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Buildings and Pest Inspection Viewbank

Buying a property in Viewbank? Since 2010, Building and Pest Inspection Melbourne has completed more than 5000 inspections within the Viewbank area. Our comprehensive pre-purchase Building and Pest inspections are fully guaranteed to be completed by a licenced builder within 3 days – at an affordable price. Our reviews reflect the quality and value of our inspections and our customer’s value:

Keep reading to find out what’s included in our Building and Pest Inspection and why you need our Building and Pest Inspection report.

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Based on 215 reviews

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Anika R
06:35 25 Jun 24
I’ve had two reports done by this company (as a first home buyer) and they are amazing, super detailed compared to any other ones I’ve looked at. Paul and the team and super organised, they had the report done and sent to me within 2-3 days both times. I even called the inspector who did the report with questions, he was super helpful and gave me lots of information. This company is affordable, yet diligent and thorough, and all the staff are amazing to talk to and very helpful. Highly recommend.
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.
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Why are Building and Pest Inspection Viewbank different from the rest?

3 Day appointment turnaround

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

Same day report delivery

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

Personalised service

We provide a no-nonsense breakdown of your report to ensure you understand what it found

Experienced and licensed

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

Meticulous reporting standards

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

Reasonable prices

Very reasonable prices keep us constantly in demand with new customers and referrals.

Recommended by property professionals

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

Valuable advice

Our knowledgeable staff will go beyond your expectations to provide valuable advice on if the property is likely to contain asbestos, estimated cost of repairs and even builder’s advice if you’re thinking about doing some DIY renovations.

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?

For bookings, all we need is 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 Pest and Building Inspectors are skilled & 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 will give you Peace of Mind that the property 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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A comprehensive pre purchase property inspection for your peace of mind

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

Melbourne’s council can identify areas within the municipality where buildings are likely to be attacked 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 Encouraging Termites

Every property owner fears the news that they have a termite infestation on their property. Termites can affect the structural integrity of a home and cause long-term damage.

There are more than 300 species of termites in Australia, however the most common termite around Viewbank is Coptotermes. This species of termite will look for food and travel more than 50 metres from their nest. They are drawn to moist timber.

You’ll find Coptotermes nests at the base of trees, but also in sub-floors or areas with inadequate drainage or poor ventilation.

Before an inspection, ensure the sub-floor, slab edges and weep holes are clear of obstructions. This will make it easier to identify possible termite infestation. Because termites can enter the property by travelling up stumps, external walls and over the slab edge into weep holes, all vegetation should also be removed for easy visual inspection.

At Building and Pest Inspection Melbourne we also use non-invasive methods to manage termites. These include our moisture meter and Termatrac with thermal radar. When our inspectors locate an area with high moisture content, they will apply the Termatrac to determine if there are termites present.

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5 Reasons Why You Need OUR Detailed Pre-Purchase Building and Pest Inspection Report

  • Our pre-purchase Building and Pest inspections can identify any defects with the property before you sign the contract. 
  • From leaking taps, to more serious problems such as major structural damage and termite infestation, our thorough inspection reports will identify defects big and small.
  • If the report results aren’t satisfactory, you may have the option to withdraw from the contract. 
  • If a number of problems are found with the property, you don’t have to cancel the contract. The seller may agree to lower the purchase price or even decide to remedy the defects before settlement. 
  • Our client’s are often able to negotiate the purchase price after they receive our Building and Pest inspection report.
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How is a Building and Pest Inspection Incorporated Into a Contract of Sale?

 

If you purchase a property, a building and pest clause should be included in the contract of sale. This clause will give you a set time period to submit a written Building and Pest report from a qualified inspector and avoid purchasing a property that is in need of serious repair or is infested by termites. 

Most standard contracts have a 3-day cooling off period. We guarantee that we’ll provide a building and pest report within 3 days of booking your inspection, so don’t forget to contact us ASAP after your offer is accepted.

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Do I Need a Building and Pest Report Before Signing a Contract at Auction?

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.

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