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).
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
Had Dedant recently complete a building and pest inspection on a property i was looking to... purchase. I was recommended them through a buyers agency who have a very good team of advisers. The report was completed on time and was very thorough, outlining all defects with the property. I was able to use this report to negotiate some repairs of the property prior to settlement, which saved me in excess of what the report was worth. Highly recommend Dedant and will be using them again in the future.read more
22:40 13 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
Brian was fantastic. Thorough, seemed to genuinely care and answered all my queries at the... inspection. Report was provided the same day.read more
06:08 10 Nov 20
Really helpful and very detailed report.
06:06 10 Nov 20
Great service and super helpful.
06:05 10 Nov 20
Attended at very short notice was very attentive and professional recommend!
05:39 10 Nov 20
Very responsive team who arranged the inspection quickly and provided a professional service which... met my current need. Would recommend.read more
05:10 10 Nov 20
I would definitely recommend DedAnt for any Building & Pest inspections. Their turnaround time is... fast, their reports are VERY thorough and their prices are very reasonable. A very professional outfit. Thank you to Rob and the team for their report and recommendations on our QLD property 🙂read more
04:17 09 Nov 20
Great work by the Dedant team on the property - good detail and quick!
07:42 28 Oct 20
Very helpful team. Explained us in detail what and why they were doing at the place. Also what we... need to keep property at low risk.read more
00:06 20 Oct 20
Really great service provided by Dedant. They were really quick and easy with getting us booked in,... they were very friendly and did a thorough job. Very happy with them!read more
08:12 17 Oct 20
Dedant did a very thorough inspection. Had some difficulty getting in touch with the guy who... actually performed the inspection but he did call back and run through it with me. Im sure would be much better if I was able to be there in person but being interstate at the time and only the report to go off does make it seem like the house is ready for demolition lol. But at least they pointed everything out so would use them again but try and be there.read more
00:26 17 Oct 20
We chose DedAnt for our pre-purchase building inspection, they are great company to deal with. We... had several questions, they helped us through the process and gave us suggestions regarding future building maintenance. Thank you DedAnt.read more
04:44 16 Oct 20
Cannot recommend DeadAnt enough. Quick and fantastic response when booking, very professional and... very good value for money. Would 100% recommend and will definitely keep use them in the future for future purchases.read more
04:27 03 Oct 20
Great communication!! Happy with service
04:01 01 Oct 20
Brian and the team were very knowledgeable and responsive. Brian took the time to explain the... inspection report in detail and answer all of my concerns. The team were very professional and friendly. Highly recommend Dedant.read more
13:17 28 Sep 20
Very professional, detailed and thorough report. Very happy with the service provided.
10:50 28 Sep 20
Very efficient and professional from the start to finish. Excellent communication. Report came... through on the same day as inspection. I would highly recommend Dedant!read more
10:14 25 Sep 20
highly recommended, great company and great customer service .
Great valve for money and extremely progressional. Building and pest report was detailed and the... inspector did a great job. Highly recommend!A++++read more
01:22 25 Sep 20
Great company to work with. I have used them multiple times. Professional and detailed.
06:43 23 Sep 20
When buying a house or apartment with impending deadlines it is so important to get someone... responsive and prompt who does it right the first time. Dedant was onto it from the word go. Turn around was extremely quick, and the reporting was easy to read and thorough. 6 stars if I could give an extra.It was an excellent price, and even if it was more expensive, I'd still be happy to go with them knowing the quality of work.Keep it up!read more
07:43 21 Sep 20
So impressed with the information Brian provided on the day of my pest and building inspection, so... helpful, fully explained any of my queries or concerns and made me feel comfortable with his answers.read more
10:15 13 Sep 20
Hands down best service! Not only professional but they get the job done in an extremely efficient... way! Very happy with the final job and how they delivered on time!read more
08:04 09 Sep 20
Very professional service all round and valuable in depth report. Would recommend Dedant to anyone... wanting a quality building and pest reportread more
05:28 09 Sep 20
I was extremely happy with their service. I was provided with a detailed and comprehensive report... which was very helpful to make a decision. Also, inspector Rob spent considerable amount of time on the phone answering all my questions. I would recommend it.read more
09:49 01 Sep 20
A big thank you to Dedant building and pest inspections. We are in the process of buying a property... in QLD from NSW & they made the entire process easy & smooth. They booked the inspection the very next day & had the report by the end of the day! The report come with pictures to detail anything that needed to be addressed in the home. We'll definitely be recommending you to our friends and family. Great service & great price! Daniel & Corinneread more
00:24 01 Sep 20
Great team,Very efficient and professional
06:33 31 Aug 20
Efficient organisation, the office staff very helpful. Rob the onsite building & pest inspector ... was friendly and most knowledgeable. I highly recomend this company for your next building and pest inspection. Thanks Rossread more
05:58 31 Aug 20
Purchasing our first investment property so there is a lot going on. The team at DedAnt were very... organised and made it one of the easiest parts of this massive puzzle that we are working through! Thank you!read more
05:42 31 Aug 20
Dedant Building and Pest were great, on time and very easy to talk to 😁 Highly recommend... this company.read more
05:18 31 Aug 20
Big thank you to the team at Dedant for their Building & Pest Inspections.I've recently had 2... reports and inspections from Rob and both have been very helpful and insightful.Rob was excellent to deal with. He was very friendly and always made the time to chat about his findings in more detail, and provide his professional opinion on any defects or potential pest activity.We'll definitely be using Dedant again for future B&P and annual pest inspections.read more
Eric Le Tran
00:20 07 Aug 20
Very detailed and precise repot, I am builder in Melbourne and the property was in Queensland so I... could not do the inspection myself,very happy will use again in future inspections.read more
04:31 06 Aug 20
Thanks for a job done swiftly and professionally. Very much appreciated.
11:41 07 Jul 20
I used Dedant Building and Pest Inspections after my solicitor recommended them for a pre-purchase... inspection. I'm so glad I used them, Natalie and Rob were extremely helpful through the whole process. Natalie was very professional and took care of the booking and contacted the real estate on my behalf. Natalie took the time to explain the process and make sure I understood what was included and what to expect. The report was extremely thorough with some good recommendations. I wanted clarifications for some areas of the report, so called the inspector Rob. Rob was so nice and took the time to explain everything to me and answer my questions. Overall he was a top bloke!Their pricing was also very fair. Would definitely recommend this business and their services.read more
00:03 23 Jun 20
Pleasure to deal with. Professional and reliable.
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05:31 18 Jun 20
Super happy with Troy. Obviously an experienced inspector who knows what he's doing. Extremely... thorough!read more
08:49 25 Mar 20
Excellent service. Arrived earlier than expected and did a very thorough inspection. Would... recommend to everyone.read more
03:11 16 Mar 20
We were recommended to use Dedant for our investment property inspection, and were told these guys... are the best in the business. We found them to be very efficient, professional, friendly, and worked to a very high standard. Attention to detail is extremely important to us, as we are buying the property site unseen, and we were not disappointed. Thank you!read more
01:41 13 Mar 20
Good communication, fast service and a clear concise report. I would definitely recommend their... services.read more
10:49 10 Mar 20
I could not be more happy with the team at Dedant. More than a five out of five rating. From my... initial contact right through to the inspection report, the team were so responsive and professional. The report was extremely thorough. Brian was extremely helpful and answered all my queries at the inspection. I would highly recommend the team at Dedant for all your building and pest needs.read more
10:46 09 Mar 20
Very punctual and reliable service from these guys. I will definitely be using them again for my... next property 😊read more
07:26 04 Mar 20
I would recommend this company very happy with the service provided.
06:17 04 Mar 20
I used Dedant to conduct a Building and Pest inspection on a property in the Moreton bay area in... QLD . The report was received in timely manner, was very thorough and their prices are very competitive. Highly recommended.read more
09:17 26 Feb 20
Hi thereWe had an annual inspection with Dedant.Troy was our inspection officer who carried out... the inspection throughout the home and outside.Troy was thorough and courteous throughout the process.Would be pleased to have him back again.Warm regardsDawnFitzgeraldread more
06:39 25 Feb 20
Have used Dedant a number of times both for investment and personal properties, can’t recommend t... hem enough. Thorough inspections and more than happy for you to be there whilst doing it for you to ask questions and discuss different aspects of property.read more
10:36 21 Feb 20
Very thorough report providing many options to consider prior to finalising our property purchase.... Benread more
06:10 17 Feb 20
DedAnt we’re prompt and professional, thoroughly assessing my property to give me peace of mind in m... y purchaseread more
05:58 17 Feb 20
Super fast, efficient, and reliable. I called them once the check was completed and they talked me... through their findings. Many thanksread more
00:32 12 Feb 20
Efficient in getting the inspection done, the inspector is very knowledgeable. Highly recommended.
07:44 11 Feb 20
Dedant have done 3 property inspection for me over the last couple of years. They have always made... it very simple and painless. Their reports have been detailed and helped me make the right decision. They are have always been happy to talk to me after the inspection for any further details.Thanks for the great serviceread more
09:22 04 Feb 20
Thorough and accurate with their findings. Will use again in future.
04:43 21 Jan 20
1st time user the service was good and communication great
Hi guys, thanks for working with us and being so prompt in compiling our report. I liked the way... the report was set out because it was easy to read and clear about the issues I needed to worry about and what not to. Over the years in my work as a solicitor I have read a quite a few of these reports some of which are so dense it leaves you wondering what is really important and what is not. Very helpful guys -thank you.read more
06:46 26 Nov 19
No fuss, easy & timely arrangements, inspection & report.
08:42 31 Oct 19
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
Daniel & the Team at Dedant recently completed a very thorough and professional building and pest... report on a potential purchase for us. He explained every detail of the report and allowed us to make an informed decision on the purchase. I highly recommend their services and will definitely be using them for our next purchase.read more
05:58 09 Sep 19
Clear and concise at a good price. Extremely happy 👌🏻
05:19 15 Aug 19
Very professional informative inspector who provided great advice. Highly recommend their service.
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05:47 28 Mar 19
DedAnt were incredibly helpful in my latest purchase. There was a complete authenticity to this... team. Their help and guidance went much further then my expectations and by doing this it highlighted their expertise. They were focused on the best outcome for me as their client rather than just seeing me as a ‘Transaction’. Thank you so much!read more
21:06 21 Feb 19
Daniel & the DedAnt Team have been absolutely fantastic and would highly recommend to anyone... purchasing a property in the Brisbane area. Very easy-going, helpful and are happy to explain there reports in further detail if you have any questions. Look forward to working with them again in the future!read more
09:48 14 Jan 19
Very thorough reporting, unbiased results, we have had a couple of Dedant reports now and these... guys are 2nd to none. Would not hesistate to recommend.read more
09:35 26 Nov 18
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
I have used Brian and the Ded Ant team numerous times over the years. I've recommended them to... friends and clients, they are always prompt, thorough in their inspections and professional. If you want the peace of mind that you are buying a house that doesn't require too much work or hidden problems, I'd definitely recommend Ded Ant.read more
02:26 18 May 17
Have used their services several times, The Inspectors are very thorougher and are always... professional and courteous. The office girls are amazing to deal with and always go above and beyond to work in with clients needs. Highly Recommend!read more
02:03 18 May 17
Good business to deal with, competitive prices and good service. The building and pest reports are... detailed and have photos attached which made it easier.read more
We have used Dedant for two building and pest inspections now, the are extremely easy to deal with... and provide a really detailed report with photo attachments to make it easier to see what they have found during the inspectionread more
23:59 17 May 17
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