pre purchase building pest inspections melbourne


Are you looking to buy a new house or investment property, but are having trouble finding a reliable, honest, and trustworthy building pest inspections Melbourne inspector.

Well, look no further, as House- Inspections is a highly reputable building inspection company which employs certified and authentic builders operating across Frankston, Victoria, and all Melbourne Suburbs.

House Inspections provide professional and timely services with a high emphasis on customer service, and upon examining the property in detail provides full comprehensive reports covering every aspect of the condition – including internal and external structures and elements in a format that is easy to understand for the average home buyer.

House Inspections are VBA registered practitioners and inspectors and are independently servicing clients all across Melbourne and bring years of expertise and experience, offering peace of mind and assurance in the quality of their work.

Inspectors will examine internal and external elements of the property, including subfloor, roof space, looking for structural defects, all wet areas, leakage, drainage, retaining walls, plumbing, sheds, carport, electrical, wiring, and more.

A report will then be provided, and if any repairs are required, an estimated cost will also be provided.
Before purchasing and investing in any property in Melbourne, it is highly recommended to undertake a pre-purchase building inspection Melbourne report.

House Inspections offer expert advice and can answer your questions and address any concerns before you begin.

They can then provide a pre-purchase building inspection cost quote, and also offer additional services related to pre-sale, pre-auction, inspection process, renovation and extension construction reports, termite inspection, project management, and more at very competitive prices. Call today to protect your new house or investment property!

How many times have we inspected properties to find so many major defects that would have cost our prospective buyers thousands to repair.

Always employ the services of a building inspector that will provide you with a written report detailing the existence of any defects found but also to report and detail as to there position and cost to rectify.


Building Inspection Defects within a new building may include issues like not complying with the energy report, the report may specify double glazing and only single glazing has been installed or if the report states that you require 3000 lt water tank and a 2000 water tank has been provided and if its not sitting on concrete footings then that’s a defect as well.

The new build is required to comply with the BCA (Building Code of Australia) as well as the Standards and tolerances

Your building inspector will be able to identify and make a list of all defects found (major or minor) for you to provide to your builder for rectification before handover

Often in new building inspections we may find that the flashings have not been installed as required ie gutters are defective if they retain a depth of more than 10mm of water ,gutters and downpipes are required to be securely fixed, wall and step flashings .and sloping flashings cut into walls are defective if they do not incorporate weathering folds-these are all listed in the VBA s Standards and Tolerances

Framing is defective if they deviate by more than 4mm in any 2 m length )vertical or horizontal bow)

Stumps are defective if they deviate from vertical by more than 10mm in the 1 st metre of length

Levelness of concrete floors Except where documented otherwise, new floors are defective if within the first 24 months of handover they differ in level by more than 10 mm in any room or area, or more than 4 mm in any 2 m length.

The overall deviation of floor level to the entire building footprint shall not exceed 20 mm. Refer to Item I of this Guide where the new floor is to abut an existing floor.-refer to the standards and tolerances 2015

In older buildings that have been constructed prior to 1960 when the building construction standards were not as rigid these buildings do still comply and do not require alterations to comply with today’s requirements unless you intend to change some building elements that will need to be compliant with the current BCA requirements

Many older buildings develop cracks over a period of time ,these cracks require to be assessed as to there width and require monitoring to discover whether the cracks increase in size .

These cracks are due to normal building settlement which is minor but sometimes these cracks can develop due to ground heave or subsidence which is either the sudden or gradual downward settling of the grounds surface

Its always wise to get a registered building Practitioner to inspect your home prior to signing the building contract and just as important if your house is a new build.

Ring George on 0450 632 867 or any advice