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Building Inspections in Melbourne

Buying a new property is an expensive proposition in Melbourne. Without a doubt, it is one of the biggest financial decisions and life goals for many out there. Whether you are preparing to buy a home for self-occupancy or purchasing real estate as an investment, getting it thoroughly inspected is a must. This is the reason why we offer one of the best building inspections in Melbourne. Our team of expert building inspectors is highly knowledgeable about all aspects of properties in Melbourne. They know the local real estate market and ensure every building inspection adheres to Victorian Building Authority guidelines. We aim to empower buyers so that they can make confident and informed decisions when purchasing a property in Melbourne.

Problems faced when buying/selling property:

Structural issues:

Properties may have structural issues such as cracks in  foundation/walls, roof leaks, uneven floors that can be expensive to fix 

Pest infestations:

Pests such as termites, rodents or ants can cause significant damage to a property & may be difficult to detect without a professional inspection.

Plumbing issues:

Leaks or blockages in the plumbing system can cause water damage & may require costly repairs or replacements. 

Compliance issues:

Some properties may have compliance issues such as unapproved structures or additions, which cause problems with local council regulations & affect property’s value. 

Defects issues:

Major components of a building, including the exterior, ceilings, walls, floors, windows, doors inspection of any structural building defects.

Insulation issues:

Poor insulation or ventilation can cause energy inefficiencies, leading to high heating & cooling costs for residents

Why is building inspection important? 

Building inspections in Melbourne are incredibly important nowadays. A prompt, professional, and thorough inspection helps uncover significant damage that can impact a property’s usability, lifespan, and occupancy status. Whether you’re a homebuyer, investor, or property manager, an expert inspector helps you acquire residential and commercial properties. Our team of expert inspectors assesses construction quality and structural components and provides valuable improvement suggestions. Additionally, our building inspections cover essential systems like heating, cooling, and plumbing, ensuring they are safe and fully functional. At Building House Inspections, we’ve been serving every Melbourne suburb for years, providing detailed reports without confusing industry jargon. Trust us to help you make informed decisions.

Get Comprehensive  Reports 

A visual report outlines the property’s current status, including structural cracks or termite infestations. These issues can negatively impact both the aesthetic and monetary value of the building.

The inspection report provided by Building House Inspections can range from 60 to 110 pages and includes coloured photographs and illustrations. This detailed report will help you understand the condition of the property you are preparing to buy. The report may seem lengthy, but it isn’t. The photographs that are included in the report take up a lot of space. But these images are important; they will help you understand the existing and potential defects in the property. This will make it easier for you to identify the issues you might face after splurging a grand sum of money.

Advance Tools & Technology


Moisture Meters :

Moisture meters are used to detect the presence & levels of moisture within building materials such as wood, drywall, & concrete. These meters help identify areas of potential water damage, leaks, or moisture intrusion, which leads to structural issues or mold growth.

Thermal Camera :

A thermal camera, also known as an infrared camera or thermal imaging camera, uses infrared radiation to capture images of heat patterns emitted by objects and surfaces.


Borescope :

A borescope is a flexible tube with a camera and light attached to it. It’s used to visually inspect areas that are difficult to access, such as inside wall cavities, ductwork, or pipes. By inserting the borescope into these areas, our inspectors can examine the condition of hidden components and identify any defects or damages.


Termatrac device :

The Termatrac device is a specialized tool used for termite inspections. It combines radar, moisture, and thermal sensors to detect termite activity and locate their nests or feeding areas.


1What is a pre-purchase building inspection?

A pre-purchase building inspection is a thorough look at a house before you buy it. It looks at all of the building's important parts, like the outside, ceilings, walls, floors, windows, doors, plumbing fixtures, and electrical systems, to find any problems that could cause problems in the future. 

2How much do Building inspection cost in Melbourne?

Our pre-purchase building inspections in Melbourne start from $295, and our building and pest inspections start from $395. We understand that every property is different, and the cost of an inspection can vary depending on the size and complexity of the property. However, we are committed to providing transparent pricing, and we will always provide you with an accurate quote before we begin any work. 

3What is included in a building and pest inspection?

A building and pest inspection is a thorough look at a property to find any possible problems with pests or the structure of the building. It includes the building's exterior, ceilings, walls, floors, windows, doors, plumbing fixtures, and electrical systems, among other things. Our testers will also look for signs of termite or other pest infestations and give advice on how to stop them from happening again. 

Contact Us For Building Inspections In Melbourne

At Building House Inspections, we are committed to providing you with the highest quality building and pest inspection services. To hire our building inspection services in Melbourne, contact our team at 0450 632 867 and book an inspection today. 

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Our Most Valuable Clients

Shiva Prakash Pokala
Shiva Prakash Pokala
I have got a reference of George from a friend. He is highly experienced and his expert skills identified a problem in our home. He also guided me how to get it fixed. He is friendly and considerate in terms of pricing as well. I strongly recommend him.
George Nicolopoulos provided a very comprehensive and detailed house inspection report in accordance with The Australian Standard for Building Inspections (AS 4349.1). The inspection report used a comprehensive checklist and summary with photographs to describe minor defects of the dwelling. It also provided me with enough information to be aware of the property's condition and identified any significant problems. Overall I was very satisfied with the inspection report and appreciate the professional service from Mr. Nicolopoulos. Would highly recommend!
Kareem Sultan
Kareem Sultan
George completed a building and pest inspection for me today. I only had to book him 2 days in advance. He was extremely professional, well priced and very thorough with his inspection. He was very forth coming with his advice, and his report was clearly written and compliant to AS 4349.1 (2007). I recommend booking George for your next building and pest inspection.
Singh Mastras
Singh Mastras
George was very professional with the inspection and he found problems with house that we never realized it had,the floors were not level and the timber stumps had rot and termite damage,well worth the money spent as it saved us a lot of money we did not have,never use anyone else
Johni Tyst
Johni Tyst
Fabulous inspection was conducted recently for our new house in werribee and we were very happy with service provided and we have no hesitation in recommending there services as they were very helpful and report was delivered same day and cost was lower than other inspection firms ,more than happy
Amanda Stokers
Amanda Stokers
I would like to thank the inspector George for the professionalism that was shown during our recent building inspection for a pre purchase of our house,his report was very detailed and information provided was invaluable,rang him so many times re queries and he was always polite and forthcoming ,highly recommended
Dharmender Singh
Dharmender Singh
Very Good Service.!! Building House Inspections was highly professional and helpful. They picking up on many small things we completely missed in our final walk through. They had a comprehensive report back to us within 12 hours, there report saved us a lot of potential cost in repairs or maintenance. We are very satisfied with the service, can't get better than what they provided.
George Nicoll
George Nicoll
Really appreciate the timely response to our building pest inspection defect requirements that were listed in our defect pre purchase report ,these guys are great no hesitation in recommending there services

Getting your residential and commercial properties inspected is an investment that will save you from making an expensive mistake.Make an informed decision, contact us on 0402 198 639 for free advice or to book an inspection today.