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Buildings and Pest Inspection Edithvale

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Building and Pest Inspection Melbourne have been providing quality inspections to Edithvale home buyers for more than 10 years, with over 5000 satisfied customers. Our 3 day inspection turnaround, affordable prices guarantee and comprehensive reports have people coming back time and again.

To find out exactly what is included in our Building and Pest Inspections and why you need our detailed report, read on.

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Jade Gallop
23:29 12 Jun 24
Paul and his team were amazing right from the get go. I had a lot of specific questions about the building and pest inspection and the team answered all of them without hesitation. The inspection was done thoroughly and Abu gave me a run down straight after he was finished, followed by the report within 24 hours. Great service, would definitely recommend.
ghazaleh dashti
23:56 07 Jun 24
We had the best experience with the Building and Pest Inspection Melbourne and cannot recommend them highly enough. They were professional, on time, speedy, and very accommodating. Their report was very comprehensive and covered all that we needed, while compared with a few other companies we spoke with, their pricing was much more reasonable. Wayne went truly above and beyond and we are incredibly grateful to him. Thank you so much!
Pink Lee
23:35 17 May 24
Katerina Chin-A-Loy
04:54 17 May 24
Building and Pest Inspection Melbourne was professional, reliable and very quick from start to end. They completed the job promptly and came back with a thorough report which is very helpful. Highly recommended!
Cheyne Moreira
08:04 10 May 24
Fantastic report, professionalism and help. I enquired about an inspection and they did it later that day. They sent the report the previous morning and it was a thorough, detailed report. Abu was the inspector and through his help and support and after a few phone calls throughout the day, I was able to knock a significant amount of the price of the house. He even offered contacts for the potential fixes. Very, very happy with the report and from the professionalism and support from Abu specifically!
Lynn La
04:18 25 Feb 24
I've used Paul's Building and Pest Business a few times, and their integrity and professionalism stands out.They orgainsed the inspections in seamless coordination with the agents, and this promptness eased my anxieties as a first-time home buyer.Navigating building and pest inspections as a new homeowner was overwhelming, but Paul's team made this part effortless. Special shout out to Ben for his knowledge and approachability. Their transparent approach and honest assessments gave me the confidence I needed to make informed decisions.Would 100% recommend Paul's team for their reliable and trustworthy inspection services. I've already referred them to friends, and I'll continue to do so with complete confidence. Thanks team!
richard wangman
07:32 13 Feb 24
Very happy with the quality and standard of the reports done.Had 3 reports done before we found the right house for us.Paul and the team were very professional throughout the whole process.I would recommend them to anyone looking at getting a building and pest report.
Steve G
15:14 11 Feb 24
Paul Byers has been nothing short of AMAZING. I rang on Monday and spoke directly with Paul explaining my situation (stressed out first home buyer who needed a report for a place I was interested in very urgently). Paul was super friendly and immediately on top of everything which instantly put me at ease. Paul got all the details, liaised with the real estate agent, booked the building and pest inspection for the following day, and kept me updated throughout the entire process...talk about exceptional service! Paul Baker was the inspector and I was taken back by the quality of work – Paul's ability to paint a picture of the house in a detailed and easy to understand manner is second to none! The friendly phone chat I had where Paul patiently walked me through the findings, answered all of my questions, and the impressive report I was immediately provided with was absolutely FANTASTIC and invaluable in the clarity and perspective it gave (again, talk about exceptional service!)I HIGHLY RECOMMEND the team at Building and Pest Inspection Melbourne – I’m impressed by how quick and seamless everything got done, the quality of work, and their passion! I will most definitely book again for any future building and pest inspections I require – in fact it takes a lot of the stress out in buying a home knowing I’ll be able to make an informed decision thanks to your services. My sincerest gratitude to both Paul Byers and Paul Baker and how much you both helped me.
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Reliable Cost Effective Building And Pest Inspections In Edithvale

3 Day appointment turnaround

We guarantee a maximum of 3 business days turnaround from booking to receive your building and pest report.

No wait report delivery

Your comprehensive building and pest report with photos is emailed on the same day as your inspection.

We take time to explain our findings

We follow up with a straightforward breakdown of the findings from your inspection report to ensure you understand what was found.

Fully licensed and insured

Your Inspector is an experienced, fully insured and licensed building and pest inspector.

Detailed oriented inspections

Our inspectors are limited to a maximum 3 inspections per day for quality control.

Competitive pricing

Our very reasonable fees keep us in constant demand for new clients and referrals.

Favoured by property professionals

Many of our customers are referred by buyer’s agents, mortgage brokers & conveyancers.

Top advice

Our experienced staff go beyond your expectations and provide valuable advice on if the property is likely to contain asbestos, estimated cost of repairs and even building advice if you are considering renovating.

We're on your side to give you piece of mind

For most people when they purchase a property there are usually two experts on your side, your conveyancer and your Building and Pest Inspector. Conveyancers rely on our reports and refer clients to our inspection service because we’ve perfected it since 2010 to give you EVERYTHING you need, plus any extras you may wish for peace of mind, BEFORE you invariably buy a house.

Step 1

How do I book and then what happens?

To book we just need your first name, mobile & email, inspection address, agent name & number.
We contact the agent to arrange access then we email you the confirmation details.

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Step 2

BUILDING INSPECTIONS TO AUSTRALIAN STANDARDS 4349.1

Our Building Inspectors are experienced & fully insured Licenced Builders.

Our Building Inspection is a visual inspection of all accessible areas of the interior, roof void, sub-floor & exterior of the property to detect safety hazards, major defects, minor defects & general maintenance.

structural building inspections

Our Building Inspection report gives you Peace of Mind that the house is structurally sound.

Step 3

PEST INSPECTIONS TO AUSTRALIAN STANDARDS 4349.3

Our Pest Inspectors are qualified with full Professional Indemnity insurance.

We do a thorough visual inspection of all accessible areas including the interior, roof void, sub-floor, & exterior of the property for termites & termite damage using state of the art Termite Detection technology, including a moisture meter and a thermal tool to detect termite movement in the walls.

NOTE: Moisture is the cause of ALL termite problems. We apply our Moisture Meter extensively to identify leaks and dampness issues, commonly found in the wet areas.

Pest inspection interior

Our Pest Inspection report gives you Peace of Mind that the house is termite free.

Step 4

WE EXPLAIN OUR FINDINGS

We take time to explain our findings clearly and simply. Your inspector will speak directly with you after the inspection in person or by phone. You are welcome to call the inspector back after reading your reports.

We will discuss any MAJOR ISSUES with you to help you make any important decisions such as negotiating on price, asking for defects to be repaired or terminating the contract.

Discuss your building and pest inspection findings

Discuss your building and pest inspection findings

Step 5

PRE-PURCHASE BUILDING AND PEST REPORT

Our comprehensive Building & Pest Inspection report gives you the Peace of Mind and knowledge you need to complete, renegotiate, or terminate, this property purchase with confidence. One or more photos are included to highlight each defect.

Sample Report
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Move forward with your purchase confidently with a comprehensive pre purchase property inspection

We take our responsibility as your trusted advisor seriously, going above and beyond your expectations.

Wet Areas

WATER IS, hands down, the #1 CAUSE OF COSTLY Building Defects and ALL Termite Problems. We heavily utilize our moisture meters to identify problems relating to leaking and dampness issues, most commonly found in wet areas.

Electrical Checks

We conduct the electrical checks that we can by law, including turning on light switches to check for flickering; the condition of the meter box; plus the presence of smoke alarms and safety switches.

Plumbing Checks

Our plumbing checks include flushing toilets to check function and drainage; plus the gutters and downpipes for rust, damage and blockages. We also turn on taps to check for hammering and poor drainage.

Yard

In the yard we note defects to boundary fences and gates, the clothesline, garden shed, paths, driveways and retaining walls. The yard is more often less well maintained with more major defects and safety hazards found.

Roof Exterior

On the roof exterior we check the condition of cladding, fascia/barge boards, flashings, gutters and downpipes, the soffit/eaves and valleys. Broken tiles, rust and water damage are noted. Fungal growth is a sign that water is pooling

Masonry Walls

Masonry walls are closely examined for defects such as bricks fretting, cracking, damp damage, differential damage, inadequate joint sealant, mortar eroding, blocked vents, visible flashings and weep hole ventilation.

Exterior

In the exterior, we note the condition of paint, any damp damage or cladding defects; maintenance items for outdoor structures including decks, balconies, patios, verandahs or pergolas; plus defects and safety hazards relating to handrails, steps, stairs and ramps.

Interior

In the interior, all rooms are inspected for building defects to the ceiling, doors, floor, painting, walls and windows. We carefully check if the floors are levels, windows and doors function normally and other signs of movement relating to major structural defects.

Laundry & Kitchen

In the laundry and kitchen, we also note visible defects to bench tops, doors, drawers and cabinets; sinks, splashbacks, taps and waste traps. The range hood fan is tested for function. Common defects include failed or inadequate waterproofing plus leaking taps and pipes.

Bathrooms

Built elements that commonly have defects due to wear and tear in bathrooms include the vanity, basin, bath, mirror, shower, shower screen, splashbacks, taps, waste traps, toilet cistern and pan. Ventilation, and exhaust fan function, is noted.

Roof Space/Void

In the roof space we identify any issues relating to coverage, framing, insulation, parti wall and sarking. We commonly find insufficient insulation, even in new homes. Even when there is sufficient insulation we try our best to enter the roof void to traverse all accessible areas.

Subfloor/Underfloor Space

For structural reasons, it is very important to check the condition of bearers, joists, piers or stumps; note any cracked or leaking pipes, dampness, ventilation or drainage issues. We recommend removal of debris or stored items that encourage termites and other pests including rodents!

What does a Pre Purchase Pest Inspection look for?

Our pre purchase Pest Inspection investigates for signs of termite damage, live termites and conducive conditions that could lead to termite attack. We report on whether the property has a current termite management system and we advise what you can do to reduce the risk of termite attack to protect your valuable asset

Declared Termite Areas Melbourne

In Edithvale, your Council may designate areas within the municipality in which buildings are likely to be subject to attack by termites.

The Regulations require all new buildings, including alterations and extensions, built within designated termite-infested areas, to have management against termite attack.

So, if you are buying an established property in a Declared Termite Area, does this increase your risk of termite attack?

The short answer is no, because Building and Pest Inspection Melbourne have found termites in suburbs all over Melbourne. Yes, all of Melbourne is at risk of termite attack IF conducive conditions exist at your property.

Conditions That Are Attractive to Termites

For many property owners, termites are their worst nightmare. They can cause thousands of dollars worth of damage and decrease the value of your property.

One of the most common species of termites that causes major damage in the Edithvale area is Coptotermes. This species can search for food for up to 50 metres from their nest and are attracted to wet timber.

Coptotermes can be found nesting at the base of trees, but have also been known to build nests in sub-floors or other areas that have poor ventilation or drainage.

To help a termite inspector locate possible termite infestation, it’s important to remove any obstructions surrounding the sub-floor, slab edge or weep holes. It’s also important to remove any vegetation before the inspection. The inspector will inspect the full exterior and interior perimeters of your property for any termites crawling up stumps, external walls or over the edge of the slab into weep holes.

Building and Pest inspectors can also locate termites using more non-invasive techniques. These include our moisture meter and Termatrac with thermal radar. If a damp area in your property is identified, we use the Termatrac to find out if there are termites present inside the walls.

termite detection tool

5 Reasons Why OUR In-depth Pre-Purchase Building and Pest Inspection Report is Best

  1. Buying a property is a huge investment. You can protect this investment with our pre-purchase inspection and identify any problems before they become a future liability, costing you more in the long run. 
  2. Our Building and Pest inspectors are fully trained to locate issues big and small, from leaking taps to termite infestations and serious structural damage. 
  3. Gain the right to withdraw from the contract if the report findings aren’t satisfactory. 
  4. Instead of terminating the contract, a vendor may decide to decrease the purchase price of the property or fix the issues prior to settlement. 
  5. It’s common for our client’s to negotiate substantial discounts on the purchase price after a pre-purchase Building and Pest inspection.
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How is a Subject to Building and Pest Clause Included in a Contract of Sale?

 

A Building and Pest clause should be included in a contract of sale when you purchase a property by private treaty. You will have a set time period to organise a qualified Building and Pest inspector to deliver a written report on the condition of the property and avoid purchasing a property in need of serious repair or with a termite infestation. 

A cooling off period of 3 days is allowed under standard contracts. Call us as soon as you accept an offer, we guarantee a Building and Pest report delivered within 3 days of the booking.

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Should I get a Building and Pest report before an auction or before signing the contract?

Organising a Building and Pest inspection prior to the auction or making a bid is your only option. It’s common for buyers and vendors to book in the Building and Pest inspection before signing contracts to avoid the need for a Building and Pest clause. Contract risk can be avoided, especially if conditional finance is approved or if it’s a cash sale.

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