Select Building Inspections Adelaide
We look beneath the surface to save you costly surprises.
Discover the benefits of a professional building inspection
Don’t be left in the dark about the condition of a property you may be looking to buy or sell.
Our in-depth, easy-to-understand inspection reports outline any potential dangers or damages that may be lurking within.
We find what others can’t see!
Pre-Purchase Building Inspections
Buying a new home? Our team of licensed builders perform a pre-purchase inspection and alert you to any problems we find.
Real Estate Agent & Vendor Inspections
Selling a house? Don’t risk getting less than top dollar on your listing. A thorough building inspection will allow any potential issues to be fixed prior to the property being listed for a smooth, hassle-free sale.
Termite & Pest Inspections
Termites, mice, birds and other pests can cause significant damage to your home. Working alongside Adelaide Pest Control, one of Adelaide’s largest pest control companies, we can arrange for them to inspect your home for common pests as part of our service.
Your friendly, experienced team at Select Building Inspections, Adelaide, are fully licensed and insured builders.
We use the latest technology available to detect potential problems during house inspections, and also undergo regular training to provide the best possible service to you.
Our streamlined process means we can forward your building inspection report within hours of completing our investigation – and when it comes to pre-purchase inspections, time can be critical.
Why should I get a building inspection?
Selling or buying a home will be one of the largest financial transactions you’ll make in your life. The last thing you want is to discover you’ll lose thousands, even tens of thousands more, repairing structural problems you didn’t know existed.
Pre-purchase building and pest inspections ensure you can negotiate the best price for your home, whether you’re the vendor or the buyer.
Not all problems are visible, but there are some obvious red-flags you should watch out for.
5 warning signs you need a building and pest inspection
Paint that is flaking or peeling from surfaces may be a sign of something as simple as poor preparation or exposure to the elements. However, there could be a more serious cause, such as rising damp or water leaks.
Creaky or sagging floors
Carpets and floor coverings might look great, but what about the floors beneath them? Floors that sag, move or make noise may be due to floorboards and joists damaged by water, termites or sheer age.
Most houses experience minor cracks over time, but some cracks signify serious structural damage. This can be caused by a number of things, such as subsidence, tree roots, poor workmanship, even vibration from heavy traffic.
Sticky doors or windows
Are the doors and windows easy to open and close? If not, this might be a sign of anything from too many layers of paint, to water damage or structural defects that have warped the surrounding framework.
Stains and discolouration
Any areas that have darker patches can indicate water leaks, mould or rising damp. The location of stains can help identify if there are problems caused by damage to the roof, plumbing, subfloors or drainage.
Many of these problems can be glossed over with some sanding and a fresh coat of paint to fool an untrained eye. But this is only superficial and temporary fix. It doesn’t address the underlying causes and problems will only get worse.
A professional pre-purchase building and pest inspection by Select Building Inspections, Adelaide, can save you from nasty surprises down the track.
We investigate every part of a house, from top to bottom, as well as any structures outside the home, such as carports, sheds, fences, or gazebos. Using specialist equipment and years of expertise, we look beyond the surface to expose any problems hidden behind walls, ceilings or floors.
What Select Building Inspections assess
Once your inspection is complete, you’ll have a complete picture of any issues, or potential issues with the property.
The building inspection report will be categories into two lists, minor and major defects.
A comprehensive building and pest inspection is the smartest investment you can make when buying or selling a home.