Frequently asked questions
What locations do you service?
Who arranges my building and pest inspection?
Is a building and pest inspection always necessary?
It can also help you negotiate the sale price if there are costly repairs that need to be done. As a seller, an inspection can also give you confidence that the house you are selling is of a good condition and you won’t get any surprises when the buyer gets their own inspection done.
How many inspectors will be inspecting the house?
Do you inspect the roof void?
Yes. If the roof void is easily accessible and safe to access then we will inspect it. If the inspector deems that the roof void is unsafe to enter, then they will do all that they can to inspect it by other means.
This may involve a visual inspection from the manhole or an exterior roof inspection. The report will clearly outline how the roof void was inspected and if there were any impediments.
If I have a concrete slab, do I still need a timber pest inspection?
Yes. This is important as there is no sub floor for the inspector to assess due to the concrete being on the ground. Termites only need very small gaps in the concrete to gain access to timber structure (e.g. gaps around pipes, electrical cables, through covered weep holes etc).
I have a steel framed house, do I still need a building and pest inspection?
Yes. Steel framed houses still contain a number of elements which are made of timber such as doors, cabinets, window frames etc which are all prone to termite infestations. Also, the building inspection itself can reveal if there are any structural elements to the house that are unsatisfactory.
How long does the inspection take?
On average, a combined building and pest inspection will take between 90 and 120 minutes to complete. This depends largely on the size of the house, any difficulties during the inspection and sometimes if the house is older, this may take longer to inspect.
Do you use thermal imaging/infrared cameras?
Yes. All inspectors use thermal imaging. This will show up things that are not perceptible to the human eye such as a water leak or a termite infestation.
How can I obtain a building and pest inspection quote
What experience do your inspectors have?
When do I get my building inspection report?
Experience, 24 hour turn around on reports, customer service, quality, fully insured (QBCC Licensed Inspectors)
BPI Fraser Coast Building & Timber Pest Inspections
QBCC Lic. No. - 1318788
QBCC Lic No. 1109707