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New Home/Handover.

Pre-Sale.

Pre-Purchase.

Pre-Auction.

Hi, I’m Chris Prestridge, owner of Brisbane Building Reports. It’s our job to pick up on any issues in your new home and ensure your family’s safety.

That’s why it is important to further my knowledge base within the industry and in doing so I am a fully licensed and insured carpenter, joiner, builder, asbestos remover, building inspector and accredited methamphetamine inspector.

Do you need a building only inspection? Pest only inspection? A combined building and pest inspection? What’s the difference between that and a new home inspection? Pre-purchase inspection? Pre-sale inspection? Pre-Auction inspection? A handover inspection?

Building, buying or selling a house is confusing and stressful enough without having to worry about what type of building inspection you should book. That’s why our goal at Brisbane Building Report’s is to take the hassle out of obtaining a report for your home. To do this, we provide a comprehensive building and pest inspection service to cover all of your bases, no matter your situation.

Whatever your inspection needs, we’ve got you covered!

Building Inspector Brisbane: Our Technology

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Brisbane Building Reports utilises the latest thermal imaging technology to detect moisture that could be incredibly damaging to your property. As an experienced building inspector, Chris can identify signs of moisture that could easily be looked over by the untrained eye but thermal imaging technology allows him to understand the extent of the damage. This technology can also be utilised for identifying how extensive any pest damage is. For more on this topic please check out our blog post here.

Our company also utilises drone technology in order to get the fullest picture of your property. Using our Diji drone we are able to fully inspect the roof on any property and take photographs for your records.

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Building Inspector Brisbane: Types of Inspections

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At Brisbane Building Reports, we offer one inspection service that includes both a building and pest inspection. This service is transferable to all the inspections listed. Essentially, the variable is the situation.

A pre-purchase inspection is the most common type of inspection conducted on a pre-existing home before you buy.

We are required by the QBCC to undertake all of our inspections in accordance with Australian Standards (AS 4349.1-2007) but we pride ourselves in going above and beyond these already high standards to ensure you receive the best possible service. 

A handover/new home inspection is recommended for: people buying a new home or apartment, people buying off the plan, people building new homes.

Homeowners usually have little building knowledge and rely on the builder and contractors to complete the building work to an acceptable and safe standard. Even if you trust the builders and contractors on your project, it is still recommended to conduct a handover inspection to ensure safety.

As the owner of the property, you have the right to engage the services of a licensed building inspector to carry out an inspection of the property on your behalf. At least 2 weeks notice from the builder as to when the practical completion date is likely to be is considered standard within the building industry.

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When buying at auction, you are buying unconditionally and can sometimes be a risk as insurance companies do not pay for any damage that existed before you bought the property. Relying on the vendor’s Building and Pest Report could be a costly mistake.

A Pre-Sale Inspection allows you to address issues before you go to market. Knowing your home’s true condition is also a great way to avoid unpleasant surprises during the negotiation. There are many benefits and advantages to having a building and pest inspection report available when selling a home. A Building and Pest inspection prior to finalising a sale is usually a condition of a purchase contract; consequently, it is becoming common for vendors to have their own Pre-Sale Inspection done prior to going to market. Put yourself ahead of the game by:

  • Knowing the true condition of your home.
  • Getting any problems fixed before you put your property on the market.
  • Ensuring full disclosure at the time of the sale.
  • Putting yourself in a much stronger negotiating position.
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Did you know numerous properties are sold with deliberately hidden defects? Statistically, more than half of Australia’s homebuyers find issues after they move in, however, these issues may be major defects such as cracking in walls or poor plumbing which 18% and 28% of buyers found respectfully. Using an experienced inspector to conduct a thorough investigation of your new home is the only reliable way to:

  • Detect structural issues related to the building.
  • Identify safety issues that may put your family at risk!
  • Establish rectification costs for defects found.

What's Included?

  • Comprehensive report usually within 12 hours.

    Your detailed and easy-to-read report includes photos for personal and legal reference. We are happy to complement inspections with a phone call (as well as the report), to further explain our discoveries and advise steps going forward, if necessary.

  • Tree planted.

    Brisbane Building Reports has partnered with Carbon Positive Australia to plant a tree for every inspection conducted. BBR has asked to donate to the Nimbin, NSW project. We chose this as it is a located on a 33 hectare, high value koala habitat.

  • Checks for Major & Minor Building Defects.

    Major damage, including but not limited to: damage to load bearing timbers, structural damage to brick work, damage to roof penetrations, faulty windows and doors, cracking in concrete slabs, cracking in internal walls. Minor damage, including but not limited to: damaged or pealing paint, loose door handles on internal doors, minor damage to finishing timbers, minor damage to light fittings, loose tap ware and cracked tiles, roof, bathrooms and/or laundries.

  • Checks for Pests.

    Pests including but not limited to: termites, lyctus borers, rodent infestation, fungal decay in timbers, dry rot in timbers, chemical delignification in timbers.

What our customers say.

jessica heitman
jessica heitman
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I have had a business working relationship with Chris through the real estate industry and have found Brisbane Building Reports to be very effective in what they do. There has always be a quick turn around in requests with very high and effective communication on what the results are. Chris is always more than happy to spend the time on the phone talking through potential issues and always has a solution. I look forward to continuing to work with Brisbane Building Reports in the future
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TW
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We used Chris for a house inspection and found him to be excellent. He organised the inspection well within the week, was terrific with communication and prompt to reply to texts. He arrived on time and explained the concerns with the property in easy-to-understand terms. His report was comprehensive and well written. I will recommend his services to any of my friends in the future.
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Ben Thomson
A quick thank you for the Building & Pest Inspection
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Just a quick thank you for your service. We looked over again and really happy with the report and information that you provided. As such, we have proceeded with the purchase of the property and it successfully settled last week. Again - thanks you for this and we obviously have your details for the future (one day when we get another investment all going well!).
mindy
Mindy
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I was very impressed by the high quality of your work and report. You have shown your professionalism in the detail of work in your inspection. You were very willing to provide clarification when we requested it, and made us feel comfortable with the house. I would highly recommend you to anyone looking for a building and pest inspection...
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Spencer Woodham
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Chris was readily available and provided a detailed building and pest inspection. The report is well set out and easy to follow. He was also happy to have chat after completing the inspection and report to talk through any issues and information. I will use him again in the future should I need the service.
gordon shears
Gordon Shears
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Chris was very prompt at arranging an inspection time at short notice, including working around a last minute change requested by the current occupants. He was thorough and offered both in depth and practical advice on any issues. I would use him again without question.
jessica tuong
Jessica Tuong
Thank you so much for your work
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Thank you so much for your work, your attention to detail is amazing. I will most definitely recommend you if anyone I know ever needs a private inspector.
robyn
Robyn
Thanks for completing this at short notice.
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Thanks for completing this at short notice and particularly for getting the report to me late on Monday. It was much appreciated.
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You did an inspection/report for my daughter Avalon yesterday at Lady Musgrave Drive Springfield Lakes. Just wanted to thank you for the report and your follow up call to her. Really appreciate it and your guidance. For a father of a young daughter purchasing her first property, you certainly had her (and probably more importantly, me) very happy with your efforts and professionalism. Thanks again, very much appreciated.
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Thank you for the report. Very professionally done and great to hear the building is in good shape. Have a great day!
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Service Areas

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From Bribie to Pimpama…

We’ve got you covered!

Brisbane Building Reports services Brisbane’s Inner City, Northside, Southside, Western suburbs and surrounds.

A handover/new home inspection is recommended for: people buying a new home or apartment, people buying off the plan, people building new homes.

Homeowners usually have little building knowledge and rely on the builder and contractors to complete the building work to an acceptable and safe standard. Even if you trust the builders and contractors on your project, it is still recommended to conduct a handover inspection to ensure safety.

As the owner of the property, you have the right to engage the services of a licensed building inspector to carry out an inspection of the property on your behalf. At least 2 weeks notice from the builder as to when the practical completion date is likely to be is considered standard within the building industry.

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