Building & Timber Pest Inspection
There are three good reasons for having both a building and timber pest inspection completed before you buy a property, and all three reasons put you in the strongest possible position before you enter legal contracts.
These inspections will ensure you:
- know in advance if the property has significant structural or major maintenance problems.
- are able to use the results of the inspections to negotiate the best price.
- are armed with independent, specialist advice which you can use to make decisions about the property in the short, medium and long term.
Surety specialises in both building and timber pest inspections and most often clients engage us to do both at the same time. It makes sense to have the continuity of the same inspector and have all the findings you need in one, convenient inspection report. All of our inspections are carried out in accordance with current Australian Standards and the reports we produce post-inspection are comprehensive and easy to read. When you order both a building and timber pest inspection you will receive a combined discount price and order online and receive a further discount.
Some important points that you should know about Surety—that other providers may not offer:
- We spend between 1.5 to 2.5hrs on site for a building and timber pest inspection.
- We will make every effort to access the roof and not just view from the ground.
- We will make every effort to access all parts of the subfloor.
Surety conducts two types of building inspections:
- Premium—all accessible areas of the property
- Platinum—same as above, but with added extras.
View our comparison table for a fully explanation of what is included in each inspection type
Why not come join us on a building inspection, to see how we operate and how we cover all the bases?
timber pest inspection
Surety conducts two types of timber pest inspections:
- Visual timber
- Annual timber.
Visual Timber pest inspection
You need to know if the building you’re buying is free of wood destroying insects, such as borers, termites (white ants). You also need to know if timbers are damaged because of timber pests. In fact it can take as little as three months for a termite colony to severely damage almost all of the timber in a home.
Our detailed Visual Timber Pest Inspection Report will inform you if the property you’re interested in buying has current termite activity, damage caused by termites, or a history of termite activity. And we’ll let you know if the property is moderate or high risk.
Did you know?
Subterranean termites are the most destructive timber timber pest in the world, causing more damage to homes and commercial properties than fires, storms and earthquakes combined. Indeed, every year, termites cause billion of dollars damage, in Australia and overseas.
Annual timber pest inspection
Smart home owners and investors keep their property in tip-top shape through annual inspections.
Did you know that around 40 per cent of property owners have no maintenance plan, even though prevention can save thousands of dollars? Also, over recent years, Surety has seen a rise in active termites in Canberra and on the South Coast. It’s something to be wary of.
Our annual timber pest inspections are the best way to secure peace of mind. Our post-inspection reports are thorough, detailed and easy-to-understand.
Booking an annual timber pest inspection will keep you informed on whether your property is termite free.
When you book through us we’ll automatically send you a reminder every 12 months of the need for your annual checkup.
Professionalism you can count on
Surety is a member of the Master Builders Association (MBA) and the Housing Industry Association (HIA). We’re fully insured (including professional indemnity insurance).
Our inspectors are trained and experienced in all aspects of the industry and will give you the best possible advice. We’re accredited to inspect properties and we do so in accordance with the Australian Standards for Building and timber pest inspection, which means you are entitled to a copy of our Pre-inspection agreement.
|Best possible advice.|
|Unbiased and honest report, to put your mind at ease.|
|Clear, concise and thorough reports, complete with photos.|
|Quick service—reports are ready the very next business day.|
|Convenient online access—you have access on our website.|
|Respect and care for the property—we always use overshoe booties, drop sheets, gloves and gutter protectors|
|Approachable and attentive service—our consultants are available to discuss the inspection outcome with you after the inspection is completed|
Questions or place an order?
To organise your building and timber pest inspections, simply complete the building & timber pest order form. To organise a building inspection only , simply complete building order form. To organise a timber pest inspection only, simply complete timber pest order form and we'll contact you with 24 hours or duing the next business day. Order any of our inspections online and receive a discount.
To have your questions answered, simply complete this short contact form and well contact you within 24 hours or during the next business day