Building and Pest Inspection Wynnum and Surrounds

For a building inspector in Brisbane, particularly our stomping grounds, Wynnum Manly, you’ve come to the right place. At Safeguard Inspections, a Brisbane based, family-owned and operated business, we are locals familiar with Brisbane and Bayside properties and the issues they face.  We won’t leave a stone unturned; thoroughness is a crucial part of our service.

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We understand that the property you’re about to buy is going to be one of the most important purchases you make in your lifetime and that the last thing you need is for your plans to be delayed by unnecessary red tape and hidden problems. When you are buying a property, time is money!

We’re here to help you make an informed decision about your property purchase, not scare you away from making it. We provide a comprehensive inspection report within 24 hours of completing the inspection, along with transparency and stand out communication.

As a building inspector in Brisbane, we conduct inspections in suburbs within a 25km radius of Manly West including 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 the practical completion inspection 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.

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Call Ben Paterson at 0410 534 472.


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As a residential building and pest inspector, our inspections are visual inspections of residential properties to identify any issues, hazards or defects within the property. We compile these observations into a building inspection report within 24 hours of the inspection.

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Pre purchase building inspection Brisbane

We cannot emphasise enough how important it is to have a pre-purchase building inspection on Brisbane properties. We’ve heard many horror stories; people who winged it by not engaging building inspectors in Brisbane. They expected to save a dollar or two but instead, they faced thousands of dollars in 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.

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
  • Sheds
  • Structural issues
  • Necessary repairs
  • Safety issues
  • Pests
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Handover Inspections Brisbane

At the practical completion stage, it’s always 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 this oversight is 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 the power, the power to pay only when everything is squared off. Hiring a building inspector who will remain unbiased and provide you with the answers you need, is a smart move.

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Why Safeguard Inspections are FIVE STAR rated building inspectors.

  • We are prompt – we give timely reports within 24 hours.
  • QBCC licence number 15115074.
  • Insured to provide peace of mind.
  • We are xperienced – 25+ years in the building industry
  • Communication is key – Our reports are written in a language you can understand with supporting photographs and Ben is happy to talk through reports.
  • Inspections use the latest thermal imaging and moisture sensing technology.
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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 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 speak to a building inspector to arrange your own dilapidation reports.

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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 Brisbane house inspections 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 belief, 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 (or white ants) 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 a building inspector in Brisbane, Manly, Wynnum and surrounds, CONTACT US for a quote.

Please give Ben a call or send us an email for a quote tailored to your needs.

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