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Pre-Purchase Building Inspections in Melbourne

Before finalizing the contract, it is crucial to arrange a pre-purchase building inspections in Melbourne. This inspection will help assess the property’s condition and reveal any hidden risks or issues, allowing you to make an informed decision about whether the property is worth your investment.

Getting a pre- purchase inspection for your property is a smart decision. Your small investment in a property inspection has the potential to save you thousands of dollars. Buying homes and commercial premises is one of the biggest financial decisions we make in our lifetime, & messing it up is no less than a nightmare.

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

Importance of a Pre-Purchase building Report

A pre-purchase building inspection report is one of the most critical components of your ownership of the house and is an invaluable asset in your decision to proceed with the purchase. These reports enlist all the factors that are worth your consideration before investing your years of savings. Illustrations and coloured photographs, along with descriptions of faults, are provided in the report, which clearly suggests whether or not the property is worth the big financial commitment. 

Now that you understand the importance of pre-purchase property inspections in Melbourne, the next step is to find a dependable firm that can cater to your pre-purchase inspection needs. To find one, you can trust Google or go ahead with the suggestions coming from your friends and family. But do you realise that the pre-purchase building industry in Victoria is not regulated, and not many people do? Hence, it becomes imperative that you do your due diligence before proceeding with hiring your building inspector in Melbourne. 


Why Choose Us?

Building House Inspections has one of the best building inspectors in Melbourne.  You need to understand that there are many building inspection firms offering pre-purchase inspection solutions. Some companies deliver great service and reports, while others are just basic and promise to give you a premium service, but in reality they just provide a very basic service with not much substance. 

This explains why you have to be very careful and go with a firm that is registered with the VBA and has the relevant insurance policies to provide you with complete peace of mind. Also, always ask your inspector to conduct a pest inspection, especially for termites, as the small added cost is well worth the security of knowing that no termites exist, and again, make sure that this inspection is conducted by a professional pest inspection company. 

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

We at Building House Inspections offer top-notch pre-purchase inspections in Melbourne and nearby regions. Our inspectors are registered with the VBA and have years of experience, which empowers them to always provide you with the correct advice. Their recommendations are unbiased and aid in making a wise decision. Also, we never provide information or advice to third parties; your information is safe with us.