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Pre Purchase Building Inspections Brisbane

Call Ben on 0410 534 472 for an independent building and pest inspection you’ll understand.


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 them. For a homeowner, it’s nerve-wracking. But do you know what else is nerve-wracking? It’s buying a property without considering Brisbane pre-purchase inspections for building and pest.

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, new houses and renovated homes 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 could save you a whole lot of money and heartache.


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Honest and Professional Building Inspections in Brisbane.

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 inspectionsBrisbane dilapidation reports, and pre-purchase building inspections on Brisbane’s 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.

Keen to save some money on your Brisbane Bayside property?

Call Ben on 0410534472 or send an email to discuss your requirements for a pre purchase building inspection in Brisbane. Contact Us

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. Give Ben a call to discuss
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Here are just a few of the 100+ building and pest inspection Brisbane recommendations we have received:

“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

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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. With our professional inspections, we want our customers to feel confident and enjoy their buying journey, instead of regretting it.

By engaging Safeguard Inspections as your Brisbane building and pest inspection company, 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!


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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an inspection cost?

We don’t have a set rate for each inspection because we assess each house independently. There are so many variables from property to property. Contact us to discuss your requirements and we can give you a better idea of the cost.

How do I get my reports? 

We will email you the final property inspection report.

What is your report turnaround time? 

We deliver inspection reports within 24 hours of having completed the inspection; however,  because we are super-efficient, we send 99% of reports the evening of the inspection.

Do you take photos?

Yes, we take photos which will be included in the report. Photos are important for the clarity of any issues found.

Will I have to decipher the report myself?

Don’t worry. We will call you the next day to discuss the report and cover any concerns you have.

What is covered in the report? 

A major and minor defect summary is included in the report and accompanied by recommendations and commentary on the general condition of the property. In the pest section of the report, we will list any defective conditions that could lead to termites, as well as provide some solutions.

Are you insured?

We are insured through Wallace Risk Solutions.

What happens if you find defects?

If any defects are found during the inspection, Safeguard Inspections will explain what they mean and recommend ways to rectify them.

Do you inspect the roof and roof space? 

We will only inspect an external roof if it can be reached safely from a 3.6m ladder. For two-storey homes, we inspect from a safe distance only. For roof voids to be inspected, there must be an adequate access hatch to enter through.

What about furniture. Do you move it?

No, we don’t move furniture during the inspection. We inspect properties as they are.

Will you let me attend the inspection?

Definitely! It’s important to understand any issues found on site, which is why we prefer our clients to attend inspections. However, if this cannot happen, we can talk after the report has been emailed to discuss any issues that come up.

How long is an inspection?

It depends on the property size and condition, but a building inspection can take anywhere from 1 to 2.5 hours.

I’m no good with building jargon. Will you explain it? 

Don’t worry, you don’t need to be good with building jargon, that’s why you’ve hired us! We will definitely explain all facets of the inspection, the more questions the merrier!

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For pre-purchase building inspections Brisbane, Bayside and surrounds, give Ben a call on 0410534472 or email us.

Safeguard Inspections

Building and Pest Inspection Qld

ben@safeguardinspections.com.au

175 Raeburn St, Manly West QLD 4179Contact Us