About Andrew

Andrew Mackintosh has been answering home inspection questions in the greater Brisbane area since 1995. He has personally carried out over 20,000 building inspections and is a licensed builder and licensed building inspector, Member of Queensland Master Builders Association & Institute of Building Consultants. Being the business owner and the inspector, Andrew is passionate about providing clients with excellent customer service, value for money, honest, unbiased, thorough inspection and reporting in a professional and timely manner to allow clients to make informed decisions when purchasing property.

Property Inspections – What To Look For In Kitchens And Bathrooms


Pre-purchase property inspections should never be considered an ‘optional extra’ when acquiring a new property. Many property inspections have prevented a buyer from making a huge financial mistake by investing in a house riddled with defects.
Once a defect is found on a property, the owners […]

By |January 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Restumping a Brisbane Home – What’s involved.

Restumping a Brisbane Home – What’s Involved.

Charming homes of yesteryear are scattered throughout Brisbane and Ipswich, some which have been given a new lease on life, others that sit and wait for the perfect owner to bring them back to life. The typical colonial Queensland balustrading, fretwork, wrapped verandahs, stair cases and pressed metal ceilings […]

By |January 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Long Do Building Inspections Take? We Answer Your FAQs

How Long Do Building Inspections Take And Other FAQs
How long do building inspections take? What’s covered in a building inspection? How much will an inspection cost? If these questions are rattling around in your brain and stressing you out, we’re here to help!
When you’ve found the dream home you’ve been searching for, getting a building […]

By |January 9th, 2017|Ask the Inspector, Building Inspection Tips|0 Comments

First Home Buyer Traps – Read This Before You Buy A Lemon!

First Home Buyer Traps – Property Inspections On Big Fat Lemons

If you’re a first home buyer, you’ve now got to splash some serious cash to get your foot in the door of Brisbane home ownership. Even if you do manage to find a property that’s on the market for $300,000 or less, you’re taking a […]

By |December 27th, 2016|Ask the Inspector, Building Inspection Tips|0 Comments

What Makes A Qualified Building Inspector in Brisbane?

What Makes A Qualified Building Inspector in Queensland?

Queensland’s got one of the country’s toughest regimes when it comes to the regulation of building inspectors. If you’re buying a property and plan on getting a pre-purchase building inspection, that should be music to your ears. The quality and thoroughness of the inspection is the only safety […]

By |December 20th, 2016|Ask the Inspector, Building Inspection Tips|0 Comments

Buying An Investment Property In Brisbane? Our Top Tips!

Buying An Investment Property In Brisbane? Here Are Our Inspector’s Top Tips!

Whether it’s your first time buying an investment property in Brisbane or you’re a seasoned investor, one thing is for certain – a building inspection is a must every time.
Taking the plunge in property investment can be exciting and daunting. Be confident that you’re […]

By |December 13th, 2016|Ask the Inspector, Building Inspection Tips|0 Comments

Entering the Brisbane property market in 2017? CLICK HERE first

Entering The Brisbane Property Market in 2017? CLICK HERE First

With new apartment construction booming and housing prices at affordable levels, the Brisbane property market is showing signs of positive growth for 2017. In fact, if you are seriously considering investing and entering the market, you’ll find there are plenty of excellent opportunities to grab.
But be […]

By |December 6th, 2016|Ask the Inspector, Building Inspection Tips|0 Comments

Interpreting Pre-Purchase Inspections

Interpreting Pre-purchase Inspections

They may mean extra money and be a complete pain, but pre-purchase building and pest inspections are the best thing you can do when thinking about buying a new home. There’s enough stress involved in buying a new home, so why not go the extra mile and get that added sense of security? […]

By |November 28th, 2016|Ask the Inspector, Building Inspection Tips|0 Comments

Last Minute Property Inspection?

Last-Minute Property Inspection?

They say time really flies when you’re having fun. Things can also move fast when you’re looking to buy a property. Homes change hands in the blink of an eye. That’s why it’s dead easy to fall into the biggest trap of all: leaving your property inspection to the last minute or, worse […]

By |November 22nd, 2016|Ask the Inspector, Building Inspection Tips|0 Comments

A tale of two Brisbane Building Inspections

A Tale of Two Brisbane Building Inspections
If you’re currently in the market to buy a new home or investment property in Brisbane, you’re probably also looking at options for Brisbane building inspections. Unless you’re in the lucky position where finances are no object, it can be tempting to save money by choosing cheap and cheerful […]

By |November 15th, 2016|Building Inspection Tips|0 Comments