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Pre-purchase Building & Pest Inspection

Pre-purchase Inspections One of the most significant decisions you may make in your life would be buying your new home. We at Ithaca building and pest inspections recommend that you seek the best building and pest inspection company to ensure you discover most of the defects of the property you are looking at purchasing. It is important you find all the major and minor defects so you can re-negotiate the price and get the appropriate quotes for any repairs that you may need to make once you move in. Hidden costs can mean more money to spend down the track, so the more information you have on hand the better decision you would make as a buyer.

Building Inspection Brisbane
Building Inspection Brisbane

An Ithaca Building and Pest Inspector will meet you on site to discuss all the issues and provide you with a detailed report with photos and recommended areas that need to be further looked at for a repair quote.

The Pre-purchase Inspections includes the property’s exterior and interior as well as the pest inspection.

Exterior can include:

  • Walls, including rising damp and damp courses
  • Timber cladding, brickwork, and Hebel
  • Windows, lintels, and flashings
  • Vents and weep holes
  • Stairs, balustrades and railings
  • Balconies, veranda, patios and outdoor areas
  • Decking Paint work

A property’s exterior gives you many clues about existing and potential problems.

Roof inspections: Interior and exterior

When you can see sagging eaves or an uneven roof line, it’s an immediate indication that something isn’t right.

Often what you can’t see are the problems that often hide beneath the surface. Structural problems are often a result of inadequate repair work, or small modifications not completed up to the right standard.

Roof exterior

Your Pre-purchase Inspections will include:

  • Roof covering Chimneys and flues
  • Valleys Guttering, flashing, and downpipes
  • Lining of eaves
  • Fascia boards
  • Paint work

Roof cavity (interior)

Your inspection will include:

  • Roof framing: Rafters, under purlins and struts
  • Ceiling joists
  • Sarking

People will re-grout or re- silicone showers, but the dampness in the wall can hang around for many months. A shower with new silicon can indicate a much bigger problem with slowly leaking pipes inside the walls, or poor drainage. Other common problems include patched and painted-over cracks, and re-plastered, repainted rising damp.

Building Inspection Brisbane
Building Inspection Brisbane

Interior will include:

  • Ceilings and cornices
  • Walls and interior vents
  • Floors, floor coverings, and skirtings
  • Windows, sills, and window frames
  • Doors, doorway fittings and frames
  • Kitchen, pantry and fittings
  • Bathrooms and toilets
  • Laundry Stairs and balustrades
  • Paint work

Ithaca Building Pre-purchase Inspections will:

Find problems that have been covered up, tell you the cause of the problem and draw on his building skills and experience to help you troubleshoot the repair process.

Building Inspection Brisbane
Building Inspection Brisbane
Building Inspection Brisbane
Building Inspection Brisbane
Building Inspection Brisbane
Building Inspection Brisbane

Pest Inspection You Deserve
at Brisbane

When you get your building inspected, one of the most crucial things to know is if there are there are any timber pests in the building.
Building Inspection Brisbane

Ithaca inspectors are qualified pest inspectors and controllers. They look for signs of any pests such as termites that may have infested your building.

Ithaca Building and Pest Inspections specialises in pest management as well. Pre-purchase Inspections Once you receive the report on the findings our pest division will assist our clients to get the recommended pest management service. We provide our clients a warranty once the chosen method of pest management is done so you can be re-assured that your property is well protected against termites.

Combining your building inspection with a pest inspection, you get the most comprehensive report available.


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