About Us

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About Us


Please Call 0409495949 to speak directly with a qualified building inspector.

Qualified Building Inspector in Melbourne

SafeHome Inspections have been in the pre-purchase building inspection service in Melbourne since 2004. When you use our services, you’re getting a building inspector who has experience in the building inspection services to accurately advise you on the property’s condition.

There’s only two of us conducting the inspections.  We are not a Franchise, so we have a vested interested in the Safehome Brand.  The director of SafeHome Building Inspections, is a qualified building inspector (Diploma of Building Surveying) and timber pest inspector. Doug is also a licensed pest inspector, pest controller and a fully qualified brick layer having constructed numerous residential and commercial buildings.

Most Pre-Purchase House Inspectors are not qualified?

Peter has a Diploma in Building Surveying which is the only qualification recognised by the Victorian Building Authority. If your house inspector in Melbourne does not have a Diploma or Degree in Building Surveying then he can not claim they are qualified building inspectors as per the Building Act.  Some say they are certified house inspectors but this is obtained by completing a 2 day course with a company in NSW and is not recognised by the Building Act 1993.

Qualified and Insured Building Inspector in Melbourne

SafeHome Building Inspections is a fully registered Australian company.

We are members of the Master Builders Association of Victoria.  

We both carry professional indemnity insurance to the amount of $1,000,000.

Our 14 years experience, combined with our training in the detection and reporting of building defects and our dedication to customer service, guarantees that you will be in an informed position before you buy. We provide you with real detail – we photograph defects for the building inspection report, and explain whether they are major defects, minor defects or safety hazards.  

Experts in the Building Inspection Industry

SafeHome assisted in the development of a software program (My Inspection App) for qualified building and house inspectors in Melbourne to use in the field. It contains over 1000 potential defects that each inspector must assess before completing the inspection. This is a great indicator of how committed we are to the building inspection profession – in other words we love our job.

Read more on our Inspection Services FAQs.

Unbeatable Customer Service

You can contact us FREE of charge for advice anytime, and what’s more, we make ourselves available to our clients after hours up until 10 pm. Peter can be contacted directly on 0409495949.

At SafeHome we understand that most people don’t have an expert knowledge of house construction. We are more than happy to help you understand our reports, and encourage you to contact us by phone or email with any questions up until 11 p.m. at night. This level of service is unseen in the building inspection industry.

SafeHome continues to assist numerous overseas, local and interstate clients on behalf of Melbourne’s leading buyer’s advocate groups which is a testament to our professionalism and level of service. These groups include: Wakelin Property Advisory, McRae Property Melbourne, WBP Property GroupMelbourne Property Advisory, Precision Independent Property Advisory and KeyHole Property Investments.

What some of our clients have to say…You can read our testimonials section which is composed of real comments taken from client emails.

Robert Mills

Hi Peter and Doug.  Really appreciate your assistance, especially after hours.  Your report was very useful to us and put things into perspective. As far as customer service is concerned, you have that all sorted out…it was great.

Mick S

“We met Peter in 2004 and have been using his inspection service since. The feedback we receive from our clients about Peter has been very positive and we will continue to use Peter for years to come.”

Jarrod McCabe | Wakelin Buyers Advocacy

“We buy houses for our clients whether it be to occupy or as an investment, and it is paramount that we don’t buy a problem home for them. We have been extremely happy using SafeHome Building Inspections for all our inspections as we know the job gets done on time, their reports are very detailed and their level of customer service and assistance to our clients has been above and beyond our expectations.”

David McRae | McRae Property Melbourne

“We have utilised the services of SafeHome’s building and house inspectors in Melbourne since 2005 and have found their service to be prompt, professional and thorough. We can highly recommend the services of SafeHome to all buyers wanting a professional and objective assessment of any property prior to purchase.”

Alistair Croxford Precision Property

“Having a customer base that requires assistance in buying the right home in the right location is great but we need to buy them a problem-free home as well. In this regard, Peter has assisted me for many years and is great to deal with and great with my clients as well.”

Melissa OPIE | KeyHole Property Investments

As one of Melbourne’s leading Buyer Agents, Keyhole Property Investments needs to be able to refer clients onto companies we can rely on delivering excellent customer service at all time.  I have been using Peter and his team now for 12 years and they have never let us down. He is personable and always willing and able to accommodate building and pest inspections at short notice. His reports are thorough as is his advice he gives to myself and clients. If needed, he is contactable after hours answer any client questions.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Peter or his team to undertake pre-purchase inspections on your behalf, they are a value team to have on your side!!

AIistair Mairs | The Property Bureau

We love using Safehome and have done for years because they just get everything done on time and provide a extremely thorough building inspection report to out clients.  If our clients are happy, then so are we.

John B – Client

Peter, Thanks for the great work.  Thorough and very helpful.  We purchased … Street on Saturday morning….as we celebrated by birthday!  I will definitely keep your details to hand and refer you to others that are purchasing as well.  Thanks for your prompt responses every time.

Amanda – Client

Hi Peter,  It is an immense help – thank you. Those reports are so detailed and you reinterpreting the issue for us helps a lot.

Celine – Client
You are the BEST!! Btw, I left a good review for you on Google 😉

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Richard – Client – This one is on Google
I contacted SafeHome to conduct a building inspection, which was able to be arranged for the following day. I could not speak more highly of Peter: He arrived on time and was thorough, professional and polite. At the time of the inspection he gave me a verbal overview of the situation, and then emailed a comprehensive written report a few hours later. He explained things in a way that was easily understood by someone without any construction / building knowledge, and he was happy to answer any questions that I had. Thankfully my concerns about the structural integrity of my house were unfounded. I will certainly arrange for Safe Homes to do a pre-inspection before I purchase my next house and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone else.