Invasive Building Inspection

“Know the unknown”

Gold Coast Building Inspector’s Invasive Building Inspection Reports provide a detailed floor plan and estimate cost towards the hidden defects. This type of inspection was created mainly for concealed termite and water damage. After a Visual building inspection has been preformed by the inspector and the report findings indicate termites or water damage, it is highly recommended to have a further Invasive Inspection to help determine the extant of damage that may occur to the property.

Invasive Inspection consist of:

  • Removal of roof tiles
  • Removal of power points
  • Removal of light switches and fixtures
  • Installation of snap-vents (optional)
  • Cameras installed into exposed cavities
  • Removal of wall/ceiling lining (optional)

Invasive inspections are designed to create a transparent exchange between buyer and seller. Identifying if a property has, or has not got further damage can determine the sale of a property.


We have provided an example of our Invasive/Estimate report showing a floor plan where concealed damage was identified along with an estimate cost to repair damage.

When renegotiating  your purchase price the above documents are essential, your agent will not allow verbal costings across the table to the vendor.

Licensed builders quotations are your way forward in this situation.

To view an example of our invasive/estimate report  click on the above attachments.

  • Unit/ Apartments
  • POA
  • approximately 100sq meters
  • 1 bathroom


We inspect your home, can provide Quotes/Estimates towards defect issues and complete repairs or rebuild after purchasing property.

We can save you tens of thousands of dollars.

Call Us today to discuss how a Estimate Report works in your favour

What’s included in the building inspection?

  • External of Building
    • Walls
    • External finishes
    • Timber or steel frames and structures
    • External cladding
    • Window flashings visible, mouldings and sills
    • Stairs
    • Balconies, verandahs, patios & decks
    • Suspended-concrete floors
    • Pergolas
  • Site
    • Car accommodation
    • Detached Laundry
    • Ablution facilities
    • Garden sheds
    • Small retaining walls (non- structural)
    • Driveways
    • Paths
    • Steps
    • Fencing
    • Surface water drainage
  • Interior of Building
    • Ceilings
    • Cornice
    • Walls
    • Floors
    • Windows
    • Doors and frames
    • Kitchen
    • Benchtop
    • Sink/taps
    • Laundry
    • Floor
    • Taps
    • Tubs/cabinet
    • Bathroom
    • Cistern and pan
    • Bidet
    • Bathtub
    • Shower
    • Vanity
    • Washbasin
    • Ventilation
    • Smoke Detectors
  • Roof Exterior
    • Roof
    • Skylights, vents and flues
    • Valleys
    • Guttering
    • Downpipes
    • Eaves
  • Roof Space
    • Roof framing
    • Roof covering
    • Insulation
    • Sarking
    • Party walls
  • Sub-floor space
    • Bearers or joists
    • Timber framing
    • Piers/stumps
    • Dampness and damp damage
    • Drainage
    • Ventilation
    • Cracked or leaking pipes
    • Debris