Should you buy a termite damaged house?

This is an building inspection at Palm Beach Gold Coast.
It is an old termite damaged property, but was fixable according to Gold Coast Building Inspector Lloyd Woods.


“Most people shy away from a termite damage house, but if bought for the right price and with some good advice from the Builder/Inspector the house can be fixed.”


This home had a serious water leakage problem which was the original reason that attracted termites.


The foil insulation inside the roof has the potential to be fatal if an electrical short happens when weight is put on on the sheeting. There have been fatalities in the past from the staples holding the sheets down being metal instead of plastic.
The staples may have been fired through the sheeting into power wires hidden under the sheeting.

Outstanding Defects Summary


  • Termite Damage To Rear Shed Wall
  • Termite Damage To Floor Joists And Bearers
  • Shed Rhs Wall Has Termite Damage…no Down Pipe
  • No Tray Under Hws In Cupboard
  • No Shower Screen
  • Foil Insulation To Back Of Ceiling
  • Garage Not Painted
  • Cracked Brick Base To Garage


View full Palm Beach Building Inspection Report



Did you know? Termites are just as likely to attack a double brick home




We are a family business and have been building and renovating homes for over forty years. We are now concentrating on Pre Purchase Inspections, and have been doing so for the past ten years, putting our extensive building experience to good use.

We work in conjunction with two experienced Pest control companies who concentrate on detecting Termite problems while we look for any Building defects. Two specialist inspectors and reports are required to carry out this service properly.

There is no need to worry about the inspections, we arrange the inspections via the agents, owners and ourselves at a time that is suitable to YOU. You are the important one, you are the BUYER.

One other feature we are proud of is providing free guidance and price estimates for any repairs and alterations you may have in mind.