Hi, my name is Paul from Express Building and Pest Inspections West Lakes. My wife and I run a family business that offers building and pest inspections for the pre-purchase of homes.
Our fascination with property and the love of great service provides you with an honest, open and unbiased report on the property you are considering purchasing. Our sole purpose in our business is to work for you and you alone.
Our reporting system will allow you to make an informed decision and give you complete peace of mind before any commitments are made.
We have over 20 years of working in property maintenance and renovations and with the backing of professional industry and standard training; we will provide you with a professional experience and excellent service.
Express Building and Pest Inspections West Lakes are always on time and keep you well informed throughout the process so you can think about other things instead. We return calls promptly and are contactable at all times directly.
Express Building and Pest Inspections West Lakes 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.
We take your home very seriously, so you won’t get any seriously or expressive surprises therefore you can relax and focus on the fun parts of buying a home.
With our systemised approach to your property inspection and the latest software technology including digital photos imbedded into the report. You can actually see the issues found it’s no wonder we get so many clients recommending our service to family and friends.
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.
Types of reports Available
Pre purchase reports: Defects report before purchase, done by the 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 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. Completed prior to and on completion of construction works. As part of development approvals most council’s will stipulate that one of these are required to protect adjoining neighbours.
Property Maintenance Report: Keep the property well maintained therefore minor issue don’t turn into major expense.
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 – bats, vapour 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
Standard Hours of Operation
Monday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday: On request
Sunday: On request
Weekend Inspections can be arranged. Please contact for availability
– HouseSafe Inspections (Building) | Licence # HS0750
– InterNACHI Accreditation
– Master Builders Association of South Australia Member
– Professional Indemnity Insurance
– Public Liability Insurance
We are available on short notice, so call now for an expert to work for you.