Combined Building & Pest Inspections

Building Inspections

A BPI Building Inspection will assist you to make an informed decision in relation to the overall condition of your home in comparison to a property of similar age and construction. Our inspection is carried out in in accordance with Australian Standard 4349.1 – 2007 and will detail all major defects, problems or potential problems and safety hazards to the property and will provide recommendations about remedial action you should take to bring the property to an acceptable standard.

Our inspections are a full structural as well as the following:

• Roofing, internal and external
• Roof frame
• Walls, internal and external
• Ceiling Lining
• Under floor
• Footings
• Doors and frames, internal and external
• Windows and frames, internal and external
• Guttering and down pipes
• Retaining walls
• Patios, balconies and stairs
• Pergolas and paving
• Fences and out buildings
• Plumbing/electrical Overview
• Maintenance issues
• Building defects not of a structural nature
• Cabinets
• Benchtops
• Ceramic tiling
• Taps & Lights
• Hot Water Systems
• Smoke Alarms & RCD’s

A BPI Building Inspection Report lets you make your purchase decision with the best professional advice and detailed knowledge of the condition of the building structure.

Pest Inspections

Termites are everywhere in Western Australia. Is your house or the house you are purchasing affected by termites? CSIRO statistics reveal termites attack 1 in every 5 Australian homes. They cause serious damage to homes costing home owners thousands of dollars in repairs and resulting in the loss of re-sale value to homes that have a history of past damage.

A BPI Pest Inspection will determine the presence of wood destroying insects such as termites, borers and wood decaying fungi. We use Thermal Camera Technology to help detect these insects in addition to the Australian Standard 4349.3- 2010 and AS 3660 Inspection guidelines. A BPI Timber Pest Report will not only detect and identify the pests but will provide a maintenance plan so you can prevent future attack and ensure that your investment is secure.

Tools use within the Timber Pest Inspection

Probe/Tapping Device – The probe is used to tap the architraves, skirtings, window reveals and frames, door jams and other timbers for termite damage.

Moisture Meter – Termites live in a high moisture environment so a moisture meter can pick up termite activity.

Thermal Image Camera – A Thermal camera is used to scan the walls for “hot” or “cold” spots. The camera measures the surface temperature of materials and displays that temperature on the screen as variations of black (cold) and white (hot) we can also use colour rather than black & white. Termite nests, for instance, will usually be hotter than a surface and may show up as a “white” or “hot spot”, while wet areas, such as a roof or shower leak may show up as “black” or “cold” spots.

We use the camera as part of our inspections as an added service. The Thermal Scan is not part of the Australian Standard but it is a worthwhile extra for peace of mind.