Cost of Building Inspections in Melbourne

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 are NOT qualified building inspectors as per the Building Act 1993 (you need a diploma or degree in building surveying to be a building inspector and NOT INSURED.

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

Some house inspection reports maybe 5-10 pages – 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 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 include GST  – additional $100 fee for homes 30 kilometers from CBD may apply.

Building Inspection Only

1 Bedroom – $395

2-4 Bedroom – $495

5-6 Bedroom – $595

7+ Bedroom – call to diuscuss

  • 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 Bedroom – $395

2-4 Bedroom – $495

5-6 Bedroom – $595

7+ Bedroom – Call to discuss

  • 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 Bedroom – $495

2-4 Bedroom – $595

5-6 Bedroom – $695

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 – $770

3-4 Bedroom – $880

5-6 Bedroom – $990

7+ Bedroom – $1100

  • 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