Stairs found to be a safety hazard during Building and Pest Inspection at Nambour

Building defect found while carrying out a Pre purchase Building and Pest Inspection These stairs are a safety hazard.   Stairs not built to Australian standards Attempting to enter these steps from the side could cause serious injury especially to young children. Step treads are too narrow, leaving gaps between treads. There is no handrail at […]

Termites found in property at Baldivis

This week we found live termites in a tree stump and garden bed timbers.  This was during a Building & Pest inspection on a 5 acre block at Baldivis.  Things to remember include Untreated timber & timber in contact with soil should be inspected regularly for pest activity Although the site had been inspected 4 […]

Ceiling insulation causes a fire hazard – Hervey Bay

Insulation in this roof void is in contact with the back of the recessed light fixtures causing a potential fire hazard. Insulation must be kept clear of the backs of recessed lights by at least 200mm or a cowl (available from all electrical supply stores) should be placed around such lights to prevent insulation from […]

Subsidence / Movement to house in Kerandah

BPI Building & Pest Inspections Finds signs of movement to rear verandah. Unsafe handrail – large gaps Subsidence / movement to deck Large gaps to handrail Weather damage to frame timbers BPI Building & Pest Inspections specialise in Pre- Purchase & Pre-sale Building & Pest Inspections, Pre -Auctions,  Building Structural Inspections, Pool Safety Inspections.  

Termite damage to home in Woorim

The termite damage to this home was extensive Damage to architraves Termite damage to coverstrips Live Termites to subfloor There was no visible evidence of a previous treatment to this home. The recommendation for this home was the underfloor space be treated with termicide followed by yearly inspections.     BPI Building & Pest Inspections specialise […]