Building Inspections

Make sure you know the ins and outs of a property before you commit to buy; choose a professional residential building inspector in Melbourne.

What’s included in our building inspection report?

A house inspection report from Site Inspections will assess the conditions of your prospective property, so you can feel confident you’re making the right choice before you purchase a home.

It’s an informative and in-depth report that covers the details you need to know, including a description of the property and the materials used in its construction. Our professionals carry out an inspection to advise you against any significant structural and other damage, so you know about the work that needs to be carried out.

The building inspector will report on all accessible parts of the house, including:

  • The interior
  • All external brickwork walls and cladding
  • Fascia, gutters, eaves and roof areas
  • Roof coverings
  • Window and door frames/glazing
  • Under the house if built on stumps
  • Garage, carport and garden shed
  • Painting and timber staining
  • Check wet areas for possible leaks
  • Ground levels around house
  • Concrete driveways and paving
  • All internal walls, cornices and ceilings
  • Doors, architraves & skirtings
  • All floor coverings
  • Test all taps and waste pipes
  • Kitchen and bathroom cupboards
  • Appliances if installed
  • Wall & floor tiling
  • Inside the roof space
  • Steps, paths & driveways
  • Ventilation

Your report will include photographs of minor and major defects, and will highlight any areas we were unable to access during the inspection. View our gallery from previous inspections to see some of our findings.

The equipment we use to conduct building inspections

The team at Site Inspections are here to help you gain perfect confidence that your home, or home-to-be, is in the state it needs to be. Not every issue can be diagnosed by sight and expertise alone. There are a range of potential issues that require specialised equipment to spot. We use inspection specific technologies to ensure that nothing goes unaccounted for.
We use:

  • Spirit and laser levels – to detect movement in the structure of the house.
  • Humidity and moisture detectors – to check for or pre-empt water damage.,
  • Thermal imaging equipment – to conduct unintrusive sweeps of large areas.
  • Calibrated radio devices – to check for ants and termites in walls and hard to reach areas.
  • Multimeters – to detect a variety of electrical fault markers.
  • On the report that we provide to you following an inspection, we’ll outline not only any issues we have found, but also areas that have conditions that are conducive to problems like water damage or termites. We’ll also be sure to outline any areas that could not be accessed, so that you’re aware of both the certainties, and the aspects of a property about which you cannot be certain.

Why Choose Site Inspections?

We know our experience combined with our attention to details and service will leave you feeling confident in your real estate transaction. Book a building inspection anywhere in Greater Melbourne

We offer a complete range of inspection services designed to provide homeowners, prospective buyers, and commercial investors with the assurance of knowing what is going on with their property. All across Victoria, we’ve assisted buyers and investors ensure that they are equipped with the best possible information when making decisions about the maintenance, purchase or sale of a property.

For the complete range of residential and commercial inspection services, you simply can’t look past the team at Site Inspections. To learn more about the services we provide, follow the link below, and don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or enquiries!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What will you check for in a building inspection?

A building inspection is designed to provide you with the assurance that the building you have purchased is free of defects or building conditions conducive to future problems. Using a variety of advanced tools and methodologies, we’ll check for markers of water damage, structural faults, and can even check for pest related issues.

What can a building inspection report be used for?

A building inspection is the perfect opportunity to get out in front of any extant or emerging problems with a building. But it is also a means by which you can develop the necessary collateral to protect yourself and your investment against unknown or unforeseen troubles.

A report from a building inspection can be used as part of an insurance claim. Similarly, PCI reports can be used to ensure that a new build is carried out to your satisfaction and meets the relevant standards. Get in touch with our team to enquire about how we can assist you in ensuring that your home or commercial property is as it should be.