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When it comes to ensuring the longevity and safety of your home, the term “building inspection” holds paramount importance. But what exactly does it entail in the Australian context? Let’s embark on a journey to demystify the intricacies of building inspections, providing you with the essential knowledge every homeowner should possess.

Understanding the Basics

A building inspection is a comprehensive assessment of a property’s structural and functional aspects, conducted by a qualified and experienced building inspector. In the Australian landscape, this process is crucial not only for homeowners but also for potential buyers looking to make informed decisions in the real estate market.

Scope of a Building Inspection

The scope of a building inspection in Australia extends far beyond a mere glance at the property. It encompasses a meticulous examination of both the interior and exterior, including the roof, foundation, and more. This in-depth scrutiny aims to identify existing issues, potential risks, and areas that may require maintenance or repairs.

Why Are Building Inspections Vital?

  • Uncovering Hidden Issues: A building inspection serves as a detective’s magnifying glass, looking to identify issues that might be lurking beneath the surface. From structural weaknesses to plumbing concerns, no stone is left unturned.
  • Informed Decision-Making: For potential homebuyers, a building inspection is a powerful tool for making informed decisions. Armed with insights into the property’s condition, buyers can negotiate better deals and avoid unforeseen expenses.
  • Preventing Future Problems: Identifying issues early on allows homeowners to address them proactively, preventing the escalation of problems that could result in costly repairs down the line.
    The Process in Detail

A typical building inspection involves a systematic examination of key areas, with the inspector documenting their findings in a comprehensive report. This report, often filled with detailed descriptions and accompanying images, serves as a valuable resource for homeowners and buyers alike.

Choosing the Right Inspector

Selecting a qualified and reputable building inspector is crucial. Look for professionals with relevant certifications, experience, and a commitment to thorough inspections. Recommendations from friends, family or trusted sources can also guide you toward a reliable choice.

Empowering Homeowners

In essence, a building inspection in Australia is a crucial step in ensuring the health and longevity of your property. It empowers homeowners with knowledge, allowing them to make informed decisions and take proactive steps to maintain their homes. Whether you’re a current homeowner or a prospective buyer, embracing the insights gained from a building inspection is a wise investment in the future of your property.

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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 you are truly amazing. You are extremely thorough and will go out of your way to explain the report from start to finish. This is our 3rd time that we are using Adam and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND trusted home inspections. Thank you Adam for all your help
Kaliopi Belshaw
Kaliopi Belshaw
6 May 2024
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 Adamโ€™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 ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™
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



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 โ€“ guaranteed!


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