building inspections brisbane

Our Background and Experience Speaks for Itself.

Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service is the longest independent owner operated building inspection service in Brisbane. All building inspections are carried out by Peter Weddell who is an experienced Brisbane builder and building inspector with vast knowledge accumulated from all aspects of the building and inspection industry since 1966.

Why Choose Us? Why Building Inspections Brisbane?

  • Confidential reports, we do not discuss the outcome of the report with the agent or seller
  • Used by banks, lending societies, leading solicitors, Brisbane City Council, investors, fund managers, superannuation funds, investment advisors, interstate buyers and individuals
  • Independent of real estate agents, working in the best interest of the buyers
  • Majority of building inspection services rely heavily on Real Estate agents for referrals, we don’t
  • Welcome client onsite for consultation on conclusion of the inspection to explain the report, main problems and how it compares to other buildings of its age and type
  • Access to the inspector for advice, long after the inspection has been carried, at no extra cost
  • Easy to follow report that is second to none, written in plain English for anyone to understand
  • Extensive use of photos with accompanying explanation throughout the report that may help put you in a far better negotiating position, if major problems are found that you were not aware of before signing the contract!
  • Comparison checklist to other buildings of its age and type combined with photos is included to help put any problems in perspective also in making an informed decision
  • Reports that more than exceed the ASA 4349.1 Standards
  • Access the roof exterior (even a two storey building) where safe to do so
  • Full member of the Master Builders Association, since 1977
  • Founding member of the Institute of Building Consultants
  • Fully licensed with the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC). Licenses: 18932  &  727670

  • Covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Economical recommendations on rectification of problems, alterations and extensions (if required)
  • Preventative maintenance suggestions throughout the report (to help avoid future potential problems) with extensive use of relevant illustrations and photos, for a better understanding
  • Experienced in all aspects of the building industry, renovation, extensions, alterations in modern and traditional style Colonial and Queenslander homes, with additional free advice (if required)
  • Equipped with thermal imaging camera, powerful LED torch, ladders and moisture meter

  • Specializing in building inspections our goal is to help educate buyers with our vast knowledge and experience!

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The only 'silly' question is the one you don't ask!

Peter Weddell, July 2015

Recent Google Reviews for Building Inspections Brisbane – QLD Home Buyers Inspection Services.

Attention to detail, experienced, independent and non-bias building inspector. I had a very high expectation on Peter prior to the building inspection based on his pass clients’ reviews and phone conversation with him. He has far exceeded my expectation. His report is not just a once-off use but a useful reference for many years into future.

I am purchasing a new property in Brisbane; however, I am currently living in Canberra. This, not surprisingly, presents some significant challenges in ensuring that I was buying a quality product. It also did not help my stress levels! Therefore I needed someone on the ground I could rely on who has the appropriate professional qualifications and experience to help me avoid the many pitfalls in this process. Most importantly, I needed honest, frank and professional advice. I can honestly say Peter’s work is outstanding and through his detailed report, all identified issues were agreed to be rectified without any arguments from the developer. I would have no hesitations in recommending Peter. He will potentially save you from committing to a money pit and significantly reduce your stress levels during the purchasing decision making process.

Peter was great to work with and we felt confident knowing that we were in a safe set of hands for our first home purchase. Thanks Peter!

Peter has a great depth of knowledge and is very skilled at what he does. He was super helpful, willing to explain issues identified and provided photos to explain. His report is not limited to a series of tick boxes like others – it provides useful details and a breakdown of issues that needed more immediate attention, recommendations for preventative maintenance and potential future issues that should be monitored. Definitely recommend!

Peter was recommended by a friend for pre-purchase building inspection and he didn’t disappoint! We attended the property while he completed the inspection and it was obvious he was thorough and detailed in the assessment and he took the time to show and explain the notable issues with the property. The final report was detailed and easy to interpret, with multiple photos to support the conclusions in the report. It was obvious that Peter’s main objective and priority was ensuring that we got the best advice on the condition of the property and that we understood the content of the building report so that we could make our on decision on how to proceed. He made himself available for multiple follow up conversations to discuss the detail of the report and offered advice on other matters relating to the property. Will certain call him again in future for an building inspection reports. Thanks Peter!

As an interstate buyer i required an experienced building inspector. Peter attended site with my son and discussed items with him, provided a detailed and thorough written report and called me to go through the report with him. I was really impressed with the quality of his service and would recommend him to others.

Hi Peter, I would like to thank you for your excellent, very detailed building inspection report. The suggestions in this report enabled us to rectify several problems. Also the after report service, and your response to follow-up questions cannot be faulted. It saved us wasting a lot of money asking for the wrong advice from the wrong people. Regards, Alan Taylor, Corinda.

Peter was amazing and walked us through details which we would have never really picked. His reports very really comprehensive and gives us a good grounds to negotiate and understand what we really are getting into. Also gives things we need to be looking out for in the future. Not only he did us provide insights into the building but also insights into owning and maintaining a house. Thank you for your service and I would highly recommend any and everyone to hire Peter if they are thinking of buying a property!!

Peter is a great guy who works for you and you only. He’s happy to communicate and helpful with explaining everything. He is always clear the he has the buyer’s interests at heart and is happy to answer questions at any time! We were super grateful for all his input! Regards from The Trio.

Simply the best inspector around. Peter has been used multiple times by several members of my family and saved us a couple of times from buying duds. He is more thorough then anyone else, more informative, gives better follow up, and he tells you straight what’s good and bad. He works for you, no one else.

Peter saved us from making a huge mistake. We thought we had found our dream home but after Peter inspected the place, we found out it would have been a nightmare for years. We would have had to put $50000 plus into the place to rectify the structural, pest and uncertified issues with the house and land. Peter was very thorough and discussed the issues with us and created a report that was easy to read. We can not recommend Peter and his service enough. If you want honesty and thoroughness, he is your man.

We are interstate and felt Peter left no stone unturned giving us the confidence to make the right decision regarding our purchase. Thanks Peter!

Awesome service from a passionate and experienced building inspector. Peter completed a very thorough report and was willing to spend the time discussing with me any potential issues which may occur in the building and what to look out for; he is always putting you first. Open, honest and genuine. Will definitely use again!

Peter was recommended to us by a friend who couldn’t have spoken more highly of him. I have since rang Peter on a number of occasions with questions about houses we were considering putting an offer to buy in for. He has without exception been extremely generous with his time and offered very valuable advice every time. He then did a building inspection of a house and was extremely thorough, again providing lots of verbal explanations about what to look out for and taking time to go over every issue on the phone. His report is very detailed and easy to understand and he provides numerous other resources. Unfortunately we had to step back from the sale due to issues that were discovered but we felt confident we were making the right decision and in good hands with Peter who is personally invested to give the best advice possible. More than highly recommend having Peter on your team when you are buying a house or in need of building inspection advice.

I was really impressed with the service provided by Peter, who had been recommended to me by a colleague. He arrived on time and was very thorough with his photos and advice. He first went around the outside of the property and took photos of everything, followed by inside. Afterwards he gave me a confidential run through of all the important issues, and took me around the building to point out what exactly he was talking about, so that I properly understood everything. He explained things well and answered all of my MANY questions. He is very honest with his reporting, and his no BS attitude was well received. I would not hesitate to recommend Peter to anyone, and will definitely be using him again for any future purchases.

Peter acts in the interest of buyers. He has not only very sharp eyes on building problems, but also firm independence from any influence from sell-side agent, and generosity in sharing with buyers his 50years+ experience as a professional builder and building inspector.

Peter is very thorough and takes the time to give you all the information you need, not just on any potential current issues but also what to look out for in the future. If you have any questions after the inspection Peter is also happy to help answer any questions you may have no matter how long ago the inspection was. Peter will arm with you with all the information you need to make an informed decision. I can also recommend Mark from QLD Termite Reports.

Peter gave me a free and practical advice. He is honest and he won’t waste both of your time just to get a new job.

One conversation with Peter and it saved me possibly 25 years of heartache from making a bad home purchase. I say 25 years because I’d probably be servicing a regretful home loan for that long. Only a trained and experienced eye could have advised me not to even touch this property with a 10ft pole. Peter showed immense passion and integrity when providing advice on findings of a pre-purchase property inspection report which was provide to me for ‘Free’. He picked up inconsistencies within the report and warned me of it. He shared with me encounters of similar experiences and educated me of industry standards and people who may not have my best interests at heart. Peter did all this, even though I am not his current client. He just did not want me to fall trap to tricks and misinformation used in this industry.  His website has very useful information which I stumbled upon just by googling for inspections services. I am so glad I did and I’ll be going to him to carry out any inspections for a future home purchase. If anyone is reading these reviews to shortlist building inspectors, please be rest assured you will be in good hands by engaging Peter. It will be a great investment by itself. This is coming from someone who only had a 45min conversation with him but you can expect Peter’s loyalty to his client to be unwavering.  I would also urge you to read his post categories to be well informed as they are current and time-stamped. Beware of unlicensed inspectors, Building movement and Costly ‘free’ seller-vendor inspection reports were three sections very relevant to my situation.

I highly recommend Peter if you’re looking for no nonsense unbiased advice on the condition of a property. He recently inspected our property prior to comensing renovations and has already saved us $1000s with his recommendations and advice. Best part is he makes himself available anytime in the future if you have further questions or are unsure about trade quotes. Pick up the phone and give him a call.

Peter is clearly very experienced, very thorough, and easy to work with. Would definitely recommend his website to anyone purchasing a property for a smorgasbord of information, and his professional services for your building inspection.

Peter does a very thorough job, looking at as much of the building as he has access to. As we were inspecting units to buy, we hired him to inspect two units. Most other inspectors wouldn’t look at anything other than our unit and would charge extra if there was a courtyard rather than a balcony. But you get what you pay for. Peter was able to get access to the roof of the first unit, discovering it was rusting all over. He also performed moisture reading tests that showed very high levels of moisture due to the way the unit had been built and the environment. As well as other problems raised, so we continued looking. The second unit inspected was larger, Peter still did a thorough job of everything, thankfully not finding as much wrong with it – hopefully our future home! What I really love about his service is the experience he brings, his loyalty to the buyer/person who hired him and that he educates along the way. My husband and I don’t have any background in trades so to have someone we trusted, teaching us things to look out for and a thorough but easy-to-read report, made it so much better.

Peter offered us a great service and thorough inspections on both occasions we engaged him. Peter’s service helped us gain a better understanding of the true conditions of the commercial units we considered purchasing. We received comprehensive reports and multiple photos within 3 days. Peter was happy to take our calls and discuss the issues we were not sure about. He even went back to one of the Units a day after the original inspection to double check the potential issues. We have engaged him twice and we are more than happy to recommend him.

Peter inspected our new house and gave us a very thorough rundown of not just existing issues, but also where there were things that might create problems down the track. I feel much more confident now in what to look for and how to spot problems. At our inspection he promised he’d be available for a phone call any time about any issues that may come up, even ten years down the track. Six months after we moved in I sent him an email about a possible issue with our shower and received a response the next day. This is obviously not a business that just churns out generic reports, instead you’re getting someone who makes sure you’re armed with the knowledge you need and looks after you well after settlement.

As an interstate investor, I needed a building inspector I could trust to be my ‘eyes and ears’ on the ground. Peter went above and beyond my expectations. His level of service was exceptional, his work was quality, professional and detailed. The best thing about Peter as my building inspector was that he was available for questions before, during, and after the inspection. Look no further than Peter.

Peter has been my trusted building inspector over the past 15 years, who I have recommended to friends a number of times. Identifying building issues is hardly my strong point and therefore having someone I trust to provide me with an in-depth report, written in a manner that provides me with sufficient understandable information is extremely valuable. I appreciate Peter’s openness towards follow up questions / clarification after he has sent his report. It’s been valuable over the years to be able to give him a call and run a list of questions by him.

We went with Peter to inspect an old Queenslander that we had already gotten under contract, at a price we thought was fine. We chose him because we wanted a detailed list of what we needed to fix in the renovation of the house. After the inspection, we were able to take the new found information on the condition of the house and shed and negotiate $15,000.00 off of the price!! We are very happy we went with him and feel more confident with our decisions on the house now. We will likely be calling him up a couple times during the reno, which is also amazing that he will continue to provide support and advice for your situation. Thanks Peter!!!!

Peter was recommended to us by friends. We found his knowledge invaluable when making a decision on a recent purchase. His report was thorough and we found the photos very useful in understanding the points in the report as we were not familiar with some of the building terms that were used. We will definately be using Peter again and would recommend him to anyone.

I was recommended, QBIS by a friend who owns several properties. He told me Peter had saved him from buying a dud numerous times. I rang Peter as i live in a house built in the 70’s and was concerned with a large crack that had developed in the payment that also resulted in a hairline crack in a house brick. Peter, asked me to send photos of the area i was concerned about. After looking at the photos Peter then spent 20 minutes on the phone explaining what i should be looking out for. All at no cost! His information was invaluable . I would whole heartily recommend Peter to anyone who needs a building inspection done, as he doesn’t miss a trick. Linda Downey Helensvale.

Great, thorough report that was easy to understand and full of very good information, backed up by top notch customer service. Peter makes time to talk to you and go over things and explain all the details. He is happy to answer any questions you might have at anytime. Now I feel a lot more confident going in to my next open home inspection, with a list of things to look out for. Peter gave us a wealth of knowledge that made us confident about our decision. Tip: always have 14 days Due Diligence on your contract.

Highly recommended. Peter is very knowledgeable and offers practical solutions and advice in regards to your building queries.

I am an interstate buyer who called Peter after reading his excellent and highly informative website. He gave me his time and a lot of frank and excellent advice to help me navigate the pitfalls within the building and pest “industrial-complex”. I only wished I was looking to purchase in Brisbane as I would employ him in a heartbeat. If you are looking at purchasing or selling a home, read his website, he will educate you on the big ticket items which could cost you huge $$$.

Thanks to Peter we have avoided being ‘charmed’ by an old qld-er, which potentially could have lead us to financial and personal disaster. Would highly recommend Peter for professionalism and commitment.

My husband engaged Peter to complete a building inspection on the home we are buying. Peter crawled all over the house and provided a very detailed report and provided great direction on what to look out for with preventative maintenance. His website is also a great place for tips on what to look out for and helps improve your knowledge. Is the price more expensive than other reports, yes. Do you get value for report when making such a substantial purchase, absolutlely. Would highly recommend to anyone who really wants to know what they are buying.

If you want someone to provide you with a comprehensive, not biased building inspection report in an easy to understand format, then Peter will provide you with this service. His report also included helpful information in regard to future maintenance needs too. Thank you! Kind regards, R Federico.

Peter was strongly recommended to me I’ve used him on a couple of occasions he saved me on both times making a major mistakes.Hes been very helpful a willing to show me things that will help me in the future when looking at property.Very approachable if I ever need advice.When it comes to buying property you want this man in your corner.

Peter carried out a detailed, timely inspection and report. His report makes use of photos which are referenced to his findings and observations – very helpful pre-purchase and future reference. He was happy to spend time ensuring you understood his findings and take questions. Bruce Wallace December 2019.

I called Peter while looking for a building inspector for our new house build. Peter gave me some terrific advice about needing to find a structural engineer and emphasised the need to get footings, slab and frame inspected correctly at the appropriate time to ensure the builder is doing their job correctly. He said the engineers needed to compare the plan against what they see and do specification checks. Peter gave me some terrific information to help me avoid other companies who would take the money but provide inappropriate reports at the end of the day. I really appreciated Peters honesty, experience and willingness to assist. Regards Craig.

We have used Peter on two occasions and have found him to be very professional, prompt and experienced in his field. His report was issued the following day and as well as providing the pest report he took the time to take me around the property and explain everything within the report. I would recommend Peter for all of your property purchases.

We had a fantastic experience with Peter. He is honest and will give you a true picture of the property. Peter was very thorough and drew our attention to extensive problems with a property (which meant the property was uninsurable). We will definitely use Peter again for building inspections and his service is worth every cent.

I would never use anyone else to inspect a property I’m about to purchase. Peter is thorough, knowledgeable and frank when communicating the pros and cons of a property. We’ve used Peter twice and still feel relieved that he saved us from buying ‘problems’. He’s also incredibly committed to helping people learn what to look for themselves.

Peter was recommended by my friend, and I’ll definitely refer him to my other friends. He is so experienced. He always thinks more carefully and closely. He stands on clients’ side. Excellent job!

My husband found Peter on Google as our inspector due to very informative and helpful blogs that Peter wrote about building inspections. We are very happy we engaged Peter’s services as the experience was great. We appreciate the information, the thorough inspection, the advice on what to look out for in the future to make sure it doesn’t get worse. It was our first experience with pre-purchase house inspection but we could not have selected a better inspector. really detailed debrief on site after inspection and very detailed report the same day. Once again, thank you so much and totally recommend. We also appreciate his advice on pest control inspector who we were satisfied with as well completely.

For professional and fully licensed property and building inspections contact Peter Weddell at QLD Home Buyers Inspection Service on 07 3222 4383 or 0418 193930 to book your inspection.
QBCC License: 18932