House Inspections Saved Me Thousands

by | May 29, 2019 | Building Inspections Cost Eastern Suburbs



I recently purchased my first house in a Melbourne suburb of Watsonia and i contacted House Inspections to do a building inspection and as i wanted to save some money i decided not to add a termite (pest) inspection as well it saved me $100, well what a fool i was.

My inspector George told me it would be a good idea to do a termite inspection considering the age of the building but as i was adamant i said no Conducting a building inspections Melbourne inspection is important.

I got a call later the next day after my inspection was completed and i received some good and bad news, the good news was that there were no structural defects found but my home was termite infested with many elements of my home requiring major building works to remedy the defects within the structure.

house inspections saved me thousands

There was termite damage to my Sub floor floor joists and sections of bearers,as well as many areas of the roof space floor joists and battens were so badly destroyed that it was declared a safety risk.

George decided that he would do the inspection for termites as well because during his inspection he found some issues that he was concerned and boy was i lucky ,House Inspections saved me thousands by not buying this property, i eventually bought a property and i keep thinking how lucky i was finding someone as honest as George and House Inspections.


Before buying your next home get a Building and Pest Inspection from House Inspections you will not regret it ,and for a home buyer to hear that his house has no defects that are major or any termites is the best news any home buyer can receive..

Any property can have major/minor structural defects or pest infestations which when go undetected can hurt your pocket in the long-term. But all this can be undone if you choose to not conduct a pre purchase property inspections Melbourne inspection.

House Inspections inspectors are VBA Registered Building Practitioners with years of experience so when you engage our services you will be given peace of mind that all defects will be recorded within your report .

. After a thorough inspection of every aspect of the home from the roof to the subfloor, a House Inspections report details defects which have been found, where they were found, and what action is required to rectify them.


 The report also includes photographs of most of the defects, as well as a detailed summary listing all of the major and minor defects.

The building & pest inspection report/termite inspection report informs you whether there is any existing termite damage, any live termites, any past termite damage, timber fungal decay (rot),  or borer damage. It also advises you on the areas of the property which may attract termites, as well as any action required to keep termites away from the building.

Ring George on 0450 632 867 for any advice