Comprehensive Inspection

We help you find hidden defects often covered by others which end up being expensive maintenance headaches.

What's involved

Our Comprehensive Inspection adds a great level of detail beyond the Combined Inspection. It covers structural, timber pest, maintenance items, non-structural items and potential structural/termite risks.

Additional items inspected may include:
  • Smoke detectors, hot water system, air conditioning
  • Boundary fencing, retaining walls
  • Driveways and paths
  • Surface water drainage
  • Pergola and decking
  • Pool fencing (not for council compliance)
  • Outside structures (e.g. sheds)
  • Doors and windows
  • Light operation
  • Oven, range hood, cooktop
  • Vanity basins, baths, toilets, sinks and taps
  • Kitchen, laundry & bathroom cabinets and benchtops
  • Stairs, roofing, facia, gutters, downpipes, eaves, barges
  • Vents, skylights, insulation and sarking
  • Conductive conditions for termites
  • Structural risks

Why it's important

A Comprehensive Inspection report will allow you to make a completely informed decision on the property you are about to purchase. It will give you an accurate look at the current condition of the house and potentially allow you to estimate the costs involved in getting the property to where you want it to be. We recommend this inspection if you want as much detail as possible about the investment you are about to make. Refer to AS4349.1-2007 Annexure C and AS4349.3-2010 for more details.

We provide detailed reports with all of our inspections.

Comprehensive Inspection Pricing

At SURE Building & Pest our pricing for Comprehensive Inspections depends on the requirement. All prices are inclusive of GST. Like us on Facebook for 10% off your next Comprehensive Inspection.

$ 600
1 - 2 Bedrooms
$ 650
3 - 4 Bedrooms
$ 700
5 - 6 Bedrooms
Free quote
7+ Bedrooms


Yes, you can attend the comprehensive inspection, but only with the selling agent’s permission.

No, you do not need to arrange a building and pest inspection time. Once we have the details, we need to arrange the inspection timing with the agent or seller on your behalf. Once confirmed we send the timing to you via email.

Once the inspection is complete, our turnaround time for reporting is the same day - usually within 5 hours.

Yes, we call on completion of the building and inspection to discuss observations made. You can then call us to ask questions about the report any time for 12 months after the completion of the inspection.

Termite damage and structural issues can cause huge financial headaches for new home buyers. Therefore contacting a building inspector to conduct a pre-purchase building and pest inspection should be an essential part of your due diligence process.

A building and pest inspection can take anywhere between 1 to 2 hours depending on the size of the property and the type of inspection.

During a building and pest inspection the inspector will analyse each area outlined in the inspection chosen by the buyer and complete a final report which outlines any defects, issues, or anything else impacting the property’s condition.

No, you do not need to attend the building and pest inspection. Your building inspector can complete this without you or the selling agent being present, as long as they have access and permission to enter the property.

No, for pools we recommend you request the contact details (from the seller) for the shop currently managing the pool. Engage them for inspection requests and pool maintenance history.

Lights are checked as part of the Comprehensive Inspection however if polarity testing is required it will be an additional $150. We don’t check gas as it is a specialised service but we do check the stove and gas hot water for serviceability.

We will highlight risk areas of cement fibrous sheeting during inspection. Asbestos Lab Testing is $150 per sample when included in booked inspection.

A cut above the rest

Purchasing or building a property is a significant investment. At SURE Building & Pest, we are qualified professionals, who conduct detailed and thorough inspections, giving you the piece of mind you deserve. We guarantee that you will be glad you chose SURE Building & Pest to conduct your structural or pest inspection.