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Pre-Purchase Building Inspections Melbourne

It is very much possible that a buyer asks for a pre-purchase inspection and if you are not aware of the defects or damages in the house, it may cause the buyer to reconsider his purchase price

And you might have to lower the purchase price through negotiation. You should always hire a professional to do an inspection so as you can have the knowledge to proceed further before putting your home on the market.

Once you know what defects if any your house has then you can either rectify these defects yourself or receiving a price from a tradesman you can take off the amount during negotiations, this way you will be prepared with the knowledge to proceed further.

We conduct pre-auction inspections throughout all suburbs in Melbourne and our reports are comprehensive with comments, photos and how to fix the defects found is it a fantastic feeling knowing that you can go to the auction or pre-inspections knowing that your future home is free of termites and other minor or major defects.

Problems faced when buying/selling property:

Structural issues:

Properties may have structural issues such as cracks in  foundation/walls, roof leaks, uneven floors that can be expensive to fix 

Pest infestations:

Pests such as termites, rodents or ants can cause significant damage to a property & may be difficult to detect without a professional inspection.

Plumbing issues:

Leaks or blockages in the plumbing system can cause water damage & may require costly repairs or replacements. 

Compliance issues:

Some properties may have compliance issues such as unapproved structures or additions, which cause problems with local council regulations & affect property’s value. 

Defects issues:

Major components of a building, including the exterior, ceilings, walls, floors, windows, doors inspection of any structural building defects.

Insulation issues:

Poor insulation or ventilation can cause energy inefficiencies, leading to high heating & cooling costs for residents

Importance of a Pre-Purchase building Report

One of the most important aspects of your ownership of the home and a priceless asset in your decision to move on with the purchase is a pre-buy building inspection report. Before investing your years of money, take the time to read these reports, which include all the important considerations. The report includes illustrations and colourful photos together with details of flaws, making it evident whether or not the property is worth the significant financial commitment.

Finding a reputable company that can meet your pre-purchase inspection needs is the next step after realising the significance of pre-purchase property inspections in Melbourne. You can rely on Google to help you find one or you can take the advice of your friends and relatives. But are you aware that, unlike many other industries in Victoria, the pre-purchase building sector is not regulated? It is therefore essential that you conduct your research before moving forwards with employing a building inspector in Melbourne.

Why Choose Us?

One of Melbourne’s top building inspectors works at Building House Inspections.You must be aware that there are numerous building inspection companies providing pre-purchase inspection services. While some businesses promise to give you a premium service but only supply a very basic service with no substance, others are merely basic and deliver poor service and reporting.

This explains why you must exercise extreme caution and select a company that is registered with the VBA and has the necessary insurance policies to provide you total peace of mind. Additionally, always request a pest inspection from your inspector, especially one for termites, since the slight additional expense is well worth the peace of mind that comes from knowing there are no termites present. Once more, ensure that this examination is carried out by a reputable pest inspection business.

Advance Tools & Technology

Moisture Meters

Moisture meters are used to detect the presence & levels of moisture within building materials such as wood, drywall, & concrete. These meters help identify areas of potential water damage, leaks, or moisture intrusion, which leads to structural issues or mold growth.


Thermal Camera

A thermal camera, also known as an infrared camera or thermal imaging camera, uses infrared radiation to capture images of heat patterns emitted by objects and surfaces.


A borescope is a flexible tube with a camera and light attached to it. It’s used to visually inspect areas that are difficult to access, such as inside wall cavities, ductwork, or pipes. By inserting the borescope into these areas, our inspectors can examine the condition of hidden components and identify any defects or damages.

Termatrac Device

The Termatrac device is a specialized tool used for termite inspections. It combines radar, moisture, and thermal sensors to detect termite activity and locate their nests or feeding areas.

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Contact Us For Building Inspections In Melbourne

At Building House Inspections Melbourne, we are committed to providing you with the highest quality building and pest inspection services. To hire our building inspection services in Melbourne, contact our team at 0412 780 325 and book an inspection today. 

Our Most Valuable Clients

Shiva Prakash Pokala
Shiva Prakash Pokala
I have got a reference of George from a friend. He is highly experienced and his expert skills identified a problem in our home. He also guided me how to get it fixed. He is friendly and considerate in terms of pricing as well. I strongly recommend him.
George Nicolopoulos provided a very comprehensive and detailed house inspection report in accordance with The Australian Standard for Building Inspections (AS 4349.1). The inspection report used a comprehensive checklist and summary with photographs to describe minor defects of the dwelling. It also provided me with enough information to be aware of the property's condition and identified any significant problems. Overall I was very satisfied with the inspection report and appreciate the professional service from Mr. Nicolopoulos. Would highly recommend!
Kareem Sultan
Kareem Sultan
George completed a building and pest inspection for me today. I only had to book him 2 days in advance. He was extremely professional, well priced and very thorough with his inspection. He was very forth coming with his advice, and his report was clearly written and compliant to AS 4349.1 (2007). I recommend booking George for your next building and pest inspection.
Singh Mastras
Singh Mastras
George was very professional with the inspection and he found problems with house that we never realized it had,the floors were not level and the timber stumps had rot and termite damage,well worth the money spent as it saved us a lot of money we did not have,never use anyone else
Johni Tyst
Johni Tyst
Fabulous inspection was conducted recently for our new house in werribee and we were very happy with service provided and we have no hesitation in recommending there services as they were very helpful and report was delivered same day and cost was lower than other inspection firms ,more than happy
Amanda Stokers
Amanda Stokers
I would like to thank the inspector George for the professionalism that was shown during our recent building inspection for a pre purchase of our house,his report was very detailed and information provided was invaluable,rang him so many times re queries and he was always polite and forthcoming ,highly recommended
Dharmender Singh
Dharmender Singh
Very Good Service.!! Building House Inspections was highly professional and helpful. They picking up on many small things we completely missed in our final walk through. They had a comprehensive report back to us within 12 hours, there report saved us a lot of potential cost in repairs or maintenance. We are very satisfied with the service, can't get better than what they provided.
George Nicoll
George Nicoll
Really appreciate the timely response to our building pest inspection defect requirements that were listed in our defect pre purchase report ,these guys are great no hesitation in recommending there services

We at Building House Inspections offer top-notch pre-purchase inspections in Melbourne and nearby regions. Our inspectors are registered with the VBA and have years of experience, which empowers them to always provide you with the correct advice. Their recommendations are unbiased and aid in making a wise decision. Also, we never provide information or advice to third parties; your information is safe with us.