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Sunshine Coast Building and Pest Inspector

YOUR SUNSHINE COAST INSPECTOR

Your local building and pest inspector on the Sunshine Coast is Pat O’Brien, who resides in the beachside suburb of Bokarina with his young family. He has been in the building industry for 15 years, spending the last 10 years as a licensed builder, building million dollar homes and renovations from Mt Mellum in the South, to Verrierdale in the North. With a keen eye for detail and many years of experience, Pat delivers thorough and easy to read reports to buyers and sellers, he’s also happy to explain his findings so you understand what is a real concern and what is simply general wear and tear.

The main defects Pat looks for during a building and pest inspection can be grouped into three main areas; structural integrity, water and moisture damage and termite presence. These three areas can cause major defects within a property and may be costly to repair if you’re not aware of them. Pat will also note any minor defects found within the property, which can include issues such as; cracked tiles, chipped paint, evidence of rust or damage to cabinetry.

Your report will include photos and descriptions of any issues found and you’ll receive this report on the same day as your inspection. So, if you’re searching for an experienced and thorough inspector that is prompt and easy to deal with, give us a call or book online, and we’ll send Pat your way!

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Same Day Reports

The inspection process is usually time sensitive, that’s why we work with you and your agent to find a time that suits all parties as soon as possible (often the next day) and make sure that you receive your report the same day as your inspection!

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We Find Defects

We find defects that other Sunshine Coast Inspectors miss. We inspect closely for structural, water and termite issues. Your report includes photos of defects found and our building inspectors carry the latest moisture metre and thermal sensor devices.

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The Best Prices

We offer the best prices across the Sunshine Coast. And if you do find a cheaper, comparable quote, let us know and we’ll beat it! We pride ourselves on offering a 5 star service for an affordable price, check our reviews to see for yourself!

Qualified Building Inspectors
Experienced Inspectors

Pat, your Sunshine Coast building and pest inspector is a qualified builder, with over 10 years experience. He is also a licensed building and pest inspector with the QBCC. Pat is always prompt, professional and able to explain his findings in detail.

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THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY

Your Sunshine Coast building and pest inspector is equipped with the industry leading Termatrac T3i All Sensor. This cutting edge devise was specifically made for the building and pest inspection industry to assist in the detection of termites and water issues.

Moisture Meter for building inspections

Moisture Meter

The Termatrac T3i Radar sensor uses non-invasive, low-energy microwaves that penetrate through most common building materials to detect activity. The high-frequency low radar emissions allow the operator to locate and track termite and other insect activity without disturbance. ​ Your building and pest inspector will use this meter if there is visual evidence of moisture damage within the property particularly around bathrooms and shower recesses.

Thermal Imaging for building inspections

Thermal Sensor

The Termatrac T3i Thermal Sensor detects changes in surface temperature and thermal anomalies from current to reference point. An infrared sensor averages the temperature in the area of the laser pointer to provide a numerical result. Your building inspector will make use of this technology if there is a visual anomaly in any finished surfaces such as wall sheeting and skirting boards.

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WE’RE THE BEST PRICE ON THE SUNSHINE COAST

We offer leading prices for building and pest inspections on the Sunshine Coast, continuously updating and reviewing our prices to make sure all our customers receive the best deal in the region.

If you happen to find a better comparable written quote, we will beat it! Obviously, before we can offer a better price, we will need documentation of your quote, including the inspectors QBCC licence and insurance details. You should also be aware that every licensed and qualified inspector should be using a moisture metre, thermal sensor as well as access equipment to undertake professional inspections.

SERVICES LIST

Your Building Inspector Sunshine Coast specialises in pre-purchase building and pest inspections for residential and commercial properties. 

In most cases, we can organise to inspect the property by the next business day and deliver your report on the same day as the inspection, meaning you have plenty of time to go through the details and make a decision about the property.

Pre-purchasing Building & Pest Inspection

A pre-purchase building & pest Inspection is undertaken when a buyer is finalising the purchase of a property. It is also undertaken by sellers who want to know the condition of their property before they put it on the market. 

The inspection is a visual appraisal of the condition of the property. Its purpose is to identify existing issues, defects or areas of concern. This inspection is carried out in accordance with the Australian Standard 4349.1.

The report is broken into three sections – Major defects, minor defects and termites. 

The major defects section will report on any areas of the property that show major structural damage or present major safety hazards. This is the area of the report that you should pay most attention to, as these defects may be costly to repair. 

The minor defects section will identify any areas of the property that show minor damage, general wear and tear and issues that require maintenance. Minor defects can include issues such as cracked tiles, poorly maintained cabinetry or chipped paint. These are not areas of serious concern, but could be used in negotiations when purchasing the property.

The termite section will report on any areas of the property that visually show current or past termite attacks. Your inspector will also report on areas of the property that may be conducive to termite attack. If your inspector identifies signs of termite damage, they will bring out their Termatrac T3i which uses a thermal sensor to determine whether active termites are within the wall of floor without drilling or damaging the property. 

Throughout the report, your building and pest inspector will use high quality photos and descriptions to describe each issue, so you have a complete understanding of the properties condition. If you’re present at the inspection, your inspector will also walk you through the property to explain any major issues. 

Pre-purchase Building Only Inspection

A pre-purchase building Inspection is undertaken when a buyer is finalising the purchase of a property. It is also undertaken by sellers who want to know the condition of their property before they put it on the market. Generally, if you are buying an apartment that is part of a unit complex you will only need to get a building inspection, as the pest control and upkeep is taken care of by the body corporate. 

The inspection is a visual appraisal of the condition of the property. Its purpose is to identify existing issues, defects or areas of concern. This inspection is carried out in accordance with the Australian Standard 4349.1.

The report is broken into two main sections – major defects and minor defects.  

The major defects section will report on any areas of the property that show major structural damage or present major safety hazards. This is the area of the report that you should pay most attention to, as these defects may be costly to repair. 

The minor defects section will identify any areas of the property that show minor damage, general wear and tear and issues that require maintenance. Minor defects can include issues such as cracked tiles, poorly maintained cabinetry or chipped paint. These are not areas of serious concern, but could be used in negotiations when purchasing the property.

Throughout the report, your building inspector will use high quality photos and descriptions to describe each issue, so you have a complete understanding of the properties condition. If you’re present at the inspection, your inspector will also walk you through the property to explain any major issues. 

Pre-purchase Pest Only Inspection

A Pest Only Inspection is carried out when you are confident with the overall condition of the property, but you need to ensure any pest activity is identified. Your inspector will investigate for termite activity or damage, as well as pest attack or damage. Your inspector will visually inspect all accessible areas of your property. Areas that are commonly inspected are roof cavities and subfloor areas, as well as the interior and exterior of the property.

New Property Condition Report

A New Build Handover Inspection is carried out on newly constructed homes, apartments or townhouses and takes place prior to the buyer taking possession of the property. Your inspector will report on any minor defects, incomplete finishes and general defects throughout the property.

Existing Property Condition Report

An Existing Building Condition Report is undertaken to assess the current state of a property, it is generally conducted prior to additional construction or demolition work being undertaken on the property.

Your inspector will report on any visible cracks or movement within the property and the surrounding land. They will also inspect and report on  major and minor defects evident throughout the property. 

The major defects section will report on any areas of the property that show major structural damage or present major safety hazards. The minor defects section will identify any areas of the property that show minor damage, general wear and tear and issues that require maintenance. 

Throughout the report, your building inspector will use high quality photos and descriptions to describe each issue, so you have a complete understanding of the properties condition. If you’re present at the inspection, your inspector will also walk you through the property to explain any major issues. 

Body Corporate Inspection Report

A Body Corporate Inspection Report is carried out within an apartment, unit or townhouse complex on behalf of the owners. This report includes inspection of all internal and external common areas, including; hallways, entries, foyers, external facades, pool areas, etc. The report will identify areas of concern that will need to be rectified.

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FAQ

What is a Building Inspection?

A building inspection is undertaken prior to a buyer purchasing a property. It is essential that you appoint an experienced, licensed building inspector to carry out the inspection to ensure all major and minor defects are reported. To learn more about building inspections and other property inspections go to our services.

Are the inspectors licensed?

All of our inspectors are licensed builders who have been operating under that license for at least 5 years. As well as this, all of our inspectors carry pest certifications and their own insurance.

Can I be present at the inspection?

We welcome owners and buyers to be present at the time of inspection, although we ask that you leave the inspector to carry out their inspection and wait to ask your questions at the end. This allows the inspector to concentrate solely on assessing the property to deliver a non-bias report.

Who arranges access to the property?

We ask that you arrange the property to be accessible at the agreed inspection time. We are able to keep our costs down by having minimal time spent on administration.

How long does the inspection take?

A typical combined building and pest inspection will take between one to two hours.

When will I receive my report?

You will receive your report within 24 hours of your inspection. Please note that payment must be received prior to the report being sent.

What equipment is used by the inspector?

Your Inspector will carry a ladder, torch, moisture meter and thermal sensor to your inspection. Please be aware that the moisture meter is only used when visual evidence of moisture is identified by your inspector. The same protocol is followed for the use of the thermal sensor, which is also only required when visual evidence of pest activity is identified.

My post code isn’t in your service area, what do I do?

We aim to service the majority of suburbs throughout the Sunshine Coast region, although if your postcode is not within our service area when you are completing your booking form it doesn’t mean we can’t service you! Continue to fill out your online form and your closest building inspector will be in touch with a tailored price based on the distance your location is from our main service areas!

I have questions about my report, who do I speak to?

We encourage you to speak with the building inspector who made your booking and conducted your inspection. That way you’re dealing with the person who has first-hand knowledge of the property you’re buying. They will talk you through any sections of the report you are unsure about.

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