The first thing that any home buyer wishes is to ensure that the property is in good order.

A pre-purchase inspection is an integral part of buying a new home. We will inspect the building and surrounding property; we will then provide an extensive report on our findings.

Our report will include any major or minor defaults found, including pictures, which will put the buyer in a more informed position before committing to the purchase.

It’s a small investment for peace of mind, buy with confidence, get a building inspection.

Speak with Craig now, on 0477 700 101

Craig Foster, Owner/Inspector

Interior of Building:

The interior details of a house can often be overlooked by a buyer, whether it be because its recently been renovated, painted or is presented furnished that may detract from any issues. Smart Choice Building & Pest Inspections has the experience and eye for detail to find potential defects.

Here is a list of interior areas we inspect:

  • Ceilings
  • Cornice
  • Walls
  • Windows
  • Sills
  • Doors & Frames
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom
  • Toilet / WC
  • Ensuite
  • Powder Room
  • Laundry
  • Stairs
  • Balustrades
  • Floor coverings
  • Paint work

Exterior of Building:

The exterior of a building can potentially be the most vulnerable as it is open to the elements, its crucial it is thoroughly inspected by a professional building inspector who can identify areas of concern before major issues develop.

Here is a list of exterior areas we inspect:

  • Walls
  • Timer Cladding
  • Brickwork
  • Hebal
  • Windows
  • Lintels
  • Flashings
  • Ventilation / Weep Holes
  • Damp Proof Course
  • Rising Damp
  • Stairs / Railings
  • Balconies
  • Verandas
  • Patios
  • Decking
  • Balustrades
  • Paint work

Roof Exterior:

The roof is often an area that home buyers are concerned about most as the view they have from the ground at an open inspection leaves them missing the detail. We have the right equipment to safely access and carefully inspect the roof area. If poorly maintained a minor roof defect can become a large and costly problem to fix.

Here is a list of the roof areas we inspect:

  • Roof Covering
  • Ridge capping
  • Chimneys
  • Flashings
  • Flues
  • Valleys
  • Guttering
  • Downpipes
  • Eaves linings
  • Facia boards
  • Paint work

Roof Cavity:

The roof cavity is often a small and dark space, one that is difficult for a home buyer to inspect themselves. We make it easy for the buyer by inspecting the structural integrity of the roof and completing a comprehensive report stating the condition, if it has been well maintained and if it has water or pest damage.

  • Roof Framing
  • Sarking
  • Insulation
  • Service instalation damage

Sub Floor Areas:

The sub floor is often an area that is out of sight, therefore out of mind for buyers. When accessible we will always inspect the sub floor, foundations and footings. It is also an area that is vulnerable to water and pest damage that may go unnoticed due to difficult access, we will ensure this is fully investigated.

Here is a list of areas we inspect:

  • Timber flooring
  • Concrete suspended slabs
  • Stumps
  • Bearers
  • Joists
  • Ant cap condition
  • Ventilation
  • Dampness / Drainage
  • Services


Often when buying a house, the focus is solely on the building itself however the property is just as important. We will inspect from boundary to boundary and report on any issues found. It is an area commonly revamped by home handymen and may not comply to building codes. The area may also be host to unwelcome pests that could find their way into your home if not treated.

Here is a list of areas we inspect:

  • Garage
  • Shedding
  • Out Buildings
  • Retaining walls
  • Steps
  • Driveways
  • Pathways
  • Fencing
  • Surface Drainage Adequacy
  • Rain water tanks
  • Rain water retention systems
  • Swimming pools

There’s a lot to think about, and a lot that you can’t immediately see. So book a pre-purchase inspection today for some peace of mind.