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Building & Pest Inspection Western Suburbs

Conducting a Building & Pest Inspection in the WESTERN SUBURBS of Melbourne is an essential part of the Pre Purchase Building inspection

Termites have the potential to quickly destroy a house or cause so much damage that it could cause structural issues within the property, a building & pest inspection should be undertaken as early as possible during the buying process, this way the buyer will know the condition of the property and will be able to make a better informed decision whether to proceed with the purchase

A termite inspection during the building & pest inspection is a visual inspection only and not a invasive inspection, its carried out using thermal cameras, moisture meters and other specialized equipment, however the use of this equipment is beyond the minimum requirements of the Australian Standards

The termites that the report refers to are subterranean and damp wood termites it does not report on dry wood termites or mould.

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

Why are dry wood termites not covered in the report?

Drywood termites are not included in the Standard inspection report due to extreme difficulty in locating the small colonies and they are rare in Australia.Chemical delignification is not a timber pest under the scope of this Standard even though it closely resembles timber that has been decayed by rot fungus,underground inspections do not form part of this report for example,house stumps below ground level,tree roots and fence posts are also excluded from this Standard.

A report prepared in accordance with this Standard is not a certificate of compliance of the property within the requirements of any act,regulation,ordinance.local law and is not a warranty against problems developing within the property in the future and does apply to classes of building as described within the Building Code of Australia

The Standard is intended to be used for non invasive inspections of buildings and conducted for pre purchase inspection or timber pest management purposes.

Limitations of Standard

A report prepared in accordance with this Standard is not a certificate of compliance of the property within the requirements of any act,regulation,ordinance.local law and is not a warranty against problems developing within the property in the future and does apply to classes of building as described within the Building Code of Australia

The Standard is intended to be used for non invasive inspections of buildings and conducted for pre purchase inspection or timber pest management purposes

Many disputes between clients and the inspector occur because the client didn’t expect the inspection to be subjected to so many limitations and in order to avoid these disputes from occurring to have terms and conditions displayed on the inspectors website and to direct clients to these conditions so as the clients are aware before proceeding with the building and pest inspection

Items to be Inspected

The inspection shall include all buildings including any detached or semi detached items such as garages, carports, laundry, garden sheds, retaining walls, paths and driveways, steps, fencing and the like and is limited to 30 metres from the main building.

Inspection will include all interior including the roof space, the sub floor and the exterior, all timbers in accessible areas shall be inspected including all sub floor timbers, walls, floors, stairs, ceiling joists, ceiling batons, and roof framing.

All joinery and decorative timbers like doors, door frames, windows and window frames, skirting s and joinery. All outdoor items including Pergolas, Patios, Balconies, veranda’s and sheds, as well as all garden timbers fences, pool surrounds, garden boxes, firewood, paving and sleepers as well as trees and stumps

The inspection does not include concealed timbers, including areas and items where inspection is limited or prevented by restricting access eg, furniture, furnishings, and stored items such as clothing. Termites have the potential to turn your home into a nightmare and cause significant structural damage costing you thousands to repair. That’s why a building & pest inspection Doncaster is so critical before proceeding with the purchase

At House- Inspections we like to make the inspection process as easy as possible. When you book your inspection we will contact the real estate agent on your behalf make a time for the inspection and confirm it with the client so as he may be able to come to the inspection, if not we will give the client a call after the inspection explaining all defects whether major of minor and we will follow this up with our detailed report including photos the same evening ,let our qualified staff guide you in making the right decision.

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

Infrared camera building inspections identify problems by viewing differences in temperature on a gradient scale through thermal imaging. his is a non-invasive temperature measurement tool that can keep you from spending money on repairs in the future.


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 using borescope, our inspectors can examine the condition of hidden components and identify any defects or damages.

Termatrac Device

Termatrac’s detection technology is unique to the market, designed and specifically calibrated to detect termites and other insect activity. The radar technology confirms movement by penetrating through most building materials to locate and track termite and other insect activity.

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Contact Us For 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 0450 632 867 and book an inspection today. 

Our Most Valuable Clients

kayla bishop
kayla bishop
George and Anne were very prompt and efficient in arranging a pre purchase building and pest inspection for me. The report was detailed and George called me to explain the defects noted. Highly recommend to all!
Scott Whitehead
Scott Whitehead
George and Anne are fantastic! Right from the get go Anne got in contact with me very promptly and George was on the job within two days giving us great and thorough feedback. Highly recommend the service
Sharna B
Sharna B
Highly recommend this service. Anne and George were so helpful. Thank you
Excellent service and wonderful job done
Cynthia Listis
Cynthia Listis
I Building and pest inspection conducted by George went better than we expected as initially we were sceptical to spend the money as property seemed ok but when Building report was emailed to us we were surprised at so many detailed defects,we eventually got the vendor to fix all issues so we did save ourselves a lot of money,George was extremely helpful with taking us through the report, highly recommended
William Luu
William Luu
Efficient and professional with practical advice. George picked up on some critical items and provided great follow up advice on how to address the issues. Was able to speak to him for a good half hour as a follow up on any questions I had.
Danica Pringle
Danica Pringle
Super professional and gave me such valued advice on a potential property purchase! Great and prompt service, will not hesitate to get in touch with George again throughout my house hunting journey
Ryan Antidormi
Ryan Antidormi
Great quality service and top quality detail on a building inspection. Highly recommend George!
Yang C
Yang C
George's service is professional, responsive, and friendly. He does a good job even when it is called upon on short notice. His reports are comprehensive and he's always available for a follow-up chat for clarification or quotation for maintenance/fixing. He's direct and will provide you with an objective view of needs to be done. Thanks George.

We provide building inspections throughout the Melbourne area whether in the Western, Eastern, or Northern suburbs, we are there. Make an informed decision, contact us on 0450 632 867 for free advice, or to book an inspection today. Trust us to provide you with the most reliable and professional building inspection services in Melbourne.