Andrew Mackie-Smith of BuildingPro is a highly experienced building inspector who has conducted numerous commercial building inspections in Brisbane and surrounding areas. From factory inspections to office inspections, warehouse inspections to shop inspections, Andrew has inspected a wide range of commercial properties to help clients make informed decisions about their investments.

In a recent case study, Andrew was contacted by a client who was looking to purchase a vacant factory on Ipswich Road, Rocklea. The client had an existing commercial tenancy in Brisbane but was in need of more space to expand their business. The building had approximately 3000m2 of open space and over 300m2 of office space, as well as a large hardstand area to suit the purpose of the client’s business.

The client’s solicitor handling the conveyancing recommended a Due Diligence clause in the contract that allowed for a building inspection. BuildingPro was contacted, and once they discussed the client’s needs, they provided a recommended scope, agreement, and fixed price quote for a suitable building inspection within one hour of receiving the initial contact.

The inspection was carried out within three days of acceptance of BuildingPro’s quote. Time onsite was approximately 7 hours, during which BuildingPro was able to identify significant cracking to sections of concrete block load-bearing walls and retaining walls. In addition, they were able to advise the client of the existence of significant rotation to a 2m high concrete block retaining wall on the neighbouring commercial property as they had inspected the neighbouring property only three months earlier.

BuildingPro advised the client to engage a Structural Engineer to provide an onsite verbal report and written report on areas of concern raised in their report. The client was satisfied that the risk associated with the cracking and overall condition of the property was acceptable to their requirements and proceeded with the purchase.

BuildingPro doesn’t just conduct commercial building inspections on factories, they also conduct shopping centre inspections in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.

If you are in need of a building inspection or a building and pest inspection in Brisbane, whether it’s for a commercial property or a residential one, BuildingPro is the company to call. With their wealth of knowledge and experience, you can be confident that you are making an informed decision about your investment.

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