Melbourne Building Inspections gives you the confidence to complete purchasing your house. Whether you are building a new home, buying an existing property, renovating or investing, our qualified building inspectors will assist you on your real estate investment by providing you the valuable knowledge and advises.
A detailed analysis of your property's condition will be generated and included in every building inspection report that is simple and easy to read but still very informative. All our building inspections are completed by experienced registered builders trained in accordance with the Australian Inspection Standard.
Building inspections can be booked live online and the report supplied the next working day.
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You receive your completed inspection report within 24 hours of inspection, via a PDF document. An original copy will be sent via mail to the nominated billing address.
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"Misleading and deceptive I am a vendor that has recently had this company ?inspect? my home on behalf of a potential purchaser. This company needs to be retained at the client?s risk as I am suspicious of their competencies for the following reasons: 1. They were unable to complete the inspection within almost three hours and complained that they were rushed -an absolute lie; 2. The property was refurbished within the last twelve months so the time needed to inspect this house should have been adequate. Given it takes very little time to see the new electrical, new plumbing, new hot water service and that the roof was great - exactly what was causing the delays? The stumps were what I was told the purchaser wanted checked they claimed they didn?t have time to inspect? 3. Two other inspections have revealed that the house is in good condition no serious issues -not even significant enough for negotiation. Further, both were completed within two hours. 4. The ?inspector? for the company made comments about cracking but did not explain they were plaster problems not structural cracks. It has come to my attention that some of these ?building inspections? reject the first property they are asked to ?inspect? only to give the green light on the subsequent property they are then asked to ?inspect? by the same client ? in effect double dipping. I feel compelled to alert potential purchasers of these practices and that they ask what the problems are that they really need to worrying about. I posit these would include pests, structural, electrical, plumbing, hot water services, rooves and cracking. Scaring purchasers from good property ironically damages their credibility and vendors need to call this out."
"They are responsive and flexible to attend the inspection time"
"Was very happy with APBI service. I called them one week before handover.. Manisha from reception explained the process with the completion inspection. They were very flexible with appointment date and time. David was our inspector, he arrived on time and the report was sent to us within a few hours even though it usually takes 24 hours. The report stated all the defects in detail with photos aswell. Highly recommend APBI. Thanks Zainab :-)"
"Good and detailed report. Professional and helpful"
"Had to move quick on a property and was able to organise an pre-purchase inspection and was able to have it done within 48 hours. Report has photos and is easy to follow. Would use again"
"Used the services for Pest and structural inspection.It was ontime, professionally done, well communicated."
"Used APBI for a few pre-purchase building and pest inspection, they were very prompt with appointment booking. Inspector was also helpful with going through the post-inspection report + any recommended fix."
"APBI completed a building & pest inspection for us on a potential purchase. They were recommended to us and were priced well so we engaged them. I was very impressed with the turn around time and detail of the report. I even called the rep for a couple of questions of which they were more than happy to help elaborate on the report items. Would recommend their inspection services to family and friends."
"David was friendly and extremely thorough with his inspection. He had a sound knowledge of the Australian building standards and he took the time to explain issues to us in a clear and concise manner."
"Inspection scheduling is too quick, they are too responsive. I give them 4 star becasue, during my last inspection, inspector fail to notice some items that we have to deal with builder. Overall, its good experience!"
"We had a great experience with APBI, they were quick to book us in at short notice, provided valuable and honest appraisal of our property & were good value for money. Thanks"
"I contacted APBI as I needed a building and pest inspection completed asap. They were able to accommodate me within a couple of days and I had the full report by the next day. Very detailed and thorough. Would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a pre purchase inspection."
"They are responsive and flexible to attend the inspection time but I am not satisfied with detail report they are preparing. They are using system generated report with pre populated Yes/No kind of questionnaire along with standard clause of APBI and pictures taken during inspection but there is no technical details about the fault or recommendation according to VBA guidelines for builder to fix it. It doesn't add much value. I would recommend APBI to provide more description according to VBA code which can help builder to understand technical requirement and knowledge."
"This was my first time purchasing a property, and I was glad I went with APBI. They were affordable, and the service was quick and professional. They liaised with the agent to confirm a time and did a thorough inspection of the property! Would recommend - it was a very easy process!"
"Very responsive and quick turn around on the building and pest inspection report. Ispectory available on phone to discuss all issues identified after inspection."
"Well worth the peace of mind! Small up front cost could save you thousands in the future."
"Engaged APBI recently. Highly professional, ontime throught the tenure. Exhaustive reports & high attention to the details. Highly recommended."
"So far is a good experience using APBI. They gave prompt reply to the enquiries, and they done the inspection and reports in timely manner. The inspector is easy to be contacted. They also gave a very good price!"
"I needed an urgent Building Inspection for the purchase that I made. I contacted APBI team and explained my circumstances, they organized an inspection even earlier than what they first promised me and the report was ready and sent to me straight away."
"I wouldn't engage APBI for any future projects. I have been misled by the positive reviews on Google. It probably depends on the Inspector allocated to your property. I engaged APBI for all 4 stages of my build. My inspector has never picked any issue, not even a minor one for the entire build. 2 days moving into my new house, I faced issues with water blockages in the whole house including the toilets. That too happened on a long weekend!! 3 days later the builder sent plumbers and turns out the sewerage pipe that was supposed to be above ground in the front yard is buried underground. I encountered additional charges of living in a hotel for 3 days. I agree that builders make mistakes and that is the only reason we engage 3rd party inspectors. When I questioned APBI how they missed this; their response was they only visually inspect what is visible to them. The response baffled me. If only I had known this and I would have never engaged them. For an inspector who couldn't even point out a missing sewer pipe, I seriously question their capabilities and qualification to perform inspections."
"Very detailed and thorough report. Thank you for your business, much appreciated."
"I had a building inspection completed by APBI in February 2020. I had to reschedule at the last minute and the team were very understanding and easy to communicate with. The inspector showed up on time and was very respectful. He completed a very detailed report and was available for a follow up phone conversation which was extremely helpful. I would definitely recommend this service."
"Decent value, fast turn around Pre-Auction inspection. Good communication with real estate agents. Perhaps not as much detail in the "hard to reach" areas of the house as I would like, e.g. stumps under house. Also I think they missed some water damage in the garage ceiling, but nothing major."
"We would highly recommend APBI as they were prompt and extremely helpful in providing feedback and guidance even during the actual inspection."
"This company was easy to speak to and organise an appointment and everything was complete quickly would definitely use them again and recommend them"
"Good experience, professional and through report. Dealt with company a couple of times and very easy to deal with. Have referred clients to them for reports as needed."
"I had a few last minute properties to inspect prior to purchasing our first home. Not only did the team accommodate us quickly the report was complete also within a short time frame. The inspection looked at things we didn't even consider and we actually did not buy a property based on structural issue that could not be seen by everyday people like us. Thanks for saving us a ton!"
"As first home buyers, its nerve racking to go through you first build without any experience or know how. Im really happy I've found APBI also through recommendation of a previous customer. David the representative was really helpful even after the inspection for some follow up query. Absolutely recommend everyone to get your own private inspector when building, this is for your own peace of mind. Thank you APBI"
"I used ABPI for inspection for building and termite, I received reports for both on time and staff were prompt to book time and cater my needs. I contacted both inspectors later one to follow up and ask question and they were both professional and helpful. I recommend APBI for next inspection you may have."
"We hired Australian property and building inspections prior to attending an auction of a house that needed major renovations. Australian property and building inspections were so helpful from the minute I called to sending a staff member out within a couple of days. The report was promptly sent to my email a day after the inspection and was extremely thorough breaking down each part of the house which really put my mind at ease when attending the auction. Would not hesitate to contact for my next building inspection as very professional and efficient service Thankyou!"
"I had a pest and building inspection with APBI. Extremely happy with their service. Report was quite through and we'll presented. Recently referred them to my friend. Which went great again. Highly recommended."
"I believe you get what you pay for. This company provided a thorough inspection and we were able to go ahead with the property purchase. Very reassuring to have such a good inspection service."
"Our experience was fabulous with the Company.they were quick with the report and it was very detailed.Also they set a direct contact with the agent to schedule an inspection...just the kind of experience that we hoped for."
"Great company to deal with. Good communication."
"The inspection and subsequent report provided less information and professional evaluation than could be assessed by yourself. It overlooked key issues that we identified and instilled no confidence in the skills or professionalism of the company. When presenting these issues to the company, they were unhelpful and dismissive of my complaints. There are better inspectors out there, so please save yourself time and money and avoid this company at all costs."
"Easy to deal with. Very prompt and professional. Highly recommended."
"Building inspection report documented issues I had already identified without providing reason for the defects. In other words I could have written the report myself without paying the $500+ price tag. Provided the report to my house builder who basically laughed in my face. Beware what you ask and pay for, as this was just a waste of money."
"I need a pre-purchase building and pest inspection report done urgently and APBI handled the process amazingly. The report was very detailed and professional. Great value. Will definitely use them again."
"I reached out to Greg and he was very helpful. The response time was quick and Greg kept it simple. Highly recommended!"