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.

The Pre-Purchase Process – How To Avoid Home Buyer Stress

Stressed out about buying a house? Don’t be. With a little pre-planning and a pre-purchase building inspection up your sleeve, you can take the anxiety out of buying a home.
There is no doubt about it. Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you will make, financially and emotionally.
You’ve found your dream home and […]

By |March 6th, 2018|blog, Building Inspection Tips|0 Comments

Should I be There When You Inspect my Home?

Should I be There When You Inspect My Home?
You’ve found the perfect house and you want to make it your new home. But before you start packing boxes and imagining yourself making a life there, it’s important to organise a pre-purchase house inspection. One of the first questions purchasers will ask a building inspector is […]

By |February 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Brisbane Property Market 2018 – Invest or Divest?

Brisbane Property Market 2018 – Invest or Divest?
Whether you’re a seasoned property investor or just starting to dip your toe in the property investment market, you can’t expect a good return on your investment unless you have a solid understanding of what’s happening in the Brisbane property market. Don’t roll the dice recklessly or you’ll […]

By |February 20th, 2018|blog, Finance|0 Comments

The Building Inspector’s Guide – Worst House In The Best Catchment

When looking for the best advice on buying a house within the best state school catchments in Brisbane, look no further than the knowledgeable building inspectors at Action Property Inspections!
They say that deciding on which school to send your children to is one of the hardest decisions to make as a parent, and that deciding […]

By |February 13th, 2018|blog, Purchasing a House|0 Comments

Should I Worry About Cracked Tiles In A Prospective Property?

Should you worry about cracked tiles in your prospective property? Yes – cracked tiles not only look unattractive, but they can be a sign of an underlying issue in a property.
It can be tempting to ignore cracked tiles, especially if there are only a few here and there. You can always replace them down the […]

By |February 6th, 2018|blog|0 Comments

Storm Season Is Coming – 5 Signs Of Storm Damage To Brisbane Homes!

It’s that time of year again – storm season! Every year around this time, Brisbane braces for impact. As we all know, Brisbane suffers from intense thunder storms all summer, and these storms can be extremely damaging for your home. With intensely strong winds, golfball-sized hail, torrential rain, and lightning, your home can undergo a […]

By |January 30th, 2018|blog|0 Comments

Are Investment Properties In Brisbane REALLY High Risk?

There’s no denying it – Brisbane is in the throes of an apartment slump. Those who have purchased apartments as investment properties in Brisbane are now faced with the harsh reality of unit values LOWER than what they were a decade ago.
Unit after unit, apartment after apartment, sits empty and on the market for months […]

By |January 23rd, 2018|blog|0 Comments

Top 10 Questions Brisbane Asks About Building Inspections

Do you have a burning question about building inspections in Brisbane and its surrounds? You’re not the only one!
From ‘What causes cracks in walls?’ to ‘Are weatherboard houses a good investment?’ Brisbane buyers have been hungry for answers before they invest, and rightly so! A pre-purchase building inspection is the only way you can know […]

By |January 16th, 2018|Ask the Inspector, blog|0 Comments

Fibre Cement Cladding Problems Your Building Inspector May Find

When it comes to choosing building materials for the external façade of your house, fibre cement cladding has a lot going for it. Not only is it versatile and looks great, but it’s also asbestos-free, weather-proof and resistant to termites. Pretty impressive as far as building materials go, right?!

If you’re planning to invest in a […]

By |January 10th, 2018|blog, Building Inspection Tips|0 Comments

DIY Home Inspection, Why Is This Even A Thing?

It is very tempting to perform your own home inspection in an effort to save money. The theory is that once you are aware of what to look out for you can very easily and efficiently perform a pre-purchase inspection and do away with the need for expert advice. After all, leaking pipes and cracks […]

By |January 3rd, 2018|blog, Building Inspection Tips|0 Comments