Your Building Inspector specialises in pre-purchase building and pest inspection reports for residential and commercial properties in Melbourne.
Our pest and building inspections comprise complete, top-to-bottom examinations of a property, conducted by our experienced, licensed pest and building inspectors that are not just tradesmen, but qualified builders who have experience across all the trades – we find the deal breakers. And you can expect your report within 3 hours of the building inspection!
Your Building Inspector provides building and pest inspections in and around Melbourne, offering a 5% price beat guarantee and your report within 3 hours. Our experienced building inspectors make sure that you get the most accurate details on a property, inspecting the most integral elements that can sometimes be missed by inspectors without experience across all trades.
All of our building inspectors are qualified builders, as well as trained pest and building inspectors, so you can rest assured that they will find issues that a tradesman or less experienced building inspector might not detect.
We understand that often, time is of the essence when purchasing or selling property and with our 3 hour reporting, there is no delay in getting information on the property when you need it. We offer the lowest prices in the industry, as well as one of the fastest report turnaround-times for building inspections in Melbourne.
Our building inspectors provide pre-purchase building inspections, pre-purchase building and pest inspections, as well as construction, asbestos and methamphetamine inspections throughout greater Melbourne. Contact our team today to book your building and pest inspection in Melbourne. Building inspection cost will depend on various factors such as the size, location, and complexity of the property being assessed check our prices below.
Your Building Inspector is an Australian company that provides pest and building inspections across Melbourne and all of the other major states of Australia, which allows us to be able to offer the best prices in the region because of the large number of building inspections we conduct. Our prices are regularly checked against our competitors to ensure we offer the best rates around.
We provide 3 hour reporting on a comprehensive building inspection service by a qualified, experienced and licensed pest and building inspector at the most affordable pricing for property owners and sellers in Melbourne.
We are here to equip you with the knowledge necessary to make an informed decision, whether you’re searching for a pre-purchase pest and building inspection or a report on the condition of your new home.
So confident are we in our pricing, in the unlikely event that you happen to find a better comparable written quote, we will beat it by 5%! Contact us now to book your building inspection.
Our business model is based on providing comprehensive reports at the the best possible prices in the market. This does not however mean that we trade the quality of our reports for price. In the unlikely event you do find a cheaper, comparable written quote in Melbourne, we will beat it by 5%!
The property purchase process is time sensitive, that’s why we work with you or the real estate agent to book your building inspection in as soon as possible (often the next day). We also make sure that you receive your report as quickly as possible (within 3 hours of the property inspection)!
Our house inspectors are qualified and experienced builders, with at least 10 years experience. That means they are trained to identify major issues with your property. Additionally, they're qualified timber pest inspectors, so we often find issues that others miss.
Our pest and building inspectors carry both a moisture meter and thermal sensor. Should a visible issue need further investigation, our building inspectors can take the necessary non-invasive steps to identify major issues for you!
Your Building Inspector’s Melbourne building and pest inspection team are not only qualified, experienced builders that are licensed and insured, but each building inspector is also equipped with the latest technology. Our Melbourne building inspectors carry a moisture meter, thermal imaging device and access equipment to every pest and building inspection they carry out.
Our building inspectors carry the latest technology in moisture testing equipment on the market. These devices are used to detect moisture behind a wide range of building materials including paint, wallpaper, plasterboard, ceramic tiles, floor coverings, timber, ceiling tiles, and membranes. If visual evidence of moisture is identified, we will utilise the moisture meter to undertake further non-invasive testing.
Our Melbourne building inspectors carry the latest in thermal sensor technology. The thermal sensor helps to identify heat sources generated by timber pests within building surfaces and helps to trace the nest and entry points within the building.
Additionally, the thermal sensor will also pick any thermal anomalies within building elements that cannot be seen by the naked eye. If a visual anomaly is identified during the inspection, further non-invasive investigation can be undertaken with the thermal sensor.
Contact us today to book your inspection!
As a property owner in Melbourne, you deserve the peace of mind of knowing that your greatest investment will be a sound investment for the test of time. And a comprehensive pest and building inspection is your greatest protection. Every residential and commercial property owner, buyer, or seller should have a competent, reputable building inspector perform a thorough examination of any structure bought or sold. It will give you greater knowledge into the current state of the structure as well as any potential pitfalls down the track. And, if you’re selling, it will provide an indication of what a potential buyer may uncover and what you might need to address prior to sale.
Your Building Inspector Melbourne specialises in pre-purchase building and pest inspections for residential and commercial properties. In most cases, we can organise to inspect the property next day and in some cases, same day and we deliver your report within 3 hours of the building inspection, giving you the most amount of time to make an informed decision about the property.
Your Building Inspector are your leading building and pest inspection service provider in Melbourne.
Our building and pest inspection reports are comprehensive and include photographs of problem areas. Rather than minor cosmetic issues, we focus on looking for what we call ‘deal breakers’. These are items that can cause major problems and are expensive to rectify. These generally include structural issues, water ingress and termite damage.
Download our sample pre-purchase building and pest inspection report and our Disclaimer and Terms & Conditions.
A pre-sale building and pest inspection is undertaken when you are planning on selling your property. The purpose of this inspection is to identify any areas of concern so that you are aware of, or can address any issues, prior to the property going to the market. That way, you will not be concerned when a contract of sale is agreed to but is subject to a building and pest inspection. All your bases will be covered!
The inspection and report will generally include:
Considerations such as building configuration, construction type, obstructions, accessibility and height may affect the areas we can safely inspect.
Please familiarise yourself with our Disclaimer and Terms and Conditions which covers this in greater detail.
Our building inspectors are trained to concentrate on major defects or what we call ‘deal breakers’! Generally, if there are issue with any of these items, they can be quite costly to rectify. These can be grouped into three main categories.
Additionally, for your piece of mind, our building inspectors are qualified and experienced builders, as well as timber pest inspectors. Rather than a trade qualified inspector, our building inspectors are qualified builders and are across all trades (not just one).
So, whether you are planning to sell your residential or commercial property, we can certainly help.
A pre-purchase building and pest inspection is undertaken when you are purchasing a property and your offer has been accepted. Your offer will most likely be subject to a building and pest inspection, which is generally required to be completed in 7 days.
As time is of the essence, and we can appreciate that this stage of the sale process is quite stressful for you, we aim to have you booked in the following day and the report to you within 3 hours of the inspection taking place. We will also arrange access with the agent to make the process somewhat streamlined!
The inspection will concentrate on identifying any ‘major’ items of concern that could be very costly to rectify. Generally, these items can be grouped into three main categories, being structural, water, and termites. If any of these items are identified, you will then have time to talk to your agent and possible renegotiate the deal or even pull out of the contract (if a major defect is identified). The last thing you want is any costly surprises once you move in and get settled.
Your inspection and report will generally cover the following areas:
Inspection of these areas is dependent on accessibility, height and whether the areas can safely be inspected. There is further information regarding this in our Disclaimer and Terms and Conditions which talks about this further.
Our inspectors are qualified and experienced builders and timber pest inspectors. We do not use trade qualified inspectors as they are only trained in single trades. Our inspectors are qualified builders and are experienced across all trades, providing you with peace of mind!
A new build inspection is undertaken when you are taking up a new building project and would like staged building inspections to be completed throughout the building and construction process.
As required by law, the builder will usually engage a building surveyor/certifier who will approve the plans and undertake regular inspections to ensure compliance is met with the approved plans, as well as that the works are in accordance with the building code and Australian Standards.
Our building inspections do not overlap with the building surveyors/certifiers and purely concentrate on the builder’s workmanship and the quality of materials being used.
We undertake inspections prior to key components of the building being covered up. These comprise of the following stages:
This involves checking the formwork, reinforcement, set downs, services penetrations, termite barriers and the like prior to the slab being poured. The objective is to ensure that workmanship is acceptable, and that the configuration is generally as per the approved plans. A report is produced and emailed to you, including photos, of any areas requiring attention.
This involves checking that the quality of materials and the workmanship undertaken by the builder and their trades is acceptable.
Additionally, we will check that the layout of the framework the location of in slab services and wet area set downs is generally in accordance with the approved plans. A report is produced and emailed to you, including photos, of any areas requiring attention.
This involves checking on the quality and workmanship in relation to the rough-in of services (electrical, mechanical, plumbing), insulation is correct and that works are generally in accordance with the approved plans prior to the walls and ceilings being covered up.
After the inspection, a report is produced and emailed to you, including photos, of any areas requiring attention.
This involves inspection of the completed works. Again, we are looking at the quality of the materials and the workmanship undertaken by the builder and the trades.
This inspection is somewhat longer than previous building inspections as we look at all internal areas, the roof space, external facades and the external roof areas and associated drainage.
Once the building inspection is complete, a report is produced and emailed to you, including photos, of any areas requiring attention.
This inspection is in addition to the ‘handover Inspection’ whereby we highlight any defects or issues using small pieces of ‘blue’ painters’ tape (no glue or residue is left after removal of the tape).
Photos of these areas will be included the handover report.
If you have a new building project, and would like the peace of mind of independent staged building inspections by an insured and qualified builder, please do not hesitate to give us a call and book your inspection in.
A special purpose inspection is undertaken when you are concerned with a particular aspect of a property or if you are concerned with work that has been completed by a contractor. These inspections are wide ranging in terms of scope and may include one of the following scenarios (however this list is not conclusive):
As you can see, a special purpose inspection can cover a very broad range of specific issues with a building. If you have an issue with a particular aspect of your property and it is not on the above list, it will probably be covered one of these types of reports.
Our inspectors are insured, qualified and experienced builders. We can undertake inspections on residential, commercial, industrial, medical, and retail properties.
If you have a specific problem with your property and need some advice, please give us a call, and book a special purpose inspection with our reputable team.
A commercial property inspection is undertaken on behalf of the property owners or managers. The purpose of the inspection is to provide you with a report detailing and maintenance or defect issues that require attention in the short, medium and long term.
We can inspect properties covering a broad spectrum of commercial sectors including:
In terms of scope of services, these reports generally include the following areas:
Obviously, considerations such as building configuration, construction type, obstructions, accessibility and height may affect the areas we can safely inspect. Please familiarise yourself with our Disclaimer and Terms and Conditions which talks about this further.
If you would like a thorough inspection of you property so that you can undertake some budgetary planning in regards to repairs and maintenance, please give us a call.
Becoming a pest and building inspector requires thorough training and extensive experience to complete properly. The condition of a building determines more than just its value, as missed structural issues can develop into major building flaws down the track. And pest infestations cannot be ignored, as even the slightest sign of pests like termites can put your property at risk.
If you want to protect your investment, enlisting a licensed, insured and experienced building and pest inspector is imperative. But Your Building Inspector goes one step further in your bid for peace of mind – all of our building and pest inspectors are qualified builders, which whilst not mandatory in Victoria, is a given at Your Building Inspector. Our qualified builders have experience and knowledge across all trades and know where to look for the “deal breakers” that could cause you stress and significant cost to rectify if not detected. When we offer peace of mind, we offer you……
Our Melbourne building and pest inspectors are all experienced and qualified builders. It’s important to be aware that when choosing your pest and building inspector in Melbourne, that being a qualified builder is not a legal requirement for inspectors in the state of Victoria. But we believe that a qualified builder with experience across all trades, are best equipped to find those “deal breakers” that can cause you major grief if undetected.
Our Melbourne building and pest inspectors are all licensed builders as well as trained timber pest inspectors. It’s important to be mindful when choosing your inspector in Melbourne, as it is not a legal requirement for inspectors to be builders.
Each of our Melbourne inspectors are insured with public liability and professional indemnity insurance, so in the unlikely event that an incident occurs, you are completely protected.
Each of our pest and building inspectors in Melbourne conduct themselves in a professional and courteous manner. All of the building inspectors are committed to providing non-bias reports that are thorough and easy to understand. We believe in delivering great customer service and communicating efficiently with our clients and our several hundred 5 Star reviews support this.
A building and pest inspection is undertaken prior to a buyer purchasing a property, and is generally a condition of sale. It is essential that you appoint an experienced, licensed building and pest inspector to carry out the inspection to ensure all major and minor defects are reported. The inspector will return a report on the property noting any defects found, your report will also include photos of all reported issues.
All of our building and pest inspectors are licensed builders who have been operating under that license for at least 10 years. As well as this, all of our inspectors carry pest certifications and their own insurance.
We will work with your agent to arrange a time that suits all parties. Provide your agents details through the online form or over the phone and we will get in contact with them. If you have already found a time that works with your agent, that’s fantastic, let us know and we will try to accommodate the given time.
We welcome owners and buyers to be present at the time of inspection, although we ask that you leave the inspector to carry out their inspection and wait to ask your questions at the end. This allows the inspector to concentrate solely on assessing the property to deliver a non-bias report.
A typical combined building and pest inspection will take between one to two hours.
You will receive your report on the same day as your inspection. Please note that payment must be received prior to the report being sent.
Your Inspector will carry a ladder, torch, moisture meter and thermal sensor to your inspection. Please be aware that the moisture meter is only used when visual evidence of moisture is identified by your inspector. The same protocol is followed for the use of the thermal sensor, which is also only required when visual evidence of pest activity is identified.
We aim to service the majority of metropolitan and outer suburbs of Melbourne, although if your postcode is not within our service area when you are completing your booking form it doesn’t mean we can’t service you! Continue to fill out your online form and your closest building inspector will be in touch with a tailored price based on the distance your location is from our main service areas!