Arrunga Building Services Pty Ltd was set up as a building consulting company in 1998 by Richard Young. Richard has over 40 years building experience.
ABS Inspections - Pest Inspections
Common Problem PestsWe can refer you to a qualified pest controller who can offer you a complete pest control service.
Timber Pest Reports
Before you buy a home, it is recommended that you have a timber pest inspection report prepared to make sure the property is not infested by termites or other timber pests. Including a timber pest inspection condition on your offer The standard buying/selling contract for the transfer of property has two sections, the:
Contract for the Sale of Land by Offer and Acceptance (commonly called the "O & A"); and
Joint Form of General Conditions for the Sale of Land (also referred to as simply the General Conditions).
The General Conditions cover important contractual obligations for both buyer and seller. This is a formally printed document and not usually varied. The O & A form, however, provides greater flexibility and special conditions can be added to it to meet the needs of both buyer and seller by documenting specific points of agreement over and above the standard general conditions.
Special conditions may cover issues about property inspections such as building or pest inspections; who pays for necessary repairs; or anything else important for either buyer or seller. Any special conditions made to the O & A should be as precisely worded as possible and you may wish to seek legal advice to ensure this. If the offer is accepted, these conditions must be satisfied, or the sale may not be completed.
Because timber pests can cause costly damage to a property, it is recommended that you as a purchaser put a special condition in the contract requiring that a timber pest inspection report be prepared. In order to make the terms of the inspection clear and verifiable, it is best to put your requirement for a timber pest inspection report in the contract as a special condition, rather than relying on verbal agreements with the seller.
The special condition should state that if termite activity is sufficient to cause, or have caused, damage then the contract of sale can be cancelled or the seller made liable for any loss incurred. The Sale by Offer and Acceptance fact sheet can provide you with further information on the offer and acceptance process. Content of your timber pest special condition Your special condition should identify the standard to which the timber pest inspection should be carried out and report prepared.
For instance, you can specify in the O & A that the timber pest inspection is carried out in accordance with Australian Standard 4349.3 - 1998. Australian Standard 4349.3 is a nationally accepted standard for timber pest inspections and reports. This type of inspection includes roof and floor timbers, outbuildings and fencing.
Timber pests can travel 50 metres underground, so fencing checks are necessary in a thorough inspection. An inspection and report prepared to Australian Standard 4349.3 will inform you about any current infestation, previous damage, areas likely to be infested in the future, and areas where additional inspections are recommended to maintain effective physical and chemical timber pest barriers.
Pest Control - Termites
Termites are an essential part of our pest control services. They are one of the most destructive pests to a home or building owner. More often a large extent of damage is carried out, without the home or building owner knowing.
How can Termites be controlled: By far the best way of controlling termites is seeking professional help from our licensed Timber Pest Management Technicians, who are fully trained to provide you with a termite management solution to suit your requirements and needs, and that may be:
Chemical Barrier System
Physical Barrier System
Monitoring and Interception Systems
Common Question Customers ask is "Why should I use you instead of a cheaper alternative?"
Reply from Richard at ABS Pty
"I have a vast amount of experience and I am fully insured. When you book, you get me doing your inspection and not someone else. I also have a Pest Inspection specialist with me for the pest inspection so its another set of eyes on assessing your property."