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About our building and pest inspection service in Canberra
It can be easy to get caught in the moment when purchasing a property. There’s so much to think about – schools in the area, public transport, surrounding amenities… and of course, the property itself. But before you can get too ahead of yourself, we recommend having a building and pest inspection in Canberra booked before contracts are exchanged.
At Sidepost, we understand that buying a property is a colossal investment. That’s why our certified building inspectors will conduct a comprehensive property inspection before you sign the dotted line to purchase. They’ll do a thorough sweep of the building, checking for structural damage, insect infestations, mould and moisture damage. Our team will also check the plumbing and electrical work to ensure it meets Australian standards. And of course, we’ll provide you with a detailed report on our findings.
Receive your inspection report on the same day it was carried out
Our building inspectors waste no time in documenting their findings and delivering your report. This will be available on the same day as the inspection via your email or our online customer portal. And if there are any major property issues, we’ll include photos and recommendations so you can gain a clear understanding of the situation.
Furthermore, all of our reports provide information that’s easy to digest and in a format that’s easily accessible. Our inspectors understand that most of Sidepost’s clients are not building experts, so they’ll make sure to communicate in layman’s terms. Once reports are delivered, you’ll be armed with all the information necessary to get the best possible property deal.
Certified building and pest inspectors in Canberra you can trust
At Sidepost, we handpick only the very best candidates to be a part of our inspection team. We recruit inspectors who have had substantial experience in construction and home maintenance, ensuring they can detect even the smallest of faults. Furthemore, all inspectors must have extensive knowledge on Australian building standards and pest control.
What's included in our building and pest inspections?
Latest Building and Pest Inspections bookings from our clients
2 bedrooms and bathroom that need to be cleaned on a weekly basis. Surfaces need dusting and wiping.
Service: Regular Cleaning
3 bedrooms, 2 living areas and 2 bathrooms to be cleaned every 2 weeks. I would also like the windows cleaned on a quarterly basis.
Service: Regular Cleaning + Window Cleaning (Quarterly)
I am looking for a one-off deep clean of my 4 bedroom house in preparation for a party.
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Need a different report? Below are all of our inspection reports we offer to our clients
Why to book a building and pest inspection Canberra service with us
At Sidepost, we recognise the uncertainty and anxiety that can come with purchasing a property. Whether it’s your first home or an investment property, we want to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible for you. That’s why we offer a comprehensive building and pest inspection service that’s reliable, professional and affordable.
Below are a few reasons why our clients continue to choose us for their inspection needs:
Certified and fully insured inspectors – We don’t just employ hired hands. All of our inspectors have proven track records in the building and pest industry, are certified by the Australian Institute of Inspectors, and are fully insured.
Experience is key – With years of experience in construction and home maintenance, our inspectors know exactly what to look for when conducting an inspection.
Thorough reports – All of our reports are easy to understand, and come with digital photos to help highlight any potential issues.
Prompt service – We know that time is of the essence when it comes to property inspections. That’s why we offer a prompt and efficient service that won’t leave you waiting.
Still not convinced? Check what our happy customers have to say about us down below!
Read what our customers have to say about our work
Friendly and helpful inspectors
Thank you for the great job you did on our building and pest inspection. We were really happy with the report and the way you explained everything to us. We will definitely use your services again in the future!
James and Sarah
Easy to read reports
Thank you for the brilliant and efficient job you did on our building and pest inspection. We were really happy with the report’s layout and easy explanation. 5 out of 5 service.
Great overall service
I was really happy with the service I received from Sidepost. The inspector was on time, professional and did excellent work. They were thorough in their analysis and assessment so it made my life when deciding to purchase.
Thank you for conducting our building and pest inspection on short-notice. The report was very comprehensive and quick to read. The inspector even explained their process, which is useful when looking for problems in my own properties.
I received my report the same day
Quick turnaround time for the report from our building inspector. I had no idea the property i was about to purchase termites in the walls! Without Sidepost I wouldn’t have had a clue.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is a building and pest inspection?
A: A building and pest inspection assesses a property to check for structural damage and infestation signs. A licensed inspector usually performs one before a property is purchased. If no defects are detected, the property should be clear to proceed with the sale without further delay.
Q: How long does a building and pest inspection report take?
A: Most building and pest inspections take 90 minutes to 2 hours to complete. The length of time it takes for our building and pest inspector to assess the property will depend on its size and condition. Buildings with more accessible areas, or those in need of several repairs, will take longer to inspect.
Q: Can I be there for the inspection?
A: Yes, clients are more than welcome to be present during their building inspections and pest inspections. However, we ask that you refrain from requesting the inspector any questions during the inspection, as this can interfere with their work. If you have any questions, please ask them after the review has been completed.
Q: What equipment do your inspectors use?
A: All of Sidepost's inspectors are fully equipped with the latest inspection technology, including thermal imaging cameras, moisture meters, and more. They'll also carry ladders, torches, and other necessary equipment to conduct a thorough property inspection.
Q: Are your inspectors licensed?
A: Yes, all of our inspectors under the Sidepost company are licensed and qualified to carry out building and pest inspections. They're also highly experienced, having worked in the construction industry for at least 5 years.
Q: Can I reschedule a pest inspection booking online?
A: Absolutely! If you need to reschedule your inspection, you can log into your Sidepost account and do so from there. You can also cancel your inspection, but we advise you to do so at least 24 hours in advance to avoid being charged.
Q: What does a building and pest inspection cover?
A: All building inspectors will cover the structural integrity of the property, as well as any potential issues with its plumbing, electrical, flooring, and roofing. A pest inspection will check for signs of infestation by common.