Mal Wright Pest and Building Inspections
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Mal Wright Pest & Building Newcastle

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Mal Wright is an accredited member of the Australian Society of Building Consultants and one of the few members in the Newcastle and Hunter regions.

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Pest Reports

The Pest Reports comply with the Australian Standards AS 4349.3-2010.

Building Reports

The Building Reports comply with the Australian Standards AS 4349.1-2007.

Experienced

Mal Wright and his team have over 36 years building experience and is respected throughout the building industry with his wide knowledge of Pest and Building with residential property’s.

Mal Wright is a Carpenter, Licenced Builder, Building Consultant, Building Inspector, Clerk of Works and an Accredited Timber Pest Inspector.

Local and Fully Insured

Rest assured; we prioritise your peace of mind. Our commitment to excellence extends to being fully insured, providing an added layer of protection for our clients. This insurance coverage is a testament to our dedication to transparency and accountability, ensuring that you are safeguarded in the unlikely event of any unforeseen circumstances. Your trust in our services is not only valued but also backed by our comprehensive insurance, allowing you to move forward with confidence and security.

Easy to Understand Reports

The building and pest reports are both written in layman’s terms with some photographs included so that the reports are easier to understand and are well set out dividing minor defects from major defects to highlight what’s considered to be minor and major issues.

Pedantic Inspections

Mal specialises in Pre-Purchase Pest and Building Inspections and is known as Mr Pedantic with many clients using him to inspect their property’s and dwellings prior to making a decision to purchase including Conveyancers, Solicitors and Real Estate agents.

Licensed Building Inspectors

Mal Wright and his team represents a tightly knit group of seasoned professionals with decades of combined building experience, commanding widespread respect in the industry for their profound expertise in Pest and Building matters concerning residential and commercial properties. We are proud to be registered with NSW Fair Trading, reflecting our commitment to professionalism and ethical business practices.

We leverage cutting-edge solutions and state-of-the-art technology to meticulously measure and pinpoint areas of concern, ensuring a comprehensive evaluation that benefits both our team and you, our valued clients. Our unwavering commitment drives us to provide a service that vividly demonstrates our profound knowledge in the realm of construction.

Prompt Inspection and Reporting

Recognising the significance of your time, we are dedicated to streamlining the process for you. Our team will proactively coordinate with the agent, builder, or site supervisor to schedule and conduct the inspection, ensuring that you have one less thing to worry about. Once arrangements have been finalised with the relevant parties, we will promptly reach out to you to confirm the date and time of your inspection. Your convenience and peace of mind are our top priorities, and we aim to make the entire process as smooth and hassle-free as possible.

No Corner Cut

Mal Wright and his team does not cut corners and spends as much time as necessary to inspect a clients intended property and buildings on the property for defects prior to their purchase of such a large investment.

Effortless Online Booking

Feel free to schedule your inspection with us anytime by completing the Order an Inspection form on our website. After you submit the form, we will promptly arrange the inspection and provide you with a confirmed time and/or a fixed price.

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No or a poor Prepurchase Inspection could cost you thousands

Purchasing a property and dwelling can be the most expensive purchase of your life, please don’t try and save $100 by using an inadequate and cheap inspections service that ends up costing yourself a fortune $$$$ in the long term. Sleep well and rest assured you have made the right decision using Mal Wright from Mal Wright Pest & Building Inspections to inspect the property and buildings on the property properly, so you can make an informed decision.

Mal Wright and his team work for you his client and not the real estate agent as he is not trying to sell the property but inspect the dwelling and property for defects and timber pest matters to give a real condition of the property and dwelling prior to the big step of buying and this has saved thousands of dollars for many of his clients. Mal Wright Pest and Building Inspections is based in NEWCASTLE & CENTRAL COAST & services the Hunter, Hunter Valley areas & surrounds including Maitland, Cessnock, Raymond Terrace, Medowie, Cliftleigh, Heddon Greta, Lovedale, Millfield, North Rothbury, Farley, Branxton, Lochinvar, Weston, Singleton, Bolwarra, Bolwarra Heights, Rutherford, Aberglasslyn, Fletcher, Cameron Park, Chisholm, Thornton, Largs, Karuah,  Hawkes Nest, Tea Gardens, and we also travel to all suburbs of Newcastle, Central Coast and Port Stephens.

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Mal is known as Mister Pedantic throughout Newcastle & Lake Macquarie in the Pre-Purchase Pest and Building Inspection industry and many Real Estate Agents use him only for their and their family’s purchasers and not their clients for this reason.

83% of people we asked believed that it was not in the real estate’s best interest to provide a accurate report and wanted to get their own completed.

Get a report that you can trust from Mal Wright Pest and Building Inspections we service NEWCASTLE, CENTRAL COAST, LAKE MACQUARIE, PORT STEPHENS, HUNTER, HUNTER VALLEY, MAITLAND & CESSNOCK areas and all areas in between.

The average time on site inspecting a dwelling and property is approximately 2 to 3 hours in the Newcastle & Hunter Valley areas and then another hour in the office proofing after a typist has completed the reports. The reports include colour photos and are presented to the client in a display folder mailed directly to the client in the post. Reports are also emailed to the client and solicitor or conveyancer if email addresses are provided.

Why Thermal Imaging

Using a HIGH END thermal camera, Mal and his team can detect defects that cannot be seen by the naked eye that may prove to be costly repairs that the buyer would not have been aware of.

Thermal imaging cameras range in price and Mal and his team are qualified licenced builders and they know that good tools do a better job so Mal’s thermal imaging camera is one of the expensive cameras costing over $30,000. Some cameras are as cheap as $3000 and would not detect as many defects.

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Meth Testing Newcastle

Meth testing is now commonly being performed by property managers and purchasers to see if the dwelling’s interior is contaminated with methamphetamines as unacceptable levels can cause serious illnesses and side effects similar to a user. Children are more prone to contamination as they are more likely to their rub hands on walls or lay on the floor and roll around as the methamphetamine absorbs into the body through their skin and hand and mouth contact. Adults can also be contaminated in the same manner.

A standard meth clean of a contaminated dwelling averages around $5000.00 and in cases with higher contamination this can require the entire dwelling to be stripped out of internal wall linings and floor coverings which may run into 10’s of thousands of dollars and in some cases 100’s of thousands of dollars. This is why it is important prior to making a decision to purchase a dwelling that it is not contaminated with methamphetamines. It is also important for Property Managers and Landlords to include this test to end of lease inspections.

Meth Testing Explanations

Rapid Test – This is an onsite test that provides an instant result of negative or positive to methamphetamines being present in the area tested. This test provides 98% accuracy.

Lab NIOSH 9111 Test – this provides a test sent to a laboratory to get a level of contamination result as 0.5ug and above are not acceptable levels. This test provides knowledge to the extent of the contamination and also gives a result that if the contamination is from drug use or drug manufacturing. Lab testing has 100% accuracy.

Clearance Certificate – A Clearance Certificate is a certificate in writing provided to show that the dwelling is clear of methamphetamine contamination. This certificate can be provided after a NIOSH 9111 test of all rooms only or after a contaminated dwelling has had an adequate meth clean to clear the dwelling of contamination.

Price List

Pre-Purchase Pest and Building Inspection (including Thermal Imaging) including a 3 room Rapid Meth Test – $800.00 including GST. This includes a rapid meth test of any exhaust fans and air conditioners, kitchen, lounge room and main bedroom which will provide a positive or negative result on rooms that may be commonly used for drug use and/or manufacturing.

6 x Meth Rapid Tests and 3 Lab NIOSH 9111 Tests – 9 swabs (which includes 6x rapid tests and 3x NIOSH 9111 lab tests) – $770.00 including GST. This provides a negative or positive result of methamphetamines with a level of contamination. NIOSH testing takes up to a week to receive lab results and for us to provide a report.

Whole dwelling Rapid Test and Lab NIOSH 9111 Tests* – Includes the entire dwelling including all rooms and the garage (*up to 13 rooms – additional rooms, sheds or garages are $100.00 per room) – $2200.00 including GST. This includes every room in the dwelling (up to 13 rooms) for a rapid and NIOSH 9111 test and provides a clearance certificate if the results come back negative with no methamphetamine contamination. NIOSH 9111 testing takes up to a week to receive lab results and for us to provide a report.

The camera also detects heat which can be from termites and moisture from water leaks so it is essential to use someone that has a good thermal imaging camera.

Mal Wright and his team has been doing thermal imaging for over 12 years and has found termites and many other defects including water leaks by using thermal imaging. Pest & Building Inspections Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Hunter Valley, Port Stephens, Central Coast, Maitland, Cessnock, Thornton, Chisholm, Fletcher, Cameron Park & all surrounding areas near me.

Mal Wright Pest and Building Inspections, comprising a skilled team of professionals, conducts thorough Pest and Building inspections across an extensive geographic area. Our services encompass Newcastle, Central Coast, Wyong, Toukley, Sunshine, Catherine Hill Bay, Budgewoi, Charmhaven, Morisset, Morisset Park, Cooranbong, Wyee, Wadalba, Port Stephens, Maitland, the Hunter, and the Hunter Valley regions, including Cessnock.

Furthermore, our dedicated team extends their expertise to cover Anna Bay, Nelson Bay, Corlette, and Salamander Bay within the Port Stephens vicinity, as well as Aberglasslyn and Rutherford in the Hunter, serving all surrounding neighbourhoods, including the Tilligerry areas of Tanilba Bay and Lemon Tree Passage.

In addition to these locations, our Pest and Building Inspection services are available in Pindimar, Hawks Nest, and Tea Gardens.

Mal Wright and his team of proficient Pest and Building Inspectors are also at your service in Maitland, Kurri Kurri, Weston, Singleton, Raymond Terrace, Thornton, Cameron Park, and the neighbouring areas.

Our Customers Say

Unlike some of his competitors, Mal Wright Pest and Building Inspections spends as long as it takes, sometimes over 4 hrs inspecting your potential new home or investment, he actually crawls inside the roof and under the floor areas if there is a sub floor area to find any faults that you NEED to know about. The in depth of the Building and Pest Inspection Reports are easy to read. The reports are presented in layman’s terms that include pictures so they are able to be read and understood by you, the client. Mal will discuss the report in full with you the client if required to make sure you fully understand the reports.

You will find operators who are up to $100 cheaper, BUT the faults that they miss could cost you 10s of thousands of dollars ($$$) in the long run from not knowing what you are getting into before purchasing the property.

Pre-Purchase

Combined Pest and Building Inspection with thermal imaging
$ 645
  • Meticulous onsite inspection
  • Full in-depth printed and electronic report
  • Building Inspection with thermal camera
  • Pest Inspection with Thermal Camera
  • Rapid Meth Test
  • Lab NIOSH 9111 Test
  • Includes Granny Flat
  • Large Acreages
  • Prepurchase Inspection
  • New Build
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Pre-Purchase

Pre-Purchase Pest and Building Inspection (including Thermal Imaging) including 5 room Rapid Meth Test
$ 890
  • Meticulous onsite inspection
  • Full in-depth printed and electronic report
  • Building Inspection with thermal camera
  • Pest Inspection with Thermal Camera
  • Rapid Meth Test
  • Lab NIOSH 9111 Test
  • Includes Granny Flat
  • Large Acreages
  • Prepurchase Inspection
  • New Build
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Handover

Hand Over Building Defects Reports
$ 685
  • Meticulous onsite inspection
  • Full in-depth printed and electronic report
  • Building Inspection with thermal camera
  • Pest Inspection with Thermal Camera
  • Rapid Meth Test
  • Lab NIOSH 9111 Test
  • Includes Granny Flat
  • Large Acreages
  • Prepurchase Inspection
  • New Build
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Pre-Purchase

Pest inspections only with thermal imaging
$ 375
  • Meticulous onsite inspection
  • Full in-depth printed and electronic report
  • Building Inspection with thermal camera
  • Pest Inspection with Thermal Camera
  • Rapid Meth Test
  • Lab NIOSH 9111 Test
  • Includes Granny Flat
  • Large Acreages
  • Prepurchase Inspection
  • New Build

Pre-Purchase

Building Inspection only with thermal imaging
$ 510
  • Meticulous onsite inspection
  • Full in-depth printed and electronic report
  • Building Inspection with thermal camera
  • Pest Inspection with Thermal Camera
  • Rapid Meth Test
  • Lab NIOSH 9111 Test
  • Includes Granny Flat
  • Large Acreages
  • Prepurchase Inspection
  • New Build

Pre-Purchase

Building including Granny Flat Inspection only with thermal imaging
$ 735
  • Meticulous onsite inspection
  • Full in-depth printed and electronic report
  • Building Inspection with thermal camera
  • Pest Inspection with Thermal Camera
  • Rapid Meth Test
  • Lab NIOSH 9111 Test
  • Includes Granny Flat
  • Large Acreages
  • Prepurchase Inspection
  • New Build

Pre-Purchase

Pest & Building including Granny Flat Inspection, with thermal imaging
$ 855
  • Meticulous onsite inspection
  • Full in-depth printed and electronic report
  • Building Inspection with thermal camera
  • Pest Inspection with Thermal Camera
  • Rapid Meth Test
  • Lab NIOSH 9111 Test
  • Includes Granny Flat
  • Large Acreages
  • Prepurchase Inspection
  • New Build

Pre-Purchase

Pest & Building Inspections on Large Acreages
POA
  • Meticulous onsite inspection
  • Full in-depth printed and electronic report
  • Building Inspection with thermal camera
  • Pest Inspection with Thermal Camera
  • Rapid Meth Test
  • Lab NIOSH 9111 Test
  • Includes Granny Flat
  • Large Acreages
  • Prepurchase Inspection
  • New Build

Meth Test

Meth Rapid Test plus Lab NIOSH 9111 Test
$ 1000
  • Meticulous onsite inspection
  • Full in-depth printed and electronic report
  • Building Inspection with thermal camera
  • Pest Inspection with Thermal Camera
  • Rapid Meth Test
  • Lab NIOSH 9111 Test
  • Includes Granny Flat
  • Large Acreages
  • Prepurchase Inspection
  • New Build

Meth Test

Meth Rapid Test plus Lab NIOSH 9111 Test
$ 2710
  • Meticulous onsite inspection
  • Full in-depth printed and electronic report
  • Building Inspection with thermal camera
  • Pest Inspection with Thermal Camera
  • Rapid Meth Test
  • Lab NIOSH 9111 Test
  • Includes Granny Flat
  • Large Acreages
  • Prepurchase Inspection
  • New Build

* Note: Price is estimate based on information provided. Charges for unspecified buildings, extra rooms or items in Extra Notes may apply.

Hall of Shame

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Great work, thanks

Ewan Shearer September 19, 2023
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Very thorough and great to work with

Reece Green September 4, 2023
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I was selling my fathers property and looking for a thoroughly building and pest inspector in the Nelson Bay Area and a local solicitor recommended Mal Wright, he is friendly and very professional highly recommended to everyone. I will be telling all my family and friends looking to buy or sell real estate.

Tessa Pearce August 31, 2023
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Thank you guys for being so reliable when inspecting my Commercial Premises in Taylor's Beach, Port Stephens. The quality of reporting is excellent and the pictures really helped me understand the reports. I loved the thermal imaging and will definitely use you again.

Jason Nosaj August 3, 2023
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Mal Wright pest and building inspections were brilliant to deal with throughout the whole inspection process. Very professional and friendly service that I would recommend to anyone that needs a pest and building inspection done in the future. 👍

Will Whyte July 31, 2023
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Thank you for my thorough Pest and Building Inspections in Port Stephens, he had a lot more detail than the agent supplied report.

Steve Moore July 31, 2023
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Highly recommend, honest and reliable service and bloke. Detailed reports and follow up phone calls can not fault them for my prepurchase home inspection 🙌🏼

Ryan Longstaff June 27, 2023
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Service was honest and reliable for my prepurchase home inspection in the Newcastle and Huntervalley area. Highly recommend 🙌🏼

Bronwyn Scott June 27, 2023
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Thank you for your detailed pest and building inspection report on the property we are looking at purchasing in Newcastle. Saved us a fortune being able to renegotiate.

Debbie April 28, 2023
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Your thorough report help me secure my first investment property in the Newcastle area thank you for your quality report and expert advice would recommend anyone looking for a licensed and experienced building inspector

Karen Pearce April 25, 2023
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Best value thank you for your quality report.

Greg P April 25, 2023
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Mal was fantastic. I would highly recommend him to anyone after a thorough building and pest inspection. He took plenty of time to explain everything. He even managed to entertain my young son showing him how to operate his tools. He was very professional, came at short notice, and his old school values were much appreciated. He met me at the property explained everything and had the report written up the next day.

Matthew Maddison February 2, 2023
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Mal did an amazing and thorough job investigating property. would highly recommend.

Jason Bexterman February 2, 2023
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I definitely recommend Mal doing inspection report before make decisions buying property.

dong hu December 2, 2022
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Thanks to Mal for providing us with such a detailed report! Has saved us $$$$

Transformer Prime November 16, 2022
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Wow!!! If u want a Pedantic, Punctual & Thorough building inspector Mal’s your man…. WHY: *The inspection was so thorough & the report clear and detailed with many relevant photos. *He’s highly professional & approachable. *To aid weight to his inspections he uses an infrared camera to complement his eagle eyes. I have no hesitation in highly recommending Mal & will be using him again myself!! Thank you

Belinda Swain October 19, 2022
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Excellent service and very experienced. Money well spent. Saved me an enormous amount of money and heartache. It was clear what he was going to be looking at and what he wasn't. But he certainly wasn't going to be turning a blind eye to anything either. I'm really glad I paid a little bit extra. Very thorough and professional. He was very clear and put in extra time to make sure I knew how serious the situation was. Thank you.

Chris Rathjan October 5, 2022
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Mal was exceptional in his service. He saved us from purchasing a so called 'perfect' property that was amazing on the surface but full of termites. I can't recommend Mal enough to anyone looking to buy a home. The report was also highly detailed and more thorough than any other I have come across. Thanks Mal.

Joel Procter August 22, 2022
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Mal was great to deal with and very thorough.

Chris Britten July 16, 2022
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Very thorough with his search and easy to get in contact with.

Shana Drummond June 19, 2022
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Mal conducted a building inspection for us this past week. We are extremely grateful for the hard work and dedication he put into giving us such a comprehensive report. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Mal to anyone seeking a building inspection.

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He will go anywhere and everywhere in a house. Thorough and detailed. Thanks Mal. We will talk again soon.

Mark Story May 22, 2022
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I felt like an idiot paying for a pest and building inspection on a brick strata unit that looked in great condition. I'm lucky I did because Mal found numerous major defects which would have cost a lot to fix, and would have taken a lot of mucking around with strata. Mal provided me with a really easy to read report with pictures that was sent that next day after the inspection. I'll def be using him again. Definitely worth the price for a really detailed report.

Sue C April 28, 2022
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Highly recommend Mal for your building and pest inspection! He went above and beyond to inspect a house I’m buying and he was so detailed and very descriptive in his report. We spoke over the phone about the report and settled any worries I had! Couldn’t fault him.

Kirsty April 19, 2022
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Mal was recommended by a friend, and more than delivered an excellent service. Flexible, professional, highly-skilled and brings years of experience to the task. As well as the inspection, Mal gave a number of great suggestions that we have successfully incorporated into our subsequent renovations. We will certainly be contacting him next time we require such services.

Jack Davison April 15, 2022
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I am extremely happy with pre handover inspection that Mal carried for my investment property. As this if my first investment property and not knowing much about things to look out for before handover, i wanted to go for a professional building inspector. So after reading google reviews of Mal I decided to engage him for the inspection. First of all he took time out of his super busy schedule to fit in my inspection just before Christmas ( huge thanks there as no one would really care in busy schedule specially just before Christmas). Mal did an awesome job being so friendly and professional at the same time. He assured me in everyway and made me feel confident going to the inspection with him. As Mal mentioned he has been a builder himself in the past , he picked every single defect in the property which no way I would have been able to pick myself as owner of the newly built house. Not only was he was super professional and full of knowledge, he helped me all the way to fight getting a driveway re-poured as it was a major defect according to Mal and Australian construction standards. There goes my house value up by $20,000 by having a brand new driveway. I just cannot thank Mal enough for his professional services provided. I will surely engage him for my next investment properties. Guys I cannot recommend him enough for any of your inspection requirements. Thanks Mal

Harry April 12, 2022
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I was extremely pleased with the pest and building inspection Mal had done on our property in Merewether. Mal was highly recommended to us and we have since used him twice. I couldn’t recommend Mal enough he is extremely thorough, professional and helpful. Mal was very accommodating to any questions we had. We will definitely be using Mal again in the future.

Harrison Knight April 5, 2022
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Mal inspected our new build in Cliftleigh. He attended at the same time as our final walkthrough with our site supervisor. He conducted his inspection separate to ours and picked up on a couple of things that both us and our supervisor missed. The pictures in the report were very helpful, they gave us a better understanding of some of the defects, partnered with the thorough description. We had the report delivered to our email on the next business day, which we were able to forward on to our site supervisor to address the additional issues that Mal picked up. This fast turn around allowed us to get some of the issues looked at before handover. Thanks for squeezing us in Mal.

Ellora Day April 5, 2022
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Had Mal do a pre purchase and a settlement inspection on a place I bought late last year in Muswellbrook. Couldn’t fault the service and trust me Mal is in your corner and doesn’t miss a thing. Even conveyancer commented on his report that she hasn’t seen anything as thorough.

Jason C March 26, 2022
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We have used Mal for 3 building and pest inspections and not once have we been disappointed. He is always professional, extremely thorough and responsive to any questions. We would highly recommend Mal.

Tiffany Cowan January 26, 2022
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I have used Mal Wright to inspect 2 properties pre purchase now and find his work to be very thorough and of an excellent quality. I can guarantee that is him squeezing through that tiny hole to inspect under a house because it is my house in the picture! Mal goes above and beyond to ensure you have the whole story when purchasing your property. Highly recommend.

Mark Krivo January 2, 2022
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The inspection Mal carried out was so detailed. He gave us information which ended up being of huge detriment to the value of the property we were purchasing, and we were so thankful that he did. While we didn't go through with purchasing that property we will absolutely use his services again in the future for the next property we purchase. He was so helpful, honest and was the best person by far on our team. Thank you Mal!

Emerson Sewell November 5, 2021
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We had Mal in to do a pest and building inspection, his report was very detailed but easy to interpret, being first home buyers we were unsure on the property we were purchasing, mal gave us the confidence and information we needed to make a decision. Will use Mal again and recommend to all of our friends going through first home purchases

Hayden Ditz October 26, 2021
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Thank you Mal for your great service! Mal carried out a very thorough Pest & Building inspection on a property we are looking to purchase. The Pest & Building reports provided are easy to understand, very descriptive with photos also. I will have no hesitation recommending Mal Wright Pest & Building inspections to anyone I know or anyone who requires Pest & Building inspections in the future. Thank you Mal👍

Adam Vonbun October 19, 2021
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This is my first time to appoint Mal for my building inspection , I really take my hats off for his service I get. I never had such a details of report , I can see he really take pride of his profession no cut corners at all, he absolutely pick up every part of the property nothing can get away, I have to write this review normally I'm too busy to do such a thing but I really need to spent time and let everyone know this guy service absolutely hats off. I'm very happy for his service , I would say here you will get way more than you paid for the service. Not only the report Mal will also spend time explain to you regards the report after you read it. I want to thank him again for his amazing service.

wallace 256 September 20, 2021
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Mal was excellent, thorough and reliable with his searches on our new property. He put loads of effort and time into our report and took the time to call and explain his findings once the inspection was complete. I would certainly use him again for our new property. Thank you!

Holly Wilcox September 14, 2021
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I recently employed the services of Mal prior to purchasing a property for a building and pest report. Mal was rapid with his response and had fully organised the inspections within a few hours to be done the next day. The reports he produced were incredibly thorough and lived up to my expectations of his inspections being pedantic, very comforting as a buyer. I was then able to talk to Mal and get explanations on certain parts of the report and he answered my questions honestly and with fantastic detail. Thanks again Mal, would highly recommend.

Sam T September 14, 2021
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Mal came highly recommended to me , and he did not disappoint an absolute champion of a bloke and highly professional , I have been in construction for over 30 years and have never seen a more thorough building and pest report Thanks mal 👍

Andrew Walker September 11, 2021
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Mal’s experience and expertise was evident in the quality of his work which was very much appreciated. He was straight to the point and clear on all aspects of his inspection and report. I will confidently recommend Mal and his team and will definitely use him again.

EK Bassil September 1, 2021
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Most detailed inspection report I've ever read. Very helpful when talking through both the building and pest reports. Love your work, Mal!

Jo Clark August 25, 2021
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We chose Mal from recommendations to do a pest and building on a property we were looking at purchasing. Could not be happier with the services he delivered! Very detailed an extensive report. Highly recommended and well worth it! Very knowledgeable in defects and their causes. Thanks Mal

cameron lamey May 25, 2021
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Mal is a bloody legend i recommend him as he’s very reliable and goes Above and beyond me and my partner where so happy with the service we received 5 star 🌟👌

Hollie renshaw May 25, 2021
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Mal completed a pest and building inspection for us for a purchase of a new property. We asked Mal to be very detailed and straight to the point and that’s exactly what he did. His reports were sent straight too us and they were very easy to read.

Olivia McKellar March 16, 2021
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I had Mal do my building and pest inspection for a property that I am looking into buying. My partner (who works in the building industry) and I were so grateful and appreciative at how thorough and detailed the inspection was. Would definitely recommend to others. Thanks Mal!

Lauren Dwyer February 19, 2021
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Mal was very thorough, and very knowledgeable. No skirting around the issues. He told it as he saw it, exactly what I was looking for in a pre purchase inspection. Can highly recommend him

David Richards February 19, 2021
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Recently used this business for a pest and building report on a property we were looking to purchase. The report was thorough and detailed giving us the information we needed to make an informed decision to withdraw from the purchase. Glad to pay the fee, this has saved us a huge amount of money in the long run I am sure.

Ruth Parrey February 8, 2021
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I always knew that when it was time to finally take the plunge and buy a house, that I was going to rely on the best building and pest inspector I could find. And that's why I decided to choose Mal Wright Pest and Building Inspectionswas competitively priced and had good reviews, but I poured over his website and felt confidnet from the moment he responded to my initial email that he was a good operator and knew his business . His attention to detail was as advertised and I was very pleased at how responsive he was in communicating with me. Mal performed a combined building and pest inspection for me, including Meth swabs, and additional requests including inspecting a number of outbuildings, conducting a roof space investigation, and also to identify if specified pests that I am allergic to were present in the house. I also had the pleasure of going out on site and got to discuss my plans for my new home and watch Mal in action. He sure as hell worked for my dollar. He was covered in mud and grime and spiderwebs, and a great big smile and he truly was pedantic in identifying any and all minor and major issues with the property. What should have been a 1.5 hour inspection took far longer and he did it without complaint, making sure to really investigate all the areas needed. In sweltering heat and after normal business hours, Mal kept going until he ticked everything off my list. As Mal's inspection took quite a bit longer than anticipated, he was very upfront that my report would also be delayed by a day on the basis of the detail he wanted to put in the report, and I was happy to wait. I was very happy to get his comprehensive report on the issues the property I was looking at had. While I had elected not to make my purchase contract conditional on the report, utilising an extended cooling off period instead, I was content that I understood what the issues were and had some good ideas on what to do about it, so I went into the sale eyes wide open ( which was great because there were issues , and some things that had not been done correctly by the vendor/ builder that would need to be rectified soon), and I was reassured as to the value and condition of the property thanks to Mal's report and thoroughness. I would not hesitate to recommend Mal to anyone else seeking a buliding or pest inspection. I know that I will certainly use him again should I need his services again and endorse his skills and product as both value for money, and a smart investment in your future peace of mind.

Laura Fernandez February 7, 2021
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I chose Mal for our pest & building inspection after reading so many positive reviews, and I was not disappointed. Just like previous reviews, I too found him very thorough and his report was very detailed and well worth the money. Easy booking system, punctual, professional, not to mention Mal is just an overall lovely human being. Highly recommended

Nicole Oakley February 3, 2021
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Very friendly quality service.

Scott Smith November 18, 2020
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I have nothing but praise for Mal Wright! Mal was punctual and extremely professional. He answered all of my silly questions. I am a single woman and I needed good advice from an expert. Mal was really attentive and helpful. Please don't waste your time with the others use MAL WRIGHT for all of your inspections. Thank you again Mal.👍👏🙂

Kimme Ewart November 12, 2020

About Our Pricing

Mal Wright takes anything between 2 hours and 4 hours on average to carry out an on-site Pre-Purchase Pest & Building Inspection Report on a dwelling and property with more time after the on-site inspection. Proofing every individual report in the office for every individual client so each report is customized to each inspection as my reports are not a generic spat out report or a tick list. The reports are easy to read as we report in layman’s terms and include pictures so they are able to be read and understood by you the client. Every one of our clients is welcome to the free service of individual time discussing the report for as long as they require to give a full understanding of their purchase.

Mal Wright Pest Building Inspections also has a very expensive state of the art Thermal Imaging Camera which is used on every inspection and a Flexi Borer Scope Camera as optional tools on request for a low additional price if required and the only Building Inspector with these exact additional tools in the Newcastle, Port Stephens and Hunter areas for Pest & Building inspections.

Thermal Imaging can pick up water leaks and termites that the naked eye may miss during a standard visual Pre-Purchase Pest & Building Inspection Reports so, well worth using thermal imaging on one of the most expensive investments of your life, being the property you intend to purchase.

The Flexi Borer Scope camera would only be used if a concealed defect was evident in the building and or pest report and further investigation was required at a later inspection date with the vendors (owners) permission saving having to dismantle walls to see concealed defects and this equipment can take photographs and video footage of the inside of the walls or areas concealed with only a 8mm hole or gap required to access these areas.

You can NOT possibly do an building or pest inspection from looking just from the manhole and not actually crawl through roof spaces and sub floor under dwellings areas. You can not do a proper building or pest inspection in 10-15 minutes; although some pest and building inspectors can do both in that time.

You may save a $100.00 or so using a cheaper inspector and this may cost you thousands even 10s of thousands of dollars in the long run.

You really need a reputable building expert to perform a building inspection that has had hands on building experience rather than a professional whom has only done a course. You also need a Timber pest inspector that is accredited and that has the knowledge and years of experience like Mal Wright has.