Before you buy a new home, your solicitor or conveyance will probably recommend that a licensed builder inspect the building for general building and structural defects prior to settlement. This inspection will ensure that any building defect(s), which may adversely affect the safety, amenity, and structural integrity of the building or health of occupants is bought to the notice of the intended purchaser.

In New South Wales, a pre-purchase building inspection must be conducted and reported in accordance with the Australian Standard AS 4349.1, and should be carried out by a Builder who has Professional Indemnity Insurance in place for Pre Purchase inspections.

Just think, you could save a few hundred dollars by opting out of a pre purchase building inspection. It may seem tempting on the surface, but making sure the building you are purchasing is safe, requires no expensive repairs and conforms with council regulations is absolutely essential. It could stop you from making the biggest financial mistake of your life.


We provide our clients with an easy to read report conducted in accordance with the Australian Standard AS4349. 1

Major Defects would be those that need repair to stop unsafe conditions, loss of use or further damage to the building. They are most often structural in nature, or can relate to weatherproofing or safety issues.

Minor defects are generally defects that are not typical for an ordinarily maintained building of similar age and type, or any which require special technical skill or expertise to recognize.

THE COST: $ 375.00 Including GST

Thermal imaging technologies are used at no extra cost.

The flat rate is for single dwelling residential buildings only.

It does not apply to commercial, industrial or residential buildings with multiple tenancies