FAQ

Do you follow any Building standards?

Our company only apply our inspections in accordance with Australian Standards As4349.1
Our Pest Inspections are guided by AS4349.3

Do I require a Pest Inspection?

Pest inspections are not always required but a pest inspection will test the home for termite and borer damage educating clients by means of a report on any conducive areas and areas that require maintaining to prevent future damage to their investment.every property is different

Who will do my inspection?

Damien does all the building inspections himself. He is a qualified carpenter by trade, a registered builder and licensed timber pest inspector with over 25 years of experience. He has had many years experience in the housing Industry. Damien is assisted by Patrick Dunne who is also a qualified carpenter, qualified in Certificate 4 Building and a license pest controller / inspector.

Is an inspection required for a new home?

Yes, we recommend a pre-handover inspection when the home is at the completed stage. These reports are done in accordance with the Australian standards and tolerances.

What areas of Melbourne do you cover?

We cover all metropolitan suburbs including Melbourne inner and outer suburbs including Phillip Island and the Mornington Peninsula. Suburbs include:
Abbotsford
Aberfeldie
Airport West
Albanvale
Albert Park
Albion
Alphington
Altona
Ardeer
Armadale
Arthurs Creek
Arthurs Seat
Ascot Vale
Ashburton
Ashwood
Aspendale
Aspendale Gardens
Attwood
Avondale Heights
Avonsleigh
Balaclava
Balnarring
Balwyn
Bangholme
Banyule
Baxter
Bayswater
Beaconsfield
Beaumaris
Belgrave
Belvedere Park
Bennettswood
Bentleigh
Berwick
Bittern
BlackRock
Blackburn
Blairgowrie
Bonbeach
Boronia
BoxHill
Braeside
Braybrook
Brentford Square
Briar Hill
Brighton
Broadmeadows
Brooklyn
Brunswick
Bulla
Bulleen
Bundoora
Burnley
Burnside
Burwood
Cairnlea
Camberwell
Campbellfield
Cannons Creek
Canterbury
Carlton
Carnegie
Caroline Springs
Carrum
Carrum Downs
Caulfield
Central Park
Chadstone
Chelsea
Chelsea Heights
Cheltenham
Chirnside Park
Christmas Hills
Clarinda
Clayton
Clematis
Clifton Hill
Coatesville
Coburg
Cockatoo
Coldstream
Collingwood
Coolaroo
Cottles Bridge
Craigieburn
Cranbourne
Cremorne
Crib Point
Cromer
Croydon
Croydon Hills
Dallas
Dandenong
Darling
Deer Park
Delahey
Dendy
Derrimut
Devon Meadows
Diamond Creek
Diggers Rest
Dingley Village
Dixons Creek
Docklands
Doncaster
Donnybrook
Donvale
Doveton
Dromana
Eaglemont
East Melbourne
Edithvale
Elsternwick
Eltham
Elwood
Emerald
Endeavour Hills
Epping
Essendon
Fairfield
Fawkner
Ferntree Gully
FernyCreek
Fingal
Fitzroy
FiveWays
Flemington
Flinders
Footscray
Forest Hill
Fountain Gate
Frankston
Frankston North
Garden City
Gardenvale
Gladstone Park
Glen Huntly
Glen Iris
Glen Waverley
Glenroy
Gowanbrae
Greensborough
Greenvale
Gruyere
Guys Hill
Hadfield
Hallam
Hampton
Harkaway
Hastings
Hawksburn
Hawthorn
Healesville
Heatherton
Heathmont
Heidelberg
Highett
Hillside
Hoddles Creek
Holmesglen
Hopetoun Gardens
Hoppers Crossing
Hotham Hill
Houston
Hughesdale
Huntingdale
Hurstbridge
Ivanhoe
Jacana
Kalkallo
Kallista
Kalorama
Kangaroo Ground
Karingal
Kealba
Keilor
Kensington
Keon Park
Kerrimuir
Kew
Kew East
Keysborough
Kilsyth
Kings Park
Kingsbury
Kingsville
Knoxfield
Kooyong
Kunyung
Kurunjang
Laburnum
Lalor
Langwarrin
Launching Place
Lavertone
Lilydale
Lower Plenty
Lynbrook
Lyndhurst
Lysterfield
Macclesfield
Macleod
Maidstone
Main Ridge
Malvern
Maribyrnong
Mccrae
Mckinnon
Meadow Heights
Melbourne
Melton
Mentone
Menzies Creek
Merlynston
Merricks
Mickleham
Middle Park
Mill Park
Mitcham
Monbulk
Mont Albert
Montmorency
Montrose
Moonee Ponds
Moorabbin
Moorooduc
Mooroolbark
Mordialloc
Moreland
Mornington
Mount Cottrell
Mount Dandenong
Mount Eliza
Mount Evelyn
Mount Martha
Mount Waverley
Mountain Gate
Mulgrave
Murrumbeena
Narre Warren
Newport
Niddrie
Noble Park
North Melbourne
Northcote
Notting Hill
Nunawading
Nutfield
Oak Park
Oaklands Junction
Oakleigh
Officer
Olinda
Ormond
Pakenham
Park Orchards
Parkdale
Parkville
Pascoe Vale
Patterson Lakes
Pearcedale
Pines Forest
Plenty
Point Cook
Port Melbourne
Portsea
Prahran
Preston
Rangeview
Red Hill
Regent West
Research
Reservoir
Richmond
Ringwood
Ripponlea
Robinson
Rockbank
Rosanna
Rosebud
Rowville
Roxburgh Park
Rye
Safety Beach
Saint Helena
Sandown Village
Sandringham
Sassafras
Scoresby
Seabrook
Seaford
Seaholme
Seddon
Selby
Seville
Sherbrooke
Shoreham
Silvan
Skye
Somers
Somerton
Somerville
Sorrento
South Kingsville
South elbourne
South Morang
South Yarra
Southbank
Spotswood
Springvale
St Albans
St Andrews Beach
St Kilda
Steels Creek
Strathewen
Strathmore
Studfield
Sunbury
Sunshine
Surrey Hills
Sydenham
Syndal
Tarneit
Taylors Lakes
Tecoma
Templestowe
TheBasin
ThePatch
Thomastown
Thornbury
Toolangi
Toolern Vale
Toorak
Tootgarook
Tottenham
Travancore
Truganina
Tuerong
Tullamarine
Tyabb
Upper Ferntree Gully
Upwey
Vermont
Vermont South
Viewbank
Wandin North
Wantirna
Warrandyte
Warranwood
Waterways
Watsonia
Watsons Creek
Wattle Glen
Wattle Park
Werribee
West Footscray
West Melbourne
Westmeadows
Wheelers Hill
Williamstown
Windsor
Wishart
Wonga Park
Woori Yallock
Wyndham Vale
Yallambie
Yarra Glen
Yarrambat
Yarraville
Yellingbo
Yuroke

What experience do you have relevant to building inspections?

Our Company owner/Inspector has been a Builder/carpenter Damien has built over 200 properties ranging from estate homes, Architectural homes, Apartments and Duplex/Townhouses

How long has Damien been in business?

15 years as Builder
5 years as a Building inspector and pest inspector

Is your company licenced and Insured?

Victorian House Inspections is covered with Professional Indemnity Insurance through Rapid Solutions
Damien is a registered Builder with Building Practioners Board and Rapid Solutions
Damien and Patrick are registered with Rapid Solutions
We are members of the HIA

Do you access subfloors?

We always access subfloors to the best of our ability. Subfloors are the most important area to inspect as it shows alot about a house and its structure.

Do you access roof cavities?

We always access Roof cavities if possible and surprisingly contrary to what other inspectors suggest, we find a majority of termite damage and workings in roof timbers.

Do you give advice as to whether or not my house can be extended or have any house improvements?

As a registered builder we can advise whether the home is suitable for any such changes.
We can offer suggestions and see whether or not it might be viable.

I have a cooling off period of 7 days. How soon can you do an inspection?

Generally within 48hrs

When will I receive my report?

Usually within 24hrs, emailed to you or mailed if you request.
However Damien will give you a call once report is complete to discuss his findings and any concerns he may have (if any)

Can I be present during an inspection?

You are more the welcome to be present at the time of inspection. Although it is not necessary we do not mind.

Who arranges the inspection times?

We call the agent/vendor on your behalf an organise a time suitable. You will be advised on the time if you request to be at the inspection. Otherwise once the inspection is complete Damien will give you a call and send the report to you within the 24hr period.

How do we make payment?

We issue an invoice with your report.
You can pay by cash, credit card or direct debit.

How do I book an inspection?

You can call us on 1800 983 456 and speak with one of our friendly staff or you can fill out our booking form online.