Pre-purchase timber inspections to AS4349.3 standards

pre-purchase timber inspection - House timber inspection

Buying a home is, in most cases, the single biggest investment of your life. Whether you’re purchasing a family home or investment property, the commitment is high and as such, you need to be in a position of being better informed in order make sure your investment is a sound one. A pre-purchase timber inspection will check for various timber pests (termites, wood borers as well as fungal decay) and should give you peace of mind that your potential purchase is of sound construction.

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Fully insured by QBE

At Perth Pest Control all our technicians are employed by us  . . . they are not sub-contractors and are trained to our standards and licenced by the WA Health Department.  As well, we have the strongest warranties in the industry today (insured by QBE) and as such you can be assured of not only getting a professional, no nonsense approach to your inspection, but also we will give friendly advice on both the report itself as well as future preventative activities to protect your investment.

The pre-purchase timber inspection itself is done to Australian Standard AS4349.3 and in when doing this, we will inspect your property up to 50 metres from the main structure as well, we will investigate all the following:

  • Roof void
  • Sub floor (if applicable)
  • Gardens
  • Exterior of the building
  • Interior of the buildings
  • Outbuildings
  • Fences

Once completed, the subsequent report will be sent to you within 3 – 5 business days but if there’s any urgency just let us know and we can help. To make it even easier for you, we’re more than happy to liaise with your real estate agent and collect and return keys if required.

pre-purchase timber inspection iconIt’s difficult to give a price for our pre-purchase timber inspection as this depends on the size and construction of the property but either contact us by either phone or email or alternatively, complete the online form below and we will get back in touch with you the next business day.

The following link provided by the WA Department of Commerce has details for new home buyers with regard to timber inspections:

The Western Australian Department of Commerce has details for new home buyers with regard to timber inspections:

Online Pre-purchase Timber Inspection Request Form

  • Details about the property to be inspected
  • Purchase Details
  • If the home is of subfloor construction, we will ascertain access to the subfloor area with the vendor before commencing inspection. There may be further costs for cutting of traps if required, assuming vendor’s approval of such works.
    (Note: Account to be finalised prior to the release of the report)
  • We will be in contact with you by COB the next business day if not sooner, if the matter is urgent please call one of our friendly team on 1300 89 60 70.
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