Quality Building and Pest Inspection Adelaide

Protect Your Home or Investment with a Thorough BPI Building and Pest Inspection

With decades of experience under our belt, our Building Inspector, Stephen Sentschuk ensures a hassle-free inspection process. Our priority is to provide you with a detailed and prompt inspection report, allowing you to make an informed and safe purchasing decision.

When it comes to purchasing a house in Australia, the responsibility falls entirely on you. Unlike other consumer products that enjoy legal protection, there are no guarantees for house purchases. That’s why pre-purchase building inspections play a crucial role in identifying potential problems that may be challenging to detect otherwise.

Building Inspector Adelaide - Stephen Sentschuk
Stephen Sentschuk - Building & Pest Inspector at BPI Adelaide

Uncovering Hidden Defects

Selling properties is a big business, and it’s no secret that some sellers go to great lengths to make their homes appear flawless. However, our comprehensive pre-purchase building inspections can reveal underlying issues that may have been cleverly concealed.

For example, a freshly re-grouted or re-siliconed shower might look great, but it can be an indication of a more significant problem such as a leak within the walls or poor drainage. Likewise, patched and painted-over cracks or re-plastered rising damp can be subtle warning signs of larger issues.

During our pre-purchase building inspections, Stephen thoroughly assesses:

  • Window frames, windows and window sills.
  • Doors, doorways and frames.
  • Kitchen, pantry, and fittings.
  • Bathrooms, ensuites, and toilets.
  • Laundry stairs and balustrades.
  • Paint
  • Ceilings, cornices.
  • Walls, vents.
  • Floors, coverings, and skirtings.


Sub-floor Areas

Often overlooked, the sub-floor area can contain defects, ranging from timber pests to hidden leaks. Our thorough sub floor inspections cover:

  • Timber flooring.
  • Suspended slabs.
  • Stumps (if accessible).
  • Ventilation, dampness, and drainage.
  • Condition of services to the house.

Assessing the entire property

Beyond the main structure, the overall condition of property including landscaping, can impact your house’s integrity and overall value. Proper drainage is essential to prevent dampness from seeping into the foundation and causing damage.

During our building inspections, we evaluate:

  • Fencing
  • Surface drainage.
  • Rainwater tanks and retention systems.
  • Pools
  • Garages, sheds.
  • Retaining walls.
  • Steps, paths, and driveways.

Exterior House Inspection

A property’s exterior can provide valuable insights into existing and potential problems. If the home you’re buying has no obvious exterior defects, we can determine if there are actually issues or if future problems are likely to occur.

Our exterior pre-purchase building inspections cover:

  • Walls, including rising damp.
  • Timber cladding, brickwork.
  • Windows, lintels, and flashings.
  • Vents and weep holes.
  • Stairs, balustrades, and railings.
  • Balconies, verandahs, patios, and outdoor areas.
  • Decking
  • Paintwork


Roof Integrity

The roof is a critical component of any property, and its condition can greatly impact the overall structural integrity of your home. While visible signs like sagging eaves or an uneven roof line are immediate red flags, there may be hidden issues that require expert inspection.

Our pre-purchase building inspections encompass both the interior and exterior of the roof, including:

Roof Exterior:

  • Roof covering.
  • Chimneys and flues.
  • Valleys
  • Guttering, flashing, and downpipes.
  • Lining of eaves.
  • Fascia boards.
  • Paintwork


Roof Cavity (Interior):

  • Roof framing: rafters and struts.
  • Ceiling joists.
  • Sarking
  • Insulation
  • Service installation damage.

If you need professional and prompt building and pest inspections in Adelaide, contact us on 1800 609 065. Our friendly team will be quick to respond to your request.



Quality Assured Company

Adelaide’s First and only Quality Assured Company in pre purchase building & pest inspections.

This gives you peace of mind knowing the BPI Adelaide will carry out the inspection and delivery of reports to you in the most professional and timely manner.

Adelaide’s Most Trusted & Experienced

BPI Adelaide is South Australia’s first ‘Quality Assured & Endorsed’ building & pest inspection company, licence number QEC 24744.

BPI Adelaide has conducted over 12,000 Pre Purchase Building & Pest Inspections in Adelaide and has over 30 years of experience in the building industry.


Unbiased & Properly Qualified

We offer unbiased building inspection information about the state of your property.

Building inspections should be unbiased with no other reason but to let you know the condition of the property so you can make an informed decision.

Our Competitive Pricing Guarantee

Building inspection pricing is dependent on service provided, however BPI provides very competitive pricing with service and experience you can rely on.