Active Building Inspections

South-East Queenslands Premier Building and Pest Inspection Service

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Fully Qualified, Licensed and Insured.

We prioritize your peace of mind with comprehensive insurance coverage through Wallace Wymark. Our licenses with the QBCC and Qld Health, along with our active membership in industry associations like AEPMA, demonstrate our commitment to excellence and compliance within the industry.

40+ Years Industry Experience.

Paul boasts a lifelong dedication to the construction industry, marked by awards honoring his exceptional building skills and craftsmanship. For the last 7 years he has leveraged his discerning eye to assist individuals in navigating the property market, facilitating their inspection needs.

Fast Bookings and Same Day Pre-Purchase Reports.

With a dedicated office manager at the helm, we prioritize prompt responses to your calls, swift booking arrangements, and expedited delivery of inspection reports. We understand that some clients are on tight schedules, and we’re here to meet your needs efficiently.

Exceptional Service and Experience.

We tailor our client experience to your individual needs and preferences. Whether you’re a seasoned investor looking for a swift, efficient process or a first-time homebuyer seeking a more personalized and hands-on approach with Paul, we’re here to accommodate you to make sure you feel comfortable with the process.

“Paul from Active Building Inspections undertook a thorough inspection of our house and surrounds in Mount Ommaney on Monday 12 September 2022. Apart from being extremely professional, he was also very engaging and communicative in terms of the condition of our home. This is the first time we have had such an inspection and were not entirely sure as to what would take place. We are so glad that Paul’s name and contact details were given to us. We would strongly recommend Paul and his company to anyone needing a Pest & Building Inspection. In conclusion, It is always better dealing with friendly and personable people that possess a sense of humour! Thanks also to Ben (Office Manager) for arranging the inspection at very short notice.”

– Peter & Rita

“Paul has inspected two properties for us now, and has been more than happy to explain his findings with us in a way we can understand, which went a long way in taking the stress out of the whole buying process. We even got him to come back for a pre-sale inspection which meant we could fix up any defects in order to get the best price once the house was listed. Would highly recommend Paul and ABI!”

– Courtney H.

“Excellent service and great comprehensive reports. These guys really know their stuff! Friendly and always happy to answer any questions you have. Highly recommended”

– Trish J.

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Industry Association Members

The Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association (AEPMA) represents professional pest managers across Australia, sets standards for the pest management industry, and provides information to consumers on urban pest control.

Licensed and Insured.

Active Building Inspections has both Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance. We highly recommend anyone engaging an inspector to ask for their insurance certificate of currency, QBCC licensed number and QLD Health PMT Number.

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Pre Purchase Inspections

As set out in the Australian Standards the inspection is not intended to include a rigorous assessment of all building elements but a subjective a#ppraisal by the inspector on the day. This appraisal will be in comparison with properties of similar age and structure. The report generated whilst not a certificate of compliance will allow the purchaser to make an informed decision and a course of action planned.

Pre Sale Inspections

As is for a Pre Purchase Inspection instead informing the vendor. The vendor has the opportunity to address any of the listed issues or go to market as is. This method has the added advantage of no out of pocket expenses for prospective bidders or buyers, and less disruption for the vendor.

Building Inspections

This inspection is an inspection of the various building elements including attachments, sub floor, the roof, roof cavity, where access permits for the purpose of highlighting any issues that would require attention be it maintenance repairs or referral to a specialist.

Termite Management:

Annual Inspections form part of the ongoing maintenance program. The responsibility rests with the property owner or purchaser to make themselves familiar with the termite management system in place and the ongoing of the requirements of the system. Ref: qbcc/publication/building/termite management systems.

Timber Pest Inspections

This inspection generally includes sounding or tapping of timbers, a moisture meter used around wet areas, along with a visual inspection of the property for the purpose of identifying timber pests or the damage caused by pests such as termites, fungi (wood rot), borers and chemical delignification, Recommendations will vary from and treatments to maintenance programs.

NOTE: In the event, you may find termites, do not disturb them, do not spray them, call a pest management technician to treat them.

All inspections are carried out as prescribed by the Australian Standards: AS4349.0 General Requirements, AS4349.1 Pre Purchase Inspections, AS4349.3 Timber Pest Inspections. The property will be assessed relative to its age in order to identify and draw attention to issues be it structural, hazard or safety, moisture, termite activity or maintenance requirements relative to each of the various inspections.  Recommendations can range from immediate repairs in the case of a hazard to annual inspections for termite management, in some cases referral to a specialist. Annual inspection and/or property maintenance program is a standard recommendation.