Pre-Purchase Building Inspections in Brisbane

Uncover problems with your new home and avoid big costs down the line. Action Property Inspections are the specialists in pre-purchase property inspections in Brisbane and surrounding areas.

As part of a full pre-purchase inspection, Brisbane inspectors Action Property Inspections, provides a house exterior inspection to uncover any additional house problems.  The exterior of the house covers a large and important area and requires thorough analysis. It is also unfortunately the source of many house problems. There is a large difference between a house that appears deteriorated, and one that is actually structurally unsound, hence the need for a property inspection. The following is an outline of the house exterior sections inspected in our property inspection.

Your Pre-Purchase External Building Inspection Includes:

External Walls

  • Cladding
  • Wall alignment
  • Decay
  • Ground clearance
  • Inadequate materials used
  • Brickwork
  • Differential or rotational movement
  • Mortar eroding
  • Inadequate weep holes

Painted Surfaces

  • Blistering Paint
  • Surface deterioration
  • Potential for lead based paint

Infill Panels

  • Ground contact
  • Decay damage
  • Loose panels
  • Termite susceptibility

Gable Structure

  • Twisting and decaying barge boards and decorative timbers


  • Water penetration
  • Fascia decay
  • Loose soffit linings
  • Inadequate ventilation

External Stairs

  • Loose treads
  • Uneven or oversized risers
  • Decay damage
  • Unsafe handrails


  • General building compliance
  • Decay
  • Undersized timbers
  • inadequate bracing


  • Decay damage
  • Loose boards
  • Overspaning boards
  • Incorrectly installed decking

Verandah Structure

  • Building compliance
  • Adequate bracing and tie downs
  • Overspaning timbers


  • Rusting downpipes
  • Stormwater collar connections
  • Leaking joints


  • Cracked and drummy floor tiles
  • Hazardous surfaces
  • Surface deterioration


  • Decay or corrosion damage
  • Inadequate head clearance
  • Adequate fixings


  • Decay damage to shutters
  • Unsecured shutters

Fly Screens

  • Bent fly screen frames
  • Torn fly screen wire


  • Limited Inspection

When you book your pre-purchase building inspection through Action Property Inspections, you’re choosing peace of mind.  If we find something wrong with our external inspection, or any other element of our comprehensive inspection service, you’re armed with the information you need to renegotiate your purchase price or get out of a contract that could cost you your financial future.

Your investment is too important to trust to just anyone.

Action Property Inspections has provided comprehensive pre-purchase building inspections for 25 years.