Cost of Building Inspections in Melbourne

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Building Inspections Cost

When searching for a building inspection company in Melbourne please be aware that in Victoria some businesses carrying out pre-purchase building inspections actually have NO trade qualifications.

Always ask your potential inspector for a copy of their indemnity insurance certificate and a sample report be emailed to you so that you know that you’re covered and know what you are getting. 

Some house inspection reports maybe 5-10 pages. On the contrary, ours are 80-140 pages.

We do not carry out verbal only inspections as these are not permitted under AS4349.1 Anyone carrying out “verbal only” inspections will not be insured. Talk to a building inspector today!

You have come to the right building inspection business if you want the following:
  • An Inspector who has been doing pre-purchase building inspections for 17 years.
  • A qualified Building Inspector – Peter has a Diploma of Building Surveying and Doug is a qualified Brick Layer and Termite inspector.
  • A qualified pest Inspector.
  • An Inspector with the latest Thermal imaging Equipment and Termite Detection radar that can be utilised if deemed necessary.
  • An inspector who checks all walls for damp using moisture meters.
  • A detailed 80-120 page reports for a building and pest inspection report with photographs.
  • The Building Inspection report emailed to you on the same day.
  • An Inspector who you can contact after hours – to 10 p.m. on weeknights to assist.
  • An Inspector who provides Unlimited free advice and assistance over the phone for as long as it takes for you to understand the significance of our findings.

Fees below exclude GST  – additional fee for homes 30 kilometers or more from CBD will apply.

Building Inspection Only

1-2 Bedroom – $495

3-4 Bedroom – $595 

5 Bedroom – $695

  • 80 page inspection Report (Approx).
  • 1-3 hour inspection
  • Major Defects 
  • Minor Defects
  • Maintenance Defects
  • Safety Hazards – unsafe conditions for example, insulation over down lights that is a fire hazard.
  • The Location of the Building Defects
  • How to Rectify the Building Defects
  • Labelled Color Photographs

Pest Inspection Only

Fees as per Building inspection above.

  • 60 Page Inspection report (Approx)
  • 1-3 hour inspection
  • Live Termites
  • Old Termite Damage
  • Borer
  • Timber Fungal Decay (Rot)
  • Termite Recommendations
  • Favourable conditions for termites that you need to remove
  • Labelled Color Photographs


Building & Pest Inspection 

1-2 Bedroom – $595

3-4 Bedroom – $695

5 Bedroom – $795

6 Bedroom – $895

  • 100 plus page inspection report (approx)
  • 1-3 hour inspection
  • Major Defects
  • Minor Defects
  • Maintenance Defects
  • Safety Hazards
  • Location of Defects
  • How to Rectify the defects of have assessed
  • Live Termites
  • Old Termite Damage
  • Borer
  • Timber Fungal Decay
  • Termite Recommendations
  • labelled Color Photographs

Handover Inspections  (PAINT DEFECTS NOT INCLUDED)

$1100 – includes follow up inspection.

  • Can take 2-3 hours to complete this building inspection
  • Building Defects as per The Guide to Standards and Tolerances 2015  
  • Minor Defects, major Defects and Safety hazards
  • Labelled Color Photographs