Coastal Home & Building Inspections is the leading Sunshine Coast Pre Purchase Inspection company providing professional, comprehensive Reports covering all aspects of construction on new and existing properties.​​



Pre Purchase Building Reports

While a building inspection to the Australian Standard AS4349.1 2007 will give valuable expert advice and a general overview of the property and major defects, it will not inform you of everything about the property you are purchasing. It is for this reason that Coastal Home & Building Inspections has responded the demand from clients to raise the level of our inspections well above the Australian Standard.

Coastal Home & Building Inspection Reports take additional time to assess and comment on exclusions (normally not covered by the Australian Standard or some other inspection companies) to ensure a thorough inspection of you property. Additional recommendations for expert specialist consulting and advice is based on requirements.

We have a solid reputation with our clients, legal firms, finance companies, building professionals and real estate agents as the most thorough inspection company servicing the Sunshine Coast and surrounding areas.

You are welcome to attend your building inspection with us.  We are happy to address any concerns you may have prior to the inspection.  The inspection will cover all external and internal accessible areas.  The time frame varies from 1.5 to 3 hours depending on the size and condition of the property.

At the end of the inspection we will take you around and through the property giving a detailed description of all items / defects listed in the report and repairs required.  In addition if specialist inspections are required we will inform you of your obligations.

With Coastal Home & Building Inspections you will receive a thorough detailed Report on the property that is comprehensive, informative and written in a manner that you can easily understand.

Prices start from $300.00 incl gst for smaller properties and may be adjusted relative to size and location so feel free to call for an accurate indication of fees.

View Sample Pre Purchase Inspection Report

Everyone who purchases a home wants a thorough inspection however they do need to read the Building Inspection Agreement form and ask exactly what procedures the inspector will use and what items would be checked.

What you may not know about a Standard Pre Purchase Building Inspection (Exclusions)

The Australian Standard is not an all encompassing specification that requires the inspector to address all areas of the home.  It is a guideline to a general overview of the property addressing major defects, structural movement, collectively reporting on maintenance and safety issues.
Accessible areas are visually assessed and reported on.  No comments or opinions can be formed on areas that are concealed at the time of inspection.

Standard Pre Purchase Inspection Exclusions

Areas listed below that are generally not covered by the Australian Standard AS4349.1 2007 building inspection or some other inspection companies.  Defects observed in these areas are reported by Coastal Home & Building Inspections where accessible.  Specialists are recommended where required.

  • Foundations

  • Minor Defects

  • Swimming Pools    

  • Garden Sheds & Irrigation Systems

  • Electrical

  • Plumbing

  • Air Conditioners

  • Gas Installation

  • Appliances

  • Smoke Detectors

  • Intercom & Security Systems

  • Unapproved Additions