Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you have questions about a Owner Builder Report, Property Inspection or New Construction QA Report – Site Inspections has the answers

Why do I need an inspection even for a brand new home?

Getting a handover report will ensure you are protected from any substandard workmanship and builders that may cut corners when building your new home. Taking place prior to the purchaser taking possession of their new home, a handover inspection will ensure your home is ready to move in to and will highlight in detail any defects and imperfections, plus it will protect you in the future if you decide to sell.

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Does the property need to be vacant for the duration of the inspection?

Yes, our inspectors require the property being inspected to be vacant for the duration of the inspection.
You (our client) are welcome to walk through the house with the inspector, however, if the property is tenanted or the owners are living in it, you or the real estate agent will be required to organise for the property to be vacated while our inspector is on site.

This assists with the overall accuracy of your inspection report as our inspector will have better, uninterrupted access to the property with fewer limitations.

For what reason should I get a building & pest inspection?

You wouldn’t dream of buying a used car without getting a professional to look over potential and costly issues, would you? Well, the same principle applies when buying a home or property, however, the investment is 10 times the amount of a car! It is important to get a professional to thoroughly inspect the property.

At Site Inspections, we have the years of experience and knowledge needed to find the most common building faults, as well as any significant structural damage that you should be aware of.

How quickly can my inspection and report be done? My deadline is near...

We pride ourselves on happy clients, hence, if it is an emergency, our inspectors will work after hours to get the inspection and report completed on time.

Typically, we can provide an inspection the same day of the request or the following day with the report being available within 24 hours from the time of inspection.

Do I have to be present during the time of inspection?

No, it is not a requirement for you to be present during the inspection, however, if you prefer to be you are more than welcome to.

Do I have to organise access for the inspector with the vendor/agent?

No, we will liaise with the agent/vendor to organise access to the property. You will then be sent an email/text confirmation informing you of the inspection date/time.

Can I speak with one of your inspectors?

Yes, most certainly. All of our inspectors are happy to discuss your inspection with you prior to attending as well as after you have received your report if you have any questions

How long has your company been operating?

We have been operating here in Victoria for 1 year, however, our inspectors have experience in the industry of over 10+ years and the education to back it!

What Standard will your inspections be conducted to?

Here at Site Inspections, our inspections are conducted in accordance in AS 4349.1 (Building Inspections) and AS 4349.3 (Timber Pest Inspections)

Are your reports detailed and comprehensive?

YES! Our reports are the most detailed comprehensive and easy to understand reports you will find. We pride ourselves on making our reports easy for our customers but extremely informative at the same time.

Is it expensive to get a Building & Pest Inspection?

No, the small payment for a proper building & pest inspection is nothing when compared to the money you will be investing in your new home. Furthermore, our thorough inspection and report has to potential to save you thousands of dollars when negotiating a better sale price.

How and when do I pay for my report?

Payment is required within 24 hours of the booking being scheduled to confirm and hold the date/time.

How do I book an inspection with Site Inspections?

You can call us on 1300 906 980 and speak with one of our friendly staff, or you can save time by filling out our convenient online form and book online.

Or you can send us an email to and our team will be in touch to organise your inspection.

We hope this information is of value to you and you choose Site Inspections to carry out your next building inspection. We look forward to being of service to you.