Building Inspection Costs

Cost of Building Inspections in Melbourne – Our fees are in line with industry standards and the building inspection report is not dissimilar to paying for a house and contents Insurance policy which costs over $800 per annum these days.

When searching for building inspection company in Melbourne please be aware that in Victoria some businesses carrying out pre-purchase building inspections actually are NOT qualified building inspectors as per the Building Act 1993.  You need to have successfully completed a diploma or degree in building surveying to be recognised as a qualified building inspector.  Always ask that a copy of their insurance certificate and a sample report be emailed to you so you know that you’re covered and know what you are getting.  Some report s maybe 5-10 pages – ours are 80-140 pages.

My advice to to request qualifications in writing, a copy of a report and a copy of their insurance certificate.  We do not carry out cheaper verbal only inspections as not permitted under AS4349.1 and our house inspection insurance does not allow verbal only inspection meaning they will not cover you.

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 14 years.
  • A qualified Building Inspector – Diploma of Building Surveying.
  • A qualified pest Inspector.
  • An Inspector with the latest Thermal imaging Equipment and Termite Detection radar.
  • An inspector who checks all walls for damp using moisture meters.
  • An inspector who is a Member of the Master Builders Association.
  • An inspector who is a member of the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors.
  • 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 week nights 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 DO NOT include GST  – additional $100 fee for homes 30 kilometers from CBD may apply.

Building Inspection Only

1-2 Bedroom – $400

3-4 Bedroom – $500

5-6 Bedroom – $600

7+ Bedroom – $700

  • 80 page inspection Report (Approx).
  • 1-3 hour inspection
  • Major Defects 
  • Minor Defects
  • Maintenance Defects
  • Safety Hazards – unsafe conditions e.g. 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

1-2 Bedroom – $400

3-4 Bedroom – $500

5-6 Bedroom – $600

7+ Bedroom – $700

  • 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 – $500

3-4 Bedroom – $600

5-6 Bedroom – $700

7+ Bedroom – $800-$1000

  • 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 INCLUDED)

1-2 Bedroom – $700

3-4 Bedroom – $800

5-6 Bedroom – $900

7+ Bedroom – $1000

  • 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

Handover Inspections

(PAINT DEFECTS NOT INCLUDED)

1-2 Bedroom – $600

3-4 Bedroom – $700

5-6 Bedroom – $800

7+ Bedroom – $900

  • 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

 

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