Building Inspections

Building Inspection Prices: Pre-purchase building inspections are the most common form of inspection. This type of inspection is usually for clients who are purchasing a property or, in most cases where an inspection has been ordered the sale of the property is subject to a building/structural inspection being undertaken. Clients are generally looking for peace of mind and certainty in relation to their purchase.

We offer three types of pre-purchase inspections. Most clients select an Advanced Inspection Report for additional peace of mind.

Building Inspection Prices

All Prices can be seen below:

1. Pre-Purchase Basic Inspection Report $285

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This inspection is identical to the Standard inspection however the report is simply a statement of fact as to whether the property is structurally satisfactory. Details are only included if an item is identified that requires attention. This is a simple report with minimal pictures for budget conscious customers.

2. Pre-Purchase Standard Inspection Report $379

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This is our structural inspection which deals with all key structural components. We undertake a visual inspection of the walls (internal and external), foundations/footings, ceilings and roof framework. This includes accessing the roof and the internal ceiling space. This provides an overview of the structural integrity of the home and all the major structural components.

3. Pre-Purchase Advanced Inspection Report $465

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This inspection and the report fully comply with Australian Standard AS 4349.1-2007 and offer a comprehensive inspection for assessing the property. This provides 3 key pieces of information:

  1. Is the home structurally sound? Is everything that should be working in the home in good working order?
  2. Covers everything from fixed appliances, power points, lights, plumbing, and other structures on the property.
  3. Identifying maintenance items for your information and future planning relating to the property.

This thorough inspection includes the following:

  • Structural components – walls, foundations, roof structure, ceilings, floors. As per the Structural
  • All interior and exterior surfaces – ceilings, floors, walls, doors, windows, roof, gutters, flashings, patios, pergolas – visual inspection and testing where possible
  • Electrical and plumbing – including testing of all fixed appliances for operation, power points, lights, fans , checking drainage of all fittings and water supply, A/C System, hot water system
  • Outside items located on the property – carports, patios, paving, retaining walls, paths, drainage
4. Pre-Sale Inspection Report $379

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This report is usually booked by customers selling their house and wanting to get a report as to the general condition of their house and a list of things that they might need to be aware of or have fixed before selling. This report is identical to the Pre-Purchase Basic Inspection Report.

5. Handover Defects Inspection Report $465

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This inspection is an inspection on a new home which has just been constructed. For contracts that fall within the threshold of $7,500 to $500,000 the builder is liable to make good, without additional cost, defects in the building work that have been notified in writing within 4 months of practical completion. The 4 months can be extended if agreed by both parties and it has been specified in the contract.
The 4 months defects liability period applies from ‘practical completion’ which means ‘brought to the stage where the home building work is completed except for any omissions or defects which do not prevent the home building work from being reasonably capable of being used for its intended purpose.

Most new home owners don’t realise that the onus is on them to contact the builder in writing within the 4 months so often this milestone goes past and the inspection never gets done. The inspection report will identify all maintenance issues which can then be sent to the builder. A copy of this report is available upon request.

This inspection is carried out as per the Pre-Purchase Advanced Inspection Report. The level of detail and expectation of the standard of finishing is much higher. This inspection will include items relating to tiling, flooring, cabinets, doors, windows and fitting and operation of all appliances.

  • Structural components – walls, foundations, roof structure, ceilings, floors. As per the Structural inspection
  • All interior and exterior surfaces – ceilings, floors, walls, doors, windows, roof, gutters, flashings, patios, pergolas – visual inspection and testing where possible
  • Electrical and plumbing – including testing of all fixed appliances for operation, power points, lights, fans , checking drainage of all fittings and water supply, A/C System, hot water system
  • Outside items located on the property – carports, patios, paving, retaining walls, paths, drainage

“Thank you for the prompt report and the follow up. Professional approach and attitude.”

Kelly from Beckenham

Why Choose Us?

A comprehensive building inspection report
Complies with Australian Standards
A list of all problems that were found
Detailed photos describing defects
Repair recommendations
Which trades are required to do the work
Clear and easy to read Reports with photos
Available within 24 hours!

Perth Building Inspection Prices