BuildingPro offers a wide range of inspections including building and pest inspection reports in the Greater Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Ipswich area. If you’re unsure what inspections you may need, please call us and we can discuss your situation and provide a tailored quote for your specific needs.
We have carried out more than 18,000 inspections and have been inspecting residential properties in Brisbane since 2002.
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Your inspection is completed to Australian Standards and we are fully licensed with the Queensland Building & Construction Commission (QBCC) – QBCC License No: 1014810. We are also fully insured.
We inspect all types of buildings including new housed, 150-year-old Queenslanders, fully renovated homes, renovators delights, architectural contemporary homes, one bed units, luxury penthouse apartments, two storey townhouses, low set, high set, brick, block, timber or fibro – we inspect them all. In fact we love the variety!
BuildingPro have a FLIR i5 Thermal Imaging Camera that can do an infra red scan of the property for hot and cold spots that can indicate leaks, missing insulation, dampness, termite infestation and even faulty electrical components.
We are equipped with a Borerscope, which is a flexible inspection camera for inspecting inside wall cavities. This is useful for Invasive Inspections to check for Pest Activity and Damage.
A Tramex Moisture meter is used to test internal walls and ceilings for dampness and leaks. This is useful for finding leaking showers, roof leaks or termite activity.
We also have the latest in termite detection technology, the Australian developed Termatrac T3i device that detects movement in walls and helps identify if termites are active inside walls without having to break open holes in the wall. This is very useful when clients have a property under contract, but cannot get the seller’s permission to make holes in the wall for an invasive inspection.
Andrew Mackie-Smith and all BuildingPro inspectors are trained Termatrac Technicians.
All of our moisture and termite detection equipment is serviced and calibrated from time to time to ensure the readings are accurate.
BuildingPro also use a drone to inspect roof exteriors and external walls that cannot be safely accessed with a ladder. Andrew Mackie-Smith holds a current Commercial Drone accreditation from CASA and we have the Organization Aviation Reference number 1136240. Drone inspections are strictly in accordance with Drone Safety laws from CASA.
NB We do not always need to use all of the equipment of every inspection – the use of the above equipment is at the sole discretion of the inspector. Using equipment needs to match the scope of the inspection, the type of building, and the situation.
We will ask you some questions over the phone or by email about the property and what your needs are. Once we understand your requirements we will recommend the appropriate service and give you a fixed quote including GST.
Once you accept the quote, we will send you an email with our inspection agreement and the tax invoice.
We will contact the Real Estate agent (or other contact) to book in the inspection time and then confirm the time with you via text or email. We encourage you to be present at the inspection, if possible, so that you can see the defects for yourself and have the inspector explain the findings to you first hand.
Wherever possible we will make the inspection fit with your schedule. If you cannot make it to the inspection, but would like to send along your partner, family member or friend on your behalf to represent you that is fine with us. We will gladly take them over the property and discuss the results of the inspection with them for you. Alternatively we are happy to give you a phone call after the inspection to summarise the findings.
Payment of our invoice can be made to the inspector onsite by cash, direct transfer, Mastercard or Visa. We request payment be on or before the day of the inspection.
We understand that sometimes postponements or cancellations are necessary. In this case we ask that you provide us with at least 24 hours notice before the inspection time otherwise a cancellation fee may apply.