Frequently asked questions

What locations do you service?
Please look on our locations please click here.
Who arranges my building and pest inspection?
We will liaise with the current tenants, agents or sellers to arrange for access to the property.
Is a building and pest inspection always necessary?
For a relatively small investment of a few hundred dollars, a combined building and pest inspection can give you complete peace of mind that the property you’re buying is structurally sound and free of potentially damaging pests.

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?
Your inspection will always be completed by our director Rodd Hanns, however all of our employees including our manager are also qualified timber pest technicians, so you may have the experience of two inspectors on your inspection at times of higher demand.
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
Please fill out our booking form on this webpage or alternatively call us on 0417 191 662.
What experience do your inspectors have?
All BPI inspectors are fully licensed and insured and have passed rigorous trainings and examinations to become qualified building inspectors. Their experience ranges from 10 to 30 years in the building industry.
When do I get my building inspection report?
You will get your building inspection report within 24 hours of the inspection.

Our Benefits

Experience, 24 hour turn around on reports, customer service, quality, fully insured (QBCC Licensed Inspectors)


BPI Fraser Coast Building & Timber Pest Inspections

ABN - 88 606 842 068
QBCC Lic. No. - 1318788

Rodd Hanns
QBCC Lic No. 1109707