Building and Pest Inspection Adelaide

Protect Your Investment with a Thorough Building and Pest Inspection

With decades of experience under our belt, our professional team ensures a hassle-free inspection process. Our priority is to provide you with a detailed and prompt inspection report, empowering you to make an informed 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

Unveiling Hidden Interior Issues

Selling properties is a significant 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 seem like a simple fix, but it could be an indication of a more significant problem, such as slowly leaking pipes within the walls or poor drainage. Likewise, patched and painted-over cracks or re-plastered rising damp can be subtle warning signs of potential issues.

During our interior pre-purchase building inspections, our expert team thoroughly assesses:

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


Examining Sub-floor Areas

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

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


Assessing the Property as a Whole

Beyond the main structure, the overall 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 inspections, we evaluate:

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

Uncovering Exterior Defects

A property’s exterior can provide valuable insights into existing and potential problems. Even if you’re considering buying a home without noticeable external issues, our team at BPI Adelaide can determine if future problems are likely to arise.

Our exterior pre-purchase building inspections cover:

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


Examining Roof Integrity

The roof is a critical component of any property, and its condition can greatly impact the overall structural integrity. 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 compassionate and friendly customer care 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 the customer peace of mind knowing BPI Adelaide will carry out the inspection and delivery of reports to the customer 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, 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 honest information about the state of the property and we do not engage in extra services by offering our tradies for a fee.

Inspections should be unbiased with no other reason but to present the information honestly and unbiased for the customer to make an informed decision.

Our Competitive Pricing Guarantee

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