Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an inspection usually cost?

Our Price List contains the prices.

How Quick Can We Conduct a Building Inspection?

We are professional. Your building inspection can usually be conducted within a few days. To qualify for our discounted packages we need 3-5 working days notice. Please note that we are closed this summer.

How long to send a report through, once the inspection is done?

Building reports are emailed within 24 hours of the inspection.

How is payment then arranged?

Most clients carry out a Netbank transfer.  On booking your inspection we will call you about the inspection. Then when you get your report, you will be emailed an invoice containing our Netbank details. Please put your job address or your name on the transfer.  Cash on site during the inspection is also accepted, naturally.

Who do we send the report to?

The report is sent to you on the email address you provide on the Booking Form, or over the phone. We may send it to your real estate agent or settlement agent if that is what you want.

What is the chief difference between the Structural Inspection and the Pre-Purchase Inspection?

Basically a Pre-Purchase Inspection is more comprehensive than a Structural inspection. The Structural inspection covers significant defects in the home which will apply to a ‘Significant Defect’ or ’Building Inspection’ clause in an Offer and Acceptance in compliance with AS4349.1-2007 Appendix A. The first half of the Pre-Purchase inspection is exactly the same as the Structural inspection; the second half of the Pre-Purchase Inspection goes into appliances, fixtures and fittings, safety checks, maintenance advice and usually is a more comprehensive report.

Do our Pre-Purchase reports comply with Australian Standards 4349?

Yes, Our Termite/Timber Pest reports comply with 4349.3 and our Structural and Pre-Purchase reports comply with 4349.1-2007.

Do you have to pay us before the inspection is done?

No. We will invoice you when we submit the report. However, we ask for swift payment, please.

How long does the inspection take?

Most inspections usually take around 40-90 minutes depending on access restrictions, the size of the home and the number of problems we find etc.