Building And Pest Inspections Wide Bay

Wide BayInspect My Home has been providing prospective home buyers with informative and comprehensive property reports and inspection reports in the Wide Bay-Burnett region since 1995.

With vast experience and local knowledge of the area, our building and pest inspectors provide you with relevant information and detailed and informative building inspection reports. This will help you make confident decisions on the property and buy with confidence. As a licensed and insured company, you can rest assured that all of our building and pest reports are carried out in accordance with Australian Standards.

Through our thorough inspections, any major defects or structural issues will be detected and our independent reports will arm you with the right information before buying any property. Getting regular checks and quality reports on your property's conditions is a vital step in your regular property maintenance and will help give you peace of mind.

Building Inspections Explained

Building Inspection and Property Reports (or a Pre Purchase Building Inspection for newly constructed homes) are comprehensive reports that comments on structural damage, conditions conducive to structural damage, as well as any minor defects or safety hazards.

The written report will also highlight any areas the inspector was unable to access on the day of the property inspection, or on the specific inspection time. Detailed photos may show building defects and/or areas of concern that the inspector has noticed in the course of the building inspection. View our gallery from previous inspections to see some of our findings.

The Building Inspection Report will contain a description of the property and the materials used in the construction of the building, and is typically conducted prior to the purchase of a property. In fact, the QBCC recommends making it a condition of your contract that you are satisfied with the outcome of your inspection. 

Timber Pest Inspections Explained 

When looking to purchase a new property in Australia, it’s important to get a timber pest inspection by a certified pest inspector to check for any termite activity or damage.

Termites tend to avoid open air and bright lights, and as a result, their colonies are typically underground, out of sight or within roof voids. For this reason, it’s important to get a professional combined building and pest inspections to detect termite damage or conditions conducive to termites. Our inspections will give you full understanding of the affected property and a detailed report of the damage. 

Our pest and termite inspections involve a visual inspection process of the readily accessible areas of the property for evidence of termite activity and/or termite workings or other minor damage. The areas that will be inspected include the interior and exterior of the building as well as accessible roof cavities and subfloor areas. The findings of the inspection will then be noted in your pest report which will be issued via email the following morning, including any recommendations for a suitable termite treatment plan.

We service the entire Wide Bay region, including Bundaberg, Maryborough, Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) and Gympie. Contact Inspect My Home's office team today for your building and pest inspection needs.

Building & Pest Inspection Costs in Wide Bay

We make sure to always provide our customers with an appropriate price. Our inspection prices for South East Queensland 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 $410 (incl. GST)
  • Standard house up to 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms from $450.00 (including GST)
  • Standard house up to 3 bedrooms & 1 bathrooms from $460.00 (including GST)
  • Standard house based on 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms from $480.00 (including GST)
Best Value
  • Annual Pest/Termite Inspection & General Spray - from $360.00 (including GST)
  • General Spray - from $240.00 (including GST)
  • Building/Maintenance Inspection - POA
  • Pest Inspection, General Spray and Building/Maintenance Inspection - POA
  • Building Inspection Only - from $360.00 (including GST)
  • Pest Inspection Only - from $330.00 (including GST)
  • Asbestos Audit - POA
  • Handover Report - POA

Inspection Service Area

Inspect My Home are the pre-purchase building and pest inspection specialists for South East Queensland, servicing the Wide Bay-Burnett region and surrounding areas including:

  • Fraser Coast: Hervey Bay, Torquay, Urangan, Pialba, Booral, Bunya Creek, River Heads, Craignish, Avondale
    See full Hervey Bay inspection service area
  • Bundaberg region: Woodgate, Wallaville, Monduran, Booyal, Childers, Wonbah, Dalga, Gin Gin, Bucca, Givelda
    See full Bundaberg inspection service area
  • Gympie region: Araluen, Chatsworth, Tamaree, Two Mile, Monkland, Glanmire, Jones Hill, Veteran, Victory Heights 
    See full Gympie inspection service area
  • Greater Region: Maryborough, Amamoor, Goomeri, Tin Can Bay, Degilbo, Teeba, Brooweena, Tiaro, Kilkivan, Murgon, Wondai, Gayndah and more

Use our suburb search at the top of the page to find whether we service your area. 

After Your Building & Pest Inspection

You have received your comprehensive report, now what?

After your inspection, the building report will highlight any defects to the property and their urgency. It will also indicate any conditions conducive to structural defects.

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 Wide Bay 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.
  • 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 Wide Bay property you are interested in, please contact our friendly team today.

Our Inspectors

Our building and pest inspection services are carried out by highly trained inspectors based in the Wide Bay region. Delivering a professional and friendly service 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 Wide Bay 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, 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.

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 usually conduct a building inspection within 48 hours of your request. Your report will be available within 24 hours, once it has done. 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 during the inspection if possible. We will also liaise with the agent/vendor on your behalf to organise access to the property, we will then notify you inspection 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 company. 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. View out 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, 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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