassle of multiple inspections with building and pest reports that are concise, immediate and value for money.

Please note that reports older than 30 days must be updated with a re-inspection.

Recent properties inspected in the following locations:

  • Manoora
  • Freshwater
  • Atherton
  • Trinity Park
  • Edmonton
  • Earlville
  • Whitfield
  • Edge Hill
  • Palm Cove
  • Mareeba
  • Gordonvale
  • Mooroobool
  • Redlynch
  • Cairns City
  • Belvedere
  • Machans Beach
  • Kuranda
  • Goldsborough
  • Yungaburra
  • North Cairns
  • Mount Sheridan
  • Smithfield
  • Trinity Beach
  • Gordonvale
  • Bramston Beach
  • Brinsmead

Why Us?

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We're Cairns Locals

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Clear & Extensive Reporting

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We're Reliable

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Quick Turnaround on Reports

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Fully Licensed & Insured

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Friendly Customer Service

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Qualified & Trained

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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.

Comprehensive, Easy-to-Read Reports

All Building Inspections easy-to-read yet comprehensive reports can highlight any areas of concern that may cause you a headache in the future.

Our team has decades of on-site building experience. Here’s what our reports include:

Use of the latest and best reporting systems

An abundance of photos

A fast report turn around 24 hrs in most circumstances

Up-to-date technology including infra-red and moisture detection devices

The use of aerial drones when the situation is applicable

Your report will identify:

What the problem is

The issues, defects, and potential problems with your property.

Where to find it

Details on where any problems are and their level of severity.

How it can be fixed

Information on how the defect or problem can be fixed and recommendations.

Why it happened

Why it is an issue, how did it happen and future concerns if not corrected.

Where We Service

Our inspectors service areas all over Far North Queensland, from Ingham all the way up to Cape York as well as inland to Karumba. Just drop us an inquiry to receive a quote. 

Edmonton & Gordonvale
Mission Beach
Port Douglas
Daintree areas
Tolga, Yungaburra, Walkamin
Kuranda and Speewah
building inspections
Edmonton & Gordonvale
Mission Beach
Port Douglas
Daintree areas
Tolga, Yungaburra, Walkamin
Kuranda and Speewah

More Than Just Building Inspections

All Building Inspections delivers a wide range of building services in the Cairns region.
By combining your inspections you can save time and money. Book a building and pest inspection, pool safety inspection and even an asbestos survey at the same time. We’ll combine the information into a comprehensive and clear pre-purchase building report so that you have all the information in front of you, in one place.

All Building Inspections can also provide quotes for any repairs to defects that have been listed in your building report. Protect your assets by ensuring you engage professional and trusted tradespeople who have been working in the local construction industry for many years.

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