Why choose Building Masters?
ARM YOURSELF WITH KNOWLEDGE
Face to face with a senior inspector outside the property or in a nearby cafe, with the opportunity to ask the inspector questions which matter most to you.
WE OPERATE 7 DAYS A WEEK
So you won’t miss out on your dream home. Call us any time, even just for a property chat. We are here to help.
YOU WILL SAVE MONEY
We have helped many people avoid buying a ‘tricked up’ property with hidden defects. We often also help buyers get a significant price reduction.
We Inspect Across All of Melbourne & Geelong
EXPERT REPORTS & OBSERVATIONS
Building inspections that give you peace of mind before you buy and a powerful negotiating tool, even after making an offer:
Identify the faults and show you each one in person.
Describe it in simple terms and provide advice about the building fault’s relevance.
Identify the likely cost of repair and the actual urgency or otherwise of the issue.
What are the current Structural, Pest or roofing issues.
GIVE US A CALL ON
ENQUIRE or REQUEST A QUOTE:
We were able to reduce the price of purchase of our first home by $29,000, because of your detailed and favourable report!
Mike is incredibly professional and thorough. He saved us from purchasing a house that required hundreds of thousands of dollars in repairs (but was actually more suitable for demolition!!). It would have been a financial and emotional disaster had we pursued the purchase. A building inspection with Mike is worth it’s weight in gold. We appreciated Mike’s confidentiality when the real estate agent and owner enquired about the report findings at the time of inspection. Could not recommend more highly.
Mike was very thorough with his inspection and helped us identify some problem areas with a property we wanted to purchase. This has allowed us to put an offer forward with all of the information we need to hopefully secure a lower price. Very happy with the service, would recommend.
Building Master Inspections were thorough and professional. Their report was detailed and explained in a manner that I could understand. Their report stopped me making a really bad decision and I am eternally thankful. Reader, get on to these guys. Recommended.
Thanks for all your help – armed with your report, I was able to get a $10,000 deduct. A true service, including a professional advise and a comprehensive inspection report, which allows for a detailed discussion with the vendor, when re-negotiating a final price for the property.
Awesome, simply awesome in every way. Thank you Mike and Rod, it’s the best money I’ve ever spent as you have saved me from purchasing a nightmare that would have cost me hundreds of thousands to fix.
Highly recommend Building Masters Inspections !
Fantastic customer service matched with honesty and industry experience. These are very rare qualities in todays market. I have had very negative experiences of the building trade; great to see there are some people left who know what the are doing!
Very happy with Mike as he was thorough in his inspection and then spent an hour going through his many findings with us and next day provided a written report, all of which enabled us to avoid a lovely looking property with many hidden defects. The time Mike spent with us will also enable us to spot more problems in future but I still expect to call on his expertise again very soon.
Building Masters Vs. The Rest
More Than Just a Building Inspector
You will be invited to accompany your Building Masters expert, Independent Building Inspector on a tour of the building and property. He will carry out a detailed inspection of the home and put you clearly in the picture the whole way.
We will identify the faults and show you each one in person
Describe everything in simple terms and provide advice about the building fault’s relevance
Identify the likely cost of repair and the actual urgency or otherwise of the issue
Highlight the current Structural, Pest or roofing issues
Comprehensive Building Reports
What’s included in our reports?
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
Identification of defects, such as expected property maintenance and future repairs
A review of any present conditions that may attract or assist termite or timber pest infestation
Exceptional reports require exceptional inspectors:
Knowing a building’s true condition can be hard for the inexperienced person these days. A little crack filler, some fresh paint and a tidy garden present well for a house inspection but can hide serious problems beneath the surface of the property.
Your best advice is to get a full pre-purchase building inspection report and ensure you know the true condition of the property you are about to buy in Melbourne.
Inspections With a Difference
Customer Satisfaction is Our Highest Priority
Our job is to give you peace of mind
We want to make sure that you leave Building Masters armed with everything you need to make the best decisions moving forward, and it’s our goal to provide you with all the knowledge you need.
Just the facts
Plain & simple reporting
- Expert advice
What Sets us Apart From the Rest?
Each inspection report can come with full Repair & Cost Guidance if required which includes:
- On-the-spot feedback, face to face with an experienced and knowledgeable professional independent building inspector in our mobile office
- Unbiased access to a veteran builder’s knowledge and experience
- The opportunity to ask the questions which matter most to you
- Get great support and strategy suggestions for your price negotiating or even re-negotiating following the discovery of unexpected defects
The Building Masters Process
What is a Building Master?
We are a qualified team of senior and registered ex-builder/renovators and we have seen it all
We know the big defects and the little ones. The properties that appear well presented but may be simply heavily disguised for selling purposes and the ones that will stand up to a renovation and the ones that won’t. We know which properties are a disaster and which are entirely fixable.
A Professional Eye
Nothing escapes our eye for detail, which is why we provide you with a termite and asbestos inspection plus we will include an estimated cost of repairs (conditions apply).
Time is of the Essence
We can inspect and report within 24 hours. So, you don’t have to wait for days to know if you should make an offer or bid at auction.
Invitation to Join Us at the Inspection
We provide private de-briefing in a local café or occasionally in our comfortable mobile office outside the property.
This service is designed to give you a better understanding of the building condition, its future costs and to empower your negotiating position, which can often result in a significant reduction in the purchase price and/or give you an advantage in an auction situation.
You’ll be given a full report written in plain language covering all elements of a thorough building inspection including:
Building structural investigation
Hidden defect exposure
Overall condition of the property inc. Plumbing, Sewer, Drains
Photos and a clear description of each defect
Defect repair cost – immediate and long term
Pest Inspection for Termites and Timber Borer
Verbal De-Brief on the Same Day
Following completion of the defect identification routine, our inspectors will welcome your attendance at the property, or in a nearby cafe, for a verbal de-brief of their findings. This will not only give you a speedy result but enable your viewing of the defect photos and the opportunity to ask questions most important to you.
Here’s how it works:
We prepare our standard Full-Service Defect Report & Repair Costing
You withdraw your offer & appoint us to negotiate on your behalf
Using our report & property repair costs as a negotiating tool, we contact the agent seeking a reduction in your property purchase price
When we are successful, you sign a revised contract at a lower price
Our reward is 10% of the sum we save you – this can be paid on re-signing the contract or if required, paid for from loan funds at settlement by your conveyancer – leaving you in no pain and financially way ahead.
Regarding the Building Inspection industry – a word of advice:
We suggest you take care to avoid employing a building inspector who may have affiliations with real estate agents or other property service providers, such as conveyancers. This is an all too common and unethical feature of the Building Inspection industry and can mean there is a strong possibility of collusion between these parties. The result can be your receipt of an incomplete or “soft” Building Defect Report.
It is unfortunate that some inspection companies, including larger groups, focus their attention on service providers including real estate agents, in order to receive referral introductions to property buyers. This situation can lead to an obvious compromise by inspectors involved in these relationships and pressure to “soften” their reports, sometimes withholding vital information in order to maintain the relationship for on-going referrals. In turn this can result in you receiving a report which does not provide you with an accurate picture of the property – meaning you may not be made aware of serious defects until it is too late.