Welcome to Safeguard Inspections – Building and Pest Inspection on Brisbane's Bayside
Floods, fires, storms, spine-tingling critters and pests, humidity, extreme heat and dodgy DIY. What do all of these things have in common? They take their toll on our properties, even if we can’t see it. For a homeowner, it's nerve-wracking. But do you know what else is nerve-wracking? It’s buying a property or making your final payment on a new build without a building and pest inspection. Brisbane properties aren’t perfect either, so let’s not just blame Mother Nature. As properties age, defects start to appear and cause problems. Unfortunately too, new houses and renovations can hide problems thanks to poor workmanship and even just sheer human error.
We understand that buying or building a new home can be an arduous process; it can also be exciting. But sometimes when there’s excitement, rash decisions can be made. We call it ‘wearing your beer goggles.’ And what bad decision can you make when you’re wearing your beer goggles? You opt out of building and pest because everything ‘looks’ fine. Hiring an inspector might feel like just another tick and flick but really, investing in a pre-purchase building inspection or practical completion inspection could save you a whole lot of money and heartache.
For honest and professional building and pest inspections in Brisbane, use Safeguard Inspections.
When you engage Safeguard Inspections for your investment property or home inspections in Brisbane, you’re gaining not only peace of mind but that bit of extra power in the negotiation process; you want to get what you pay for.
Services available at Safeguard Inspections include combined pest and building inspections, Brisbane dilapidation reports, building handover inspections (practical completion) and pre-purchase building inspections Brisbane Bayside and beyond, within a 25km radius.
Thanks to a well-informed building inspection report delivered to you within 24-hours of the inspection, you have the upper hand during pre-purchase negotiations, renovation or new build handovers. Plus, you can take comfort in knowing that you escaped thousands of dollars worth of problems.
Why choose Safeguard Inspections
- We are not just any builder turned building inspector; we have 25+ years of experience in the building industry – commercial and residential.
- We are up to date with the National Building Code of Australia and Australian Standards.
- We allocate sufficient time for all of our work and don’t rush inspections to ensure a thorough job.
- We want you to follow us around and ask questions. We are transparent and aim to explain everything.
- We are Brisbane Bayside locals based in Manly West; we know local properties and the common problems they face.
- We won’t make you wait anxiously. We guarantee emailed written reports within 24hours.
- We use the latest thermal imaging and moisture sensing technology for a thorough inspection.
- We are a fully insured building inspector for peace of mind.
- We are fully licensed – QBCC # 15115074
- We are a family-owned and operated company dedicated to exceptional customer service.
- We have plenty of customers happy with our service, see our FIVE-STAR Google reviews!
- We have competitive pricing for our inspections, starting at $399. Give Ben a call to discuss
Looking for building and pest inspection Brisbane recommendations? Here are just a few reviews from some of our happy customers:
“Ben was absolutely awesome..... highly recommend. Would not hesitate to use Ben again......his knowledge and professionalism was 1st class.” – Jason Duncombe
“I highly recommend Ben Paterson to anyone needing a pre-purchase building & pest inspection. We needed one on short notice for a property we were assessing to buy & Ben was extremely helpful. The report was highly objective and his commentary was easy to understand which helped us make an informed decision. Thanks again, Ben!” – Benjamin Somerville
“If you want a building and pest inspector who is really looking out for you, then Ben is your guy. He is straight-down-the-line to deal with and picked up defects that others would have missed. Ben is a tradie with ethics. Thanks so much for your help.” – Deborah Blakley
What’s included on a house inspection in Brisbane?
When we carry out house inspections in Brisbane properties, we check everywhere. This includes the interior and exterior of the house, unit or townhouses, the exterior, the roof space, the external roof (conditions apply) underneath the floor (including the subfloor) and even detached structures like fences, retaining walls, sheds and pergolas. We will not inspect any area where we cannot gain access.
The main focus of the inspection are structural issues and whether or not the property meets the Building Codes and Standards of Australia. We will also make a note on the report how difficult we think the issue will be to repair so you can make your decision.
As building inspectors, our job is to advise you on what we find. This advice may be on non-structural critical repairs as well as the information you will need to get quotes from tradespeople. These quotes will help you decide whether you need to renegotiate your offer be it a pre-purchase inspection or perhaps withdraw your interest altogether. For practical completion inspections, the report is an independent view of the work; this will assist you in having the job done according to your contract with the builder.
Structural issues are a key focus but not the only ones during an inspection. We inspect the property for safety concerns, too. Things like damaged electrical wires, asbestos and poorly maintained stumps are just a few defects we look out for.
Lastly, we check for pests. Yes, we are the thick-skinned troopers that often feel our way through dark spaces, prepared for whatever may jump out – possums, rats, toads, snakes, termites, bugs….But it’s all for you, our customer. We do use more than just our hands though; we’re fully equipped with thermal imaging cameras and moisture meters because we certainly don’t knock down any walls!
To get a better idea of our home inspection Brisbane services, check out our services page.
Why use an independent building inspector?
We understand that when it comes to buying or building a home, there are many costs involved; it’s so easy to slip beyond your budget. We’ve put together this short video explaining why it’s in your best interests to arrange a building inspector to carry out a building inspection. Food for thought.
Who’s the Inspector at Safeguard Inspections?
Ben Paterson (the bloke in front of the ute) is the Director and Building Inspector at Safeguard Inspections. He’s the one with 25+ years’ experience in the building industry, and it shows. Learn more on our About Us page.
"I had the pleasure of meeting and using Ben for a property I was looking to buy. He was exceptionally thorough and experienced in his field. I had a detailed report in a couple of hours, and he really saved my bacon. I highly recommend you give a call. I wouldn’t use anyone else. Thanks, Ben" – Will Ward
"Very responsive, helpful and knowledgeable. Ben's investigation was detailed and well explained both verbally and in the report. Safeguard has given me high confidence in the condition of the home I'm purchasing and a good understanding of which maintenance items will need some attention in the near future. I have no hesitation in recommending this service to others." – Matt Bond
In a nutshell, we aim to make Brisbane building and pest inspections one of the best investments our customers make and a service they use time and time again. We want our customers to feel confident and enjoy their buying, building or renovating journey, instead of regretting it. By engaging Safeguard Inspections as your Brisbane building inspector, you'll gain the knowledge you need to make the best choice on a property. We’ve already done it for plenty of happy customers. Remember, knowledge is power!
For Brisbane building and pest inspections, Bayside and surrounds, give Ben a call on 0410534472 or email us.
175 Raeburn St, Manly West QLD 4179