Why Hire An Independent Building Inspector?

You can’t see what lurks in the dark.

The only way to make sure your home is structurally sound and adheres to building regulations is to hire an independent building inspector. That’s where we come in, specialists in pre-purchase building inspections, Brisbane!

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Get a second opinion from a private building inspector.

You might be wondering, “do I even need a building inspection?” To you, everything looks fine. But it’s not enough that things are upright and pretty. The bones and foundations of the structure need to be done right and building regulations followed, or those nice things will be ripped apart and fixed sooner than you think!

A fully qualified private building inspector like Safeguard Inspections provides professional building and pest inspections to give you peace of mind. When looking to buy a home, you want to know that the property you intend to purchase is safe and compliant with all Australian standards. You want to get what you’re paying for.

A private building inspector informs home buyers of the repairs that need to be done before signing the purchase contract. A building inspection report will also include detail on the repairs that can wait until later, and advise how best to prepare your new home for the future. They can tell you if there are any hidden problems with your home, whether it’s a termite infestation, a faulty roof, or a leaky kitchen pipe.

Unless you are a builder yourself, an independent building and pest inspection is a must. An unbiased inspection by a private house inspector using the latest technology will save you a lot of stress, heartache and money.

Safely navigate the pitfalls of Australian homeownership.

This isn’t even necessarily entirely about dodgy practices; it can be about simple human error. There are a lot of tradies, contractors and sub-contractors involved in building a single home. Monitoring their work at every moment isn’t easy.

We all make mistakes, no matter what our occupation! You’d have someone check the draft of an important report for spelling, grammar, and data errors. Why wouldn’t you have someone cast a fresh eye over your costly investment, just in case?

Get an unbiased report.

When purchasing a property, avoid vendor reports and use a private building inspector instead. Why? It’s because most of the time these vendor reports have been arranged by the real estate agent, in favour of the vendor. These reports are known to play down or overlook problems with the property so the sale of the property isn’t affected.

The keyword here is INDEPENDENT. You have the right to an unbiased home inspection by a private home inspector to protect your investment. When searching for a building and pest inspector, be sure to look closely at reviews. At Safeguard Inspections we come highly recommended with a five-star rating.

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Local means knowledge when you’re a private building inspector.

In this digital age, it’s not unheard of for an independent inspector to travel around the country, offering his services wherever he goes. His services may be excellent, but does he know the issues specific to the area you live in?

At Safeguard Inspections, Building and pest inspection Wynnum Manly and surrounding suburbs are our specialities. As building inspectors in Brisbane and surrounding suburbs, we are locals and know this area well. When you book a building inspection, it is your best bet to hire a local for ensuring issues aren’t missed!

Forward-thinking technology.

A private building inspector that uses drone technology for your building inspection is an added benefit to your property inspection. A drone building inspection means ‘all bases covered’, by inspecting the condition of the property in areas that are otherwise inaccessible by foot. We are proud to offer this service, but not all independent building inspectors do, so don’t be afraid to ask.

Cheaper in the long run.

When factoring an independent building inspector’s cost into your budget, it’s understandable that it’s one you’d love to avoid. However, you’ll find that the cost of independent building inspections is surprisingly low – and a LOT less than the cost of pulling apart and fixing compounding damage issues within your home. For example, they might find that your plumbing is leaking or your foundation needs repair. It usually costs a lot less to find these issues when they are small rather than when they are large!

Be protected.

The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) warns to always have a qualified private building inspector check the property before purchase; they advise that it be included as a clause in the purchase or build contract. Where it might be tempting to find a building inspector with cheap rates, they may not necessarily be fit to deliver the best building inspections due to a lack of qualifications or experience.

When seeking an independent building inspector in Brisbane, check that they are appropriately licensed, up to date with Australian building codes, industry standards, best practices and fully insured because they are liable for any errors or defects they miss. Don’t be afraid to ask for the private building inspector’s documentation. It’s also a good idea to check Brisbane building inspection companies’ recommendations on places like Google or by word of mouth.

Get your property checked by an independent building inspector before it’s too late.

Protect your investment.

Ben performing building inspections Brisbane


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