Pre-purchase Building Reports

All Building Inspections pre-purchase building and pest 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 relevant 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 around 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, before your home goes to market.

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Timber Pest Inspection

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

The Importance of Professional Timber Pest Inspections

If you’re a seller wanting to market your property at it’s best, get the advantage with a building report that can help you take vital steps to resolve problems (such as making arrangements for termite treatment, if there are signs of an infestation). A thorough pest inspection report may also give you the opportunity to undertake repairs before going to market in order to get the best possible price.

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Our Timber Pest Reports Include:

Details of any visible timber pest activity, whether current or in the past

Any damage caused by wood decay or rot

Any major safety hazards

Susceptibility of the property to timber pests

Whether a more invasive inspection is recommended

Evidence of chemical delignification

Visible evidence of Borers of seasoned timbers

Presence of mould or mildew

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?

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Far North QLD 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.

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.

A few of our Customer Reviews...

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Erin Chatterton
Erin Chatterton
08/12/2021
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Mary Louise Wright
Mary Louise Wright
08/12/2021
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Excellent, friendly and high quality service and report. Thank you
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glen martin
glen martin
04/12/2021
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James Toutounji
James Toutounji
20/10/2021
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Very professional service, the team made the whole process very easy. Would recommend to anyone needing their services.
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Barnesy1997
Barnesy1997
07/10/2021
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Rhys jones
Rhys jones
07/10/2021
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Great company to deal with. They were flexible with changes to inspection times. Inspector was easy to work with and clarified all concerns with the building.
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Nicolas Tanguy
Nicolas Tanguy
30/09/2021
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My wife Cheryl and I used All Building Inspections before purchasing our Queenslander. Our Inspecter Josh was extremely professional, honest and very thorough. He showed and explained to us all the imperfections and problems we had with the property and made us aware of any further possible issues. We did end up purchasing the property becuase we knew there were no suproses. Amanda was lovely to deal with and was also very polite, friendly and very professional. I would recommend All Building Inspections to anybody wanting professional advice.
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Esta Lindsay
Esta Lindsay
29/09/2021
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Graeme Watkins
Graeme Watkins
27/09/2021
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Attended site at short notice, happy to point out issues on the day and Issued final report quickly
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