Fast or Thorough? The Building Inspection Dilemma Unveiled! Discover the Ideal Timeline for Victoria Homes

Building Inspection Dilemma

The Building Inspection Dilemma

When it comes to ensuring the structural integrity and safety of a property, a building inspection stands as a crucial step. However, one burning question often lingers in the minds of homeowners and potential buyers alike: How long does a building inspection take in Victoria?

Understanding the Variables

The duration of a building inspection can vary based on several factors, making it essential to appreciate the variables that influence the timeline.

Property Size

Unsurprisingly, the size of the property plays a significant role. A compact apartment may undergo a quicker inspection compared to a sprawling suburban home with multiple levels and extensive outdoor areas.

Complexity of the Structure

The intricacy of the building’s design and structure can impact the time needed for a thorough inspection. Properties with unique architectural features or complex layouts may require additional attention.


The ease of access to various areas of the property matters. If certain spaces are challenging to reach or require special arrangements, the inspection timeline may extend.

Extent of Issues

The inspector’s findings during the examination can also influence the duration. If there are numerous issues or potential concerns, more time may be necessary to document and evaluate each one thoroughly.

Typical Timeframes

In Victoria, as in many other regions, a standard building inspection for a typical residential property often takes between 1 to 2 hours. This timeframe generally allows for a comprehensive examination of the property, covering essential elements such as the roof, foundation, plumbing and more.

The Importance of Thoroughness

While a shorter inspection might seem appealing and more cost effective, it’s crucial to prioritize thoroughness over speed and price. A meticulous examination ensures that no stone is left unturned, and potential issues are identified early on.

Factors Contributing to Efficiency

To expedite the process without compromising quality, homeowners and sellers can take certain steps:

Clear Access

Ensure that the inspector has unobstructed access to all areas, including attics, basements, and outdoor spaces.

Prioritise Maintenance

Address minor repairs and maintenance tasks before the inspection to minimize the likelihood of additional concerns.

Conclusion: Quality Over Speed

In the realm of building inspections in Victoria, quality should always prevail over speed. A well-executed inspection, even if it takes a bit more time, is an investment in the longevity and safety of your property. So, if you’re awaiting a building inspection in Victoria, rest assured that the duration is tailored to ensure a comprehensive evaluation. Embrace the process, and you’ll gain valuable insights into the condition of your home.

Discover the Difference of a Comprehensive Building Inspection

Don’t settle for rushed inspections that overlook crucial details. At Trusted Home Inspections, we prioritize thoroughness over speed. Our experienced and reliable team will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your property, ensuring no stone is left unturned. Gain valuable insights into the condition of your home and make informed decisions. Book your building inspection today!

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5 Star Reviews

We are incredibly grateful to our customers who have shared their 5-star feedback regarding the building inspection reports services we provide. Please take a moment to read through some of the glowing reviews below.

Adam was recommended to me, and he was very thorough in the Building and Pest Inspection. Booked in easily and quickly, and received the report by the end of that week. He picked up on all issues with the house with detailed photos and images. Would definitely recommend!
9 April 2024
Really happy with Adam’s inspection service. He is easy to talk to and very professional. It is my first time investing in a land property in Geelong, Victoria and he explained to me specific questions I have on the report. Highly recommended.
Lorena Dalisay
Lorena Dalisay
17 March 2024
We called Adam to get a quote and he managed to book in building and pest inspection within 1 day. We got the report within 3-4 hours after inspection. Adam was really thorough, and his report was comprehensive. There are pictures for every defect was found which makes it super easy for us to understand the problems for future repairs and maintenance. I emailed and asked him a few questions about the report at 7pm and he called immediately to explain to me in details. Excellent works, I Highly recommend Adam.
Anh Pham
Anh Pham
17 March 2024
Adam has always made himself available at short notice, providing a very detailed report with photo evidence to make it easier to understand. His service has provided me with confidence throughout the build that the workmanship and compliance to building regulations were being scrutinised and itemised if found to be not up to standard. His services have been like having a protection policy in place, allowing me to enjoy the build without worrying about the building process, something I have very little knowledge of.
Gayle Webb
Gayle Webb
14 February 2024
Adam Tortoreto-Trusted Home inspections Very reliable and helpful trustworthy person he did the best job for my final inspection so thankful for him 🙏🙏🙏
Lalit Arya
Lalit Arya
12 February 2024
Great experience and super friendly!
Mack Blunsom
Mack Blunsom
11 February 2024
Highly professional and comprehensive inspections. Recommend.
Leo Bruzzaniti
Leo Bruzzaniti
9 February 2024
Adam was effective, efficient and engaging throughout. His report was detailed and accurate, allowing the vendor to arrange repairs pre settlement for us.
Natasha Cordele
Natasha Cordele
9 February 2024
Had a great experience with this company. They provided a balanced and detailed report written in a factual and non- confrontational style. Because of this, it was accepted by the vendor and the work identified carried out. The quality of the report and supporting photographs were excellent. Adam is qualified and clearly a master of his craft and the whole experience provided me with a high degree of confidence in my purchase at a very competitive fee. Following the vendor rectification of the property, I further engaged Adam to walk the property with me and ensure that the repairs had been executed in a satisfactory manner. He provided me with tips and tricks to ensure the ongoing serviceability of the property. A great value, professional and enjoyable experience. Thank you and you have my strongest recommendation because of a job well done.
Paul Donald
Paul Donald
29 January 2024



How Long does the inspection take?

The time taken for the inspection can vary quite a bit, due to the size of a property and the type of inspection required. Generally it can take anywhere from 45mins to around 3 hours depending on the amount of defects present and the amount of accessible inspection zones.

When will I receive my report?

Reports are sent once the invoice has been paid on the same day as the inspection, whether it be within hours of the inspection or in the evening on the day.

What do you look for during an inspection?

Depending on the type of inspection will determine the type of reporting methods used. For example during a Building and pest inspection we will look for Major, Minor, Safety hazards and timber pest related issues throughout the property.
In a new construction build inspection, we will look for non compliant issues relating back to the Australian Standards and areas that are of a poor quality or standards.
Ensure the building has been constructed according to the documented building contract.

Can I attend the inspection?

You are more than welcome to attend the inspection. It is advised to ask any questions after the inspection is complete to ensure the inspector is not distracted and has full concentration during the inspection for your benefit.

Are you a registered builder?

Yes we are VBA registered with a domestic builder unlimited license.

Your Property Our Priority

Need an estimate for a building inspection right away? Reach out to Adam Tortoreto anytime between 8am and 8pm Monday through Saturday. Get your quote directly from the inspector today!

Get your detailed, easy to understand report with photographic evidence from Trusted Home Inspections in as little as 24 hours. Our same-day reporting service is the quickest on the market and comes with a 100% satisfaction rate – guaranteed!

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