Three Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Termite Infestation

Termites pose a common threat to homeowners on the Sunshine Coast, as they do in many other areas of Queensland. The humid subtropical climate of the region provides the perfect breeding ground for termites, and with over 300 species of termites in Australia, it’s crucial for homeowners to take measures to make their homes termite resistant.

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Building and Pest inspections can assist sellers as well as buyers.

Many people assume Building and Pest Inspections are only relevant to purchasers as part of the contract process. This assumption is not entirely correct. 

The Vendor has a fantastic opportunity to have their home inspected prior to listing their property for sale.

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Retaining wall

Retaining Wall Failure

A retaining wall is a structural feature designed to prevent downhill soil erosion and soil collapse.

There is a wide range of retaining walls, all of which use the same principle. This is that the earth’s pressure must be offset by an opposing force.

The common signs for retaining wall failure are cracking, tilting, bulging, bowing or buckling. If you are unsure of the integrity of your retaining wall, book in for a building inspection today.

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Termite Prevention checklist: Reduce the risk of timber pests

Termite and pest infestations are becoming an increasing problem for Australian home owners. According to the Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association (AEPMA) the average cost of termite treatment and damage repair was approximately $10,000 per property in 2012. The average cost to the housing industry the same year amounted to $3.9 billion.

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Hidden costs of buying a home

Five hidden costs of buying a home

We are all well aware of the initial costs of buying a home…At least, we think we are. Often it’s where the money is spent that comes as a shock to first – home buyers.

It’s not over once the deposit has been saved and the winning offer made. Below are the five areas identified by experts where hidden costs are likely to exist.

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Time is Running Out

First homebuyers grant deadline approaching

QLD First homebuyers rush to secure $20,000 grant by June 30

First home buyers are racing around the clock to secure the $20,000 Queensland first home owners grant before it is cut by $5000 on June 30. Statewide there have been 4100 grants approved, totalling a whopping $82.5 million. Continue reading “First homebuyers grant deadline approaching”

The Importance Of Gutter Maintenance

The Importance of Gutter Maintenance

Our building reports comment on maintenance issues and recommendations.

Far too often our inspectors will identify this maintenance requirement when conducting inspections. Gutter cleaning is an integral part of maintaining a home. Continue reading “The Importance of Gutter Maintenance”