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About Detail Building Inspections

Detail Building Inspections is an inspection and compliance company based in Adelaide with many years of experience. We serve buyers, builders, and sellers, helping you find problems with houses and comply with all relevant building codes.


We are a one stop shop for all inspection services, and we pride ourselves on being locally owned, so you can expect superior service compared to a chain company. Our service area includes all of Adelaide and country SA.
Every building inspector on our staff holds a Builders License and Supervisors Registration for building works in South Australia. In addition, we differentiate ourselves with our advanced Thermal Imaging scanner technology. All of our Pre-Purchase inspectors hold Level 1 Thermography certification.

Our combination of experience, professionalism, and cutting-edge inspection technology makes us the best choice for all building inspection services. Call us anytime to speak with one of our knowledgeable team members about any of our services.

Our Services

  1. Pre-Purchase Property Inspections Adelaide
  2. Vendor Inspections Adelaide
  3. Staged Building Inspections Adelaide
  4. Owner Builders Adelaide
  5. Thermal Imaging Adelaide
  6. Pest Inspection Adelaide
  7. Bidding at Auction


We hold a wide variety of certifications and qualifications because we value our training and we want to demonstrate that we can carry out any and all inspections, providing the deepest and most accurate reports. Here is a list of our qualifications:

  • National Construction license and Building Supervisors Registration no BLD183023
  • Diploma Building and Construction
  • Cert IV Building and construction
  • Cert Timber framing code
  • Cert Elements Roof framing / Trusses
  • ITC Cert 1 Thermography Melbourne University
  • Member Housing Industry Association

With a Detail Building Inspection you can buy with confidence.

Reputation is everything and our work is quality.
Dave & Carol – Dernancourt

We found Adam from Detail Building Inspections to be extremely thorough. The attention to every aspect of the inspection was followed through thoroughly...(Read More)

James – Nailsworth

Adam was very good, prompt and gave me a quick report. He was professional, and provided me solutions on how to resolve the problems and I was really happy with his service.

Cheryl and Mark – Old Reynella

Adam gave us the best building inspection report we have ever had.  As we live interstate, it was great to know the property had been inspected so thoroughly...(Read More)

Ellie Wright
Thank you Adam for the recent building inspection. I was very happy with the inspection, which was completed at short notice. You were very thorough in your work...(Read More)
Adam was awsome.... Rolled up at 9.30 on time and spent a solid 2hrs plus on site and then i had a 65 page report in my mail box by 9.30pm !! Very impressed and great prices !! Highly recommend.

Our Services

1. Pre-Purchase Property Inspections Adelaide

An independent pre-purchase inspection from Detail Building Inspections Adelaide is the highest standard of report. With this report in your hands, you will be a fully informed buyer, because we will find all major or minor flaws, code violations, and structural defects.

We have certified inspectors on staff who are available every day of the week, and in most cases we complete inspections within 24 hours of your call. Our pre-purchase staff are trained, experienced, licensed and accredited in AS4349.1-2007 Pre-Purchase Inspections.


2. Vendor Inspections Adelaide

If you are putting your house on the real estate market in the near future, it’s a good idea to get a full house inspection to head off any nasty surprises. No matter how well you take care of a house, you can never know exactly how it will age, so it pays to get a vendor inspection ahead of time. That way, you can solve any problems that come up before the house is even on the market. A full property inspection report is also a good idea, especially if you have other buildings or structures on your property.


Detail Building Inspections cover every trade within the building industry.

3. Staged Building Inspections Adelaide

Getting regular inspections is a key part of the process of constructing or renovating any house. That goes for everything from that dream home that you’ve saved up for to investment properties you intend to rent out or sell. You definitely do not want to save inspections for the end, because it’s difficult and expensive to go back and fix a problem that you could have caught during construction. Building Inspections Adelaide performs staged building inspections to look for flaws and compliance at all stages. We cover all of the following areas:


Inspection Stages:

  • Footings
  • Frame
  • Roof
  • Brick Work
  • Practical completion

4. Owner Builders Adelaide

If you are an owner builder,we can offer a building supervisor contract. Our advice can carry you from the planning stages through to completion, even if this is your first time building. It’s not easy to build your own house, especially the first time, and we understand that. We are fully prepared to help you create contracts, find good materials and trades, and ensure that your building is up to code as you go. We will be with you every step of the way.


5. Thermal Imaging Adelaide

Our thermal imaging tools are among our best offerings. We have gone the extra mile to acquire the very best equipment and training. Some companies just buy low-quality imaging equipment because they want to use it for marketing.

At Detail Building Inspectors Adelaide, we take thermal imaging seriously. We consider it our best way to spot problems early, saving you time and money down the line.

Thermal imaging is a powerful diagnostic technique that can help you spot problems long before they become serious. Our experience and toolkit means we are industry leaders at using thermal imaging for inspections. Consider thermal inspections to be similar to going to the doctor for a checkup. You hope that they won’t find anything, but you would rather know now than later, when it becomes harder to fix.



6. Pest Inspection Adelaide

Timber pests such as termites and wood-borers cause serious structural damage to a property, requiring you to pay thousands of dollars in repair bills. You can avoid this with a pest inspection. Don’t put it off- one in three homes in Adelaide will undergo some degree of timber pest attack in its lifetime. A timber pest inspection combined with our pre-purchase building inspection is the most comprehensive and accurate report you can attain for your property purchase.

Pests come in all shapes and sizes, and they can attack many different parts of your home. Some like to get into the food and reproduce, quickly spiraling out of control. Others prefer to quietly gnaw away at the wooden structure of the house, weakening it. The sooner you catch pests the sooner you can get rid of them. All of our pest inspections come with a detailed list of what we found and suggestions about how to address it.


7. Bidding at Auction

If you’re looking to purchase your next property at auction, a Pre-Purchase property inspection is just as important as at a normal property sale.

Talk to us about an inspection as soon as you become interested in the property so you can go to the auction and confidently bid knowing all the facts.

In the case of auctions, the building inspection needs to be carried out as soon as possible and before auction day because if you are the successful bidder, there is no cooling-off period for the purchaser. The hammer falls and legally the property is yours.


Booking your Pre Purchase Building Inspection/Staged Building Inspection is easy!

If you are in need of a reliable and experienced building inspection service in Adelaide, you need to contact Detail Building Inspections today.

We will offer you a free quote on all our services.

Contact Detail Building Inspections if you have any questions. Otherwise, book your Pre Purchase Building Inspection or Staged Building Inspection.

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