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).
I had a building and pest inspection done by Dedant. They were efficient and provided a very... detailed and accurate report. When compared to a report done on the same property by a different company, Dedant’s report was significantly more comprehensive.read more
00:23 21 Sep 21
A very good service . Scott did his best jobVery responsive. And give a building pest report very... detailed. Strongly recommend 👌read more
01:32 20 Sep 21
I learnt a lot from Scott during the inspection. He has loads of experience and was happy to... explain everything as he went and share tips on what to look forread more
03:01 18 Sep 21
Great value and very professional. I highly recommend them!
23:05 14 Sep 21
Very thorough with the report, and easy service!
07:32 13 Sep 21
Great experience using Dedant for my pre-purchase building and pest inspection. Booking was clear... and easy and they accommodated for my deadlines. Scott was early, very thorough and explained everything to me in detail. I had my report within an hour and found it clear to read through. Thanks team, would highly recommend.read more
01:52 13 Sep 21
Buying your first home can be daunting, but Brian at Dedant was amazing to deal with. In-fact the... whole process was easy. He did a very comprehensive Building & Pest Inspection for me and I cannot thank him & the team enough. They were extremely professional at all times, responsive to my many calls and also charged a fair and better price than others that quoted me. Thanks once again, I will be recommending your business to anyone I can.read more
20:34 08 Sep 21
Awesome company to deal with. Thank you for your help
00:25 06 Sep 21
I was very pleased with their pre-purchase building & pest inspections service and the detailed... report Brian has provided. I feel confident moving forward when professionals like Brian and his team mate have performed a thorough check on the property. Highly recommended.read more
10:15 04 Sep 21
I did my pre building and pest inspection with Dedant. The inspectors did an excellent work and a... thorough inspection of the property spending approx 1.5 hours. The inspector also provided me with feedback on the inspection as well as recommendations to keep the property safe from pests. I have used Dedant also in the past and have been very happy with their service. They are very timely and conduct the task in a professional manner. Will definitely recommend this company to everyone.read more
03:27 02 Sep 21
On time, very professional and friendly advice.
10:49 27 Aug 21
The inspector turned up on time and met all requirements of the real estate and current owner.... Walked me through some of the issues he found and helped me to understand the implications. I was disappointed with the report, but I think that is a common feeling for me with all pre-purchase inspection reports. A 64-page report that really only provided me with some good information but always seemed to be followed by a recommendation to have an expert in a particular aspect of construction before purchase. Clearly this absolves the inspector of absolutely any accountability for issues found after purchase. There were 17 pages in the report which were terms and conditions and detracted from the report content. I'd like to see those T&Cs in a separate document (perhaps before engaging the provider) so I could focus on the information specific to my property in the report.read more
02:15 27 Aug 21
Very friendly articulated what was done and highlighted key areas very satisfied in the service,... thanks Scott!read more
06:31 25 Aug 21
I highly recommend Dedant Building and Pest Inspections Brisbane. I was very impressed with their... service from first interactions to the final report and even 1.1 follow up chat with the Building Inspector for further information. The inspection was booked in within a few days and I received the detailed report with photo's the same day. For an interstate investor such as myself, this was a fabulous service. Thank you for your honesty and professionalism with the inspection and detailed report. I'l happily use again and refer to friends and family.read more
09:53 24 Aug 21
Thorough and professional detailed report saved us from expensive repairs highly recommend.
20:44 23 Aug 21
Dedant Building and Pest Inspections were very professional, a pleasure to work with. Thorough... report, easy to follow and they are happy to discuss the results. Highly recommend.read more
06:29 23 Aug 21
Very friendly and easy to deal with. Very open and detailed about findings. Would recommend.
07:23 21 Aug 21
On time and detailed, thorough reporting. Our inspector more than accommodating to take a follow up... call from us and take the time to explain aspects to us. Thank you.read more
03:29 19 Aug 21
I received report for property I was considering on purchasing and was so impressed with how... thorough the report was. The report included lots of images so I could see for myself what they were talking about. This company is very professional and I highly recommend them. Extremely impressed. Thank you so much Dedant!read more
07:44 18 Aug 21
Great service, very quick and incredibly detailed report. Thoroughly recommend.
05:30 16 Aug 21
Steve from Deadant did an exceptional job of doing a thorough and balanced evaluation of the... property we were about to purchase, which led to a fairer agreement between ourselves and the seller. The inspection and report were very thorough and quick and he was also happy to speak to me a few times over the phone to clarify any questions.read more
03:13 16 Aug 21
I had a great experience with this company. They were happy and able to work with both my and my... real estates availability and fit us into the short timeframe we needed. We got the report the same day the inspection was completed and it was very user friendly - I was able to understand it with no issues.read more
01:23 16 Aug 21
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
00:18 16 Aug 21
Extremely friendly service from the first quick quote on the phone, it was easy to book and have... them arrange an appointment directly with the agent. The inspection was thorough, the inspector took his time and explained everything in person in detail. Thank you for a great service!read more
12:52 12 Aug 21
Very happy with the service and quality of the inspections report. The report was detailed, but... easy to understand which assisted in identifying any major issues that required rectification before settlement. Would highly recommend and use again.read more
09:02 12 Aug 21
Prompt, professional, thorough and very helpful. The person doing the building and pest inspection... took the time to explain items as they conducted the inspection, which was greatly appreciated! Definitely recommend.read more
00:12 12 Aug 21
Dedant were very responsive, quick service & support. They did my inspection in a very professional... manner & their building & pest inspection report was very detailed. Highly recommended.read more
09:24 10 Aug 21
Very happy with quick service and support from Dedant.
02:19 10 Aug 21
Very detailed and thorough Building & Pest Report. Extremely professional and received the report... very quickly. Really helped in giving me confidence for my recent property purchase. Would highly recommend.read more
00:52 10 Aug 21
I have used Dedant services twice now and have not been disappointed! They are extremely... professional and provide a very thorough inspection of the property. Would highly recommend.read more
20:39 09 Aug 21
Having built and lived continuously in my first home for 34 years, I now found myself as being... technically a first home buyer at 59 years of age. Dedant Building and Pest Inspections was recommended by my real estate agent for a pre-purchase inspection. From the first time I rang Dedant Building and Pest Inspections to explain the process, they organised everything professionally from the competitive quote to the inspection to the report. They confirmed the date and time of the inspection which suited. I was unable to attend the inspection, but they arranged for my real estate agent to be there on my behalf and who rang me immediately after the inspection and gave me complete reassurance the inspection was done in a very thorough manner. Brian, the inspector, rang me personally first thing the next day to go over his inspection and explained his findings in detail and answered any questions or concerns I had in detail. He took the time to make me feel very confident about the property and went as far as saying, a very well maintained property and moving forward with the usual ongoing maintenance would be a lovely home and surrounds for many years to come. The fully comprehensive report arrived soon after. Thanks to Dedant Building and Pest Inspections, Brian for your professionalism. Would happily recommend your company and your service. Mark Dread more
14:32 09 Aug 21
Dedant were very good. They were very responsive and did my inspection in a very timely manner and... then contacted me to discuss the outcome shortly after it. Their written report, which I received by email shortly after, was very thorough.read more
12:32 09 Aug 21
I was referred to Dedant by the Real Estate agent whom I purchased the property through. I was kept... informed of the inspection date, the report due date, the call made by the inspector after the inspection and be given the opportunity to contact and discuss further if required the need to be explained more.Such a comprehensive report for the price I paid. Am doing another purchase in another state and the great experience I had with Dedant was nowhere near this other Pest and Building inspection company.I’d strongly recommend Dedant.read more
09:05 09 Aug 21
The builder and pest inspector really new what he was talking about and gave heaps of advise to me... about how to better protect my home.read more
07:43 09 Aug 21
Stephen the inspector was really easy to deal with, arrived earlier than expected to set up and be... ready to go on time. The inspection found a few minor issues, given this is our first home, he stepped us through all the issues, how they likely occurred and why they aren’t massive defects.He was lovely to deal with and the report was done in 1-2 hours after inspection. He also made himself available the following day for follow up questions after reading the report.Would recommend.read more
04:41 09 Aug 21
I attended the inspection and the inspector was very helpful answering all our question, the report... was detailed and thoroughread more
04:10 09 Aug 21
Great service and very efficient
01:21 09 Aug 21
Have used Dedant several times for building and pest inspections. Happy with the service -... professional, timely and detailed.read more
02:30 04 Aug 21
Scott from Dedant Building and Pest Inspections was on time (in fact arrived before time), was very... approachable, friendly, professional and thorough in his conduct. So much so that we requested Scott to perform two Building and Pest Inspections resulting in our final decision to purchase our new property. Many thanks to Scott and the Dedant team.read more
07:31 03 Aug 21
Brian is very professional and thorough in his work. More importantly, he was before time on the... scheduled day of inspection. He was easily approachable even after the inspection and he addressed all my questions/doubts. I would highly recommend Dedant.. Great work Brian !!read more
05:39 03 Aug 21
These guys were a dream to work with. Organised everything very quickly and the report was prepared... extremely quickly and very through. 10/10 would use again!read more
04:34 03 Aug 21
Had a positive experience with these guys. They were super quick to book in. The report given was... super in detail (80 pages). I was originally looking at getting another company to do my building and pest but I'm so happy I went with these guys. The guy to did the inspection gave me a call afterwards to make sure I had received his report as well as to talk through any questions or concerns that I had. 10/10 would book them again.read more
02:19 03 Aug 21
Very thorough B&P report, was able to speak to the individual who completed the report to gain more... clarity and it was very helpful. Will definitely be using them again for our next purchase.read more
22:09 02 Aug 21
Timely completion and feedback.
04:26 02 Aug 21
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
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
Alexandra Searancke (ALix)
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
Friendly, timely, professional and very knowledgeable. 🏠 Report was thorough and easy to... read. 👍read more
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