Andrew

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.

When Your Building Inspector Finds Problems With The Foundations – Is It a Deal Breaker?

When Your Building Inspector Finds Problems with the Foundations—is it a Deal-Breaker?

It is important to be aware right from the start that not every issue found by a building inspector is serious. The aim of a building inspection is to give a prospective buyer an unbiased, no holds barred picture of the property from the […]

By |November 8th, 2016|Ask the Inspector, Building Inspection Tips|0 Comments

Brisbane’s High-Rise Unit Boom and Why You Still Need a Pre-Purchase Inspection

Brisbane’s High-Rise Unit Boom and Why You Still Need a Pre-Purchase Inspection

The skyline of Brisbane is filled with cranes. High-rise units are being developed at an alarming rate catering for those seeking to get in on the property market. Don’t be fooled into thinking that just because a unit or apartment is new or near-new […]

By |October 31st, 2016|Building Inspection Tips|0 Comments

Building and Pest Inspection with Action Property Inspections

Building and Pest Inspections To Change – Buyers BEWARE

A building and pest inspection report is not something undertaken lightly and nor should it. When you’re looking to invest your life savings into purchasing a property, you’re going to want to know that you are getting quality and a home that is not only safe but […]

By |October 18th, 2016|Building Inspection Tips|0 Comments

Brisbane’s Midgie Swarms – How To Survive Sand Flies

Sand Flies – aka Midgies Are On The Loose! How to Deter Sand Flies
Brisbane residents close to the beach and wetlands are calling it the worst sand fly swarm this decade. Sand Flies, also known as midgies are tiny flying insects that, although smaller than mosquitoes, can cause much more harmful bites. Sand fly bites […]

By |September 28th, 2016|Pests|0 Comments

Broken Roof Tiles? Why This Can Be Nothing … Or Everything

Broken Roof Tiles? Why This Can Be Nothing … Or Everything

Replacing roof tiles when they are damaged, cracked or broken is crucial to ensuring the ongoing protection of your home from Queensland’s harsh weather.
Failure to act quickly when faced with broken or damaged roof tiles can put your home at risk of water damage, mould, […]

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

Ever Wondered How To Calculate Roof Pitch? Click here!

How To Calculate Roof Pitch

If you’re installing, repairing or replacing a roof, there’s a huge pitfall lying in wait for you: getting the maths wrong when you calculate roof pitch can have a huge impact on your home. If you’re having a sudden, traumatic flashback to high school maths class right now, you’re not the […]

By |September 13th, 2016|Ask the Inspector, blog, Building & Renovating|0 Comments

Why Roof Inspections Are Vital For Your Brisbane Property

Why Roof Inspections Are Vital

Getting your roof routinely inspected by a qualified professional is vital – particularly in Brisbane, with our severe weather events and harsh, unpredictable thunderstorms. Action Property Inspections conducts thorough roof inspections across Brisbane and surrounds, including the exterior and interior of your roof. Read on to find out why you need […]

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

Apartment Inspection Checklist With Action Property Inspections

Apartment Inspection Checklist: Hidden Problems You Can Avoid

When you are on the lookout for an apartment or unit to call home, being prepared with an apartment inspection checklist is essential. Just like when you purchase a house, having your apartment inspected by a professional is one of those must-do activities. Whilst there are some differences […]

By |August 30th, 2016|Ask the Inspector, blog, Building Inspection Tips|0 Comments

Why You Need Independent Property Inspections In Brisbane!

Why You Need Independent Property Inspections In Brisbane!
Independent property inspections are essential if you’re buying in Brisbane. Not all inspectors are created equal – and some have the interests of your real estate agent, not you, as their priority. Buying a home is a big decision. Read on to find out more about why it’s […]

By |August 23rd, 2016|Ask the Inspector, blog, Building Inspection Tips|0 Comments

Building Inspections On Tenanted Property? Here’s How To Do It.

Building Inspections On A Tenanted Property

Your home’s your castle. Your rights to peace and privacy are given significant priority and protection under law. You’d be sadly mistaken if you thought that those protections are only for home owners. Tenants renting a residential property are also protected from activities that invade their privacy, and this potentially […]

By |August 15th, 2016|Ask the Inspector, blog, Building Inspection Tips|0 Comments