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Building and Pest Inspections Tweed Coast & the Gold Coast

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$100,000 termite Damage Warranty

australia owned and operated

Australian owned and operated

Free on-site visist & quote

Free on-site visist & quote

Over 14,000+ homes protected

Over 14,000+ homes protected

5/5 stars is most frequent rating

5/5 stars is most frequent rating

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Pre-Purchase Inspections before you buy a home are critical, these inspections conducted by industry professionals should form a critical part of your due diligence before buying a property.  Major structural issues or pest activity can be hard to spot with the naked eye alone, especially if you’re not a licensed builder or pest controller.  Having an independent inspector assess the property for issues as well as pest activity can help to give you a true picture of the condition of the home or business you’re looking at.  This will allow you to make an informed decision about going ahead with the purchase, pulling out or negotiating on the price.

It’s recommended that you have a building and pest pre-purchase inspection carried out prior to making a formal offer (or, if the property is going for auction, before the scheduled date) or during the cooling off period provided after you exchange contracts.  In Queensland, buyers are given a five business day cooling off period and a nominal fee for cancelling the contract.  If you are planning to have a building or pest inspection carried out during this time, it’s best to plan ahead and book one in sooner rather than later.

building inspections

Unless you’re a fully qualified builder, it’s likely you will miss any hidden defects with the structural integrity of the building.  The vendor is obligated by law to disclose certain problems with the property to the agent and to potential buyers, however this should not be relied on solely as it only relates to issues that the vendor is aware of at the time.

All buildings must adhere to the Building Code of Australia and relevant Australian Standards, and an independent pre-purchase building inspection will review a wide range of accessible structural and operational elements of the property, including:

  • All interior rooms
  • The roof void and the exterior, including roof plumbing
  • Crawl spaces and basement areas
  • Space under floors
  • Outside areas, including fencing, steps, balconies, verandahs and decking, driveways and walls
  • Other buildings or structures on the property such as sheds, garages and outdoor toilets

The inspector will be looking for any building code violations, damp, wood rot and mold issues (which can often be hidden with a new application of paint), drainage problems, safety and fire hazards, structural weaknesses, cracks and other defects.

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pest inspections

Pre-purchase pest inspections can make the difference between you buying a property that’s well looked after, pest free and with appropriate pest prevention measures in place, or one that’s riddled with creepy crawlies, and is suffering from major pest damage.  Pests such as termites can be almost impossible to detect without specialist equipment and years of experience, so if you think you’ll be able to tell if a building has pests from just a cursory examination, think again.

A professional pest inspection will involve cutting edge technology such as thermal imaging and moisture detection devices to seek out pest infestations in hard to access or restricted areas.  The pest inspector will look at:

  • The roof of the building, gutters and downpipes, skylights, vents, roof trusses
  • The internal rooms, including flooring, walls, ceilings, built in wardrobes, window and door architraves, cabinetry and skirting boards
  • All wet areas such as the bathroom and laundry
  • Underneath the building, including crawl spaces, under floors, cellars or storage areas, stored timber, under decking or verandahs
  • The exterior of the building, including landscaping, retaining walls and fencing, the soil, trees and tree stumps, garages, workshops and other out buildings

Building & Pest Inspection Quick Summary

  • Cost : From $460
  • 2X Inspectors – 1 Pest inspector & 1 Building Inspector working at the same time together
  • Turn around : 1-2 days, overnight reporting.
  • Service Areas : All suburbs Tweed Coast & Gold Coast
  • Reports : Full colour 14 page comprehensive reports. Onsite reports can be done on request
  • Professionals : We are fully licensed building and pest inspection professionals

Pest Ex’s building and pest inspection reports

As you can see, a pest and building inspection will involve many similar areas for assessment on a property, and this is why having both conducted by professionals at the same time can be sensible.  Our building and pest inspections can be booked together, meaning that you only need to deal with one company for both services.

Once we have completed our pre-purchase inspection, we can provide you with a summary of our findings, either in person or over the phone.  We will then send you our written reports, no later than 24 hours after the inspections.  Our reports are highly recommended by property and banking experts, as we ensure our findings and recommendations are written in plain English, with no complex industry terminology or verbiage.

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choose the professionals for your BUILDING and pest inspections

We are the number one choice for pest and building inspections on the Tweed Coast & Gold Coast, and our reputation in the market for high quality workmanship and dependability is second to none.

Our inspections are conducted by qualified and highly trained professionals, and we can usually offer same day service, depending on the location of the property.  We work with residential, commercial and industrial property owners, so no building is too small or too large for us.  It’s also important to remember that we’re impartial – our findings will be completely independent and therefore more reliable than those provided by the vendor or the agent.  So contact us to make an appointment for our building and pest inspection today.

 

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Kent Bailey
11 months ago
Just had my home barrier treatment for termites by Pest Ex. In every way a brilliant job and fantastic friendly service unlike...read more anything else I have struck on the Gold Coast. This is a very professional company and every person involved was excellent in every way. Strongly recommend them to all who read this review because you won't do better.
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Christie McCabe
a year ago
On time. Efficient. Friendly. Informative. Well priced. Our experience with Pest-Ex was easy from the moment Reception answered our call. Our routine...read more pest inspection could be done the next day (a Saturday which is most convenient for full time workers). Karl arrived at 7am with a smile to complete the service and carried out the work efficiently informing us of the process where required. Thanks team.
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Chris Burt
2 years ago
Very professional and able to identify our pest problem on the spot. Was on time and great communication with admin girls via...read more phone. Very conscious of keeping our pet safe after the treatment which was a classy touch. Highly recommend!
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Phill
6 months ago
Great people and always helpful and providing a good service.
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Lorrie Cruickshanks
a year ago
Thank you to Garyn who first identified the issues, he was extremely thorough and prompt and then to John and Janine and...read more the team who treated and area and placed the baits. The process was fully explained and they were extremely courteous and very professional. Thank you to all the team. The office also kept us up to date with when their representatives would be visiting and this is very much appreciated. Great work.
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Donna Hamerton
a year ago
After reading reviews, I'm glad that I chose Pest-Ex. Maria in the office was more than understanding to accommodate me and times....read more I was able to get a booking the same day I made the enquiry. Garyn my technician was even able to come earlier. When he arrived he was happy to explain everything that was going to happen and how to work around my pets and children. Need pest control done - hire these guys.
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Phoebe Worth
2 years ago
Impressed with the service. The technician Steve was on time, friendly and thorough - you could tell he was not rushing the...read more job. Will be using Pest-Ex again. Thanks guys!
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Mickey Ketch
a year ago
This company actually investigates the problem instead of just spraying your place and leaving. Very HIGH knowledge and experience in what they...read more do. They took the time to investigate the cause, the source of the problem and elimnated it completely which included going through every cupboard, cracks hiding spots the lot. We had a cochroach problem in our apartment for 3 months and we had 4 different companies come out and NONE of them investigated they only sprayed. After we called PestEx, Mr. Phillips was very knowledgeable and experienced eliminating our problem entirely. We also use PestEx in our shop and both Mr Phillips and Marty are EXCELLENT in resolving and maintaining pest problems. HIGHLY RECOMMEND PEST EX. BEST I'VE SEEN IN QUEENSLAND.