building inspections sunshine coast

If you’re buying a house on the Sunshine Coast, or anywhere for that matter, it’s important to get a building inspection carried out by a professional building inspector who will be detailed and knows what to look out for.

Our building inspectors can’t tell you if you paid a good price for your house, we’re not real estate agents! But we can tell you about the condition of you property and identify any issues or hazards that can cost you thousands of dollars in repairs.

Our comprehensive pre-purchase building and pest inspection will provide information about the condition of the following areas on your property:

  • The exterior and interior of the building
  • The roof exterior
  • All accessible areas of the roof space/cavity
  • All accessible area under the floor space
  • The land or site

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If we identify any issues or defects during the building or pest inspection, you are welcome to speak with your inspector to explain the issues and consequences if these issues go untreated.

Because all of our pre-purchase building and pest inspections are written to Australian and Industry standard, if significant issues are identified and you have building and pest as a clause in your contract, you can terminate or renegotiate the purchase price. If this happens, you should contact your conveyancer or solicitors for advice.

Building Inspection Information & FAQ

Learn more about the Building Inspection process on the Sunshine Coast. Can’t find what you’re looking for, read our comprehensive Building and Pest Inspection FAQ.

When we conduct a building and pest inspection on the Sunshine Coast we thoroughly inspect every aspect of your property. The pre-purchase inspection is intended to determine the genuine state and condition of your the or investment property you're looking to buy. A thorough pre-purchase Building and Pest inspection include getting into the roof space and beneath the house in the crawl area. Sunshine Coast Building and Pest Inspections use advanced tools such as thermal imaging, moisture metres, and colour digital photography to inspect your house. Your property's structural condition is documented, and pest evidence is detected and reported, so you know exactly what to expect from your new property purchase.

Yes, you're welcome to be onsite at the same time as the inspection. However, for  your safety, you can't go into the roof or sub-floor spaces. On the day of your pre-purchase pest and building inspection, your building inspector will be able to answer your questions and discuss any concerns or issues with the house. If you can't attend, that's not a problem. One of our friendly team members will personally call you and go over the complete report in detail with you. A complete report will be emailed to you within 24 hours of inspection.


When signing a contract, it is always a good idea to arrange for a building and pest inspection. It is preferable to call your real estate agent to schedule a suitable time and date for your building inspection. When you have your contract in place, your inspection should coincide with your settlement requirements.


Not as much as you might think. Given that your house or investment property is likely to be your most significant investment, a thorough building and pest inspection is cheap when you consider the tens of thousands of dollars you might need to pay for repairs from termite or unseen issues with the property. Structural concerns might also generate significant financial stress. The repercussions of not having an inspection far outweigh any expense concerns about conducting a full building and pest assessment before purchasing.

The duration of a building and pest inspection is determined by the size of your property and the state of the residence. For example, our comprehensive inspection will take longer for a 3 or 4 bedroom house compared to a 2 bedroom unit. The time taken is also determined by our ability to access the roof and underneath your home. It will most likely take about two to three hours for an average-sized house.