Building and Pest Inspections Gold Coast

HomeBuilding and Pest Inspections Gold Coast

Buying a property on the Gold Coast can be a great experience or a stressful one – which is why it’s important to get a Building and Pest Inspection. The difference can be the advice you get along the way. At Top Dog, we have extensive experience in Building and Pest Inspections on the Gold Coast, including; termite detection and pre purchase inspections.

What includes in Pre-purchase building inspections by Top Dog on the Gold Coast?

A pre-purchase inspection on the gold coast is a visual appraisal of the condition of a property highlighting existing defects and any areas of concern. Please be aware that these pre-purchase inspections will not cover future issues or defects, conducted by a qualified builder and qualified pest technician prior to purchasing a property. These pre purchase inspections will ensure that the buyer is aware of the quality of property that they will be potentially purchasing.

If there are and areas of the property that are a concern for you (e.g. the roof), you may wish to obtain a more detailed report from an appropriate expert (e.g. plumber, engineer).

It is important you be present when the inspection is being done. Make sure you understand the process of the inspection, what the inspector will and won’t look at and ask the inspector any questions you may have before committing to purchase.

Why it’s important to get building and pest inspections before a purchase?

Pre purchase pest inspections are essential before making any decisions around the purchase of a property. As buying a home or investment property is likely to be one of the biggest investments most of us will ever make. And yet, some people are willing to let it all come crumbling down because of an invader that’s only a few millimetres tall!

house inspections Gold CoastThe comprehensive pre purchase inspections are designed to provide a detailed snapshot of the true condition of the property. Top Dog highly encourages buyers to be on-site during building and pest inspections as after our pre purchase inspections is completed, we will walk the buyer around the property to discuss any issues, concerns and our findings. At Top Dog, we always recommend making it a condition of your purchase contract that you are satisfied with the outcomes of these inspections.

How pre purchase inspections by Top Dog helps, the seller, the buyer & the investor?

From a sales point of view, a building and pest inspection is something that can really help both parties when it comes to negotiating. From a seller’s perspective it can be used as a really good tool to give you as the buyer some serious peace of mind, especially if it was carried out by a reputable company.

If you’re the buyer, it can give you some understanding of whether it’s a good buy or if there are a few risks. It’s the same as buying a used car; you would have a mechanic look at the car before you make your purchase.

For an investment of a few hundred dollars – depending on who you use, a combined building and pest inspection will cost roughly $300-$600 – you’ll not only gain peace of mind, but you may also uncover valuable information to help you negotiate the purchase price.

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When building and pest inspections process can be commenced?

The Building and Pest Inspection process commences once a buyer puts an offer in on a property. This is the time when you should contact a specialised pre purchase inspection company such as Top Dog. We will liaise with the buyer’s real estate agent and organise a day and time for the professional pre purchase inspections to take place at the property.

How much time is required for a complete pest inspection?

A Building and Pest inspection may take between one to two hours, building and pest inspections time totally depend on the property size.

An extensive report detailing our findings will then be delivered via email within 48 hours of the inspection or once payment has been received.

Our Inspectors for Building and Pest Inspections on the Gold Coast

Top Dog has partnered with a trusted and long-standing local Gold Coast building company – Gleeson Improvements – to deliver our clients with a complete and comprehensive service when it comes to our Building and Pest Inspections.

Gleeson Improvements have 40 years’ experience in the construction industry, and in that time have forged an impeccable reputation as specialist builders of high-end properties and extensive renovations. Due to working at this end of the market, Gleeson Improvements have built a reputation for having an excellent eye for detail and wonderful client relations.

The technology used to do the Pest inspections

Top Dog conducts all of our pest inspections using the latest technology within the industry – moisture meters, infrared cameras, sounding devices and other relevant tools required to do our job at the highest level.

We are also an industry-leading company, licensed to operate drones used to access areas at heights that would otherwise be inaccessible. These high-level areas would normally go unchecked, but with Top Dog Pest Control we use drones to go that extra mile for our clients.

Service Guarantees

Top Dog Building and Pest Inspections guarantee the knowledge and experience of all our pre-purchase technicians. Both Top Dog and Gleeson Improvements are not just licensed in their relevant fields; they are also licensed with the Queensland Building and Construction Commission.


Let our quality building & pest inspectors, and their excellent attention to detail take the stress out of buying your new home.

How we can help! With building and pest inspections or pre purchase inspections on the Gold Coast

At Top Dog, we have extensive experience in pre-purchase, pest inspections and termite detection on the Gold Coast. However, over the years, we have discovered that when conducting Building and Pest Inspections, one inspector is simply not enough. With one inspector, he or she will normally be an expert in one field and has done a quick course in the other to try to gain more of the market. This way of doing inspections is not the best practice.

At Top Dog, we have paired up with another local Gold Coast business – Coastwide Projects – to be able to provide our clients with a complete and comprehensive service. Coastwide Projects have more than 10 years of experience in the construction industry and in that time, have forged an impeccable reputation as specialist builders of high-end properties and extensive renovations. Due to working at this end of the market, they have built a reputation for having an excellent eye for detail and wonderful client relations.

When you book with Top Dog, you will get:

  • 2 companies for the price of 1
  • 2 separate inspectors (2 sets of eyes)
  • Infrared camera used as a standard
  • 2 separate reports with detailed findings
  • Fast turnaround – detailed reports within 48 hours
  • Friendly, honest and reliable technicians
  • Fully licensed and insured

If you would like more information on our building and pest inspections services contact us at Top Dog today – 1800 737 836


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