A Pre-Purchase Building and pest Inspection is a visual property inspection that is performed prior to finalising a property purchase. It is usually a condition of your purchase contract. If you’re buying a new home or purchasing an investment property, it’s important to have an inspection done. The findings will be recorded into one ‘easy to read’ report. The report features photographs and a summary of all major and minor defects. DedAnt provides Building and Pest Inspections that are conducted to Australian Standards. We service Brisbane, Redlands, Logan, Scenic Rim, Moreton Region, Ipswich, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. All of Dedant Building Inspectors are skilled, licensed, insured and experienced.
It can be a confusing process, that’s why we take care of the entire booking and liaise between all parties involved.
What’s Included in a Building and Pest Inspection?
This is a combined inspection, looking at building issues and pest activity.
The Building inspection is a visual appraisal of the condition of the property, highlighting major and minor defects and safety hazards. The Pest Inspection involves a visual inspection of all accessible areas of the property to see if there is any evidence of active termites or previous termite damage. The inspector will also note whether the property has a termite management system installed.
The house is checked for any high moisture readings especially surrounding the wet areas like bathrooms. Other areas that are checked are the yard and exterior of the building, internal rooms, ceiling roof void and house foundations.
Why is a building and pest inspection important?
Identify any safety hazards at the property
Identify any major defects (a defect that could affect the livability of the property in a major element of the building)
Plan in advance for repairs and maintenance that need to be carried out
Identify damage caused by termites or termite activity.
Action problems before they get worse.
What areas are inspected?
The building inspector will inspect the following areas
The interior of the property – including walls, floor, ceiling, windows, doors, bathroom, laundry, stairs and cupboards.
The roof space of the property (subject to safe and reasonable access)
The exterior of the property – including stairs, garage, external finishes, gutter, eaves, porch, weep holes and ventilation, external door components.
The sub floor of the property (subject to safe and reasonable access)
The roof exterior (subject to height restrictions) – including gutter and down pipes.
The property within 30m of the building being inspected – including fencing, retaining walls, driveways, paths, surface drainage.
Things not covered by your inspection
There are restrictions on the inspection. The inspection is visual only so will be conducted on what can be seen without touching or moving any furniture, rugs, objects or otherwise on the property.
The following items are not included in the building and pest inspection as they are outside of the inspectors area of expertise and should be checked by a suitably qualified trade person (ie. plumber or electrician)
Home appliances – if the property is being sold with appliances such as a dishwasher, air conditioning unit, range hood, ducted vacuum system, Inskinkertor, oven or building in heater.
Other Accessories – such as CCTV, alarm systems, smoke detectors (the inspector will comment on the location but not test), power points, garden irrigation systems, television plugs or intercom system.
Swimming pools – the inspector is not qualified to comment on the condition of the pool, whether the fence meets safety standards, the condition or function of the pool equipment. Contact your local pool inspector for this service.
Compliance to building codes – The building and pest inspection does not comment on the structures compliance with local building codes or regulations.
Toxic and hazardous substances – The building report will note whether the house is likely to contain hazardous materials such as asbestos, however materials cannot be determined without sending for further investigation and testing. This is not included in the building and pest inspection.
Natural disasters – The building inspection does not include comment about the likelihood of the area flooding, experiencing erosion or a landslide.
The inspector will use the latest equipment throughout the property, including a moisture metre (an indication of leaking pipes behind walls) and thermal imaging camera.
The inspector is certified and licensed with Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC).
great service,a big thank you all.Brian was extremely efficient and talked me through the... processes.would recommend you guys anytime.read more
07:18 30 Jul 21
We recently engaged Dedant to do our B&P inspection. We are very happy with our choice. The... inspector was so thorough and professional. He recorded everything in detail and this gave us a peace of mind. I would recommend them to all friends and family.read more
03:58 30 Jul 21
Provided a great service, including a thorough report and a follow up phone call.
04:09 29 Jul 21
Scott was very informative- need pest and building definitely use these people
03:45 29 Jul 21
Scott from Dedant has done our last building and pest inspection. lot of experience and... communicates it very well.Chrisread more
21:27 27 Jul 21
DedAnt was very friendly and professional- inspector Scott was informative and explained everything... and pointed out anything during inspection. I would definitely recommend DedAnt Building and Pest Inspectionread more
Absolutely worth working with the team. Prompt in reply and accommodating of time availability.... Were able to schedule a visit on short notice which left no stone unturned.Will contact againread more
03:40 27 Jul 21
Thorough, honest, and priced well.
03:40 27 Jul 21
Really helpful staff. At booking stage as well as inspection. So worthwhile doing, saving me from a... bad house purchase.read more
K Fong (K. Fong)
03:36 27 Jul 21
Dedant were great! Timely communication, great price, and brilliant reporting. Will be using them... againread more
03:35 27 Jul 21
We use Dedant for our investment properties. We rely on their building and pest inspections as well... as their recommendations. Very happy with service.read more
10:44 19 Jul 21
Excellent service. Prompt and reliable. Easy to understand building and pest report.Would recommend
06:02 19 Jul 21
Had a building and pest and meth test at a property in South Maclean. The inpsector was a really... nice bloke who explained everything to us in simple terms, and despite the house being old gave us good advice on what to be focused on and what was just minor.I would recommend anyone to use this service. They were available with just a few days notice, and were on time, no problems at all.read more
01:47 16 Jul 21
We ordered a pest and building inspection report for the purchase of an investment property. As we... were interstate, we relied heavily on the report. They provided a very detailed report right down to small maintenance items in more depth than others. They provided good communication through email updates. Very good.read more
22:47 12 Jul 21
We got Scott Duncan to inspect our property at Crestmead. His report is quite details accompanied... by photos. Very professional, answer my questions thoroughly after i read the report/section that i dont really understand. I recommend for everyone to use this company.read more
10:53 12 Jul 21
Prompt, professional service. Detailed and helpful report. Would recommend.
08:41 12 Jul 21
Highly recommended. Very good price. Thorough when it came to the inspection very detailed. Lovely... staff.read more
02:06 12 Jul 21
10/10 service. I booked the pre-purchase building and pest and was scheduled in the following... day.Brian was punctual at the appointment and was very thorough in his work & explained issues to me in simple terms.I got the report within a couple of hours - outstanding service.read more
08:31 08 Jul 21
A few weeks ago, I engaged Dedant BPI to conduct a building and pest inspection for my newly bought... house. Brian did a fantastic job and submitted a 70-page report which details all minor defects with photos. It did scared me a bit at the beginning, but after finishing reading through the whole report and clarifying a few thing with Brian over the phone, I was more confident about the property and gave it a green light without any hesitations.read more
10:47 05 Jul 21
Recently we had our pre-purchase building and pest inspection done by Steve from Dedant. He was... excellent - he was extremely thorough and explained all his findings clearly to us, and had a report back to us by the end of the day. It was also the most affordable inspection in comparison to quotes from other places and they could book us in the quickest. I am definitely recommending them to friends that need inspections done.read more
10:37 05 Jul 21
Second time working with Dedant and was a pleasure. Very quick, responsive and professional service... at a fair price. Highly recommendedread more
04:19 05 Jul 21
These guys were super quick to reply and organise a time. Very friendly and the report was very... thorough.read more
02:25 05 Jul 21
The report was very detailed and the inspector was happy to talk through all my concerns on the... phone after. Great service.read more
Hui Ru McKinnon
06:27 03 Jul 21
Highly recommended. Good customer service. I was onsite and the guy explained everything in person.
22:25 28 Jun 21
We have used Dedant twice when purchasing property and they have been great on both... occasions.Available in short notice, always on time if not early and provided very detailed building and pest reports. The staff are very friendly and happy to answer questions.read more
22:25 28 Jun 21
Have used this company before and once again was impressed with them. Turned up on time,... reasonably priced and comprehensive report. Would recommendread more
07:41 28 Jun 21
Great service and reasonable price
05:39 28 Jun 21
Very happy with the team at Dedant. Able to book an inspection within a few days and have the... report turned around in under 24 hours.The most thorough inspection we have received and was very clearly presented.Very competitively priced as well!read more
05:07 28 Jun 21
Very quick to get back to you, service price are very fair and got report turn around in 24 hours.... What more can you ask for. Many thanks. Be sure to contact again in the future. A++read more
09:38 26 Jun 21
Haven’t used this company before so I had relied on the reviews. Definitely deserves 5 star! I had a... handover inspection completed at my new apartment. It was so easy to book in and they were very friendly. I also had to reschedule this inspection for an outside hours and they were very accommodating.Scott was there before me. He was very friendly and knowledgeable, and even gave me a couple of handy tips.I then received the report an hour later. So quick!read more
09:15 22 Jun 21
Could not have been easier to use! Report was detailed and listed everything. Great price too, will... use againread more
22:37 14 Jun 21
Dedant did a wonderful and thorough job of my Building and Pest. Highly affordable would highly... recommend them to do your Building and Pestread more
22:36 14 Jun 21
Quick service, on time and you get the report on the day
10:41 09 Jun 21
Good experience & very efficient service !
07:46 09 Jun 21
The service provided was excellent. The admin/Natalie was able to fit us in right away and arranged... everything efficiently.Our inspector, Brian was incredibly professional, thorough and has a wealth of knowledge. He was also patient and answered all my questions and concerns. AND we received the report on the very same day!Brian has really earned our trust and we would highly recommend this company. Thank you so much!Regards,Kelly Wread more
N & K W
05:25 09 Jun 21
Professional and friendly, highly recommended.
08:30 07 Jun 21
Very good response time and very good service
04:05 07 Jun 21
Very prompt and good service
04:05 07 Jun 21
Professional and quick service. The inspector was very friendly and knowledgeable, and was happy to... answer questions in relation to the report.read more
03:04 07 Jun 21
Good lad. Gave me the info I needed
02:55 07 Jun 21
Awesome - quick and very professional !!
02:29 07 Jun 21
Dead ant were amazing!They did a termite treatment at our property recently but also did our... initial building and pest report and it came back within 1 hour of the inpseciton.We would not use any other company.All the staff are super friendly and professional.read more
02:04 07 Jun 21
Have used their services twice now and very happy with the service.
01:17 07 Jun 21
Awesome service on time, great company to deal with
00:25 07 Jun 21
Friendly, timely, professional and very knowledgeable. 🏠 Report was thorough and easy to... read. 👍read more
Dedant completed a building and pest inspection for us at a competitive price. They were very... responsive and their work was very thorough. They were very responsive with their quote, inspection timeframes and answered all the questions I had. I would highly recommend Dedant.read more
05:10 02 Jun 21
Very responsive office and Stephen showed up on time and carried out very comprehensive look over... and inspection of the property. A well written report issued the very next day. No fuss, good value and very professional, highly recommended!read more
04:14 02 Jun 21
Great service!Our inspector checked our first home. He was thorough & explained his report in an... easy to understand way.The report was in my inbox with in the hour.Office staff were knowledgeable & polite. I'll definitely recommend you!read more
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04:10 02 Jun 21
Great service! The tech that came over was prompt and friendly! Would recommend!
11:00 01 Jun 21
I had a great experience with Dedant Building & Pest Inspections - The admin staff were friendly... and accommodating, booking process simple and the service very competitively priced !!Steve the Inspector was friendly, on time, professional, provided a thorough report and offered for me to call him to discuss the report afterwards which put my mind at ease.He answered all questions I had and was happy to assist.As I am purchasing my first home this was very relieving and I am pleased to have chosen them to complete my building & pest inspection.I made my choice initially on the many positive reviews and a great price, and was not disappointed.Highly recommend!read more
04:45 31 May 21
Great team at Dedant. Friendly, easy to deal with and provided great value for money.
03:53 31 May 21
A comprehensive report together with photos were... excellent.
A great and professional attitude in assisting the customer towards achieving their requirements before purchasing home and property.
Could not fault the work they have done . Fair price and detailed inspection. would highly recommend
23:53 30 May 21
Dedant building and pest inspection people are excellent and thanks for the quick turnaround for... accommodating my request at a very short notice. I would like to express my genuine thanks for the professionalism and detailed report from Scott. He gave me the confidence and peace of mind towards my property purchase. Highly recommendedread more
03:36 26 May 21
I was very impressed with Dedant Pest and Building Inspection done on my Investment Property. All... their investigation work was thorough and they went “ above and beyond “ to isolate and investigate any issues of concern . The follow up report was very comprehensive and allows me to bring related concerns up with the Seller before I exchange. Very impressed and Professionally done .. Tim Hallread more
11:15 24 May 21
Dedant were fabulous to deal with. Extremely professional. They made the process seamless and... stress free. Highly recommend.read more
05:26 30 Apr 21
Great service and very knowledgeable
05:29 25 Apr 21
Responded very quickly, organised a time with the realestate agent and kept me up to date even with... COVID occuring.Gave a 100 page document reviewing all aspects of the townhouse.Super thoroughread more
05:30 31 Mar 21
Our assessor Brian is a deadset legend he knew his stuff and put everything in plain english for... us. It really set our minds at ease. Would recommend in a heartbeat.read more
04:07 08 Mar 21
Admin to inspector was very professional. Now that I'm aware what needs to be attended. Thank you
05:09 25 Feb 21
Great service, efficient, on time, super thorough. Scott talked me through everything and gave... great advice. He didn’t miss anything!read more
23:33 11 Feb 21
Very professional and friendly staff. The Building & Pest Inspector was happy to sit with us once... finished to answer any questions we had. Would definitely recommend Dedant to family and friends.read more
07:23 04 Feb 21
We booked this service after being referred by a friend due to there high quality of service and... care. We were not disappointed. The service provided was top star. And extremely professional and thorough. As first home buyers it was nice to have everything sorted for us and excellent quick responses from the team to any questions we had. Thanks again guys ! 🙂read more
23:58 24 Jan 21
Our experience working with Dedant was great. Communication was clear and timely and the inspector... was experienced and helpful with follow up feedback and questions too.read more
23:56 24 Jan 21
Brian was very professional and knowledgeable, did a thorough inspection even in rainy... weather!Thanks Brian for a detailed and comprehensive report, and providing it in a timely manner. Thank you DedAnt for a fantastic service!read more
13:18 23 Jan 21
They did very good job with detailed checking and testing. They also answered me a lot of questions... that I cared about.read more
13:55 30 Dec 20
Good service and good price
07:02 30 Dec 20
Great report, great service. Highly recommend.
07:23 24 Dec 20
Coming up to Christmas they fit me in fast and they had great communication.
05:27 24 Dec 20
I used DedAnt for pre purchase building and pest inspection. They were quick to provide a quote and... promptly arranged an inspection with the Real Estate Agent. I received the report on the same day the inspection was conducted. They were also happy for me to discuss the findings with the building inspector, which I did. I would use DedAnt again in the future if I ever need building and pest inspections.read more
05:24 24 Dec 20
Great service. Organised pre-Christmas Building and Pest Inspection. Brian explained the Report... in a professional manner.read more
05:20 24 Dec 20
Very happy with the detailed report we recieved and the fact they were able to accommodate us at... short notice.read more
05:04 03 Dec 20
From beginning to end, office staff to inspector, all were super helpful and ensured the process... was seamless.read more
23:50 02 Dec 20
Arranging the Pest and Building Inspection was easy and very professionally transacted. They... organised access with the Real Estate Agent and I was able to pay through their direct email link. I was kept fully updated at all times prior to the inspection and I was most impressed with the friendly and helpful manner of the Inspector. He was very thorough and showed me exactly what he was looking at and explained his findings as he went through the house. I needed the written report within hours of the inspection and this was emailed to me no problem a few hours later. I am very happy with the service and would happily recommend this company to others.read more
21:48 24 Nov 20
Highly recommend, report was detailed and thorough, professional service
04:48 20 Nov 20
Dedant team are very efficient & professional from start to finish. Thorough inspection completed &... report provided the same day.read more
08:39 12 Nov 20
Good experience, very responsive.
06:00 12 Nov 20
DedAnt were very responsive they booked our Building and pest in straight away! They were very... professional, thorough and honest. They gave us good feedback. Would definitely recommend this company.read more
04:45 12 Nov 20
highly recommended, great company and great customer service .
Dedant were very easy to communication with and were happy to answer any questions. The inspector... was thorough and went through all their findings with me on site. I highly recommend Dedant!read more
We had Daniel come and inspect our home before we bought a property and even though we recieved bad... news about this property his professional manor and review that he made was hands down the best experience we have had. I recommend dedant to anyone that needs a building and pest inspection done to choose these guys, very very professional and the report was very detailed to every defect that was made visible, Thank you and well done .read more
I've been recommending DedAnt to my clients for their pest and building inspections for quite a few... years now. I wouldn't use anyone else. They are brilliant with my clients, and the customer service is tops. It's fantastic to know that my clients are in good hands. Every single staff member delivers top quality service and advice to my clients. Can highly recommend this business.read more
The team at DedAnt have been great to work with, as a client they always take on the advise you... offer and highly value your service. They have a very friendly culture and have made us feel very much part of the team.read more