A recent BPI Building & Pest Inspection discovered this LP gas bottle installed to supply gas to the cook top. It was installed inside the kitchen cabinets! It was obviously a do it yourself installation as gas bottles must not be installed inside the house due to the very real prospect of causing a serious […]

Annual Pest Inspections Prevent Damage

The aged occupant of a house at Hervey Bay was not aware of the damage that was being inflicted onto her house over an extended period of time. BPI Building and Pest Inspections found extensive damage to various walls, some of which would collapse if lent on too hard, and to a structural ceiling beam […]

Poor Drainage Causes Structural Damage

Structural crack to brickwork caused from poor drainage at a Toogoom Townhouse . BPI Sunshine Coast Central Building & Pest Inspections have a wide range of services: Building & Timber Pest Inspections Pre-Purchase & Pre-Sale Inspections Pre-Auction Inspections Tax depreciation surveys Defects/Handover Inspection We can arrange Electrical, Plumbing & Pool Inspections       If you have […]

Ceiling Water Damage in This Modern Home

Chris from BPI Building Pest Inspections here. I’m just doing an inspection on a nice new modern home. Unfortunately I’ve just located some previous water damage. As you can see the ceiling there has been patched and painted and the water has also caused damage to the wall sheeting and also on this side of […]

Termite Damage to A Steel Framed Home (Video)

As you can see in here we’ve found some live termites and they’ve caused fair bit of damage to the skirting timbers. Now the thing about this find is that it’s a steel framed home. I get told on many occasions that you never find termites in a steel framed home but as you can […]

Rising Damp Is Not Just A Problem for Medieval Castles

The damper climate conditions of the past couple of years have resulted in an increase in the occurrence of rising damp in the perimeter areas of concrete floors. Prior to this, several years of dryer conditions reduced the number of properties presenting with this problem. The problem now is quite common, and can be due […]

The Silent Explosion in Your Home

The Inspector’s Perspective The clay block construction method for houses, and in particular, units, has been very popular over the past couple of decades. It was promoted by masonry manufacturers as a strong, low cost, and low maintenance method of building. The product has proven to be all of these things as time goes by, […]

Building and Pest Inspection – Unit Complex

I was asked by property investor to undertake a thorough Building and Pest Inspection to a first floor unit in a block of six. The unit complex was located close to the beach, and a number of defective issues were found during the inspection. Cracked asbestos sheeting to the roof Leaking asbestos gutter Insufficient drainage […]

BPI Finds Signs of Past and Current Water Penetration to Ceilings

BPI Building and Pest Inspections finds signs of past and current water penetration to ceilings to a local property. If you have any questions or concerns about this or any other building matter, you can call Chris at BPI Building and Pest Inspections on1800 663 390 visit www.bpisunshinecoastcentral.com.au or email us on info@bpic.com.au.

Termite damage found in home during Building and Pest Inspection

Building & Pest Inspection found timber beams affected by termite damage. The timber beams crumbled in the hands of the inspector when touched. If you have any questions or concerns about this or any other building matter, you can call Chris at BPI Building and Pest Inspections on 1800 663 390 visit www.bpisunshinecoastcentral.com.au or email […]