What you get from us
The Pre-Purchase Building Inspection is carried out in accordance with Australian Standard 4349.1 – 2007.
Depending on the size and condition of the dwelling we are looking at, this building inspection service provides you with a 60 to 100 page report detailing Major Defects, Safety Hazards and Minor Defects.
We have 0ver 1000 potential defects we need to tick through before sending your 60-100 page report through on the same day.
To have a more detailed picture of what we look at and what these inspections are about, you can check our pre-purchase building inspections page.
WARNING in Victoria
In Victoria, persons doing pre-purchase building inspections don’t need any qualifications at all….go figure.
However, I am a qualified building inspector as per the Building Act which means I have completed a diploma in Building Surveying and Doug is a qualified Bricklayer and Timber Pest inspector.
We have been going since 2004 and our work is from word of mouth and renowned buyers agents in Melbourne.
We don’t pay agents to get work. We don’t even advertise.
There’s only two of us so we have a vested interest in getting the inspections right and looking after our clients before the inspection and after, hence the reason we stay up to 10 p.m. to answer questions.
Safehome Inspections Melbourne offers a number of different house inspection services. We are able to assist people buying homes, selling homes or home owners who just want their homes assessed for any potential and costly problems.
After the building inspection
We are up to 10.30 p.m. to help you – We strongly believe you must talk with our building inspectors once you have the read the report, as the very nature of this industry dictates that nearly every conceivable defect must be included in the house inspection reports. To a novice, reading the inspection reports can be extremely daunting and we need to put our findings into perspective. A lot of older homes will have maintenance type defects if the home has not been well maintained, but in our opinion, although you need to know about them, they should not be the reason for not purchasing a solidly built home with the main structural components in good order.
The major defects and structural issues are the defects that will normally be expensive to rectify. Defects like Rising Damp, re-stumping, underpinning, balcony issues, tree roots causing footings problems, roof cladding deterioration, drainage problems and termite damage are defects that Safehome Inspections Melbourne believes are important in locating and assessing and are also good reason to re-evaluate your decision to purchase.
We have over 1000 defects we need to tick off before we complete the inspection, some minor and some major and if you have any questions or specific items you need checking, just call Peter at Safehome Inspections and he can explain everything to you in layman’s terms.