For building inspections Brisbane, you've come to the right place. Safeguard Inspections are Brisbane building inspectors who won't leave a stone unturned; thoroughness is a crucial part of our service.
Family-Owned & Operated Brisbane Building Inspectors
Safeguard Inspections are a Brisbane based, family-owned and operated business in Manly West; Bayside properties are our speciality. We’re here to help make your property decision making and negotiations easier. Communication is key from the first contact you make with us, to the last. We strive to provide you with a timely (within 24 hours) and detailed inspection report; all you have to decide is how to move forward with the new inspection information presented to you.
We offer several different pest and building inspections, Brisbane suburbs within a 25km radius of Manly West. We perform building and pest inspection Wynnum, Wynnum West, Manly, Lota, Capalaba, Chandler and Tingalpa, just to name a few.
Whether you’re in the process of purchasing a property, are at handover stage of a new build, have just completed renovations or need a dilapidation report, we'd love to have a chat to discuss your needs. Read on for a more detailed overview of our services.
For a building inspector Brisbane
Call Ben Paterson at 0410 534 472.
Pre purchase building and pest inspection Brisbane
We cannot emphasise enough how important it is to have a pre-purchase building inspection on Brisbane properties. We’ve heard too many horror stories about people winging it in the hope to save a dollar or two and then faced with thousands of dollars of repairs.
Our pre-purchase building inspections come as stand-alone building or pest inspections, or, a combined building and pest inspection are also available. Our pest inspections use the latest thermal imaging and moisture sensing technology to identify new and existing damage from pest infestations, water leaks or electricals.
Pre-purchase building inspection Brisbane
What does the inspector check? A pre-purchase building and pest inspection cover the following:
- Interior and exterior
- Roof space
- Underfloor space
- Roof exterior
- Fencing and retaining walls
- Structural issues
- Necessary repairs
- Safety issues
Handover Inspections Brisbane
When your new home or renovation is at practical completion, it’s good to know if you got what you paid for. To a non-builder, it’s not always apparent that something is missing or that there is poor workmanship. But that’s no excuse for being diddled out of your money. That’s where we come in.
Safeguard Inspections act as an independent third party who will point out issues and provide a written handover report outlining the final condition of the property. A handover inspection gives you back the power to pay only when everything is squared off.
Why we’re FIVE STAR rated for building and pest inspections Brisbane
- We are prompt - we give timely reports within 24 hours.
- We are licenced - QBCC licence number 15115074.
- We are insured to provide peace of mind.
- We are experienced – 25+ years in the building industry
- We can communicate with you - Reports are written in a language you can understand with supporting photographs and Ben is happy to talk through reports.
- We use the latest thermal imaging and moisture sensing technology.
As a Brisbane Building Inspector, we get asked loads of questions. Check out our FAQ page to see if yours is there!
Dilapidation Reports Brisbane
The name is not as it sounds; this is not an inspection for derelict homes! So what is a dilapidation report and when would you get one?
A dilapidation report is reporting on the condition of a property at a particular point in time. It includes notes, photos, measurements, and diagrams to draw an accurate picture of the condition. It also outlines the areas of a property that are likely to be affected by nearby development works.
A good example of where you may need to arrange for a dilapidation report is when you are performing construction, excavation or demolition work on your property. To protect yourself legally, you might want to get a dilapidation report done on your neighbour's property before and after the work in the case of a potential claim that the work has damaged their property.
Other times a dilapidation report is needed is when development works are being carried out near your property and the authorities involved need reports outlining the state of the properties before, during and after the works are completed. They aren’t always required to do this so if you believe your property may be at risk, it’s a good idea to arrange your own dilapidation reports.
What is thermal imaging and why do we use it?
In a nutshell, thermal imaging is a photograph that is taken using light/heat signatures. It's of great benefit during an inspection because it can be used to detect heat variations or the transfer of heat on different surfaces like floors, walls and ceilings. These things would usually be hidden to the naked eye.
The images that it produces can help us to identify water leaks, possible termite activity or damage without cutting into the surface.
However, contrary to popular believe, thermal imaging cameras cannot see through walls. Yes, they can detect surface temperatures, but again, these temperatures can vary depending on building materials, the use of insulation or heat transfer.
How we use thermal imaging for inspections
Water leaks - Areas where water has leaked into surrounding structures appear colder on a thermal imaging camera
Termite Nests - termites love water and generate heat. An inspection with a thermal imaging camera can detect this where the naked eye cannot.
Electrical Issues - the thermal imaging camera highlights hotspots or overloading within circuits in a building.
Insulation issues - areas where thermal insulation are misplaced or missing are easily identified with a thermal imaging camera.
For building inspections Brisbane, CONTACT US for a quote.
Please give Ben a call or send us an email for a quote tailored to your needs.