Toowoomba Building and Property Inspection Services

Buy, Build and Invest with Confidence. Vision Building Reports has been conducting Toowoomba and Surrounds building inspections, and providing building and pest inspection reports since 2009. We are experts in our field and as premiere Toowoomba property consultants we cover a broad spectrum of other services for over 25 years. Our team has a combined experience of over 50 years in the property inspection industry. Brad Hogan is highly experienced and brings his knowledge to your inspection providing you with a thorough and comprehensive inspection of your property and the best advice available.

Vision Building Reports prides ourselves on our local knowledge and for your added protection and peace of mind we are:

  • Fully licensed & insured as required by the QBCC
  • Inspections in accordance with current Australian Standards;  4349.1 for building inspections & 4349.3 for pest inspections
  • Professional reports within 24hrs
  • Industry updated with the latest regulations

A Vision Building Reports inspection lets you complete your house purchase with total confidence. Whether you’re buying an existing property, building a new home Vision Building Reports gives you the knowledge to get the best result on your real estate investment.

We aim to provide high quality customer service with affordable prices so that our clients can make an informed decision before making one of the biggest investments of their lives. We are fully insured and are dedicated to provide high quality customised service. We work independently for our client’s best interests only and have no affiliation to Real Estate Agents, Solicitors or Conveyancers. We are often recommend for our services but we are there 100% to protect only your interests in a property. We are proud to say that most of our building and pest inspections come to us through referrals from our satisfied customers.

We make all the arrangements for your pre-purchase building and pest inspections with your agent to save you time and effort. We welcome our clients to attend their inspections if possible and walk around with Brad. He is happy to discuss and explain any serious defects, safety and maintenance issues identified with you as he finds them while you are still at the property. When he is finished, our pest inspector will then thoroughly go over all the pest inspection and termite management findings with you as well. He will identify the current termite protection in place, any live termite activity and high risk areas identified and make recommendations to protect the property from future termite attack.

If you are unable to attend the inspection the inspectors will call you after they have inspected the property to discuss their findings and are available again after you have received your reports to ask any questions.

Vision Building Reports provide a detailed analysis of the condition of your property in an easy to read format. All our building inspections are completed by owner operator Brad Hogan who is an  experienced registered builder trained in accordance with the Australian Inspection Standard.

Your building inspections are arranged promptly and the report supplied the next working day.  Call us now, or use our online booking tool.

Contact Us on 07 4630 0333 / 0429 774 721 or email us at

Terms and Conditions (Cancellations)
Prepurchase building and pest inspection bookings that are cancelled within three hours of a confirmed inspection time will incur a 50% cancellation fee.

All prepaid inspection services will incur a 50% cancellation fee.

For further information contact our office staff



Pre-Purchase and Building Inspections

A thorough visual inspection of your property will be undertaken during your pre-purchase building inspection. Brad Hogan will be looking for major and minor defects, cracking, maintenance and safety issues.

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Pre-auction building and pest inspections

Are you buying a property at Auction?

  • Don’t bid at auction blind folded
  • Do not assume everything is ok
  • Know the cost of future repairs before bidding.

If you have viewed a property you intend to buy at auction, having a pre-auction inspection carried out prior to the auction date will allow you to make an informed decision about your purchase and how much you are willing to bid on it.

When you purchase a property at Auction your contract will not normally be conditional upon obtaining satisfactory building and pest inspection reports. If you have the winning bid when the hammer goes down, you are deemed to purchase the property as it is! To protect yourself from the unknown and the possibility of hidden repair costs, you should be well prepared before you bid. Arrange for your own independent building and pest inspections to be undertaken prior to the auction date.

Sometimes pre-auction inspections have been carried out on a property going to auction. Building and pest reports are available for purchase. Unless these reports have your name on them, they offer you no protection as a purchaser and are informational only. Our pre-auction inspections are identical to our pre-purchase inspections, which includes a thorough inspection of the property in accordance with Australian Standards 4349.1.

The benefit to our clients is that we offer the report at a reduced rate as we want you to be more confident when bidding commences and more successful at auction. We also understand that bidding at auction is not a guarantee to securing the property and when working to a budget the thought of spending extra cash can be a difficult decision.

The buyer of our auction inspection reports inherits full professional indemnity protection when reports are issued in their name. Your detailed written report will be sent via email the same day and includes photos of the internal areas, roof cavity, roof coverings, subfloor (under floor), with particular detail covering any areas of concern.

Brad has over 25 years building experience and additionally is available to explain the report findings in further detail with you.


Practical Completion & Handover Inspections

Our Pre-Handover and New Home Inspections are designed to the Australian Standards and Tolerances as established by the Building Commission in 2007 to identify any areas that have not been built to the Australian Standard.

It is our expert opinion that before a client pays their final payment they should have a Pre-Inspection carried out, listing all the relevant defects that can then be repaired by the builder. Once the final payment has been made, it is often very difficult to get the builder to return to rectify problems. All too often the builders’ response is that the defects are a result of maintenance and the home owner is not covered.

Pre-Handover Inspection Checklist:

  • Externally from brick walls
  • Weep holes
  • Expansion joins
  • Window seals up into the roof cavity on top of roof
  • Taking photos and listing all defects that can often be overlooked by an inexperienced person

The Building Inspection Process

Building inspections are an important part of the home and commercial property market. A pre-purchase building report will offer a wide variety of information about the condition of a property and estimation for the cost of repairs.

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All visual inspections are in accordance with AS4349.1 Inspections of Buildings Part 1: Property Inspections - Residential Building.