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Our Services

Building Inspections

Termi-build Gladstone specialise in independent Pre-Purchase Building Inspections, Pre-Sale Building Inspections, New Build Building Inspections, Building & Pest Inspections and Termite Inspections.

You can make your purchase decision (or sale) with confidence, knowing the property has been thoroughly checked. All homes are meticulously scanned using the latest high-quality equipment and methods.

Reports provide comprehensive, accurate and informative details about the property/building condition. They are prepared in accordance with Australian Standards and are recognised by real estate agents and solicitors.

Inspection reports not only cover internal building conditions but also identify defects in external areas such as walls, stairs, handrails, decking, roof areas, roof membranes, patios, swimming pools, trip steps and existing termite/pest barrier treatments. Issues commonly covered by external inspections detail cracking in building foundations, movement, moisture ingress, leaking recesses and drainage.

We have a solid reputation with our clients, firms, agents and professionals throughout Gladstone and surrounding areas. Contact us for professional and reliable services.

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Structural Problems, including:

  • Cracking & Movement;
  • Deformation;
  • Dampness;
  • Structural Timber Pest Damage.
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Conditions Conducive to Structural Damage, including:

  • Defective Plumbing;
  • Roof Plumbing & Flashings;
  • Defective or Bridged Damp Proof Course;
  • Un-tradesman-like Work;
  • Trees & Shrubs;
  • Corrosion;
  • Lack of Sub Floor Ventilation.
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Additions & Improvements

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Incomplete Construction

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Serious Safety Hazards

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Major Defects in Secondary & Finishing Elements

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Minor Defects in the Condition of Non-Structural Elements

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Signs of Timber Pests, including:

  • Fungal Decay;
  • Wood Borers;
  • Subterranean Termites (including evidence, location & extent of activity, mudding & damage);
  • Chemical Delignification.
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Conditions Conducive to Timber Pest Attack including:

  • Inadequate Subfloor Ventilation;
  • Presence of Excessive Moisture;
  • Untreated or Non-durable Timber used in a hazardous environment;
  • Bridging or Breaching of the Termite Barrier;
  • and/or “insufficient slab edge exposure”.
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Evidence of Existing Termite Management Programs

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Advice on Termite Prevention & Management

General Information

Building and Timber Inspections & Reports

A Building Inspection and Property Report (or a Pre Purchase Building Inspection for newly constructed homes) comments on structural damage, conditions conducive to structural damage, as well as any defects in the condition of secondary and finishing elements to the property.  In every inspection, a full thermal imaging scan will be done internally to check for Termites with the latest technology in thermal imaging cameras.

The Building Inspection Report will contain a description of the property and the materials used in the construction of the building. The report will also highlight any areas the inspector was unable to access on the day of the property inspection. Photographs may show defects and/or areas of concern that the inspector has noticed in the course of the building inspection.

The inspector will look at every accessible area in a building.

The following areas/issues are examples of what is examined:
BATHROOMS
Leaking pipes, poor ventilation, cracked toilet pans, shower screen glass issues.
KITCHENS
Stove damage, shoddy splashbacks, benchtop and cabinet moisture damage.
OTHER LIVING AREAS
Carpet staining and wear, loose floor tiles, door jamb misalignments, inadequate window flashings, bent fly screen frames, loose floorboards, blistering paint, signs of water penetration to walls.
PROPERTY
Decaying fences, cracked retaining walls, damaged driveways and paths, inadequate drainage, deteriorated barbecues, hazardous tree locations.
UNDERFLOOR/SUBFLOOR AREAS
Inadequate tie-downs, decaying bearer connections, cracking concrete slabs, incorrectly installed termite barriers, cracks in foundation walls.
OTHER
Building inspectors also examine a building’s exterior, the interior and exterior of its roof, its garage and any outbuildings that may be on the property.

Feedback from our customers

“I have known Brendan Lawn for over 10 years and have always found him to be friendly, very professional to deal with, efficient with excellent customer service.  I would highly recommend him.”  

Judy Whicker, Gladstone