Building and Pest Inspections Geelong

Building Inspections Geelong

Home buyers and investors will often rely on the expertise of a building inspector to provide detailed information on a property they want to purchase. A building inspection will help negotiate a better property price or can be the deciding factor when choosing to walk away from a deal.

 

Building inspection carried out by professionals is one of the best ways to ensure you don’t buy a property that is problematic or requires extensive repairs. The small cost of a building inspection can save a buyer or investor thousands on the price of a new property.

 

Contact Owner Inspections for a quote on your building inspection.

 

What is a building inspection?

A building inspection is conducted by a qualified individual to inspect domestic and commercial properties and will provide a report on their condition. A building inspection is not a report on if you should buy a property or not, but instead, it provides the purchaser with information so they can make an informed decision.

 

Who requires a building inspection?

 

A building inspection should be carried out before you sign a contract of sale. The fees associated with getting a building inspection completed are minimal compared to the cost of problems discovered after the sale is completed. A qualified inspector will check the building and prepare a thorough inspection report. The report can indicate if the property is a good purchase or can be used to help you negotiate a better price.

A building inspection report will list:

  •  If there are any faults in the property
  • If these can be repaired
  •        An estimated cost of repairs
  •        If there are unsafe and unauthorised renovations or extensions

How much does a building inspection cost?

 

As a general guide, the price of a building inspection varies for homeowners or property buyer. Generally a property inspection in a metropolitan area can cost more than in a regional area. If the property requires additional inspections (e.g., pest inspections) or building certificates before a sale can progress, this may increase the initial inspection fees.

 At Owner Inspections, we can provide you with a building inspection estimate before we attend to your property. You can call our team to book an appointment if you need a building inspection.

Construction Stage Inspections Geelong

Everyone makes mistakes. That’s why it’s important to inspect all stages of your build to ensure that everything is going according to plan. Our inspectors can help. We can give you the peace of mind you need, knowing that any errors(be those major or minor) are detected and rectified before the next stage of your build.

Our experienced inspectors will make sure that your builder isn’t taking shortcuts and that your house is meeting building standards. This assures you that your house is safe to live in and is not prone to problems that could cost you thousands of dollars.

Owner Inspections understand that some omissions that aren’t detected in the early stages could cost you years down the line when you aren’t expecting it. Avoid this now by booking with us today and we can help to give you the documentation and expert advice you need.

Each new build can be broken down into the below stages:

Pre-Purchase Inspection Geelong

Pre-purchase inspections are a vital part of buying a home. At Owner Inspections, you can book an inspector to check the home for many common issues and determine if the property is worth what the owners are asking.

When a professional building inspector inspects a property, you’ll receive a detailed report that notes any issues. The report will also detail an approximate cost, and you can use it to negotiate a better price, or you can decide to walk away from the deal altogether.

 

 

What Is A Pre-Purchase Inspection?

Pre-purchase inspections are a tool that all home buyers should use. Most buyers will only purchase a home one or two times in their life, and they may not notice some issues. A pre-purchase inspection is where a qualified inspector will assess the home and complete a thorough inspection.

A pre-purchase inspection can give the buyer a clear understanding of the property’s condition. You’ll find information in the report detailing the home’s condition. This information will include the issues found and estimates to correct the problem.

If you’re considering buying a home or commercial property, then a pre-purchase inspection can give you confidence in making the correct decision.

One of the smallest creatures can cause the biggest problems for your property. Small termites can quietly cause significant damage to your property that you won’t be able to detect until it’s too late.


Avoid putting your investment on the line by arranging for a timber pest inspection before purchasing a home. You may have suspicions that your existing dwelling is overrun with termites or pests, so put your mind at ease and get to the bottom of this as soon as you can. As there is no way to predict the outcome of a termite infestation you can safely assume you may be subject expensive damage that will not always be covered by your insurance.

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Obtaining an inspector will save you tens, if not hundreds of thousand dollars down the line and give you invaluable peace of mind, allowing you to take the necessary actions at protecting your assets.

 

Our inspectors have years of experience dealing with pests and termites and can spot these tiny critters, using digital thermal imagery technology and expert knowledge. Considering that many home insurance plans will not cover you for pest and termite protection you could be wasting valuable time and money not getting this checked.

A report that closely examines the condition of a property before and after a large or disruptive construction project. The property in question is a neighbouring dwelling that may be subject to damage because of the surrounding construction. It is important to note that this should be done before and after the construction phase to obtain a comparative report that carefully examines the progression of the construction work and how or if this has affected the neighbouring property’s.

Buying off the plan can be a good option if you’re looking to enter the property market. Buying off the plan usually offers buyers substantial discounts that make it an attractive option compared to waiting until the property is finished and ready to move in.

The benefits of buying off the plan are that you are getting a brand new property, and you’ll have a reasonable amount of time before the property is ready to move into it. This additional build time gives you plenty of time to get your affairs in order before you move. However, like any significant purchase, you must research and ensure that buying off the plan is the right choice for your needs.

Buying off the plan can be scary, and that is where Owner Inspections come in. We have qualified experts on hand that recognise the style and potential suspicions of the buildings. Understanding how the industry works is key in leveraging your position upwards and ultimately putting yourself and your investment in a safer position.

Not sure what these are? we can help you to determine if you require these by having a look over your plans provided to you by your builder. This is free of charge, and we will do this in the initial quotation process. The Bored Piers stage is particularly important, as it requires measuring the strength of your foundations which ultimately will be the base of your new home.

All of our inspectors are qualified to detect foundations for faults and will provide you with a detailed report. You can then work with your builder to have these fixed and move onto the next stage without any concerns surrounding the structural base of your investment.

This is usually the first stage of the inspections and can be the most crucial. As experienced builders ourselves, we strongly advise this. Your pre-slab inspection will be the key to ensuring that your future home does not experience any plumbing or drainage issues down the line, as well as foundation levelling issues and the like. At this point in your build journey, we carefully examine the steel against the engineering plans that are provided to you by your builder.Any issues can then be rectified for successful progression onto the next stage.

Frame is all about design, this is going to be the foundation for the finish. It’s the bones of the house and we know and understand that. We can work with you to make sure that the plans are followed correctly and that you can feel assured knowing your house is built on quality workmanship.

This inspection picks up smaller detailed defects. At this stage your build will be looking more structurally complete. Our inspectors will check the wall cavities and make sure that everything is in order before the internal walls are put up. This stage also gives our qualified inspector the opportunity to check the fascia, the roof gutters, brickwork and external windows and doors and more. Making this stage necessary in order to ensure that the home is on its way to being climate ready and weatherproofed.

You’re almost at the end stage of your build. This inspection will ensure that all fixtures and fittings are correctly installed. You new home will be detected for any final errors prior to the paint being applied internally. Not only this but we can inspect areas that may be overlooked by the untrained eye. This inspection will be the difference between a finished home and a perfect home. All of your internal cupboards, sinks, cabinets, doors, skirting and cladding etc will be examined to make sure they are correctly fitted and ready for use. If the waterproofing is ready at this stage, we will examine that for you free of charge.

You’re almost ready to move in now. At this point we will visit your new home and make sure that any major defect previously detected has been fixed. You’re dwelling should now be in a condition that is satisfactory and in accordance with the Australian Building Standard. Our team are qualified, registered, and experienced. We are registered with the Victorian Building Authority, Queensland Building and Construction Commission, and NSW Fair Trading. All of our inspectors are licenced and have a minimum of 15 years of experience in the field. At this final stage, we can advise you and answer any queries that you might have, so you move forward with your investment comfortable in the knowledge that your build has been checked thoroughly by a professional.

About Geelong
Geelong is a port city located in the Australian state of Victoria. It is the 2nd largest city in Victoria next to Melbourne. Geelong is also a fast growing city with emerging healthcare, education and manufacturing.

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Here’s what our clients say about us
Lisa Skinner
Lisa Skinner
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I am absolutely thrilled with the professional service I ave received from the whole team at Owner Inspections. From Des who provided my initial quote, one that is far more competitive than any of the other 3 I got, to the team at bookings who have been responsive and flexible to my communications and requirements. Finally my actual on site inspector Ty has been professional with an excellent eye for detail. I can not recommend these guys highly enough, and firmly believe it is a very sound investment for my build. Thank you all so much. Lisa
Vishal Ranjan
Vishal Ranjan
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We hired them after a bit of research and recommendation from a friend, who also had great experience with them. They also advice you with proper response if builder pushes back on any of the rectification request. Our experience with them is pleasant and I believe their service is value for money. They are professional, very responsive and respond to queries promptly.
Nagaraj A.H
Nagaraj A.H
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They have done extremely well by identifying all the faults. Professional and very friendly! I would like to choose them all the time! I have done multiple house inspections while searching for the house and always my go to inspectors for all the building inspections....Cost is also reasonable and competitive. Also helped in allocating resources during the given time, since existing tenant has given some odd timings.

Special thanks once again, for doing a great job from Owner inspection company side on my inspections.
Trevayne
Trevayne
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Highly recommend owner inspections as your private inspector. They were very helpful and informative from the get go and always responded to any queries very promptly, even after business hours. Their price was very competitive and had a few perks that other companies didn’t have. Will definitely use them in future! Thanks guys
JET A
JET A
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The team is very accommodating to changes in inspection schedules. The inspection reports are well written and I am glad to have asked them to do 3 inspections for my house - frame, lock -up, and fixing. I'd recommend you talk to them to get a price bundle on inspections.
Tofique Tambawala
Tofique Tambawala
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I recently got the pre pour slab steel review done. The process was really smooth. The inspector was very friendly and explained everything nicely. Report was nice with photographs. And there was good support after as well for defect fixes
Hariharan V
Hariharan V
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I’ve really had a pleasant experience with Owners Inspection. First of all Des has been wonderful calm and patient in answering all my queries and Yilmaz has been excellent with the inspection done. Got the report very next day morning and most of the corrections were already done. Would certainly recommend.
mary ann cortez
mary ann cortez
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They have high quality reports. I am building with Carlisle Homes and they acknowledge their reports. No issues. Very easy to deal with. Highlights will be the customer service and timely reports. I availed all Stages inspection and it is worth it especially if you do not have A) time B) know how in construction.
khyati dogra
khyati dogra
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The frame inspection was professionally carried out. The inspector was quite meticulous and did a great job. The report was detailed to pick up the defects. My partner and I are satisfied with the service provided.
JET A
JET A
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The team is very accommodating to changes in inspection schedules. The inspection reports are well written and I am glad to have asked them to do 3 inspections for my house - frame, lock -up, and fixing. I'd recommend you talk to them to get a price bundle on inspections.
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