Express Building and Pest Inspections provide a range of building inspection services conducted to Australian Standards AS 4349.1 & AS 4349.3. For complete peace of mind we are professional indemnity insured.
With inspectors located in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth and some regional areas, we’ve got most of Australia covered and our inspectors are available at short notice.
We take your home inspection very seriously, so you won’t get any serious or expensive surprises therefore you can relax and focus on the fun parts of buying a home.
We use a systemised approach to your property inspection and the latest software technology including digital photos embedded into the report. You can actually see the issues found, and it’s no wonder we get so many clients recommending our service to family and friends.
Of course, all Express pre-purchase/pre-listing property inspections and reports are undertaken by highly trained professionals. We are trained to sniff out building defects that the average inspector may well miss!
We provide professional services to the highest standard at great prices. You will be impressed!
We specialise in a range of services as listed below to ensure the property is safe and maintained up to standard.
Pre purchase reports: Defects report before purchase, done by buyer, puts you in control! Pre-Auction Reports: Once the hammer is down (Sold) it’s too late to get a property inspection and you’re stuck with what you just bought. Very risky! Pre-Sale Report: Defects report before sale, done by owner (Same as Property Condition Report). Timber Pest Report: Termites are a small pest, but a huge nightmare for home owners. We can organize this at the same time. Handover Reports: No one else checks your new home for quality of workmanship and quality of materials. Structural Integrity Reports: Is it well built and sturdy? This is the only way to ensure your home is structurally sound. Verbal Reports: Delivered immediately after the inspection is completed, then written confirmation delivered by email the same day. Asbestos Auditing: So you can feel safe in your own home. Property Video: For that complete picture, popular with interstate and O/S buyers. Rental Property Condition Report: Not all tenants are perfect, so protect your property with pre-tenancy, periodic and exit inspections. Dilapidation Reports: Details the existing condition of a building at a specific point in time. Prior to and completion of construction works. As part of development approvals most councils will stipulate that one of these are required to protect adjoining neighbours. Property Maintenance Report: Keep the property well maintained and therefore minor issues won’t turn into major expenses. Investment Property Tax Depreciation: Data collection for Quantity Surveyors and registered tax practitioners across the country. Special Purpose: Custom reports to suit your specific needs.
What Is Inspected (where access is available)
Roof - covering, sagging, drainage, flashings, gutters, skylight, chimney (visual only), fascia, barges, downpipes Exterior - drainage, wall cladding, trim, doors, decks, stairs, timber, windows Masonry - salt damp, rising damp, cracking, fretting, subsidence, mortar, damp proof course Attic - roof structure, signs of water leakage, access, party walls, fire walls, Insulation Interior - walls, ceiling, floors, doors, windows, cupboards Kitchen - cupboards, drawers, bench tops, sink, tap operation, visible plumbing Bathroom - tiles, caulking, grout, shower/screens, bath, vanity, toilet, taps operation, visible plumbing Fireplaces - hearth, mantle, vents, chimney (visual only) Structural (visible) - foundations and footings, framing (walls, floors, roof), lintels Subfloor- where access is available, cellars Insulation - batts, vapor barrier, fire hazards Ventilation - roof, soffits, bathroom, laundry Plumbing - (visible plumbing only), water source , leaking pipes, drainage, related piping, water hammer, water pressure, tap operation and leaks Electrical - (visible electrical items only) switches, power points, lights
If safe access is possible we will check the sub floor in timber floorboard constructions. We also check fencing, retaining walls (under 700mm high), driveways, paving, pergolas, verandas, garages, carports, sheds, clothes line, painting and much more. We have experience with state-of-the-art moisture meter technology, which can detect rising damp and leaking pipes even behind tiles! Our highly detailed and systemised reports include digital photos of defects found giving you the complete picture.