How to Tell if Your Termite Barrier is out of Date

Is your Termite Barrier out of date? This termite barrier is no longer valid. Many homeowners are unaware if they have a current barrier in place. Best place to start is to look in the Meter Box & Kitchen Cupboards. Look for a sticker like this one, check to see what type barrier is present, […]

Amazing Engineering Underneath this House!

The Engineering that goes in to some houses absolutely blows my mind! Steep sloping site & no signs of any significant movement or cracking.. amazing!

Why A Pre Purchase Building Inspection is Soooo Important!

Newly renovated home. Fresh paint & new carpets.. Looks great right? BUT unfortunately this is a great example of why a Pre Purchase Inspection is so important! Here you can see sagging ceiling sheeting, detached ceiling battens, previous water penetration & leaks.. defects like this go unnoticed by the untrained eye of an enthusiast buyer. […]

Poor Drainage and Ponding Issues

Nothing like consistent wet weather to highlight poor drainage & ponding issues. Most homes have that area that is notorious for still being damp for a week after the last rain or a high tide marks left on the bases of the fences. These areas can often benefit for some yard drains, ag-line drains & […]

Meth Contamination is Fast Becoming a Major Issue in Homes Around Australia

It is the hidden danger that could be unknowingly affecting your family or investment property. Whether your home is freshly painted, renovated or even recently new, if Meth has been previously used or produced within your property, you could be at risk. At BPI, we carry out laboratory Methamphetamine Testing, contact us for further information.

Can You Spot the Termite Damage?

Insulation can make it very difficult to identify concealed termite damage. Before inspecting this roof void, I identified a previous partial termite barrier & noted evidence of previously repaired & painted timbers within the residence. Once in the roof void, surprise surprise, damage was located beneath the insulation. Ensure you have a qualified & experienced […]

Don’t Judge a Book By It’s Cover!

This house is immaculate, beautifully styled, renovated bathroom.. but unfortunately underneath.. rusted steel posts, damp soil, conducive termite conditions! At BPI, we give you a detailed inspection so you know what you’re really buying.

Dodgy DIY’ers on Renovation TV shows

I love renovation tv shows… watching the stress, the innovation, the end results… But what scares me is the DIYer’s who gain inspiration but fall short on the knowledge & skill required to carry out the work and achieve a safe & high-quality end result. All too often renovations are not built to code, not […]

Get a Load of These Post Stirrups!! How is this Patio Still Standing!

Get a load of these post stirrups!! How is this Patio still standing!

Is Your Pool Fence Compliant?

Is your pool fence compliant? Have you looked over your neighbouring fence? Here is a great example where the pool fence looked great.. however when we looked over the neighbouring fence there were various Climbable Rails on 2 different properties. The options for rectification are as simple as either installing 60 degree timber wedges to […]