Building Inspections Melbourne

 

Building Pre Purchase Inspections Melbourne

Building Inspections Melbourne – Everything You Need to Know

When you hire a building inspector, you’re hiring a qualified builder with experience in timber pest inspections. Our inspectors have all worked in the construction industry for over 10 years, so you can trust that they know what they’re looking for and can thoroughly evaluate the property.

We take pleasure in not just offering great building inspections, but also in giving unrivaled service. How are we going to do it? We use the most up-to-date equipment, deliver your building inspection report the same day as the inspection, offer the best prices when you search ‘building inspections Melbourne,’ and collaborate with the agent to schedule an inspection time that is convenient for all parties.

Building Inspections Melbourne, Victoria

A visual fault building inspection in Melbourne, Victoria, can typically take a licensed builder one to one and a half hours to complete, depending on the size of the property. The property, apartment, or townhouse is visually inspected to Australian Standards by Australian Property & Building Inspections in Melbourne.

 Building Inspections Melbourne Victoria

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Melbourne’s Most Comprehensive and All-Inclusive Property Inspections

Every one of the services we provide in Melbourne is based on our primary objective of providing you with the knowledge you need to make the best property decisions possible. Property is the largest investment most Victorians make in their lives, and we’re here to make sure your property aspirations don’t turn into nightmares.

Our building inspectors, all of whom are registered builders with more than 15 years of experience performing building inspections in Melbourne, leave no stone unturned, both inside and out, to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information about the condition of the property in order to avoid any major or minor issues in the future.

Process of Building Inspection

It’s as simple as one, two, three to get the peace of mind you need on your property. We have you covered at every stage of your property journey, from professional advice and assistance through a full examination with or without you present, to a crystal clear and easy to follow comprehensive report and outstanding after inspection support.

All our building inspectors are registered with the Victoria Building Authority  

Consultation

You can call our pleasant and helpful staff for guidance and schedule an inspection at a time that is convenient for you. Because our employees have years of expertise and are well-versed in Australian norms, you can expect rapid responses. Our team can come up with a price that matches your budget while still providing comprehensive building inspection services.

Inspection

We can undertake a thorough inspection of your home, flat, or apartment as part of our building inspections. Whether you called us for a house inspection or a pest inspection, every inspector at our company has completed training on the most recent changes to Australian building standards.

You are welcome to accompany our knowledgeable professionals throughout the building inspection, and they can share their experiences with you.

Reporting

Within 24 hours, we can provide you with an easy-to-understand, complete, and all-inclusive written detailed report. Every comprehensive property inspection report we produce can provide you with a thorough grasp of all structural aspects of your structures. Our building inspector does not only offer you building and pest inspection reports but can also explain the results in detail.

How Much Does a Building Inspection Cost in Melbourne?

Property inspections do not have a set fee because the cost is determined by the size of your property. An inspection of a smaller property could cost between $200 and $300 on the low end of the spectrum. The cost of a typical sized dwelling in a regional area is usually between $400 and $500. A comprehensive inspection in a metropolitan location can cost anything from $800 to $1000.

Pest inspections are less thorough and therefore less expensive. A pest inspection should cost between $100 and $150.

Getting a pre-purchase inspection on each house you look at might quickly add up. Wait until you’ve viewed the house you want to buy, but don’t let your desire to own it prevent you from paying for an examination. If you notice flaws, you can renegotiate a lower price, or you can walk away and find your dream house elsewhere.

Are House Inspections Allowed in Melbourne?

Yes. By arrangement only, private home inspections for a new purchase or end-of-lease can be scheduled.

Inspections in person are restricted to one household per inspection, and the agent must remain outside the entire time. There must not be any existing occupants present.

Outdoor auctions for up to 50 fully vaccinated people are permitted, subject to density restrictions.

What Are the Mandatory Building Inspections in Victoria?

Pre-slab Inspection

We check the concreter’s soil cutting according to the engineer’s designs during the pre-slab inspection. This is in preparation for the house’s foundations. Additionally, we ensure that the footings can support the house’s load-bearing capacity and that the earth is sufficiently compacted. After that, the steel reinforcement can be installed.

Steel Inspection

At this point, we check to see if the concreter laid the steel for the concrete slab appropriately. After the steel is permitted, the concrete must be poured rapidly, which is another good reason to acquire the inspection results quickly. The concrete is poured over the reinforcement once our inspector has given his approval.

Frame Inspection

Our employees check all components of the frame, including the bracing, beams, stud work, bottom plate, and nailing, to ensure that it was built according to the engineer’s specifications. This is a crucial element of the inspection process, and it is frequently the longest and most difficult.

Final Inspection

We make sure the residence is safe and suitable for habitation right before the owner moves in. Furthermore, we search for items like safety decals on the windows, smoke alarms, balustrades, and overlooking screens.

Building Inspection Directions

A builder contacts us to schedule an inspection when your home reaches the necessary inspection stage. One of our licensed inspectors can come out and approve or deny the inspection.

The building inspection reports we offer as a Registered Building Surveyor (RBS) are known as a ‘Direction to Fix Building Work.’ As part of the 2018 Building Regulations, these are effective.

These inspections are mandated by the Building Regulations and require us to verify that the builder has satisfied the minimal standards set out in the Building Regulations and the Building Act.