Considering purchasing a property in North Melbourne? Building and Pest Inspection Melbourne have been serving home buyers in North Melbourne and Greater Melbourne since 2010 with more than 5000 happy customers. We guarantee a comprehensive pre-purchase Building and Pest inspection report by a licenced builder in North Melbourne within 3 business days.
To book we need your name, mobile & email, inspection address, agent name & mobile. Once we have confirmed access with your agent, we will email confirmation to you with the inspection time.
Please note any concerns about the property prior to the inspection. You are welcome to attend the inspection, but you are not required to attend. The inspector will provide a verbal report following the inspection. The Inspector will be happy to answer any questions you have after reading the report.
Read on to discover more about what it is, plus when and why you need a comprehensive pre-purchase Building and Pest inspection report.
The value you receive from a pre-purchase Building and Pest inspection varies significantly. You can see from our 5 star reviews and testimonials that Building and Pest Inspection Melbourne offers very fair prices for our great customer service combined with comprehensive verbal & written reports.
Our Timber Pest Inspections are in accordance with Australian Standard 4349.3 and beyond. Our Pest Inspectors are Fully Licensed with Full Professional Indemnity Insurance.
We do a thorough visual inspection of all accessible areas including the interior, the roof void, sub-floor, and exterior of the property for termites and termite damage using state of the art Termite Detection technology. Preventative termite management measures are recommended. Our Pest Inspection report gives you the Peace of Mind that the house is termite free.
Our Building Inspections are in accordance with Australian Standard 4349.1 and beyond. Our Building Inspectors are experienced Fully Licenced Master Builders with Full Professional Indemnity Insurance.
The Building Inspection is a visual inspection of accessible areas of the interior and exterior of your property to detect safety hazards, major defects, minor defects and general maintenance. One or more photos are included to highlight each defect. We apply our Moisture Meter extensively to identify defects relating to leaking and dampness issues, commonly found in the wet areas. Our comprehensive Building Inspection report gives you the Peace of Mind and knowledge you need to complete, or terminate, this property purchase with confidence.
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.
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.
In the yard we note defects to boundary fences and gates, the clothesline, garden shed, paths, driveways and retaining walls.
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 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.
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.
In the interior, all rooms are inspected for building defects to the ceiling, doors, floor, painting, walls and windows.
In the laundry and kitchen, we also note visible defects to bench tops, doors, drawers and cabinets; sink, splashbacks, taps and waste traps. The rangehood fan is tested for function.
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.
In the roof space we identify any issues relating to coverage, framing, insulation, parti wall and sarking.
The underfloor space is generally the last area we inspect because this area is often cramped, dirty and covered in spider webs! 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 note and recommend removal of any debris or stored items that could encourage termites and other pests including rodents to choose your new home as their home too!
We can provide estimated cost of building repairs and can advise if the property is likely to contain Asbestos. We can also offer any building advice if you are considering renovation plans, removing walls, or adding a deck at no extra charge. If something you want checked isn’t noted above, just ask us. We can accommodate most requests.
A Building and Pest clause should exist as a condition of a property purchase sale when you buy a home by private treaty. The Building and Pest clause allows you to get written reports from a qualified Building and Pest inspector within a set time frame to avoid buying a property infested with termites or with significant building repair costs.
You also have a 3 day cooling off period under standard contracts. We guarantee your Building and Pest report within 3 business days of booking our services, so book us as soon as your offer is accepted!
If the property is going to auction, your only option is to inspect prior to making a bid. Some buyers and vendors prefer to do the Building and Pest inspection before signing any contracts to avoid the need for a subject to Building and Pest clause in the contract. If conditional finance is also approved or it is a cash sale, this removes contract risk.
In conclusion, peace of mind is invaluable when choosing Building and Pest Inspection Melbourne for your pre-purchase Building and Pest Inspection report in North Melbourne.
We guarantee a comprehensive pre-purchase Building and Pest inspection report in North Melbourne within 3 business days.
To book we need your name, mobile & email, inspection address, agent name & mobile.