Questions about Building Inspections

17th April 2023

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Common Questions about Building Inspections on the Gold Coast

Common Questions about building inspections
Read below the 7 most Common Questions about Building Inspections on the Gold Coast;

* How long does a building inspection take?

The time a building and pest inspection takes depends on the size of the dwelling that is being inspected.
If we use a standard single story brick home on a concrete slab as an example, that would usually take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours to complete.
After the inspection is complete, the inspector will then take the time to finish writing the findings into a detailed report and this can be a further 20-40 minutes.

* How long does it take for the building report to be sent to me?

At Gold Coast Building Inspections we have a 24 hour turn around time estimate, however we usually have the report emailed to to you within a few hours on the same day as the inspection.  Our inspectors will then follow up the email with a phone call to discuss the report findings and answer any queries you may have.

*Best building and pest inspection Gold Coast?

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* How much does a building and Pest inspection cost on the Gold Coast?

As you would expect, the price for a building and pest inspection varies from property to property so we recommend making the call or sending us an email with the property details so we can give you an accurate quote.
We prefer to have a look at the online listing of the property before giving a price so emailing or texting us the address is a good way to start.
The price for a combined building and pest inspection on the Gold Coast can cost anywhere from $300 – $700, with the average price being $500, depending on the property specifics.

* Do building inspectors need to be licensed in QLD?

Yes, building inspectors in Queensland (QLD), Australia are required to be licensed or registered.

The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) is the regulatory body that oversees the licensing of building inspectors in QLD.

To be a licensed building inspector in QLD, you must meet certain requirements set by the QBCC. These requirements include:

  1. Must be a licensed and registered builder & a qualification in building inspection, such as a Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building Inspection).
  2. Having relevant work experience in the construction industry.
  3. Passing a technical knowledge examination.
  4. Obtaining the required insurance coverage.

This license will allow the builder to conduct inspections on residential and commercial buildings to ensure compliance with relevant building codes and standards.

It’s important to note that there are additional licensing requirements for building inspectors who specialise in certain types of inspections, such as pest inspections or pool safety inspections. It’s always best to check with the QBCC or a professional association for building inspectors in QLD to ensure that the inspector you choose meets all necessary licensing requirements.

And don’t forget, inspectors need a valid and current licence to be insured!

* Am I able to attend the inspection?

Yes, you are more than welcome join us on site on the day of inspection.

Usually the inspector is not talkative during the inspection as they are busy concentrating.

Don’t be concerned though, as soon as the inspector is finished and has thoroughly gone over everything possible at the dwelling, he will come and talk through all defects found during the inspection and give you a detailed run down of the property condition.

* What equipment is used in a building and pest inspection?

We have the most advanced tools in the inspection industry.  These include thermal imaging cameras and moisture meters.  Thermal imaging cameras and moisture meters are used on every pest inspection.

Feel free to contact us to chat about your options when purchasing a new property!  We’re happy to help.

Call Jed Rogers now 0448118063 or contact us to book your building and pest inspection with Gold Coast Building Inspections.

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