How a Building Inspection Can Save You Money

If you are purchasing a property, whether it be your first home or an investment property including a licensed building and pest inspection as part of the buying process can save you thousands of dollars in the future. An inspection can be requested by either the seller or the buyer and ensures that any problems […]


Poor site drainage can lead to many problems in and around your home. Inspect around your property, especially adjacent to the house. After rain, a walk over the entire area will help to identify any boggy or obviously wet areas. Rain water run off can accumulate in pockets and be held, even on sloping sites and […]

Roofing Defect Found at a Building and Pest Inspection

Detected early this could have been avoided, costly repairs to ceiling damage can be avoided with regular Building Inspections. 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 or email us on  


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 […]

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 […]

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 or email us on

Beware of the Dodgy Building Inspector!

At the conclusion of my building and pest inspection today, the owner of the house told me about a previous inspection of her property by another company. The other inspector had identified this small area of timber damage in her garage as termite damage and the purchasers withdrew from the sale. His entire inspection took […]