Do ant caps prevent termite attack?

Do ant caps prevent a termite attack? See the answer in the video below: Do ant caps prevent termite attack? Captions: A quick explanation on ant caps on subfloor construction. Here we have a concrete stump with a metal ant cap. Now originally, the metal ant cap were designed to go onto top of a timber stump. Where the termites ... More

COVID-19 Business As Usual ……Homes are still Selling by private inspection only!

With the COVID-19 virus being declared a global pandemic, we wanted to share some important information about the steps we’re taking to support you during these uncertain times. Our first priority is the safety and wellbeing of our Clients, Tenants, Home Owners and Agents. We’re closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and, ... More

Whose fault is it if you buy a home with illegal buildings on it?

Hao Dong recently found out most of the structures on his property were illegal. The house, in a northern working class suburb of Melbourne, was "blessed" according to the advertisement. Key points: Melbourne man purchased a home two years ago and has just learnt most of the buildings on the property are illegal Whittlesea Council say ... More

Are Termites Lurking About in Your Garage?

Recently I am finding more and more termite activity in garage timbers. Even in steel garages and shed timber cross members. Often these areas are enclosed and stored with goods that can be unchecked for years and as these areas are non-habitable they are prone to moisture. I recommend checking your garage and sheds regularly as you ... More

Do you have termites in your backyard?

Do you have termites in your backyard? In fact, you might not even not know what termites look like and that they can fly. Here is a short video of termites that are ready to leave their nests, and they could be heading towards your home! If you see termites in your garden, book a Timber Pest Inspection today, or give us a call on 0417 ... More

What is a home loan broker and why use one?

Matching you with a great home loan Conducting a property inspection is just one of the many steps on your journey to purchasing property. And getting an inspection is easy—just call us up, and we’ll do the rest! But what about shopping for a home loan? It’s not just a matter of going to your everyday bank and applying for a loan. ... More

New Section 32 Legislation to Effect Homeowners

As of the 1st of October, legislation for the section 32 changes! Due to the result of this change it is now the responsibility of the vendors or the real estate agent to supply a due diligence check list.  This checklist will need to be supplied in the section 32 contract of sale. As you may read on the links provided on due diligence, ... More

Buyer Beware! Is Your Building Inspector Registered?

Buyer Beware! Is your building inspector conducting a Building Inspection or Timber Pest Inspection and NOT registered? In some cases it’s the company that’s registered not the individual so watch out! You may be paying for something you’re not getting – and that’s qualified advice! Today Tonight recently aired a segment on ... More

First Home Owners Grant? First Home Buyer? Our Building Inspections and Timber Pest Inspections can help put your mind at ease.

Are you a first home owner? You don’t have long before the government assisted grant for new home buyers finishes and Victorian House Inspections are here to help! We, at Victorian House Inspections know that buying your first house is a huge investment, made easier by the government first home owner’s grant. However, as the government ... More

Driveway Cracking? Don’t worry, a Building Inspection can tell you the real story…

Have you encountered any cracking in your driveway? On our Building Inspections we conduct all around Melbourne we find this quite a common occurrence and nothing to be alarmed for homeowners or potential buyers. Our Building Inspection finds that the cracking is generally caused by the constant use of heavy vehicles, every day driving over ... More