Building, Stage & Structural Inspection Reports

For many buyers, the structural inspection is the deciding factor on a purchase. Getting a pre-purchase inspection is essential if you want to know the structural integrity of the building beneath the surface — that way you can either buy it with warts and all or avoid a very costly mistake. Over the years, we estimate saving owners and investors over $10 million — simply by uncovering ‘shonky’ buildings and hidden structural issues that render buildings worthless. Avoiding a lemon can save your thousands, the math doesn’t lie.

Get a Full Structural Inspection to Ensure a Solid Investment

Contact us today on 1300 033 332 or fill out our online form to ensure you secure your dream home and avoid an absolute nightmare. For peace of mind, get in touch if you’d like to perform a thorough asbestos check or home inspection.

A structurally sound building is vital for its ability to age well, physically support renovations, and most importantly keep you free from having to pay significant repair costs.

When Building Masters inspects your property of choice we carry out a full structural inspection of the building with you. This means that you are at front and center while we inspect the buildings foundations and the surrounding terrain to ensure you are buying a house that is built on solid foundations. We’re here to ensure you find a property that is structurally sound and will not deteriorate due to use of cheap building materials or substandard building work at any point in its history.

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What’s involved in a structural inspection?

We answer the important structural inspection questions such as….

  • Has the building’s structure been built properly in the first place?

  • Has any recent cosmetic work been done to hide a serious structural building problem?
  • Has time or human intervention caused a serious deterioration to the structure of the building?

  • Is there an existing condition which might later deteriorate into a structural issue?

  • Is ‘rising damp’ evident or hidden and if so, what are the consequences and repair procedures?

  • Are the ideas you have for changes or renovations to the property structurally possible?

  • window space (to ensure your windows are adequately sealed)

  • Report any features of the house that do not meet current regulations, including illegal extensions or alterations to the property

Price beat guarantee: We will beat any price offered by another qualified inspector for a similar level of service

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Our reports start from $500 and depend on the type of report required and the type of property in question.

Unlike the standard report template used by the building inspection industry, we include extra information that is crucial in developing a complete picture of a property’s current condition. These include assessments such as Structural Condition Checking, Checking of Plumbing, Drainage, Sewer, Electrical Safety, Asbestos, Repair & Renovation Costing and a Pest Inspection.

Just send us through your best quote and if it matches our level of service we will beat it, guaranteed! We have a sincere focus on exceptional customer service and unparalleled results, so it’s no surprise we are the company of choice for property inspections throughout Melbourne.

Building Masters Inspections have eliminated doubt for property buyers and owners for decades by offering highly detailed structural evaluations of any property. Buy your new home, build the house of your dreams or invest in your next property with confidence.

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Home Buying Guide – Why Get a Building Inspection?

Buying a new home is always an exciting and often life-changing time of your life. This home buying guide will walk you through why a building or house inspection is essential when purchasing a new home.

Buying a home is not something you do everyday. Such a huge investment needs to be treated with care. Building inspections exist to help you find out if your desired property has any hidden defects or faults that might cost you money and heartache in the long run.

What Can Happen if You Don’t Have an Inspection?

Right now, you might be thinking that a house inspection is an unnecessary expense but the cost of not having one can lead to even higher costs – not just financially, but also emotionally as clearly shown by the examples below.

Case Study 1

Evan and Ashley thought that they had bought their dream home in Point Cook, but their dream quickly turned into a nightmare. They incurred about $50k in additional costs because they were unaware of wiring and plumbing problems that had to be fixed not long after purchasing. If they had a building inspection done, they likley could have lowered the sale price to make up for the additional repair costs or simply avoid the house altogether.

Case Study 2

First time homeowners Andrew and Junie bought an apartment in South Melbourne without getting a pre purchase inspection. On the very day they moved in it rained and water seeped in under the doors from the balcony, damaging the carpet and some of their furniture. Junie was at work at the time and was completely unaware until she returned home that night. It turned into a highly stressful situation for these two first time homeowners. If they had chosen to get a house inspection, it would have been found that the balcony tiling had been incorrectly installed and they may have negotiated a lower purchase and had the opportunity of having the balcony repaired prior to moving in.

The house inspection cost far outweighs the financial risks and emotional heartache that stems from buying the wrong property. Don’t let it happen to you.

Defect Reports as Buying Negotiating Tools

two young new home onwers sittingAfter a house inspection, you will receive a full and comprehensive report known as a defect or pre-purchase report that highlights every area requiring special attention and work. At Building Masters, we provide experienced guidance on all issues involving repairs, renovations, rebuilding and the costs involved.

The pre-purchase defect report can also be a very powerful negotiating tool during the home buying process. If there any faults or defects found within the property, you can then use the report to potentially lower the asking price or pull out of the deal entirely in order to avoid making a bad financial investment.

Better yet, why not get us to do all the hard work for you? Building Masters additionally offers a specialised Property Negotiation Service where our our expert team of inspectors aim to get you the best possible price on the property of your dreams. After spending decades in this business, we’ve learned exactly how agents operate and we can assure you we now know every trick in the book. By letting us negotiate on your behalf, you could end up getting the deal of a lifetime! Learn more about our Property Negotiation Service here.

Spend a little money on a building inspection and save more in the long run.

Choosing the Right Building Inspector

Now that you’ve understood the importance of a building inspection, it is essential that you choose a quality building inspector to do the job. Building Masters Inspectors are senior Registered Building Practitioners with years of hands-on practical experience. Unlike some of our competitors, we are not designers, draftsmen or surveyors. We are the real deal and we’re offering the skills that matter most — practical knowledge of building problems, costs and solutions.

Check into the qualifications of the inspectors and ask for a sample building report. At Building Masters, all our inspectors are veteran builders with decades of industry knowledge. The more qualified your inspector, the better your inspection — it’s as simple as that.

If you are house hunting and would like multiple inspections make sure you get an inspector who can offer you a discounted rate for bulk inspections — this way you’ll get more value for your money.

Our building reports include:

  • Identification of major hazards such as structural issues or suspected asbestos

  • Identification of defects, such as expected property maintenance and future repairs

  • Overview on the presence of termites or timber pests

  • A review of any present conditions that may attract or assist termite or timber pest infestation

  • So much more