Adelaide’s Leading “Independent” building inspection service

Building Inspections in Adelaide

Detail Building Inspections are Independent and highly qualified

Have your new home inspected by a 100% independent, highly qualified inspector. We do not work for real estate agents, construction companies, or other interested parties.

Your report will show you what problems exist and help you understand what it will take to fix them. We can do that, because we are qualified licensed builders and also licensed pest controllers. We are experienced in everything from new builds to heritage restoration. Our combination of experience, professionalism and cutting-edge inspection technology makes us the first choice for building inspection services in South Australia.

Building, Construction and Pest Control Qualifications

  • National Construction license and Building Supervisor registration, number BLD183023
  • Certificate IV Building and Construction
  • Diploma: Building & Construction
  • Certificate in the Timber framing code
  • Certificate in Elements of Roof framing & trusses
  • ITC Certificate 1 in Thermography (Melbourne University)
  • Thermography is the detailed knowledge of knowing how to thermograph areas of potential damage. While many other building inspectors offer this service, we are one of just 2 inspectors in South Australia that are certified in thermography.
  • Pest control license #84868, issued by SA Health.

Did you know the building inspection industry is unregulated in South Australia?

Buying or building property is one of the most significant purchases that you will ever make. It’s so significant that you don’t want to regret it later. For the thousands of buyers every year who fail to get a building inspection completed or worse engage an unlicensed or under qualified building inspector, that regret is a very real and painful thing.

A pre-purchase building inspection can be as little as 0.57% of the total repair cost if you don’t inspect and your dream home turns sour on you later. As a buyer, what does this mean to you? It means that if you are unlucky enough to have an under-qualified inspector:

  1. Your inspector may not be experienced in all methods of building.
  2. You will likely only get a list of surface problems.
  3. Your inspector may not be able to advise you about the root cause of defects.
  4. Your inspector might not find all of the defects.

There is no legal protection for you as a property buyer.

Make sure that you pre-qualify your pre-purchase building inspector by asking these simple questions.

  1. Do they hold a current builders license minimum Class 1 & 10
  2. Do they hold a current building supervisors registration minimum Class 1 & 10
  3. Do they hold a pest technician and pest management license
  4. Is the holder of these licenses the person who will undertake my building inspection
  5. Do they have professional indemnity insurance cover

Before comparing the inspection prices, compare building inspectors. There is no legal protection for you as a property buyer. Make sure that you pre-qualify your pre-purchase building inspector! Download this case study about what can go wrong for uninformed buyers.

With a Detail Building Inspection you can buy with confidence.

TESTIMONIALS
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)
Ben
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 building inspections Adelaide

Make sure that you are a fully-informed buyer. Once you purchase a property, all of its problems will be yours! After our inspection, you will know all defects, major and minor.

Pre-purchase inspections are available 7 days per week. In most cases, you will have your report within 24 hours of your call.

2. Pre-auction building inspections Adelaide

Buying a property at auction is a firm purchase. This means that you can’t negotiate a different price based on an inspection afterwards.

Talk to us as soon as you become interested in the property. Going to an auction fully informed will let you bid confidently.

Remember, auctions have no cooling off period. Once you win, the property (and any of its problems) are yours.

3. Pre-purchase pest inspections Adelaide

Timber pests (Termites) can affect the structural integrity of properties. Once they are in, they can do a lot of damage in a very short period of time. A pre-purchase timber pest inspection will tell you whether you have pests and, if not, what the chances are that they will move in.

Talk to us as soon as you’re thinking of buying or selling a property. Our qualified pest inspectors will come out to check it. Make sure that the property you buy has good structural integrity, without pest problems.

4. Pre-sale building inspections Adelaide

Thinking of selling? Know all the problems that you can solve before you even go to market. This will increase the value of your property and maximise your sale price. After our inspection, you will know all defects, major and minor. Pre-sale inspections are available 7 days per week. In most cases, you will have your report within 24 hours of your call.

5. Pre-purchase commercial building inspections Adelaide

Buying commercial property is a significant decision. Make sure that you are a fully-informed buyer. Once you buy it, all of its problems will be yours! After our inspection, you will know all defects, major and minor.

Pre-purchase commercial inspections are available 7 days per week. In most cases, you will have your report within 24 hours of your call.

6. Practical Completion Building Inspections Adelaide

Whether you are building or buying off the plan, you should be given a pre handover walk through of your newly constructed home scheduled with the building site supervisor, this will likely be a week prior to the actual handover date.

7. Dilapidation Reports Adelaide

Our dilapidation report will help you establish the condition of an adjacent property or structure at any point in time prior, during or post renovation or construction of your property.

If you are renovating or constructing a property in Adelaide it is vital to document the current conditions of any adjacent property, our dilapidation report will help you avoid conflict with neighbours, builders and councils etc.

8. Staged building inspections Adelaide

When you build or renovate, regular inspections during the process can save you a lot of time, money, and pain. Inspections during construction ensure that your new building is compliant, flawless, and well-built.

Our experienced construction inspectors will inspect the building’s:

Roof/wall frame Footings/slab Roof/wall cladding Wet area waterproofing Practical completion.

9. Building supervision for owner builders Adelaide

When you are building your own house or extension yourself, your local authority (Council) will require you to have a licensed building supervisor. From planning through to completion, our building supervision service will help you with:

Creating contracts for tradies finding good materials Finding good traders and technicians Keeping your building up to code as you go.

10. Thermal Imaging Adelaide

Thermal Imaging is a powerful diagnostic technique. It will show you potential problems in your property long before they become serious.

Our company is one of only two qualified thermography inspectors in the
Adelaide region. We are highly trained and use only the best equipment. Most companies offer this service but have not been trained in what it takes to really add this meaning to your inspection. Thermal imaging is the best way for you to be aware of a problem before it becomes a building failure. That’s why we take it seriously.

11. Scheduled Termite Inspections Adelaide

If you are already a home owner, having scheduled timber pest inspections is a good idea. Our qualified pest inspectors can advise of any new termite activity or any changed conditions around your property that may make conditions condusive to a termite/white ant attack.

Scheduled Termite Inspections are available 7 days a week.

12. Rental property building inspections Adelaide

Make sure that your investment stays in good repair. It’s important that you keep on top of any changes to your rental properties if they are going to perform well for you, long-term.

After our rental property inspections, you will know all defects that may have developed during its tenancy.

Rental property inspections are available 7 days per week, at times that will suit most tenants. In most cases, you will have your report within 24 hours of your call.

Detail Building Inspections cover every trade within the building industry.

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.