Pre-Purchase Building and Pest Inspection Reports

Arrow Building and Pest Inspection's reports are clear, concise and easy to understand. We complete and issue the pre-purchase building and pest inspection report and go through the findings with you whilst still at the property, showing you any defects first hand. Our reports also include plenty of photos of each room and the area inspected, identifying any defects found so if you are not at the inspection you can see for yourself immediately what the issues are and decide how to proceed.

Chris Boswell is the business owner and operator, he has 40+ years of construction experience and an Honours Degree in Building Inspections which gives him the advanced technical and structural knowledge required to comment on any aspect of building defects, we don't send out anyone else to do your inspection.

Chris is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, has an Open Builders license and has been constructing and renovating buildings around Cairns for over 10 years. He also has a AS4801 for the business so you can have the peace of mind that Arrow Building and Pest Inspections are working to the required safety standards.

For a quick obligation free quote complete our simple quote request form.

We pride ourselves on responding to all quote requests the same the business day.

Home Buyers

Buying a new home is one of the biggest financial decisions you will ever make, we give you the tools to be confident that you’re making the right offer. Engaging a trade-qualified building inspector to provide you with a clear and comprehensive pre-purchase building and pest inspection report is essential when purchasing a property.

Our easy-to-read building reports are completed and issued whilst still at the property, so we can show you any defects first hand. We welcome buyers to attend inspection, but if this is not possible our reports contain plenty of photos so you can see the defects first-hand.


Excellent service and great booking system. Chris also gave me some post inspection tips and contacts, for having works completed, to avoid future issues. Chris knows the Cairns area well and what to look for. Highly recommend his services.

Mark Leonard

Chris is absolutley amazing, not only does he provide a full detailed report of your building and property, but he also does Pest treatments.
If you are looking to buy a house in cairns, do yourself a favour and book Chris, you wont regret it.
Chris goes above and beyond his competitors, full detailed reports, on time.
Great work Chris.

Moore Solutions

Chris was very thorough & professional in his service. Received a very detailed report with photos, the same day. Would definitely use again & highly recommend. Thank you Chris

Kate Barnard

When I first spoke with Chris, I immediately knew I'd found the right person for the job. Chris is not only superbly intelligent,  professional and experienced, he also provided his accurate and extremely detailed report at lightening speed. Purchasing property can be stressful at the best of times (and certainly in the  current market conditions),  but Chris managed to quickly put my mind at ease, giving me complete clarity in relation to my queries during his follow-up verbal conversation, shortly after his emailed report. As the inspection happened in the late afternoon, he went out of his way by calling me in the evening, so I didn't have to wait around and worry about anything overnight. Chris's dedication to his work is admirable - I could not have imagined a better service.  I am thoroughly impressed and a very happy customer! r couldn't recommend Chris more highly - he's truly amazing and a very nice person on top of it all! :)

Rosa Salt

Can't recommend Chris from Arrow highly enough. He was extremely flexible with dates (especially as I kept changing), and organised everything in the background. The end report was super detailed with photos. Chris also fixed an ant issue I was facing, out of his scope however he came back on a separate occasion to deal with the problem. Absolutely amazing!

Olivia Last

Chris has been excellent to deal with in the inspection of my potential new home. Very thorough, with a highly detailed report that includes photos and recommendations on next steps. He also takes the time to show you in person what's been flagged and why, as well as how critical it is to rectify moving forward. He'll talk as simple or as complex as you like and has been invaluable throughout the process. Would highly recommend to anyone that wants great attention to detail and peace of mind.

Clinton Raethel

We operate in Far North Queensland from Cairns to the Daintree River to the Atherton Tablelands, including:

  • Mossman
  • Port Douglas
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Kuranda
  • Speewah
  • Koah
  • Mareeba
  • Tolga
  • Gordonvale
  • Goldsborough

Our Commitment

Our rates are highly competitive. We offer a professional service completed by trained professionals. We complete the report whilst still at the property and can publish it before leaving.

Why Choose Arrow?

We possess over 40 years experience in the construction and pest inspection industries. Chris is a licensed builder, chartered building surveyor and treats every inspection as though his mum or one of his children is buying the property.

Qualified & Accredited

Arrow Cairns is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. You have peace of mind with the knowledge Arrow Cairns is accredited and professional.

Respectful & Friendly

At Arrow Cairns, we know buying a home can be stressful. We are meticulous in our approach to every inspection, with considerate, professional staff ready to assist you as best we can.

For a quick obligation free quote complete our simple quote request form.


Pest Inspections
and Treatment

Arrow Cairns also provides thorough, professional pest inspection and treatment services, followed by a comprehensive and clear report. Whether you require a report prior to purchasing a new home or periodic pest treatments, Arrow Cairns can assist

Pre Purchase
Building Inspections

Arrow Cairns provides building inspection and reporting services throughout Cairns, the Tablelands region and surrounding areas. A thorough pre-purchase inspection report will determine if that dream home is really a dream home or a repair-riddled nightmare.

Commercial Building Inspections & Surveys

We also service the commercial sector, offering a range of survey and inspection reports. These include: Dilapidation Surveys, Asbestos Surveys, Causation Reports, Expert Witness Reports, Acquisition Surveys and Schedule of Condition Reports.