Building and Timber Pest Inspection

Whether you are buying, selling or attending an auction, a building and timber pest inspection is vital to give you the insight that you need.

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What is a Building & Pest Inspection?

A building and pest Inspection is a visual property inspection that is usually performed prior to finalising a property purchase.  In Queensland it is generally a condition of your purchase contract that you are satisfied with the outcome of the building and pest inspection.

Pre-Purchase Building and Pest Inspection

An expert, experienced builder will visually inspect the property to look for structural issues, safety issues, maintenance issues, and any signs of termite activity.

Pre-Sale Building and Pest Inspection

It has also become common practice in Queensland for sellers to get a building and timber pest inspection.  This is a great idea before listing a property so that the seller is aware of any defects that might come up when a buyer comes along and has an inspection.  The seller can then choose to fix defects or price the property accordingly.

Pre-Auction Building and Pest Inspection

In Queensland an auction is final, so it is imperative to get an independent building and pest inspection prior to bidding.

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Inspection for minimum rental standards

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Booking a building and pest can be a confusing process, that’s why we take care of the entire booking and liaise between all parties involved.

Building and Pest Report

The findings will be recorded into one ‘easy to read’ report. The report features photographs and a summary of all safety issues, major and minor defects identified.

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.

Why is a Building and Pest Inspection Important?

Identify Safety Hazards

Safety defects are classified as any defects that have the potential to cause harm to persons if not rectified immediately.  Safety defects could be an issue with high windows, stairs, balustrades just to name a few.

Major Defects

A major defect should be repaired immediately. Failure to repair can cause further damage to the property or affect the liveability of the property.  It can also be a defect to a major structural component of the building.

Minor Defects

Owning a property is not without the need to do regular maintenance. By definition, a minor defect is a maintenance issue that should be addressed at some time in the future to maintain the upkeep of the property. 

Timber Pests

The property is assessed for any visual signs of termite activity, make recommendations on conducive conditions and report on whether the property has a current termite management plan. 

Dedant use the latest technology

Thermal camera

Flir Thermal Imaging Camera

Flir thermal camera (FLIR E8- XT)  is the perfect tool for diagnosing temperature anomalies inside a building.  This equipment  will indicate  hot spots and cold spots, possibly indicating a large termite nest hidden in the wall cavity, leaking pipes behind a wall and leaking showers.

Termatrac

Termatrac T3i All Sensor

Using radar technology, relative and direct moisture sensor as well as a thermal sensor, the T3i All Sensor was designed to help operators locate, confirm and track the presence and extent of termite and other pest activity. Used with an invasive inspection to determine termite activity.

Moisture meter

Tramax Moisture Meter

Tramax moisture meter is the leading tool in moisture detection.  High moisture levels could indicate leaking pipes, poor ventilation, ineffective drainage, leaking roof or defective flashing.  Damp timber within wall cavities is also very attractive to termites.

What areas are inspected in a building and timber pest inspection?

Subject to safe and reasonable access, this inspection is a visual assessment of the following areas;

The Interior of the property

This will include walls, flooring, ceilings, windows, doors, bathrooms, laundry, stairs and built in cabinetry.

The roof void

Subject to height restrictions and safe and reasonable access.

The Exterior of the property

A check of the exterior including stairs, garage, external finishes, gutter, eaves, porch, weep holes and ventilation, exterior door components.

The subfloor of the property

If applicable and subject to safe and reasonable access.

The roof exterior

Will be viewed from a ladder subject to height restrictions. This includes gutter and downpipes.

The property 30m from the main building

This will include fencing, retaining walls, driveways, paths, surface drainage.

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Common Defects in a building and timber pest inspection

Items not covered by a building and pest inspection.

A building and timber pest inspection is conducted by an experienced builder and timber pest technician.  It does not include any areas outside of the builder's expertise (such as plumbing or electrical items) These areas should be inspected by a licensed tradesperson in the relevant areas.

Asbestos
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 other electrical items, these are not part of the building and pest inspection and should be checked by a licensed electrician.

Other Accessories

Such as CCTV, alarm systems, smoke detectors, power points, garden irrigation systems, television plugs or intercom system.  A licensed electrician should be engaged to assess these items.

Swimming pools (including compliance with fencing)

Dedant inspector's are 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

There will be no comment on the structure's compliance with local building codes or regulations.  Your conveyancer should check for building approvals and that the structure has been certified by a building certifier.

Toxic and hazardous substances

The building report will note whether the house is likely to contain hazardous materials such as asbestos based on the age of the structure, however materials cannot be determined without sending for further investigation and testing.  This is not included in the building and pest inspection.  Mould is another toxic substance that requires identification by a specialist, not a building inspector.

Natural disasters

The building inspection does not include comment about the likelihood of the area flooding, experiencing erosion or a landslide.

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Customer service

Dedant Building and Pest Inspections

Phone 07 3807 0122

Office

Suite 66, 42 Manilla Street East Brisbane QLD 4169

Accepted Payment Methods

Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, Cash, Direct Deposit.

Office Hours

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Why Choose Dedant Building and Pest Inspections?

  • Local knowledge

    We are a Brisbane based, family owned company that has been operating since 2008.  Servicing Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and everywhere in between. We have local knowledge,  friendly customer service staff and experienced inspectors.  Therefore, you are in good hands with Dedant.

  • Wide Range of Services

    Providing a range of services for home buyers, home sellers, landlords and home owners.  Dedant’s friendly staff can assist with your building and pest inspections, maintenance inspections, landlord condition inspections, termite inspections, invasive inspections or termite treatments. See our full range of services here

  • Latest Technology

    Our inspectors use the latest technology during every inspection.  This includes a moisture meter, thermal imaging camera and movement sensors such as Termatrac.  Unquestionably all of our inspectors are professional, highly experienced, licensed and insured.

  • We make booking easy

    Bookings are made easy, we work with the Real Estate Agent to avoid any confusion and concerns.  We can also organise other inspections for you at the same time, such as swimming pool inspections, asbestos testing and meth testing.  Blueridge Consultants trading as Dedant Building and Pest inspections is licensed with QBCC.

We are committed to providing outstanding service at a fair price.
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Customer Reviews for Dedant Building and Pest Inspections

Dedant Building & Pest InspectionsExcellentDedant Building & Pest Inspections5.0 Based on 474 reviews fromSee all reviews ★★★★★ Dedant were really good thanks so much guys we just got at the Holmview building and pest inspection. They have very knowledgeable inspectors who provide detailed reports. I would highly recommend them. Amazing job guys thanks again.Felipe BarrosFelipe Barros ★★★★★ Very fast response and a very thorough report. They helped organize a separate pool inspection as well, which other vendors could not help me with. I highly recommend Dedant for building inspections.StephenStephen ★★★★★ Brilliant service, short booking time, turned up on time, report was delivered very quickly and was very thorough. Great value for money.Jason BehanJason Behan ★★★★★ I have nothing but praise. Professionally dealt with by the office. Inspector Chris was professional, knowledgable and very thorough. Office based in Brisbane but they also service Sunshine Coast area. The bar is set highKATHRYN YATESKATHRYN YATES ★★★★★ Outstanding service from Tina, Stacey and Steve for our Building and Pest Inspection. They made the process so easy, affordable and the report was incredibly thorough. Thank you guys, you helped us have such a great experience. It really makes a difference when trying to buy your first home.Hannah RoseHannah Rose ★★★★★ Thank you so much Dedant team for booking us in at such a short notice. Tina & Donna, you ladies are amazing!Our pre-purchase building and pest inspection was conducted by Stephen. He arrived on time and did a great job getting into all nooks and crannies of our future house. Then he spent some time with us pointing out the most important major issues, explaining them in detail and answering all our questions.The report was delivered the same day and was easy to understand, we’ll definitely use it as a todo list in the future.Thank you for your work guys, I can’t recommend you highly enough!J JJ J ★★★★★ Very professional and good quality of work. Very easy to coordinate with the team.Khushbu KaushikKhushbu Kaushik ★★★★★ Straightforward booking process. Professional and meticulous inspector. Excellent post service follow up. Highly recommended.Juan Camilo EstradaJuan Camilo Estrada ★★★★★ My home pre purchase building and pest inspections was done by DedAnt. They did the job very well. I highly recommend DedAnt building and pest Inspections.Subodha WijesiriSubodha Wijesiri ★★★★☆ The guy is very professional and explaining all the details and doing his job great.Highly recommended to your home for building and pest before purchase 👍Thank you guysBhaskar MalaviyaBhaskar Malaviya ★★★★★ I would like to highly recommend them as they inspected in great detail and informed me of any problems with my newly purchased home.Mi Ja ChoMi Ja Cho ★★★★★ We thoroughly recommend Dedant Building and Pest Inspections, we found them to be very thorough and easy to book, on a recent inspection when purchasing our home, we were given an extremely detailed report and in some areas where there were minor issues, a detailed reply and suggestions, I will be using Dedant for my annual pest inspection, I appreciated the recommendation from our Real Estate AgentL HL H ★★★★★ The inspection reports are very good and easy to understand.Phuc DangPhuc Dang ★★★★★ Very professional and prompt service. The inspection report was issued same day. Highly recommend using Dedant Building and Pest InspectionsGlenn BubbGlenn Bubb ★★★★★ Highly recommended, Stephen has done 2 inspections for me and provides an exceptional level of service. Meticulous attention to detail and also followed up with a phone call to talk through and explain the findings. Use these guys before you buy a property and ask for Stephen!Nick LeeNick Lee ★★★★★ I didn't realise I hadn't already given a review.I called dedant about 9 months ago because I had found some fairly big and obvious things wrong in my house after a different company had done the prepurchase inspection and given it the all clear. I wanted to make sure that something less obvious like termites hadn't also been missed.While I can't remember the name of the gentleman who did the inspection he was very thorough, methodical and talked me though things with clear and helpful explanations. It was night and day to the other company I used.If I could go back to 22 I would have used dedant from the start, not the other company recommended by a family member 😩Jen MurchJen Murch ★★★★★ Thanks for your help we really appreciate it! Quick turnaround and very professional. Would recommend their services to anyone.Karen CruzKaren Cruz ★★★★★ Awesome, friendly service. Quick turnaround with the report, despite it being a public holiday. Thanks for your efforts, guys!Eden RothschildEden Rothschild ★★★★★ Dedant was the only company with the best comparable price in the market. They are very kind, super fast and professional in their dealings. The inspector was kind to explain the issues on phone and to my roofing company to understand the issues fully. I would use them again in future. Thanks for your services.Gitanjali BhatGitanjali Bhat ★★★★★ Excellent service, great report,very friendly inspectors & customer service. Thank you.Luei MLuei M ★★★★★ Was very happy with the work completed by Dedant Building and pest. Would highly recommend them.Cameron IrlamCameron Irlam ★★★★★ Dedant did a really good work in inspecting and providing a detailed analysis of the report we bought our property. It was so helpful so that we managed to get certain things repaired before the sale got completed.I was able to talk and fully understand the report by the inspector who was really informative and easy to talk to.. Good Work!Pasindu LathpanduraPasindu Lathpandura ★★★★★ Very happy with their service. Stephen arrived on time, checked the property (yard, shed) carefully and was very easy to talk to. The final report was also very detailed to explain their findings and concerns. Highly recommendedMichael ZhouMichael Zhou ★★★★★ Very thorough and professional with regards to inspection. The inspector spent about an hour to inspect each little thing that was our concern. He was very friendly to answer all our questions on site. The report was very detailed regarding all the pros and cons of the house in terms of its age etc and helped us make the right decision for our property purchase. Will high recommend them to friends and family.Umair AsifUmair Asif ★★★★★ The inspector showed up very on-time. He inspected every corner of the house and gave us a brief summary on-site which is very helpful. The report followed quickly within the same day. Very efficient and excellent service.Jenny ChenJenny Chen ★★★★★ I needed a last minute B&P and Dedant did not disappoint! Tina was very helpful in finding a timeslot the next business day and then liaising with the property manager. The inspection was booked for 9am, and the detailed report was emailed at 10:30am!!I am very happy with the service from the Dedant team (the price was great too) and would definitely recommend.Joanne LeemaJoanne Leema ★★★★★ Absolutely fantastic service. Incredibly efficient, friendly, professional and reasonably priced. Very responsive and great communication. Will be using in the futureJessica RuprechtJessica Ruprecht ★★★★★ Very professional and reasonably priced service. We have originally ordered pest and building somewhere else, however to our disappointment building inspection wasn't carried on. Then I came across Dedant and Tina at administration was very helpful and knowledgeable and arranged building inspection for us. Report was prepared very quickly too.Alexandra GarciaAlexandra Garcia ★★★★★ Dedant were great to deal with and made the whole process as smooth as possible - they re-organised my pest inspection after the tenant cancelled at the last minute and went the extra mile to get my inspection done within a tight timeframe. Plus the team is so friendly and the inspector stepped through the results of the report with me over the phone. 10/10 recommend!Rebecca RutlandRebecca Rutland ★★★★★ Great service, kind staff, was able to book in for the same day. Staff was helpful and guided us through the processes, pest examiner was helpful & answered questions. Overall great efficient service.Ayesha ShankarAyesha Shankar ★★★★★ Great service. On time and very affordable professional advice! No wonder they have so many great reviews. Thank you!Niki ZNiki Z ★★★★★ Chris was very professional, answered my questions over the phone and delivered a detailed report.Steven JiSteven Ji ★★★★★ I like Dedant service with great attitudes and professional skills.I will highly recommend Dedant to my friends.Cathy JingCathy Jing ★★★★☆ Called an arranged a pest and building inspection for the new property, having short time frame we were booked in and completed promptly. Great report very detailed. This helped with our pest management. Would recommend to all new home buyers. CraigCraig WhiteCraig White ★★★★★ Dedant was recommended by a real estate agent we were in contact with. Stephen attended our pre-purchase inspection, and he did a great job! He was very informative and took the time to communicate with us with any questions we had and received our report the same day. We highly recommend Dedant Building and Pest.Lorelle StewartLorelle Stewart ★★★★★ Dedant Building and Pest Inspections were very thorough providing a detailed report and plenty of photos, I would recommend them to anybody considering buying a property.Shane SteedmanShane Steedman ★★★★★ Love these guys. Such great communication. And super flexible and very reliableKatie BlackKatie Black ★★★★★ Dedant were really good. They have very knowledgeable inspectors who provide detailed reports. Their prices are also very reasonable. Would highly recommend themRobert PranjivanRobert Pranjivan ★★★★★ Excellent service! They were able to come out within the week for the inspection and provided a detailed report really quickly too, the team was extremely helpful!Kimberly TranKimberly Tran ★★★★★ Can highly recommend, very professional and thorough inspection. Will definitely use again in the future.Chris PikeChris Pike ★★★★★ Dedant Building and Pest are efficient and professional from enquiry and booking to inspection and report delivery.This is the third time we have engaged their service and have ALWAYS been satisfied with the outcome in both the short and long term.Well done team; we have recommended your service to our Agent as well as friends and family.Delwyn TAYLORDelwyn TAYLOR ★★★★★ Very efficient and friendly service. Great value for money and quick turnaround from the initial call to the actual inspection. Thanks guys!Ellie CoultonEllie Coulton ★★★★★ Everyone this is my fifth time of successful withdrawal of $6,500 within seven days after i've invested $600 with Mathew navas. He's absolutely a professional forex & crypto trader & a market analyst. And of course he has already proven himself a trust worthy person. Invest with him now if you're interested. Contact him via WhatsApp: +1 762-239-1392 or via Email address mathewnavas691@gmail.comSahil ErnestSahil Ernest ★★★★★ I was very happy with DedAnt's service and same day response with report. Thank you so much.Anne ReedAnne Reed ★★★★★ We had a great experience with Dedant. They were responsive, efficient and report back by the same afternoon!. Highly recommended 🙂Lauren FraserLauren Fraser ★★★★★ Friendly, timely, professional and very knowledgeable. 🏠 Report was thorough and easy to read. 👍Cindy NewtonCindy Newton ★★★★★ Lovely to work with. Knowledgeable and helpful. Great overall experience. Thanks!Pandy Freddy-MunroPandy Freddy-Munro ★★★★★ Ontime, informative, thorough, friendly, easy form and payment system.Shelle PossShelle Poss ★★★★★ Excellent communication

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.

Thank you.
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★★★★★ highly recommended, great company and great customer service .Lisa MichelleLisa Michelle ★★★★★ 1st time user the service was good and communication greatDean BarclayDean Barclay ★★★★★ 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 .Adam BarnesAdam Barnes ★★★★★ Fantastic service & competitive rates. Highly recommended!Laura LouiseLaura Louise ★★★★★ Very fast and professional service. Would highly recommend Brian and the team !Emma BealEmma Beal ★★★★★ Fast, professional and very easy to deal with. Would recommend to anyone needing a building and pest inspection in Brisbane, particularly if you need it done quickly.Sarah AlleaumeSarah Alleaume ★★★★★ Did a great job and the inspector explained everything and showed myself the issues with the property. Very friendly staff also!David StaceyDavid Stacey ★★★★★ 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.Robert Andrew KingRobert Andrew King
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