Looking for a pre-purchase building inspection in Newcastle?

Don't leave your biggest life investment to chance—ensure confidence and peace of mind with a pre-purchase building inspection. Our inspections empower you to make informed decisions, potentially saving thousands on unforeseen repairs.

Choose convenience with both pre-purchase building and termite/pest inspections on the same day, receiving detailed reports within 24 hours.

Simplify, save, and stay smart with Inspect My Home.

  • Certified Inspectors: Our team comprises fully licensed and qualified building and pest inspectors.
  • Swift, Detailed Reports: Get a comprehensive, easy-to-understand report with photos and clear explanations within 24 hours.
  • Cutting-Edge Technology: We utilise the latest thermal and moisture sensors for precise and effective inspections.
  • Local Expertise & Support: Our local inspectors are well-versed in common pest issues and local construction practices. We're dedicated to supporting our community throughout your property journey.

Join us at the inspection for a verbal assessment and answers to your questions.
Book your inspection online or contact us for a quote on 1300 337 447.

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Building Inspection Newcastle Building & Pest Inspections Newcastle

Newcastle NSWInspect My Home has been providing prospective buyers with informative and independent building and pest reports since 1995.

From Caves Beach to Karuah, out west to Singleton and all areas in between, Inspect My Home has experienced and knowledgeable building inspectors in the area, helping you to make an informed decision about your property purchase in Newcastle. Our Newcastle building and pest inspectors service all surrounding areas to provide you with detailed and comprehensive pre-purchase inspection reports so you can buy with confidence.

Building Inspections Newcastle

If you're looking to purchase a property in the Newcastle area, a building inspection is a necessary step in the buying process. You need a building inspection to make sure the home you're interested in doesn't have any hidden damage that might require costly repairs.

Our building inspectors will provide a comprehensive building inspection report (usually sent within 24hrs of conducting the inspection.)

Timber Pest Inspections Newcastle

It’s critical to get a combined building and pest inspection to check for any timber pest or termite activity and infestation.

Termites and their colonies are typically underground, out of sight or within wood materials so the termite damage is hidden out of sight. This is why it's good idea to get a professional termite inspector who knows the right areas of a building to check for termite damage and provide a comprehensive pest inspection report.

Pre-Purchase Building Inspections

We want you to be able to buy with confidence and have peace of mind when it comes to purchasing a property. A pre-purchase building inspection which includes a termite inspection is a must for this reason.

It's the biggest investment of your life, you don't want to buy a dud.

Having a satisfactory pre-purchase building inspection report, completed by a qualified building inspector, should be a condition of your contract.

Our pre-purchase property inspections allow you to make an informed decision about the property and is a smart financial decision as it can save you thousands of dollars in expensive repairs. Following our building inspection report, you can either proceed with buying the property, renegotiate the purchase price, or back out if any major defects are found.

We can provide you with both a pre-purchase building inspection and a termite/pest inspection on the same day, with a detailed report sent to you within 24 hours.

Fully Licensed & Insured Building Inspectors

As a licensed and insured building inspection company you can rest assured that all of our building and pest reports are carried out in accordance with Australian Standards.

Our qualified inspectors have vast experience in the building and construction industry. They are certified and trained to uncover defects, structural damage and termite infestations in residential properties and commercial buildings.

Building Reports Provided Within 24 Hours

With vast experience and knowledge of the local area, our experienced building inspectors will provide you with a thorough inspection and informative report within 24 hours of completing the building inspection.

Building Inspection Newcastle

If you're looking to purchase a property in the Newcastle area, a building and pest inspection is a necessary step in the buying process. You need a building inspection to make sure the home you're interested in doesn't have any hidden damage that might require costly repairs.

Our building inspectors will provide a comprehensive building inspection report (usually sent within 24hrs of conducting the inspection.)

Pest Inspection Newcastle

In the same way, it’s critical to get a combined building and pest inspection to check for any pest/termite activity or infestation.

Termites and their colonies are typically underground, out of sight or within wood materials so the termite damage is hidden out of sight. This is why it's good idea to get a professional termite inspector who knows the right areas of a building to check for termite damage and provide a comprehensive pest inspection report.

Pre-Purchase Building Inspections

We want you to be able to buy with confidence and have peace of mind when it comes to purchasing a property. A pre-purchase building inspection which includes a termite inspection is a must for this reason.

It's the biggest investment of your life, you don't want to buy a dud.

Having a satisfactory pre-purchase building inspection report, completed by a qualified building inspector, should be a condition of your contract.

Our pre-purchase property inspections allow you to make an informed decision about the property and is a smart financial decision as it can save you thousands of dollars in expensive repairs. Following our building inspection report, you can either proceed with buying the property, renegotiate the purchase price, or back out if any major defects are found.

We can provide you with both a pre-purchase building inspection and a termite/pest inspection on the same day, with a detailed report sent to you within 24 hours.

Fully Licensed & Insured Building Inspectors

As a licensed and insured company you can rest assured all of our building and pest reports are carried out in accordance with Australian Standards.

Building Reports Provided Within 24 Hours

With vast experience and knowledge of the local area, our experienced building inspectors will provide you with a thorough inspection and informative report within 24 hours of the building inspection.

What does a building inspection include?

Our fully licenced, expert inspectors will thoroughly assess all accessible areas of the property, including:

  • Interior of the building.
  • The exterior of the building.
  • Roof space.
  • Under-floor space.
  • Roof exterior (subject to health and safety regulations).
  • Garage, carport and garden shed.
  • Separate laundry or toilet.
  • Small retaining walls (ie. non-structural).
  • Steps, fencing, paths and driveways.
 

Our inspectors recommend that you attend the inspection so that they can show you any areas of concern and answer any questions you may have. However if this is not possible, we are available to answer your queries by phone or email. 

Call Inspect My Home to organise a property inspection in Newcastle or book online today.

Newcastle Building & Pest Inspection Costs

Our property inspection prices for Newcastle depend on a range of factors such as the size of the property being inspected and the type of inspection you need. View approximate pricing below, or contact us for a detailed quote.

  • Apartments of approximately 100sq meters from $470.00 (including GST)
  • Property up to 3 bedrooms & 1 bathrooms from $530.00 (including GST)
  • Property based on 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms from $540.00 (including GST)
Best Value
  • Building Inspection Only - from $360.00 (including GST)
  • Pest/Termite Inspection Only - from $330.00 (including GST)
  • Condition/Dilapidation Inspection - POA
  • Handover Report - POA
  • Special Purpose Inspection - POA

 

See examples of damage we have found during inspections around Newcastle.

The Building Inspection Component

While the property might look great on the surface, it's essential to get a second opinion from a qualified building inspector.

A trained building inspection expert can spot real problems and potential ones that could be expensive to fix. They'll keep an eye out for issues and make sure the seller isn't hiding any damage.

The inspector will come prepared with all of the necessary tools and equipment to check for visible defects. If needed, your inspector can use radar and thermal equipment to look inside walls and hidden spaces.

The Pest Inspection Component

Termites are a common problem affecting homeowners in Queensland. The statistics say that termites impact 1 in every 4 homes during the lifetime of the property.

Our inspectors use advanced technology designed to find evidence of pests without causing physical damage to your property.

Using a mixture of expert knowledge as well as moisture detection, thermal, and radar tools, your inspector can peer into walls, ceilings, and floors without causing any damage to your prospective property.

The Report

Our pre-purchase building and pest reports are prepared in accordance with Australian Standards (AS 4349.1-2007 and AS 4349.3)

If any issues that could potentially compromise the property are found, the report can be used as evidence to either exit your contract or strengthen your negotiating position.

Our reports are written in plain english, contain photos and you can always give your inspector a call to answer any questions you may have.

Building Inspection Service Area

Inspect My Home are the pre-purchase building and pest inspection specialists in Newcastle, servicing the entire region and beyond:

  • Areas include: Nelson Bay, Cessnock, Salamander Bay, Maryland, Caves Beach, Singleton, Thornton, Rutherford and Lake Macquarie.

See full Newcastle inspection service area

After Your Building & Pest Inspection

You have received your comprehensive report, now what?

After your inspection, the building report will highlight any major and minor defects to the property and their urgency. It will also indicate any conditions conducive to structural defects, such as pest damage, high moisture levels or cracks in the foundation.

Our reports are easy to follow, highly detailed and will include recommendations to help you make an informed decision on your property. If you are unable to attend the inspection or are unsure about something in the report, contact your Newcastle inspector immediately for clarification before making any decisions.

Here are some basic tips on what to do once you've received your report:

  • Firstly, if you are unsure about anything in your building report, do not consult those who are unqualified. This is a sure-fire way to misinterpret the report - for clarification, contact your inspector instead.
  • Remember, your building inspector's job is not to pass or fail a property but to flag any current or future defects. This is so that you are aware of the condition of your property or the property you intend to buy.
  • If your report has identified any major defects the next step is to obtain a quote from a specialist in that field, be it a licensed builder or carpenter, engineer, or electrician. Make sure to 'shop around' before committing to a quote to get the best possible value for money. If time constraints are tight and do not allow for a quote to be obtained, speak with your lawyer or legal representative for legal advice.
  • The role of the inspector is to find faults in a property, so please do not ask them for a price estimate on any rectifications the property might need. An inspector does not know the full scope or magnitude of the work needed and a professional trade is required to give an accurate quote.
  • Following a pre-purchase inspection, don't ask the building inspector if the price you are paying for the property is appropriate - it is not their job to comment on your property purchase, nor are they qualified to do so.
  • It is ultimately up to you to determine what is an acceptable price. It is wise to do some research and compare similar properties in the area you intend to buy before making your decision.

The great majority of buildings we inspect have faults to some degree. This should not necessarily deter you from purchasing a property. The final decision is up to you and depends on your individual circumstances. Our detailed reports provide an in-depth description of the property and any faults found, to equip you with the facts and allow you to make an informed decision. View a selection of sample reports from various inspections.

If you have any queries about our reports, or would like to book an inspection for a Newcastle property you are interested in, please contact our friendly team today.

Newcastle Building Inspectors

Our Newcastle building and pest inspection services are carried out by highly trained and experienced inspectors. Delivering professional and friendly services to all clients, our inspectors will provide a comprehensive and independent property report at a competitive price.

Meet  some of our local building and pest inspectors servicing the Newcastle region:

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Information & FAQs

Below these commonly asked questions are a series of downloadable guides. These will help you select the right services and make an informed decision about your requirements. View sample building & pest reports.

Would you buy a used car without getting an expert to look for possible mechanical issues before your purchase? Well, the same principle applies when buying a home or property! It is important to get a professional to thoroughly inspect the property to get a true understanding of the property condition.

As a licensed building inspector, we have the years of experience and knowledge needed to find the most common building faults, as well as any significant structural damage, potential issues, evidence of termite activity,  or other building issues.

Yes. Getting a handover report will ensure you are protected from any substandard workmanship and builders that may cut corners when building your new home. Taking place prior to the purchaser taking possession of their new home, a handover inspection will ensure your home is ready to move in to and will highlight in detail any defects and imperfections, plus it will protect you in the future if you decide to sell.

We pride ourselves on our fast report turnaround and quality service. We usually conduct a building inspection within 48 hours of your inspection request. Your report will be available within 24 hours, emailed through to your chosen email address. However, in an urgent situation, we will endeavour to complete the inspection within 24 hours, and upon request, your reports can be made available on the day of the inspection.

Yes, we encourage you to be on site on the day of the inspection if possible. We will also liaise with the selling agent/vendor on your behalf to organise access to the property, we will then notify you of the inspection day and time.

Yes of course - all of our building and pest inspectors are available to discuss the contents of their reports with the owner of the report.

Inspect My Home is Australia's most experienced building and pest inspection company. We have been conducting inspections now for over 15 years. Read more about our company.

Inspect My Home is a fully licenced and insured building inspection company providing a professional service. Our all inspectors and employees are covered by professional indemnity. Get to know more about us.

Inspect My Home will conduct inspections only in accordance with Australian Standards AS4349.1 (Building Inspections) and AS4349.3 (Pest Inspections)

All reports are comprehensive and are written in an easy to understand format. View a sample building report.

No, it is not expensive. It is a small investment to receive an informative assessment regarding the condition of a property which could save you thousands of dollars, particularly if major structural issues are uncovered. View our building & pest inspections pricing.

You can pay by credit card when making your booking and this will then be processed on the day of the inspection. You can find a comprehensive list of pricing for building and pest inspections by following the link.

You can call us on 1300 337 447 and speak with one of our friendly staff, or you can save time by filling out our convenient online form and book online.

We hope this information is of value to you and you choose Inspect My Home to carry out your next building inspection. We look forward to being of service to you.

WARNING!! - beware it is no longer compulsory in Queensland for an individual or company conducting inspections to have professional indemnity insurance - make sure the company you choose is insured! Find out more.

Inspect My Home are one of the largest providers in Australia, providing a full range of professional property inspection services in the following locations:

Western Australia

 

To find out if we service your area and to find your closest building inspector, enter your location in our search bar below.

Typically the buyer organises the building and pest inspection, however we are often approached by sellers who are looking to get a pre-sale inspection. 

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