New Laws for Non Conforming Building Products

On 1 November new laws came into effect giving the QBCC powers to clean up unsafe building sites and rid the supply chain of dodgy building products. For the first time, building product safety laws now apply to everyone in the building product supply chain. Non confirming building products and the building industry Under the […]

What Makes a Safe Pool Fence?

Pool fence regulations: What does a safe fence look like? Last summer was particularly devastating for drowning deaths: on our beaches, in waterholes and in backyard pools. Royal Life Saving statistics tragically inform us that the majority of toddlers and children who drown do so in backyard swimming pools, with a large proportion caused by […]

How a Pre-Sale Inspection Can Help You Avoid Nasty Surprises and Make Sure You Get the Sale Price You’re Looking For

If you are selling your home, having a pre-sale building and pest inspection can help you in several ways. First, an inspection can identify defects or problems that you may not know are present. If no significant defects are found, a pre-sale inspection document that the property is in good condition. Finally, a pre-sale inspection […]

Renegotiating Price After a Building Inspection

Buying a house is a costly endeavour. The average price of a home in Australia rose to $656,800 in March 2017. Although home prices vary by area, purchasing a home is a major financial obligation and a long-term investment. You want to make sure that the home you buy is sound and without significant problems. […]

What Factors Affect the Price of a Building and Pest Inspection?

After months of searching, you finally find a property that meets your needs. But how can you be sure that the building and grounds are in good condition? One of the best ways to make sure that your dream home is without significant defects is to have a pre-purchase building and pest inspection before finalising […]

[Video] John Pupavc from BPI Gold Coast North Discusses the Importance of Pre Purchase Building Inspections

Paul: Getting a building and pest inspection prior to selling your property can save you time and money down the track and here to tell us more is John from BPI Building and Pest inspections. Paul: So John, what services does BPI provide? John: AT BPI, we do comprehensive building and pest reports to Australian […]

How to Pass a Building Inspection With Flying Colours

Having a building inspection may be a stressful event for you however, being prepared and understanding what happens during the inspection can significantly ease your fears. A building inspector compares the condition of your home and property with properties of similar construction and age. Professional building inspectors may be hired by either a buyer or a […]

How Getting The Right Building Inspector Can Make a BIG Difference

When searching for a new home with a budget of about $3 million, acupuncturist Houng Lau turned down the chance of buying existing pest and building reports offered to her by real estate agents on two properties.

How Much Does A Building Inspection Cost?

A pre-purchase building inspection conducted by a qualified inspector can provide home buyers with a number of invaluable insights. For example, it will: Unearth potentially expensive or dangerous building defects Evaluate the building’s ability to cope with local environmental issues Provide peace of mind that the property purchase is a sound investment Determine whether there […]

What Is Chemical Delignification?

Theses roof space photos were taken by our Sydney South inspector Cam Bradshaw ( So what is this? This is the result of chemical delignification – the deterioration of the lignin (the glue that holds the timber together) within the timbers – mainly associated with Oregon or Douglas Fir timbers. In the past this type of […]