Building Inspection Gold Coast
Pre Purchase Building Inspection
We endeavour to help you make an educated decision with regard to the overall condition of your home.
We compare this to a home of similar age and construction. In accordance with the Australian Standard 4349.1 -1995, our inspection outlines all major defects and potential problems or safety hazards to the property.
We then provide you with recommendations to bring the property up to an acceptable standard.
The inspection will cover the following areas (when reasonably accessible):
- Roof exterior
- The site
- Roof void
Strata Companies and Body Corporates
With our professional advice and detailed knowledge of the building structure, a PCT Building & Pest Inspections Building and Inspection report will give you the confidence you need to make an informed purchasing decision.
In accordance with Australian Standard 4349.3- 1998 and AS 3660 Inspection guidelines, we utilise thermal camera technology to help detect such insects.
Tapping for termites
Is your house or the house you are purchasing affected by termites? One in every five Australian homes are thought to be affected by termites (CSIRO statistics). On the Gold Coast, termites are abundant.
Termites can cause devastating damage to homes which can cost home owners thousands of dollars in repairs and severely diminish the resale value.
Timber Pest Inspection – Our Tools
Probe/Tapping Device – This device taps the skirtings, window reveals and frames, architraves, door jams and other timbers for termite damage.
Moisture Meter – Termites thrive in high moisture areas. This meter can detect termite activity.
Thermal Image Camera – This is used to scan for ‘hot’ or ‘cold’ spots. By measuring the surface temperature of materials, the camera will show black (cold) spots or white (hot) spots.
A termite nest will be hotter than its surrounds and will show as a white ‘hot’ spot.
A shower or roof leak will show up as a black or ‘cold’ spot.
The camera, although not an Australian Standard is an added service that we provide.