Inspections 2018-06-05T18:14:11+00:00

Conduct a Building and pest inspection before you buy

When considering the purchase of a property, it is important to conduct thorough and comprehensive building inspections to ensure the security and stability of the structure, as well the hygiene. Building Masters delivers an extensive range of building and pest inspection services across Melbourne, providing expert reports and observations.

Which Inspection Do You Need?

Getting a building inspection can be confusing as there is a wide variety of different terminology used for the different types of inspections.
Often people find themselves no longer knowing what they are looking for. In essence you can divide the inspection services Building Masters offer into two different types:

1. Building Inspection (includes the lot)
2. Asbestos Inspection (includes sample Lab tests)

Within a Building Inspection we cover:

  • Structural Inspection (inside roof, under floor, etc)
  • Hidden defects
  • Stability of site
  • Building distortion, subsidence
  • Building Code defects
  • Electrical installation
  • Plumbing
  • Drainage
  • Sewer
  • Asbestos inspection
  • Termite and pest inspection
  • 1001 other items
  • Cost of Repairs required

You can get a building inspection prior to purchasing a property (referred to as Pre-Purchase Inspection) or it be conducted on a property you currently own (often done prior to renovating or selling). Following the building inspection you will get a comprehensive building inspection report outlining the findings and recommendations for solutions, including a costing of the repairs required.

Within an Asbestos Inspections we cover

  • Asbestos Identification (Audit report if required)
  • Sample Lab Testing Service (when visual identification is not possible)

You can get an asbestos inspection prior to purchasing a property or it can be conducted on a property you currently own. This inspection is very important if you are planning to renovate and suspect that your property has asbestos. We do recommend our clients do the full Building Inspection as this covers all areas, hidden defects and potential risks.

Unsure about the type of building inspection that you need? Check out our blog for advice and informative videos by our expert building inspectors to better understand the importance of building inspections and the type of inspection that will benefit you and your home. We also encourage you to contact us directly for more information on 1300780931 or fill out the form on the right hand side.


1300 780 931


Hi Mike,

Initially we were unsure whether it's worth to hire an inspector to inspect our home building for the frame and pre-plastering stage. However, it turns out to be worth of value as Building Master outline the details of what shown to be a significant defects that needs to be fixed by builder which without it, will not be noticed by us. Michael has provide a great service in answering all our queries. Definitely use your service again if we are going to build another house. Thank you.

Steven and Imelda
Point Cook